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

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON

What Is Rotator Cuff Surgery?

Rotator Cuff Surgery, Los Angeles, CA What is the rotator cuff? The rotator cuff is an essential part of any individual’s body and is responsible for movement and rotation within the shoulder. Because it controls the lifting that a patient can do with his or her shoulder, it is necessary for patients to regain control […]

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Common Shoulder Injuries

Dislocated Shoulder Specializing in orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Thomas Vangsness performs arthroscopic procedures, helping you regain strength and mobility after a dislocated shoulder injury. He uses state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to ensure your comfort and safety and strives to help you heal and recover as fast and successfully as possible. If you’re suffering from a dislocated […]

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What Is Shoulder Bursitis?

Treatment for Shoulder Bursitis in Los Angeles, CA If you’re suffering from shoulder bursitis, come see orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Thomas Vangsness. Specializing in orthopaedic and sports related injuries, Dr. Vangsness is a leading professional in his field. The “bursa” is a cushioning fluid structure that is positioned between the top of the humerus and the […]

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What Is Shoulder Impingement?

Treatment for Shoulder Impingement in Los Angeles, CA Frequently found in both young athletes and middle-aged adults, shoulder impingement is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain. This injury comes from pressure on the rotator cuff (four muscles making up the shoulder) from part of the shoulder blade as the arm is being […]

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Surgery to Repair a Torn Meniscus

Meniscal Tear Repair, Los Angeles, CA A torn meniscus in the knee is one of the most common orthopaedic injuries, affecting patients of all ages and activity groups. There is an inner and outer meniscus in each knee, consisting of a “C” shaped piece of cartilage. It is attached at the outside margins to the top […]

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Treatment for a Knee With a Torn Meniscus

Treatment for a Torn Meniscus, Los Angeles, CA A meniscus tear in the knee is one of the most common orthopaedic injuries affecting patients of all ages and activity groups. The meniscus has two very important functions. First, it acts as a “shock absorber” that protects the underlying bone and cartilage from wear and tear […]

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Treatment for Knee Joint Injury

Knee Joint Injury Repair, Los Angeles, CA Dr. Thomas Vangsness is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in treating knee joint injuries, including a torn meniscus. Arthroscopic Knee Surgery for a Torn Meniscus If you live in the Los Angeles and need arthroscopic knee surgery, come see orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Thomas Vangsness for the experience and results you […]

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Treatment for Shoulder Dislocation

Dislocated Shoulder Treatment in Los Angeles, CA Every year, Dr. Thomas Vangsness treats people with dislocated shoulder injuries. The shoulder can become dislocated due to a variety of traumatic circumstances. Dislocated shoulder injuries are common among athletes and people who work with their hands above their heads such as baseball pitchers, tennis players and construction […]

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Treatment for Arthritis

Cartilage Repair Surgery in Los Angeles, CA Specializing in cartilage repair surgery, Dr. Thomas Vangsness is a leading orthopaedic surgeon in Los Angeles. Articular cartilage covers the ends of bones, providing both support and mobility to joints. As the articular cartilage surface breaks down and degenerates in a joint, it can often cause pain, stiffness […]

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What Is Arthroscopic Surgery?

Arthroscopic Surgery in Los Angeles, CA Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Thomas Vangsness performs arthroscopic surgery, which is a procedure used to visualize, diagnose and treat problems inside a joint. During arthroscopic surgery, Dr. Vangsness makes a small incision in your skin and the inserts a pencil-sized instrument, called an arthroscope, which contains a small lens and […]

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