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Dr. Todd A. Shrader, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Male, Age 51, Graduated 1990, University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine

23456 Hawthorne Blvd Suite 300
Torrance, CA 90505
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Dr. Shrader's Care Philosophy

Joint replacement is a big decision. I let my patients tell me when they're ready, not the other way around. Although most say they wish they had done it sooner, there's an important mental process they had to go through before they could decide. I respect that process because I treat every patient as the individual that they are.

Dr. Shrader's Specialty

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

What Is a Specialty or Area of Special Expertise?

A specialty is the branch of medicine in which a doctor has completed advanced clinical training and education. Most doctors are board certified in their specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who specializes in your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods.

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A specialty is the branch of medicine in which a doctor has completed advanced clinical training and education. Most doctors are board certified in their specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who specializes in your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best methods of treatment. 

Examples of specialists are a pediatrician who focuses on the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood; or a cardiologist who specializes in diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels. 

A doctor may have more than one specialty, along with one or more subspecialties. For instance, a doctor could specialize in internal medicine and have a subspecialty in infectious disease. A subspecialty is a concentration within a specialty. 

Your primary care doctor (who is often a specialist in family medicine or internal medicine) can help you choose the right type of specialist. In fact, some health insurance plans require a referral from your primary care doctor before you visit a specialist.

Dr. Shrader's License & Board Certification

  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Licensed in California

Why Is Board Certification Important?

Board certification requires extensive training and a rigorous review of a doctor’s knowledge, experience and skill in a medical specialty. Board certification also means that a doctor is actively improving his or her practice of medicine through continuing education. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition. 

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Board certification requires extensive training and a rigorous review of a doctor’s knowledge, experience and skill in a medical specialty. Board certification also means that a doctor is actively improving his or her practice of medicine through continuing education. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition. 

A doctor who is board certified has taken an important step beyond getting a required state medical license to practice. Some doctors choose not to apply for board certification. A doctor who is not board certified may be an excellent doctor who is fully licensed to practice medicine in his or her state. 

If you are considering a doctor who is not board certified, consider asking the doctor why he or she is not certified. This information might provide you important background information to help you decide whether or not to see that doctor.

  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Anterior Tibial Tendon Repair
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Acromioplasty
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
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  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Birmingham Hip Resurfacing
  • Bone & Joint Repair
  • Bone & Joint Replacement
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Regeneration Procedure
  • Bursa Injections
  • Bursal Drainage
  • Cartilage Implantation
  • Cartilage Regeneration
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
  • Debridement
  • Elbow Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Fall Prevention and Safety Program
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture/Dislocation Treatment
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revisions
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Image-Guided Hip Replacement
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Injection Therapy
  • Ischial Bursa Injections
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Resurfacing
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revisions
  • Knee Resurfacing
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ligament Repair
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Mini-Incision Hip Surgery
  • Minimally-Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Hip Surgery
  • Minimally-Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Minimally-Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Total Joint Replacement
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Muscle Problem Surgery
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS)
  • Physical Therapy
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Posterior Mini-Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Reconstruction
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Repair
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse of Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injections
  • Synvisc® Injections
  • Tendon and Bursa Injections
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Tendon Transfer
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Tricep Repairs
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Vascularized Fibular Graft Reconstruction
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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  • Achilles Tendon Contracture
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthropathy
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bone Loss
  • Bursitis
  • Calf Muscle Strain
  • Cartilage Damage
  • Cartilage Degeneration
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Climacteric Arthropathy
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Congenital Dislocation of Patella
  • Congenital Hip Dislocation
  • Congenital Short Femur
  • Crystal Arthropathy
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Knee
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Femoral Acetabular Impingement
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Gouty Arthropathy
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Dysplasia, Beukes Type
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Muscle Strain
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Socket Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Clicking
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Effusion
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Space Disease
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Joint Swelling
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Deformity
  • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint - Varus Deformity
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Tear
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Disorders
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Ligament Tears
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Monoarthropathy
  • Neuropathic Arthropathy
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthropathy
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis-Like Fracture of the Hip
  • Patella Dislocations
  • Patella Femoral Dislocation
  • Patella Tendon Tears
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Polyarthropathy
  • Post-Dysenteric Arthropathy
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
  • Post-Infectious Reactive Arthropathy
  • Postoperative Hip Fracture
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tears
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Short Stature - Prognathism - Short Femoral Necks
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Simple Fractures
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Strain of Hamstring Muscle
  • Strain of Muscle and/or Tendon of Forearm
  • Strain of Tendon of Medial Thigh Muscle
  • Stress Fracture
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Torn Cartilage
  • Transient Arthropathy
  • Traumatic Arthropathy
  • Tricep Injuries
  • Tricep Muscle Strain
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
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Dr. Shrader's Education & Training

  • Medical Schools:

    • University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine
      Graduated: 1990
  • Internship Hospital:

    • University of California, Irvine Medical Center
      Graduated: 1991
  • Residency Hospital:

    • University of California, Irvine Medical Center
      Graduated: 1995
  • Fellowship Hospital:

    • Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
      Graduated: 1996
  • Undergraduate Schools:

    • Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA
      Graduated: 1986

What Is a Residency?

Residency is a medical training program that a doctor completes to gain expertise in a specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who has completed a residency and therefore specializes in the area of your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods. Read More

Residency is a medical training program that a doctor completes to gain expertise in a specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who has completed a residency and therefore specializes in the area of your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods.

Examples of specialists are a pediatrician who focuses on the physical, emotional and social health of children from birth to young adulthood; or a cardiologist who specializes in diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels.

Residency training takes place in accredited hospitals or other healthcare facilities under the supervision of experienced doctors. Residency training lasts from three to seven years, and the exact duration varies from specialty to specialty. Residency is required for specialty board certification.

Dr. Shrader's Background Check

Malpractice

No malpractice history found for California
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information for the states of California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact you quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.

Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered. 
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state. 

Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor’s board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were. 
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered. 
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states. 

Dr. Shrader's Awards & Recognitions

Awards

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

California Orthopaedic Association , Member
The California Orthopaedic Association is the largest statewide association representing orthopaedic surgeons in California. Orthopaedic surgeons evaluate and treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This includes surgical and non-surgical treatment of the spine, hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow and hand. The Association assists our members by providing continuing medical education and other resources that enhance their ability to provide high value quality health care.
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