Our Services

Chin Se Kim, M.D. Inc. & The Meridian Sports Medicine and Pain Clinic offers complete medical care

to people of all ages and levels of physical activity.

Our goal is to help you regain and retain an active lifestyle and/or compete at your highest potential. 

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:
   

- SPORTS MEDICINE
 

- ORTHOPEDIC CARE
 

- SPORTS INJURY
 

- ARTHRITIS CARE:
   OSTEOARTHRITIS, RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
 

- FRACTURE CARE:
   SHOULDER, ARM, WRIST, HAND, KNEE,, LEG, ANKLE, AND FOOT
 

- NECK AND BACK PAIN
 

- VERTEBRAL FRACTURE CARE WITH KYPHOPLASTY
 

- PAIN MANAGEMENT:
   ARTHRITIS, GOUT, TMJ, HEADACHE, NECK & LUMBAR DISC HERNIATION,
   DIABETIC NEUROPATHY, COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME, SCIATICA,
   EPIDURAL INJECTION, FACET JOINT INJECTION, RADIOFREQUENCY,    

   MICRODISCECTOMY, PRP INJECTION, STEM CELL INJECTION,

   DECOMPRESSION THERAPY
 

- WORK INJURY
 

-PERSONAL INJURY
 

-PHYSICAL THERAPY

  POSTOP. REHABILITATION, STROKE REHABILITATION

 

-GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE:
  HYPERTENSION, DIABETES, HEART DISEASE, PULMONARY DISEASE

Sports Medicine/ 

Regenerative Medicine

Sports Medicine deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries suffered during athletic activity. The goal of treatment is to heal and rehabilitate the injury so patients can return to their favorite activities quickly, whether it’s Little League, recreational play, or a high school, college, or professional sport.

Specializing in Sports Medicine, Dr. Kim has over 20 years of experience in efficiently treating sports-related injuries. At his clinic, he works with a physical therapist and provides education on at home physical therapy exercises as an integral part of his patients' care. Dr. Kim understands how injuries and the healing process works, and as a result, his patients are able to once again enjoy their favorite activities at their maximum potential.

 

Common injuries treated at our clinic:

 

- Tennis Elbow & Shoulder Clinic
- ACL Tears/Rotator Cuff Tear/Achilles Tendon Repair/Frozen Shoulder
- Compartment Syndrome/Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Fractures
- Heat Exhaustion
- Muscle Contusions (Bruise)
- Muscle Cramps
- Shin Splints/Wound Care
- Sprains & Strains/Tennis, Golf elbow, calcific tendinitis/ tendinosis of shoulder & elbow.
- Stress Fractures
- Torn Tendons & Ligaments
- Cervical Disk Herniation
- Lumbar Disk Herniation

 

Common procedures:

- Trigger Point Injections
- PRP & Stem Cell Treatment
- Cast Immobilization
- Arthroscopic Shoulder & Knee Surgery/ Lumbar microdiscectomy
- Physical Therapy
- Acupuncture

 

Carpal Tunnel Release Center 

- Micro-invasive treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome through carpal tunnel

  release with ultrasound guidance.

  Significant benefits include :

 

  • Performed in a procedure room or office setting

  • Typically performed using local anesthesia 

  • Small wrist incision usually closed without sutures

  • Reduce or eliminate need for opioids

  • Postoperative therapy typically not required- saving time and money

  • Immediate motion in the hand for rapid recovery

  • Return to normal activity in days not months

Fortunately, now there's a proven way to get rapid relief from carpal tunnel pain

and return quickly to normal activities.

Thanks to a low profile, safe, and effective instrument called the SX-One MicroKnife

-and ultrasound guidance- your doctor can perform CTR in a matter of minutes,

using only a small(4-5 mm) wrist incision. After the procedure, you'll be able to

resume activities as tolerated. And most patients can return to work and the

activities they love within 3-6 days.

- Tenex or tendinosis of shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle Treatment

   Learn about the new, minimally invasive technology that sports medicine doctors

   and orthopedic surgeons recommend for  the definitive treatment of chronic

   tendon pain (shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, Achille's tendon and heel)

 
 

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Called internists, physicians, specializing in Internal Medicine, are skilled in the management of patients who suffer from multi-system or undifferentiated disease processes. Most internists work with hospitalized and ambulatory patients and are involved in research and teaching.

As a Board Certified internist, Dr.Kim has and continues to treat a wide variety of adult diseases including Hypertension, Type I/II Diabetes, and Osteoporosis. He always ensures that his patients understand their conditions and encourages them to make lifestyle changes through education and other resources. Dr. Kim always strives to improve the quality of life of his patients and is dedicated to making quality patient care his number one priority through compassion, while maintaining a professional and lasting relationship with his patients.

 

 

Common conditions treated at our clinic:
 

- Hypertension
- Heart Disease/Angina
- Hyperlipidemia
- Type I/II Diabetes
- Hypo- and Hyperthyroidism
- Osteoporosis
- Anemia
- Pulmonary Disease
- Asthma, COPD
- Acute/Chronic Bronchitis
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Gastritis
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Cellulitis
- Arthritis
- Gout

 

Common procedures:
 

- Blood & Urine Tests
- EKG, X-ray's, Osteoporosis Screenings
- Pulmonary Function Tests
- Audiometry
- Vaccinations

- Physical Examinations (school, sports, work)
- Ingrown Toenail Removal
- Ultrasound Guided Joint /Nerve Block Injections
- Ear Wax Removal

Pain Management

Pain Management deals with the evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic pain. Although the use of oral medication can be beneficial in pain management, sometimes their use is not sufficient and can cause unwanted side effects , especially when the pain is ongoing and difficult to manage. Therefore, other treatment options are often utilized for pain management.

As a Pain Management specialist, Dr. Kim uses the latest techniques and technology, while applying the most current theories, to help his patients in their fight against pain. Common nonsurgical and effective treatments used include injection therapies (epidural steroid injections, trigger point injections, and facet injections), stem cell therapies, physical therapy, oral medications, and platelet rich plasma therapy. Dr. Kim also collaborates with other pain specialists in Southern CA so that he may provide the most beneficial comprehensive treatment plan for all of his patients.

 

 

Common conditions treated at our clinic:

-Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hand and Finger Pain
-Knee, Ankle, Foot, and Toe Pain
-Back/Hip and Neck Pain
-Cervical/Lumbar Vertebral Compression Fractures
-Arthritis
-Gout
-Cervical/Lumbar Disk Herniations
-Spinal Stenosis

 

 

Common procedures:
 

- Kyphoplasty
- Vertebroplasty
- Spinal Cord Stimulators
- Synvisc, Supartz, Orthovisc, Gel One Injections, GenVisc
- Ultrasound or C-Arm Guided Epidural Steroid Injections and
   Cervical/Lumbar/Facet Injections
- PRP & Stem Cell Treatment
- Physical Therapy
- Acupuncture
- Lumbar Microdiscectomy
- Vertiflex Superion Interspinous Spacer

 

Multi-Specialty Ambulatory Surgery Center

Unicare Surgery Center is a state-of- the-art ambulatory surgery center.

 

Specialties include Pain Management, Orthopedics, Spine Surgery, Hand Surgery, Podiatry, Plastic/Cosmetic Surgery, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology (ENT).

 

Opened in 2015, our center is a safe and convenient high quality alternative to inpatient hospitalization. Unicare Surgery Center is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, a leading healthcare accreditation organization and also certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

 

Our RN clinical staff is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Anesthesia services are provided by Anesthesiologists specializing in outpatient anesthesia.

 
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