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


ACL Repair and Rotator Cuff Surgery in Los Angeles, CA

Torn ACL and Rotator Cuff RepairThrough his innovative rotator cuff surgery, C. Thomas Vangsness M.D. has been repairing patients’ damaged tendons for years. Board 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 is 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.

For those patients who have damaged their ACL or rotator cuff due to sports, aging, dislocation, fracture, or work profession, Dr. Vangsness offers an innovation surgery to repair the ligament.

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.

What other surgical procedures do you specialize in?

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

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.

To schedule an initial consultation with orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Thomas Vangsness, please contact his Los Angeles office at (323) 442-5860.