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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.
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This content was provided by Dr. Lange "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."
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Arthritis of the Elbow
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Degenerative Disc Disease
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Hip Pointer Injuries
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Low Back Pain
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
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
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rotator Cuff Tear
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Hip Replacement Revision
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
Trigger Point Injection
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1966
Medical School | Graduated 1970
University Of California At San Francisco
Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
University Of California, San Francisco General Surgery
Residency Hospital | Completed 1972
University Of California, San Francisco Orthopaedic Surgery
Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Lange has no media or publications listed.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
California Orthopaedic Association, Member
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