Dr. Douglas Lange, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Muir Orthopedic Specialists 2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210 Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Get Directions
Dr. Douglas Lange, MD
A natural leader with infinite patience, he has held numerous leadership positions including Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of Medical Staff at John Muir Medical Center. He also served on the Board of Trustees at John Muir Medical Center. Dr. Douglas Lange began practicing orthopedic medicine in 1975 after earning his medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Lange completed his ensuing internship and residency at the University of California, San Francisco, where his southern demeanor and dedication inspired both patients and colleagues and complemented the extensive training. Growing up in the South, Dr. Lange arrive in Walnut Creek, California in 1975, where he met and married his wife.

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Dr. Lange's Care Philosophy

For years Dr. Lange has focused on joint replacement surgery, attending each year a number of national meetings related to joint replacement techniques, as well as visiting the operating rooms of other joint replacement specialists across the country to learn their special techniques. Over recent years he has restricted his practice to total hip and total knee replacement surgery, allowing him to focus, performing between 250 and 300 total joints per year. Dr. Lange applies 35 years of experience to offer innovative orthopedic treatment without sacrificing personalized attention. His genuine concern for his patients shows in his communication and kindness. His sensitivity to senior issues drives him to seek out new and innovative procedures, which shorten the recovery time.

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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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A natural leader with infinite patience, he has held numerous leadership positions including Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of Medical Staff at John Muir Medical Center. He also served on the Board of Trustees at John Muir Medical Center.

Dr. Douglas Lange began practicing orthopedic medicine in 1975 after earning his medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Lange completed his ensuing internship and residency at the University of California, San Francisco, where his southern demeanor and dedication inspired both patients and colleagues and complemented the extensive training.

Growing up in the South, Dr. Lange arrive in Walnut Creek, California in 1975, where he met and married his wife.

Dr. Lange's Care Philosophy

For years Dr. Lange has focused on joint replacement surgery, attending each year a number of national meetings related to joint replacement techniques, as well as visiting the operating rooms of other joint replacement specialists across the country to learn their special techniques.

Over recent years he has restricted his practice to total hip and total knee replacement surgery, allowing him to focus, performing between 250 and 300 total joints per year.

Dr. Lange applies 35 years of experience to offer innovative orthopedic treatment without sacrificing personalized attention. His genuine concern for his patients shows in his communication and kindness. His sensitivity to senior issues drives him to seek out new and innovative procedures, which shorten the recovery time.

Dr. Lange says...

Dr. Lange practices general orthopedic surgery with a special interest in total joint reconstruction and replacement for the hip and knee. He is trained in minimally invasive surgery for hips and knees.

Dr. Lange says...

Dr. Lange can perform the MIS (minimally invasive surgery) surgical techniques on both hips and knees. His emphasis and priority are to perform total joint surgery that will last a lifetime, following precise and efficient techniques with minimal complications, including primarily using Zimmer implants. Most patients are home within three days.

Dr. Lange's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia

Education

  • Medical School
    Emory University

    Graduated in 1970

  • Internship Hospital
    University of California At San Francisco

    Completed in 1971

  • Residency Hospital
    University of California, San Francisco General Surgery

    Completed in 1972

    University of California, San Francisco Orthopaedic Surgery

    Completed in 1975

  • Undergraduate School
    Emory University

    Graduated in 1966

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate