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As COVID -19 Quarantine Closes Gyms, Time to Exercise at Home
Apr 7, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has closed our gyms, but we can continue to stay in shape by continuing our exercising at home. Home workouts come with huge advantages. They relieve our stress, reduce the soreness and tension that result from sitting all ...

In A Time Of Coronavirus, What To Do If You Think You Broke A Bone Or Suffered An Orthopedic Injury
Apr 7, 2020

The coronavirus COVID-19 has drastically changed the way local health systems currently operate. But falls, mishaps and orthopedic injuries don’t take a vacation just because we’re quarantining at home. Many patients are asking when ...

Eat Right, Bite by Bite for National Nutrition Month
Mar 11, 2020

March is National Nutrition Month® (NNM) and it is an annual nutrition education campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign invites the community to focus on the importance of making informed food choices and ...

Hoag Orthopedic Institute is the Official Orthopedic Care Provider for the 2020 Hoag Classic
Feb 20, 2020

Hoag Orthopedic Institute is the Official Orthopedic Care Provider for the 2020 Hoag Classic Hoag Orthopedic Institute has been a longtime sponsor of this golf tournament and is proud to be the official orthopedic care provider for the 2020 Hoag ...

Happy Holidays from Hoag Orthopedic Institute
Dec 20, 2019

Happy Holidays from Hoag Orthopedic Institute!

Foot and Ankle Injury Prevention and Treatment Options
Dec 18, 2019

Foot and Ankle Injury Prevention and Treatment Options By Dr. Damien Richardson Foot and ankle injuries are among the most common injuries affecting millions of people every year. Hoag Orthopedic Institute foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon Dr. Damien ...

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 ...

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 ...

The 411 on Hip Bursitis: What is It, How is It Treated, and Can Exercises Help?
Jun 27, 2019

You’ve just been diagnosed with hip bursitis. You might be thinking, “what is it?” “How did I get it?” “How is it treated?” “Can I still exercise?!” We sat down with Dr. Travis Scudday, an ...

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