This common procedure can help reduce pain and restore your ability to move better. But how do you know when it’s time for surgery? Knee replacement surgery is one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS). It’s also very common: Over 790,000 knee replacements
Alexander Weber, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Keck Medicine of USC. Dr. Weber specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, hip and elbow, and he is an expert in all types of shoulder replacement surgery. He is an assistant professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery at the Keck School of
The knee plays an important role in your mobility, but this common injury can lead to a host of symptoms, including swelling and pain. Perhaps you feel a telltale “pop” while playing sports. Or maybe you feel your knee giving way as you do something as simple as getting up from a chair. And although
Dr. Petrigliano is the chief of the USC Epstein Family Center for Sports Medicine and the head team physician for the Los Angeles Kings. He specializes in arthroscopic shoulder repair, knee ligament reconstruction, cartilage repair and transplantation, and elbow ligament reconstruction. His research focuses on developing stem cell–based therapies for muscle and cartilage injuries. Here’s ... Read More »
Officials celebrated a new partnership on Sept. 4, 2019, as Keck Medicine of USC, the Los Angeles Kings and Meyer Institute of Sport held a ribbon-cutting for the Toyota Sports Performance Center in El Segundo, a new sports medicine and athletic rehabilitation center. The facility, formerly known as the Toyota Sports Center, is ... Read More »
LA Kings players and athletes of all levels to receive world-class sports medicine care at new Toyota Sports Performance Center clinic. Keck Medicine of USC is proud to be named the official orthopaedic medical provider of the Los Angeles Kings hockey team. Esteemed physicians from the USC Epstein Family Center for Sports Medicine at Keck ... Read More »
Frank Petrigliano, MD, has been appointed chief of the USC Epstein Family Center for Sports Medicine at Keck Medicine of USC and head team physician for the Los Angeles Kings hockey team. In addition to his duties as chief of the USC Epstein Family Center for Sports Medicine, which specializes in treating sports-related and recreational ... Read More »
Here’s how to stay safe when doing your own renovations and repair projects. You’re excited to get to work on that project and proud of yourself for saving money on professional help. But do-it-yourselfers may be at risk of injury, disease and even death, if they aren’t aware of the proper safety measures to take.
Forget images of early bird specials, grannies and rocking chairs. Today’s young-at-heart 60-year-olds are embracing an active and healthy lifestyle. As the saying goes, age is just a number. A growing body of research indicates that, indeed, a positive outlook on life can lead to improved health and longer life. An upbeat mental state can,
George “Rick” Hatch III, MD, associate professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery, talks about patellar tendinitis, the most common injury he sees in runners — and how to avoid it.