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C. Thomas Vangsness, Jr., M.D.

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON

Orthopaedic Surgery in Los Angeles, CA

Orthopaedic Surgery in Los Angeles, CABoard certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), Dr. Vangsness serves the needs of patients in and around the greater Los Angeles area. Dr. Vangsness has been dedicated to the overall health and well-being of his patients in need of surgical procedures to restore movement to certain parts of their bodies, and he specializes in torn ACL repair, rotator cuff surgery, and other orthopaedic surgeries.

ACL Repair

For patients exhibiting a torn ACL, surgery is known to successfully repair the ligaments in the knee, eliminating most of the pain and swelling the patient has endured. Through replacement of the torn ligament, Dr. Vangsness is able to make the joints stable again and, in most cases, send the patient home the same day to begin the recovery process.

Rotator Cuff Surgery

For those patients who have damaged their rotator cuff due to aging, dislocation, fracture, or work profession, Dr. Vangsness offers an innovation surgery to repair the ligament. Through his innovative rotator cuff surgery, C. Thomas Vangsness M.D. has been repairing patients’ damaged tendons for years. By smoothing or sowing the torn tendon within the shoulder, Dr. Vangsness can help to alleviate the patient’s pain and help them gain eventual stability of their shoulder again.

After a period of six to eight weeks, the patient, along with the help of a physical therapist, is able to more vigorously work on continued strength and movement in the arm. We encourage you to look at the photos and diagrams of rotator cuff surgery located on the procedures page.

Other Orthopaedic Surgery Procedures

Attracting patients from all over Southern California, Dr. Vangsness specializes in a number of procedures for patients who need orthopaedic surgery. Through his state-of-the-art techniques at his Los Angeles practice, Dr. Vangsness performs:

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Cartilage repair
  • Meniscus surgery
  • Shoulder bursitis
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Dislocated shoulder repair

To schedule a consultation with orthopaedic surgery specialist Dr. Thomas Vangsness, please contact his Los Angeles office at (323) 442-5860.