New Santa Maria office location, beginning July 10th, 2024
210 S. Palisade Dr., Suite 201, Santa Maria, CA 93454
   Located in the Palisade Medical Building
flyer for new doctor, Rivka C. Ihejirika-Lomedico, MD. Orthopaedic Surgery and Foot & Ankle Specialist
flyer for new doctor, Rivka C. Ihejirika-Lomedico, MD. Orthopaedic Surgery and Foot & Ankle Specialist



Serving the Santa Barbara community for over 30 years, Alta Orthopaedics is dedicated to getting patients back to active, healthy lifestyles and a better quality of life. With locations in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Solvang, and Oxnard, California, the team strives to return their patients to the lifestyle and any activities desired through their expertise in orthopaedic surgery, pain management, and sports medicine.

The multidisciplinary team of orthopaedists, physician assistants, and physical therapists provides modern, state-of-the-art care for nearly all orthopaedic problems, including deformities, injuries (fractures, as well as sprains and strains), and developmental and degenerative processes like arthritis.

The fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons are skilled in all aspects of spine surgery, interventional spine injections, sports medicine, hand and upper extremity conditions, shoulder replacements, hip and knee replacements, orthopaedic trauma and foot and ankle surgery.

Alta Orthopaedics employs the most contemporary and proven diagnostic and treatment techniques available. Diagnostically, their clinicians use in-house radiographs and ultrasound. Treatment options include injection therapy (viscosupplementation, amniotic fluid, bone marrow aspirate concentrate), physical therapy, and, when necessary, surgery (including microsurgery, arthroscopy, and minimally-invasive computer-navigated total joint replacement).

For the highest quality care and personalized treatment approaches, call any Alta Orthopaedics office, or book your appointment online today.

Services & Conditions

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    Sports Medicine

    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    Rotator Cuff Repair
    Shoulder Instability
    Calcific Tendonitis
    • Biceps Tendinitis
    ACL Injury and Reconstruction
    Meniscus Tear
    Tommy John Surgery
    • Cartilage Restoration Procedures
    • Femoroacetabular Impingement

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    Foot and Ankle Conditions

    • Hallux Valgus (Bunion)
    • Tendon Dysfunction
    Achilles Tendonitis and Rupture
    • Ankle Sprains and Fractures
    • Ankle Arthritis
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Morton's Neuroma
    • Hammer Toes

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    Upper Extremity Conditions

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    • Basilar Thumb Arthritis
    • Trigger Finger
    • Tendon Injuries
    • Ganglion Cysts
    • Hand and Finger Fractures

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    Joint Replacement

    • Osteoarthritis
    Anatomic and Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement
    • Total Knee Replacement
    • Partial Knee Replacement
    • Revision Total Joint Replacement
    • Computer Navigation Joint Replacement

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    Pain Management

    • Kyphoplasty
    • Epidural Steroid Injections
    • Facet Injections
    • Radiofrequency Ablation
    • Spinal Cord Stimulators

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    Spine Conditions

    • Cervical Disc Herniation
    • ACDF
    • Cervical Arthroplasty
    • Lumbar Disc Herniation and Stenosis
    • Microlumbar Discectomy
    • Minimally Invasive Fusions
    • Lumbar fusions including ALIF, XLIF, TLIF
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Scoliosis

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    Physical Therapy

    • Restore strength and function
    • Return to sport protocols
    • Post-surgery rehabilitation
    • Soft tissue management


We are affiliated with the following Cottage Hospitals

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital ➞
Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital ➞
Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital ➞


We are affiliated with the following Ambulatory Surgery Centers:

Center for Specialized Surgery ➞

DeLaVina Surgery Center ➞



Exceptional care for every patient, every day, every time.




Please contact your specific plan to verify if we are in network. We can still see you if we are out of network, but you may have a higher out of pocket cost.

Anthem Blue Cross of California
Blue Shield of California
CenCal Health
Medicare B
Tricare West
United Healthcare
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Words from our patients

  • Google

    "I been going to this location for over 5 years and can't say anything bad about them. The doctors take the time to get to know me personally, along with the staff."

    Shawn N.
  • Yelp

    "Excellent practice. Very helpful staff. Doc Wickman is a caring and communicative Doctor and Surgeon."

    Kerrie K.
  • Yelp

    "His staff and whole team made it a pleasant experience. Thanks Alta Orthopedics & Dr. Kupperman!!"

    Mikey C.
  • Yelp

    "The office staff was very friendly and professional. Dr. Birch was able to see me right away and listened carefully and patiently and really helped me out."

    Paul R.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Wickman and Dr. Kupperman have helped me tremendously. - Thank you!"

    Alysha T.
  • Yelp

    "I was impressed and would definitely recommend Dr. Kupperman at this practice, and their father is a doctor too."

    Lennie R.
  • Yelp

    "Was seen by Dr. Kenly in Oxnard today. I highly recommend Dr.Kenly and look forward to working with him in my care..."

    Corinne R.
  • Yelp

    "Excellent care. Have just finished 6 months of follow-up to rotator cuff surgery by Chris Proctor. I am completely satisfied with all staff I was in touch with."

    Margy H.