Allan M. Delman, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon who has been providing expert orthopedic care at his private practice in San Pedro, California, since 1983. His areas of specialty include orthopedic joint replacement surgery (hip, knee, and shoulder replacement), arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder and ankle, sports medicine, spinal conditions, and general orthopedics including trauma.
Dr. Delman received a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at Buffalo where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He then earned his Doctor of Medicine from Albany Medical College of Union University in Albany, New York where he was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society.
He then completed his internship at New York University/Bellevue Hospital in New York City before moving to Southern California for his residency training at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Following his residency, Dr. Delman returned to New York University to complete a one-year fellowship in spine surgery and spinal deformities and then moved back to California to open his practice in San Pedro.
Dr. Delman’s interest in orthopedic surgery began when he played Division I basketball and baseball while at SUNY Buffalo. When he’s not caring for his patients, Dr. Delman enjoys playing golf, exercising, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Member of the North American Spine Society
Hip, Knee and Shoulder Replacement
Joint replacement surgery for people with advanced arthritis has the capacity to eradicate pain and restore an active and healthy life style. Painful arthritic joint are first treated conservatively with physical therapy, medication and therapeutic injections but if these measures are ineffective joint replacement is often recommended. Dr. Delman performs hip replacement surgery through an anterior approach which allows patients to recover quickly. Physical therapy is started the day of surgery and the hospital stay is usually only 1-2 days. Knee replacement surgery is also very successful in relieving pain and restoring function. Most often the surgery also requires a 1-2 day hospitalization and early rehabilitation is encouraged with immediate weight bearing and range of motion. Shoulder replacement surgery may be recommended for arthritis, severe fractures or longstanding rotator cuff disease. Either total shoulder replacement or reverse shoulder replacement are performed depending upon the underlying condition.
Injuries and degenerative conditions resulting from participation in sports and an active lifestyle often require the attention of an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Delman will provide an accurate diagnosis and design a rehabilitation program focused on recovery and a timely return to activity. If needed, he may recommend minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures to address conditions that affect the knee, shoulder or ankle.
Trauma and General Orthopedics
Dr. Delman is experienced in treating a variety of traumatic conditions including fractures and soft tissue injuries such as ligament sprains and tendon strains. In addition, musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions, often related to overuse, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis or tendinitis are addressed with a wide range of conservative modalities and, when needed, surgery.
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