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Five Joint Replacement Questions Answered by Experts

Five expert surgeons from the department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Keck Medicine of USC answer some common questions about joint replacement. THE DOC Donald Longjohn, MD Assistant professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery at the the Keck School of Medicine of USC 1. What is a joint replacement? Joint replacement is actually the replacement of ... Read More »

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Not Your Grandpa’s Hip Replacement Surgery

The evening after his hip replacement surgery, Andrew Cromwell walked a few laps around the nurse's station on his floor of Keck Hospital of USC. When he finally settled into bed, he fired up his laptop computer and sent out a quick missive to let his family and friends know how he was feeling.   ... Read More »

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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 »

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A Hero’s Journey

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 »

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Taking a Knee

Star high school quarterback recovers from early injuries thanks to USC Center for Sports Medicine George F. Rick Hatch III, MDAssistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Director, USC Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Palos Verdes High School was a long shot to take the CIF football championship in 2015 and when the underdogs took the prize, their ... Read More »

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Saving Life and Limb

Lawrence R. Menendez, MD, FACS, ChiefCenter for Musculoskeletal OncologyProfessor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery As a teenager, Robert Dobbie loved to surf. The Hermosa Beach, CA, native learned to longboard and boogie board, and along with his friends, he’d enter local surfing competitions to see how he stacked up against other wave-catchers. “It was just going ... Read More »

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