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James Tibone honored by sports medicine society

James Tibone, left, receives the 2018 Robert E. Leach Sports Medicine Leadership Award from the AOSSM Vice President James Bradley. (Photo/Courtesy AOSSM) James Tibone, MD, professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, recently received the 2018 Robert E. Leach Sports Medicine Leadership Award from the American Orthopaedic ... Read More »

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Hand Transplant Transforms Both Patient and Doctor

Two years ago, Dr. Alidad Ghiassi, a specialist in hand and upper extremity surgery in the USC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, got an unexpected call from a former colleague, Dr. Kodi Azari. Dr. Azari, who is the director of the hand transplant program at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), was gathering a team of ... Read More »

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Microsurgery makes big impact for patients

The grateful mother of one of his young patients recently sent Milan Stevanovic, MD, a photo of her son playing the trumpet. The photo is more than a memento — rather, it is a testament to the power of microsurgery. A poorly-treated broken arm had left the boy unable to properly flex the fingers in ... Read More »

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