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Blog Posts in 2019

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Let Christmas Lights Brighten Your Spirit, Not Break Your Back
Dec 12, 2019

Dr. Steven Barnett According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), each year there are 14,700 holiday decorating related ER-treated injuries. That’s an average of about 240 injuries per day during the holiday season! Hoag Orthopedic ...

Are You a Candidate for Same-Day Joint Replacement?
Dec 4, 2019

Imagine having hip replacement surgery in the morning, walking on your new hip shortly thereafter and then sleeping in your own bed the same evening. That scenario is not a pipedream, but a reality for many patients today, thanks to innovations in ...

I Tried Foam Rolling and I Never Felt Better
Oct 30, 2019

Proport Physicial Therapy and Performance ’s Director of Sport Performance, Matt Camargo, MS, CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) recently shared about the benefits of foam rolling. Q. Is foam rolling more effective than ...

Five Core Exercises for Youth/High School Wrestlers
Oct 10, 2019

Hoag Orthopedic Institute is proud to partner with ProSport Physical Therapy and Performance to continue expanding musculoskeletal care to Orange County residents, professional athletes and young athletes alike. ProSport's director of Sport ...

Questions to Ask Your Surgeon
Oct 4, 2019

Being told that you need to have surgery can be a very daunting feeling. Knowing which questions to ask your surgeon in order to ensure you’re getting the right care and making the best choices for yourself is key. We spoke with Dr. Travis ...

National Women's Health & Fitness Day Dr. Emilia Ravski, DO
Sep 24, 2019

In honor of National Women’s Health & Fitness Day on September 25, 2019, we would like to focus on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. We spoke with Dr. Emilia Ravski, sports medicine physician at ...

Concussion awareness - Dr. David Kruse, sports medicine physician
Sep 18, 2019

Sports-related concussions are hot topics of conversation in sports news, specifically related to high impact sports such as football. Dr. David Kruse, sports medicine physician affiliated with Hoag Orthopedic Institute and team physician for several ...

Fall Is A Good Time to Assess 'Fall' Prevention
Sep 18, 2019

The beginning of the Fall season is a great time for mature adults to think about their risk of “falls,” say experts. Why? Every year, one in three people ages 65 years and older has a fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control ...

Fall Prevention: Home Safety Checklist for Seniors
Sep 13, 2019

Whether you live alone or are taking care of a loved one, making your home a safe place to live is always a priority. This is especially important for seniors, who need to be extra mindful of safety concerns that may be lurking in their homes. ...

The Revolution of Same-Day Joint Replacement Surgery: Q&A with Dr. James T. Caillouette
Aug 30, 2019

Joint replacement has been undergoing a revolution in recent years, and Hoag Orthopedic Institute and its orthopedic surgeons are on the forefront of that change, leading the way for same-day joint replacement surgery since 2008. We spoke with James ...

Running Tips for Beginners Jonathan Kaplan, M.D. Blog Post August 2019
Aug 16, 2019

Are you interested in running, but don’t know where to start? Then this blog is for you. We sat down with Dr. Jonathan Kaplan, foot and ankle specialist at Hoag Orthopedic Institute, to get his professional advice on running for beginners, ...

Common Swim Injuries and Staying Vigilant on Muscle Overuse this Summer: Q&A with Dr. David Gazzaniga
Jul 26, 2019

With summer well underway, one way to beat the heat and exercise is to swim. Swimming is a great sport for all ages. Whether it’s recreational swimming in your backyard or community pool, or more competitive team swimming, it’s important ...

Football Pre-Season Prep and Preventing Injuries Q&A with Dr. David Gazzaniga
Jul 26, 2019

With professional, collegiate and high school football season on the horizon and many teams getting ready for their summer training camps, Dr. David Gazzaniga, Hoag Orthopedic Institute affiliated orthopedic surgeon and one of the team physicians ...

Stair Climbing: Safe or Scary?
Jul 24, 2019

Stair climbing is a unique exercise that is not only beneficial to your body, but also your bank account. Whether you’re climbing the stairs on a machine, or getting some fresh air outside, here are some helpful tips and insight from Dr. Adam ...

Thumb Joint Replacement Surgery: Purpose, Procedure, Risks and Recovery
Jul 22, 2019

Perhaps you’ve just been told you need to have thumb joint replacement surgery, but have no idea what that is, let alone if there are any risks, or what the recovery time looks like. We sat down with Dr. Ying Chi, an orthopedic hand surgeon at ...

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