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Knee Replacement Specialists

Meet Our Knee Replacement Specialists

Knee specialist

Richard N. Cross, MD

Dr. Cross is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who received his medical degree from University of Nevada, Reno, NV, did his Surgical Internship at John P. Smith Hospital, Ft. Worth, TX and his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at John P. Smith Hospital, Ft. Worth, TX. His professional affiliations include the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Medical Association, and California Medical Association. He is a knee replacement specialist who has been practicing medicine for over 30 years.

In addition to Shasta Regional’s Knee Replacement Specialists, our dedicated staff will ensure you are well cared for and fully informed about your treatment options. Shasta Regional provides monthly pre-op classes for patients preparing for knee replacement surgery. In the class our Joint Team experts will educate you on what to expect before, during, and after surgery. They will explain how to prepare yourself before surgery, share and review a pre-op checklist, and explain what to expect after surgery and your recovery at home.



Knee replacement specialist

John C. Lange, MD

Dr. Lange’s constant pursuit of excellence in orthopedics has included continuing research and specialty training in the emerging field of minimally invasive surgical techniques. He is a consultant for and developer of Smith and Nephew Corporation’s computer assisted orthopedic surgery systems (which enable orthopedic surgeons to perform high precision, minimally invasive, hip & knee replacement surgery and pelvic and acetabular trauma stabilization surgery). Dr. Lange lectures on these topics throughout the United States and Europe. He is also a member of the North American Orthopedic Trauma Association (OTA) and the Swiss Arbietsgemeischaft für Osteosythesefragen (AO) North American Faculty group.

Dr. Lange is Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and is a Faculty Member of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of California, Davis. His specialty interests include sports medicine, joint replacement, complex deformity reconstruction, as well as pediatric orthopedics, and foot and ankle surgery.



Dr Schwartz

Paul Schwartz, MD

Dr. Schwartz is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the California Orthopedic Association, and the Shasta County Medical Society.

Since coming to Redding, Dr. Schwartz has continued to pursue excellence in medicine with continuing education courses and research into minimally invasive surgical techniques. He currently works as a consultant for Smith and Nephew Corporation, for the advancement of computer assisted orthopedic surgery of the knee, and minimally invasive surgery of the knee. Dr. Schwartz is also a consultant for other orthopedic manufacturers, for the development of minimally invasive surgical techniques for the shoulder and lectures on both of these topics across the U.S. He is an accomplished arthroscopic surgeon, and focuses most of his practice on the treatment of knee and shoulder problems for both sports medicine and reconstructive surgery.