• Adult Joint Reconstruction

    Adult Reconstruction

The highest level of care

You can trust that you'll receive only the highest level of care for these problems from our team of orthopaedic hand, shoulder, elbow and upper extremity surgeons and specialists at UC Davis Health, who are part of the nationally ranked UC Davis Health Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. 

The Adult Reconstruction Service concentrates on the care of patients with major joint arthritis and receives patient referrals throughout Northern California. Patients represent all adult age groups and a wide variety of types of arthritis.

Rooted in the latest medical knowledge

The department frequently employs revision total joint replacements and two-stage reconstructions for infection. The total joint components include modern cementless modular total joint replacement, custom prosthetic components, and allograft replacement when medically indicated.

Our surgeons have authored or co-authored many peer-reviewed articles in medical journals, exploring important challenges and trends in adult reconstruction surgery. Our research is also presented both nationally and internationally at orthopedic conferences and meetings every year. 


From routine to complex

We offers a unique program in joint preservation surgery of the knee and hip. The program is designed to maximize the function of native joints and to potentially prevent or delay the ultimate need for total joint arthroplasty. The various procedures with this aim include fresh cartilage transplantation (osteochondral allografting); mosaicplasty; unicompartmental knee arthroplasty; realignment of the pelvis, femur, and knee (osteotomies); and resurfacing hip arthroplasty.

Commonly treated conditions

  • Total hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Osteotomy for realignment of extremities
  • Arthroscopy with chondroplasts
  • Post-traumatic arthritis
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Arthritis secondary to hemophilia.

Meet the team

Mauro Giordani, M.D.
Chief of Service
Adult Reconstructive Fellowship Director

Gavin C. T. Pereira,
M.B.B.S.,F.R.C.S. (Eng), F.R.C.S. (Tr & Orth)
Associate Professor

John P. Meehan, M.D.
Clinical Professor