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Dr. Christen Mellano, MD

Orthopedic Surgery*
4.6 (17)
Map Pin Small Fountain Valley, CA
Accepting new patients
16 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Christen Mellano, MD

Dr. Christen Mellano, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Fountain Valley, CA. They specialize in Orthopedic Surgery, has 16 years of experience, and is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery. They graduated from University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Patients rated Dr. Mellano an average 4.6 star rating.

Dr. Mellano works at Practice in Fountain Valley, CA with other offices in Torrance, CA and Manhattan Beach, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Joint Pain along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Mellano's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Kathryn Perkins Tift MD Inc.
    11160 Warner Ave Ste 311, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (714) 850-7300
  2. 2
    Beach Cities Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
    2990 Lomita Blvd # B, Torrance, CA 90505 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (310) 546-3461
  3. 3
    Los Angeles Shoulder Inc
    400 S Sepulveda Blvd Ste 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (310) 546-3461

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  • Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance

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Knee Ligament Tears
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Treatment frequency



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Joint Pain
Knee Ligament Tears
Patellar Tendonitis
Broken Arm
Bursitis
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Bursitis of Hip
De Quervain's Disease
Hip Tendinitis
Humerus Fracture
Internal Derangement of Knee
Knee Tendinitis
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Limb Pain
Meniscus Tear
Miner's Knee
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Fracture
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Tenosynovitis
Arthrocentesis
Knee Arthroscopy
Knee Replacement
Meniscectomy
Steroid Injection
Total Knee Arthroplasty with Robotic Assist
Adhesive Capsulitis Shoulder
Ankle Fracture
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear
Arthritis of the Elbow
Avascular Necrosis
Back Pain
Baker’s Cyst
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Radiculopathy
Chondrocalcinosis
Clavicle Fracture
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Degenerative Disc Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Femoral Neck Fracture
Femur Fracture
Foot Fracture
Fracture of Hand and Fingers
Gait Abnormality
Ganglion Cyst
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Gout
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Hand Fracture
Hip Fracture
Hip Pointer
Hip Sprain
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Knee Dislocation
Knee Fracture
Knee Sprain
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Low Back Pain
Lupus
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Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Neck Muscle Strain
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Osteoarthritis of Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Osteopenia
Osteophyte of Hand
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
Pelvic Fracture
Pyogenic Arthritis
Radiculopathy
Rib Fracture
Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
Runner's Knee
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Osteophyte
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
Tibial Fracture
Trigger Finger
Wrist Fracture
ACL Surgery
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Carpal Tunnel Release
Excision of Femur or Knee
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hip Arthroscopy
Hip Replacement
Hip Replacement Revision
Hip Replacement with Robotic Assist
Hip Resurfacing
Joint Drainage
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Knee Replacement Revision
Meniscus Surgery
Musculoskeletal Function Test
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Neuroplasty
Partial Hip Replacement
Peripheral Nerve Block
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Shoulder Arthroscopy
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Replacement
Somatic Nerve Block
Total Hip Replacement
Trigger Finger Release
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    4.6
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    Based on 17 ratings
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    About Dr. Christen Mellano, MD

    Specialties*
    • Orthopedic Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 16 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1396980074
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Dr. Christen Mellano, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Mellano is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Mellano has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Mellano has seen patients for Joint Pain, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Mellano on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    17 patients have reviewed Dr. Mellano. The overall rating for this provider is 4.6. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Mellano.

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