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Can Sports Injuries Cause Arthritis?

That old football injury may have healed long ago, but the post-trauma damage can last a lifetime. You may not remember the time you twisted your ankle while playing football in high school, but your body does. A study has found that post-traumatic arthritis, a type of osteoarthritis, is a leading cause of joint disability. ...   Read More »

Meet Geoffrey S. Marecek, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Marecek is an assistant professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He specializes in orthopaedic trauma surgery and fracture care. Here’s what you won’t find on his resume: He has a love for dinosaurs. “When I was younger, I was obsessed with dinosaurs. I wanted to be a ...   Read More »

The Keck Effect: More Heroes

A natural athlete, Clif H. Dunn spent most of his life playing sports, running and bike riding. But in one heroic moment, his favorite activities were stripped away from him. On a rainy Friday afternoon in 2010, Clif, an executive producer for a TV network, was working on location on the corner of Sepulveda and ...   Read More »

10 Preparation tips for running a marathon

With the L.A. Marathon just around the corner, it’s a good idea to review some basic training tips that can benefit you regardless of your running experience. If you plan to be one of the more than 250,000 participants in this year’s L.A. Marathon, beginning at Dodger Stadium and ending in Santa Monica, you probably ...   Read More »

Everything You Need To Know Before You Run A Marathon—To Prevent A Severe Injury

With the Los Angeles Marathon around the corner, both amateur and professional runners are planning for their biggest moment of the year. A 26.219-mile run that was inspired by the success of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games. Keck Medicine of USC and the Los Angeles Marathon have partnered up to host a Facebook chat on ...   Read More »

The Art of Choosing a Running Shoe

Put your best foot forward with running shoes that can go the distance. Whether you are a marathoner or training for your first 5K, your running shoes can propel you forward or stop you in your tracks. Is there a method to choosing the right shoe? According to Eric Tan, MD, assistant professor of clinical ...   Read More »

A Pain in the… Foot!

Shoe inserts aren't just for runners, seniors and stiletto addicts. Stop limping around and do something about that nagging foot pain. Foot pain can affect your daily routine and even cause medical conditions, but often your achy feet can be alleviated with something as simple as shoe inserts. Do you need shoe inserts? If you ...   Read More »

How to Get Better Sleep with Spinal Inflammatory Arthritis

Joint pain can make catching your Z's a challenge. These tips will help you regain a sound slumber. Whether you have spondylosis (osteoarthritis), rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylosis, or juvenile idiopathic arthritis, you may struggle to get a restorative night’s rest. Spinal inflammatory arthritis can cause considerable joint pain and wreak havoc on your sleep quality, ...   Read More »

Keck Medicine of USC Orthopaedic surgeons named “Hollywood’s Top Doctors”

The Hollywood Reporter has named Lawrence D. Dorr, MD, Jay R. Lieberman, MD, Lawrence R. Menendez, MD, Daniel A. Oakes, MD, and Jeffrey C. Wang, MD in its inaugural top doctor list identifying the top doctors in Los Angeles. Read the full article here.

Tina gets a new hip — and a new lease on life

Jay R. Lieberman, MDProfessor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Director of the Institute of Orthopaedics Tina was born with hip dysplasia, but she never let it stop her. At an early age she developed a love for the outdoors and athletics, finding a beautiful culmination of the two in her passion for extreme sports. ...   Read More »