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Orthopedic and Sports Medicine

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Lodi Health Physicians
Vine Specialty Care
1235 W. Vine St., Ste. 22
Lodi, CA 95240

Lodi Health’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine team helps patients find relief from pain and gets patients back into the game of life with timeliness, expert clinical care and advanced technology. Whether it’s a sports injury or general orthopedic strain or injury, the Lodi Health experts offer diagnosis and treatment from head to toe. From advanced diagnostics, to therapeutic interventions and or surgery and after care, the program focuses on the specific needs of each patient.

Shoulder care

The shoulder is a complex joint, and pain and weakness may create difficulties doing everyday tasks. Shoulder pain may stem from multiple causes. Whether patients need arthroscopic-shoulder repair or replacement, the Lodi Health program helps restore function to let patients perform everyday tasks without pain.

Arthroscopic or open-shoulder repair

  • Rotator-cuff repair
  • Labral/cartilage repair
  • Dislocation/shoulder stabilization
  • Bone-spur removal
  • Removal of loose bone or cartilage
  • Fracture repair
  • Tendon/ligament repair

Shoulder replacement

Depending on the amount of damage in the shoulder, patients may have one or more shoulder-joint parts replaced. Damaged portions of the shoulder joint (ball and socket) can be replaced with new, synthetic materials. The new artificial joint is held together by the same muscles, tendons and ligaments that move and stabilize a shoulder.

Hand, wrist and elbow care

Hand, wrist and elbow function are critical to everyday life and often taken for granted. When an injury or condition affects the hand, daily activities may be compromised. Lodi Health’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine program focuses on repair or reconstruction of the bones, tendons, skin, nerves and joints of the hand, wrist or elbow. Early repair and physical therapy may be critical to the successful outcome. The Lodi Health team can determine the best course of action to help patients gain productive, upper-extremity function. The comprehensive hand, wrist and elbow program includes:

Hand, wrist and elbow surgery

  • Carpal-tunnel release
  • Fracture fixation
  • Ganglion-cyst removal
  • Ulnar-nerve decompression and transposition
  • Trigger-finger release
  • Tendon/ligament repair
  • Nerve-compression syndrome treatment
  • deQuervain’s Tenosynovitis treatment
  • Rheumatoid arthritis treatment
  • Tumor removal
  • Amputation injuries
  • Dislocation treatment
  • Fingertip injuries

Hip care

Total-hip replacement surgery is a procedure to remove the worn out hip joint (ball and socket) and replace them with new, prosthetic implants. Prosthetic-joint implants are connected to the pelvis and thigh bone creating a new ball and socket. The damaged cartilage, bone and bone spurs are removed, while the ligaments, tendons and muscles are preserved for mobility and function. A fractured hip may be surgically repaired or replaced to regain stability and mobility for walking and other weight-bearing activities. Arthroscopic hip surgery may be done to repair or remove torn cartilage or bone spurs. Lodi Health’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine team are experts at caring for patients.

Hip surgery

  • Total-hip replacement
  • Partial-hip replacement
  • Hip-fracture fixation/pinning
  • Arthroscopic-hip surgery

Knee care

The knee is the most easily injured joint and the most commonly operated upon joint in the body. Knee pain, swelling, catching, locking, grinding or giving out are common signs of internal damage, especially following an injury. Surgical correction may provide excellent relief and restore one’s ability to enjoy life and sports again.

Arthroscopic or open-knee repair

  • Meniscus surgery
  • ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction
  • Cartilage repair/stimulation
  • Cartilage growth and implantation
  • Removal of loose bone or cartilage
  • Fracture fixation
  • Arthritis treatment, viscosupplementation or cortisone injections
  • Bursitis treatment
  • Tendonitis treatment

Knee-replacement surgery

Total-knee replacement is a very common procedure to treat end-stage osteoarthritis and other conditions. All three bones of the knee (femur, tibia and patella) are replaced. The diseased, damaged and worn out portions of the knee joint are surgically removed. The new implants, made of metal or polyethylene, are fixed to the remaining bone replacing the damaged areas. The muscles, tendons and ligaments are preserved to continue to move and stabilize the knee.

Partial-knee replacement is not done as often as total-knee replacement and consists of replacing some, but not all of the bone parts. This may also be referred to as unicondylar or patellofemoral replacement.

Foot and ankle care

Foot and ankle pain can be frustrating and debilitating with every step you take, the Lodi Health Orthopedic and Sports Medicine team aims to restore function in the foot and ankle. Foot and ankle surgery may involve repairing bones, muscles, ligaments or tendons and removal of tumors. Arthroscopic ankle surgery utilizes a small camera inside the joint to repair or remove damaged structures. The arthroscopic procedure may be performed for various foot and ankle problems.

Foot/ankle surgery

  • Fracture fixation
  • Cartilage repair/stimulation
  • Remove bone spurs
  • Remove scar tissue
  • Treatment of ankle pain
  • Tendon repair
  • Joint replacement
  • Tissue repair
  • Osteotomy (bone realignment)

Meet the team

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Kevin Hilton, MD, recently joined the Lodi Health Orthopedic and Sports Medicine team. He is board certified and fellowship trained as a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon. He is a graduate of UC, Davis, the University of Kansas School of Medicine, the Los Angeles County/USC orthopedic surgery residency program and received a sports-medicine fellowship with Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic, Los Angeles. Dr. Hilton served as a team physician for the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Galaxy and the USC Trojans. He has also been active caring for athletes from the LPGA, Sierra Community College, local high schools and Little League Baseball. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He practiced in the Sacramento area for 14 years helping to restore form and function of athletes of all ages and levels. Dr. Hilton provides medical leadership for the Lodi Health’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine program.

Diagnostic imaging

Lodi Health Imaging provides the latest technologies with safety, accuracy and comfort. This allows physicians enhanced ability to accurately diagnose and treat patients with a variety of conditions. Comprehensive imaging services include:

  • X-ray
  • Magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Computerized tomography (CT)

Physical and occupational therapy

The therapy staff, in conjunction with patients’ physicians, design a program customized to the needs and schedules of patients. These highly trained experts serve a critical role in maximizing outcomes of surgical or nonsurgical treatments.


The surgery team applies innovative technology and state–of–the–art equipment to assist surgeons in using the most advanced surgical techniques. For patients the team’s minimally invasive techniques result in smaller incisions, less blood loss, less pain and faster recovery time.

The end game

Lodi Health’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine’s ultimate goal is to restore patients to their activities of daily living and their ability to enjoy a chosen sport or activity. Lodi Health’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine program is here for patients and their families.

Whether it’s a sprained ankle, a blown-out knee, a dislocated shoulder or a worn out joint, the Lodi Health Orthopedic and Sports Medicine team is committed to helping patients, once again, enjoy their daily living and sports.

Click here to download a printable PDF of the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine brochure.