Blue Distinction for Hip and Knee Replacement
Northridge Hospital Medical Center is designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Hip and Knee Replacement, designated by Anthem Blue Cross.*
Don't let back or joint pain stop you from enjoying life. Orthopedic Services at Northridge Hospital Medical Center utilizes the latest surgical procedures to quickly restore function, improve mobility and decrease pain—so you can get back on your feet.
Our surgeons perform nearly 5,000 procedures a year and specialize in minimally invasive techniques to quickly restore function, improve mobility and decrease pain --- so you can get back to living. Our multidisciplinary team is comprised of expert specialists who are devoted to diagnosing and treating problems of the spine, bones, joints, cartilage and ligaments. Your personalized treatment plan may include a surgeon, physician assistant, case manager, physical therapist, occupational therapist and nurses who are certified in advanced orthopedic care.
We start with advanced diagnostic technologies to provide accurate diagnoses,
to computer-assisted precision surgery and rehabilitation therapy, our expert specialists are devoted to diagnosing and treating virtually any problem of the bones, joints, cartilage and ligaments. The first step to solving your joint pain is to talk to your doctor and ask for a referral to an Orthopedist.
Northridge Hospital is proud to be designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement® by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California. This national designation is given to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care in comprehensive inpatient knee and hip replacement services. Northridge Hospital is one of only two facilities in the San Fernando Valley to achieve this coveted distinction.
Many conditions can be treated with innovative techniques that don't require surgery. However, when orthopedic surgery is the best option, we span numerous surgical specialty areas including:
Many joint pain conditions can be treated with innovative techniques that don't require surgery. However, when orthopedic surgery is the best option, we span numerous surgical specialty areas including knee care, hip care, total joint replacement for knees and hips.
Your Orthopedic Treatment Team
Our team of expert specialists who are devoted to diagnosing and treating problems of the bones, joints, cartilage and ligaments include several physicians from different medical specialties including your primary care physician, orthopedic surgeon, rheumatologist, physiatrist, physical therapist, occupational therapist and nurses.
The Joint Replacement Program
is the first and only one of its kind in the San Fernando Valley offering a free, informative seminar
and in-home assessment.
Our specialized orthopedic nursing units provide expertise on the specific needs of orthopedic patients. Our nurses, nurse practitioners, physical and occupational therapists have specialized education in orthopedics and orthopedic certifications.
*Blue Distinction® Centers met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. Blue Distinction® Centers+ also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Individual outcomes may vary. National criteria is displayed on www.bcbs.com. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for facilities located in its own service area. To find out which services and providers (including hospital based physicians) are covered under your policy, or to learn about Local Blue Plan Criteria, contact your Local Blue Plan; and contact your provider before making an appointment to verify its current Network and Blue Distinction Centers status. Each hospital’s Cost Index is calculated separately, based on data from its Local Blue Plan. Hospitals in portions of CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in areas served by two Local Blue Plans, resulting in two Cost Index figures; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether all hospitals in these areas must meet Blue Distinction Centers+ national criteria for one or both Cost Index figures. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for damages, losses, or non-covered charges resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers. To find out more, contact your Local Blue Plan.