To prepare for your appointment or for surgery, we have provided the following education information in an online health library. Our comprehensive library has interactive tools, videos and animations, as well as podcasts. We cover the full range of topics, including:

You can also visit our Video Page, featuring our own physicians.

Visit our online health library


You can save some time at your first visit with us by downloading, printing and completing these registration forms. Bring them with you to your first appointment. To complete the form you should have the following information ready: your medical history, current medications, insurance and billing information.


California Pacific Orthopaedics is pleased to partner with PinnacleCare VirtualConnect to offer second opinions to patients considering orthopaedic treatments or surgery. Having one of our orthopaedic experts on your side can offer peace of mind that you or your loved one is receiving appropriate medical care.


As a patient of California Pacific Orthopaedics, you are able to request copies of your medical records. In an effort to facilitate this process, please fill out and complete our authorization forms according to your respective request.


Orthopaedic surgery can help you relieve pain and enable you to return to the activities you enjoy. If you and your surgeon have determined that surgery is right for you, you will need to prepare physically and emotionally. These materials will help you learn what to expect from the surgery and the treatment plan to help you recover as quickly as possible. If you have any questions, please ask your physician. If you are having your surgery at the Presidio Surgery Center, you can visit their Web site to learn how to expedite your check-in process.


You don’t have to endure severe pain after surgery. Modern pain medications and anesthesia can control post-surgical pain and help your body heal. Learn more here about what to expect after surgery (this links to the Presidio Surgery Center).

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Managing pain

If your doctor has prescribed medications to help manage your pain after surgery, be sure to fill the prescription and pick them up before your surgery.

Physical rehab


After an injury or surgery, a supervised conditioning program can help you return to your normal activities. A conditioning program, often with the help of a physical therapist, consists of a series of exercises geared to strengthen muscles and prevent future injury.

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At home

As you prepare for your surgery, you should take a look around your home and make sure you’ve made it a safe environment since you might be able to move around as easily for a while.


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