Meet Dr. Reese Patient Forms

What are your business hours?
Our practice hours are from 8:30am to 5:30pm Monday thru Thursday and 8:00am to 5:00pm Fridays (except public holidays). Appointments can be made by calling 310-784-2355 and pressing option 1.

Can x-rays be done in your practice?
Yes! There is a X-ray department located within our practice for your convenience.

What is osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is caused by the breakdown of cartilage. Cartilage is the tough elastic material that covers and protects the ends of bones. Bits of cartilage may break off and cause pain and swelling in the joint between bones. This pain and swelling is called inflammation. Over time the cartilage may wear away entirely, and the bones will rub together. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint but usually affects hips, knees, hands and spine.

Will physical therapy be required after surgery?
Major surgery on a joint may take two or three hours in the operating room. Getting a full range of motion, strength and flexibility back in that joint after surgery usually takes months. That's where pre-operative exercise and education and post-operative physical therapy programs come in - to ensure you're physically and emotionally prepared for surgery, and to maximise your recovery after surgery. Together, such programs are among the most important determinants in the success of your surgery.

What should I bring with me when I come for an appointment?
When you come for your appointment remember to bring the following:

  1. Insurance information.
  2. Copies of your operation records, medical records, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans and so on from prior
    doctor visits.
  3. If you have seen a physiotherapist, please bring a progress letter from the therapist.

If you have had surgery elsewhere, please bring a copy of your operation report.

Sara Zickuhr Designsist, south bay ortho