The surgeons at Monterey Spine & Joint specialize in joint replacement surgery of the shoulder, hip and knee. We are well trained in standard and reverse total shoulder replacement surgery. We perform the anterior approach for hip replacements and computer assisted surgery for total knee replacements. Our joint replacement surgeons work with a team of non-operative joint care specialists to help patients who require rehabilitation instead of surgical intervention.

Monterey Spine & Joint was first to design a comprehensive joint replacement program on the Monterey Peninsula. So, if your joint pain is getting in the way of your favorite activities or if you are considering a joint replacement surgery, please call to schedule a consultation.


Joint problems are frequently part of aging, but also result from sports and athletic activities.

Aching knees and shoulders, painful hips, limited mobility, and pain from sports injuries are all common complaints of those who live an active lifestyle. While some of these symptoms occur as part of the natural aging process, many others result from participation in sports, athletic injuries or even illnesses. Regardless of the reason, joint trouble can slow a person down, make getting around a painful task, and put the brakes on an active, fulfilling lifestyle. The range of problems that can occur in your joints is broad and covers every age and lifestyle; however, all are subject to similar treatment options that we offer at Monterey Spine & Joint.

Here are some of the problems we treat:

  • Osteoarthritis of the shoulder, hip, and knee
  • Joint swelling
  • Rotator cuff arthropathy
  • Joint pain
  • Joint degeneration from sports or other Injuries


Full joint replacement, microsurgery, and physical therapy are among our approaches.

Top medical expertise and the latest technology and equipment help us determine the right course of treatment for each patient. Our highly trained physicians are skilled in treating all joint problems, with the hip, knee and shoulder a particular focus. And while our surgeons are known for handling some of the most difficult, complex cases, their first priority is to explore nonsurgical options. A prime focus is optimal recovery time, so the patient can return to a normal active life.

Here are some of the treatment options we offer:

  • Computer-Assisted Surgery
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Resurfacing
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Anterior Hip Replacement (a less invasive surgery)
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Meniscal Repair
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Knee Arthroscopy

Non-Operative Care

Surgery is sometimes unavoidable in joint problems, but we favor nonsurgical or least invasive options.

We are committed to conservative treatment first, with operative options as a last resort only after nonsurgical methods have been exhausted. And when surgery is the best option, we seek first to find the least invasive alternative. The advantages to this emphasis are many, with less pain and quicker recovery times at the top of the list. Our sports medicine approach to chronic joint problems is helpful in getting patients moving again, and resuming an active lifestyle at home, play and work.

Here are some of the treatment options we offer:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Joint Fluid Supplements
  • Injection Therapy
  • Bracing
  • Acupuncture
  • Home Exercise Programs