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Blog Posts in July, 2019

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 ...

Swimming Strengthening and Stretching Exercises
Jul 17, 2019

Summer is upon us and with temperatures in Southern California warming up, many will flock to the pools to cool down. No doubt that swimming is a great form of exercise and extremely popular. It offers reduced stress on bones and joints, which makes ...

2019 Nurse of the Year: Sara Elia
Jul 16, 2019

Hoag Orthopedic Institute’s 2019 Nurse of the Year, Sara Elia, RN, BSN, is recognized for her professional and clinical excellence. She serves as a mentor and leader to her peers in the orthopedic post-surgical care unit. Sara originally joined ...

With injuries on the rise, fireworks safety is a big priority this 4th of July
Jul 3, 2019

Did you know the most common firework-related injuries are on the hands? Orthopedic hand surgeon Dr. Ying Chi spoke to Living 101 to provide tips on avoiding firework-related injuries and stay out of the emergency room this Fourth of July. Fresh data ...