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At Desert Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute, we specialize in comprehensive musculoskeletal care treating a variety of joint and muscle pain. Click on the below tabs to learn more about our services in Orthopaedic Surgery and Rheumatology.

Patient Reviews
  • Had to give me an injection for my shoulder. Very helpful
  • This physician is outstanding. The staff here is on top of everything.
    I will return as needed.
    I am pain free.
  • Caring, took care of my issues, good service. Was taken on time!
  • "How can I thank you? Not just for your professional skills but for the thought and concern you displayed while treating me."
Areas of Expertise
Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine, also known as sports and exercise medicine (SEM), is a branch of medicine that deals with the treatment and prevention of sports and exercise-related injuries and improving fitness and performance. The main objective of sports medicine is to help individuals engage in sports and exercise in a safe and effective manner to accomplish their training goals. Read More

Innovative Techniques in Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which the worn, damaged surfaces of the joint are removed and replaced with new artificial parts. Your doctor may consider a joint replacement if you have severe pain which limits daily activities and is not relieved with medications, injections, physical therapy, or other treatments. The goal of the surgery is to relieve pain and restore the alignment and function of your joint.

  • Priyamvara A, Dey AK, Bandyopadhya D, Katikineni V, Zaghol R, Basyal B, Barssoum K, Amarin R, Bhatt D, Lavie CJ. (2020, June 8). Periodontal inflammation and the risk of cardiovascular disease. Current Atherosclerosis Reports, 22 (28). doi: 10.1007/s11883-020-00848-6

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  • Dey AK, Bandyopadhya D, Katikineni V, Chopra R, Vedantam KS, Devraj M, Chowdary AK, Navarengom K, Lavie CL, Kolpakchi A, Jneid H. (2020, May 19). Obesity, systemic hypertension, and pulmonary hypertension: A tale of three diseases. Current Problems in Cardiology. doi: 10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2020.100599

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  • Katikineni VS, Kant S, Gapud EJ, Antiochos B, Manno RL, Phillips M, Seo P, Duvuru G. (2019, April 29). Uncommon presentations in ANCA vasculitis: clinical characteristics and outcomes. Clinical Rheumatology. doi: 10.1007/s10067-019-04568-4

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  • 17 Feb 2020

    Melvani R, Diaz M, Wilder, L, Christmas K, Simon P, Mighell M, Frankle, M. Improved Mechanical Fixation of an All-Polyethylene Glenoid Reduces Postoperative Radiolucent Lines – manuscript completed, pending submission to Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

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  • 17 Feb 2020

    Gould H, Delaney NR, Parks BG, Melvani R, Hinton RY. Interference Screw Versus Suture Anchors for Femoral Fixation in Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction: A Biomechanical Study. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. March 2021. PMID 33763498.

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  • 17 Feb 2020

    Jones CM, Melvani R, Aziz KT, Parks B, Abassi P, Means KR, Jr. Contact Pressure Between Digital Flexors and Plates for Distal Radius Approaches. Journal of Wrist Surgery. February 2020. PMID 32025355.

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  • Providence
  • Desert Valley Hospital
  • Victor Valley Global Medical Center
  • Barstow Community Hospital
  • Bear Valley Community Hospital
  • California Orthopaedic Association
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Shoulder And Elbow Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • San Bernardino County Medical Society
  • California Medical Association
Desert Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute
  • 12677 Hesperia Road
    Suite 140
    Victorville, CA 92395

  • Practice Hours:
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM