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Let Christmas Lights Brighten Your Spirit... Not Break Your Back
Dec 18, 2012

Stay Safe When Decorating This Holiday Season Decking the halls for the holidays has long been a tradition that countless families across the U.S. look forward to. But government reports have shown that the custom is getting progressively more ...

2012 Orthopedic Nursing Symposium
Dec 11, 2012

We had an amazing turn out this year at our 2012 Orthopedic Nursing Symposium. Attendees were able to gain in-depth insight into cutting edge musculoskeletal issues. The sold out event was directed by Marisa R. Swain, M.S.N., R.N.-B.C., O.N.C., ...

What is Tennis Elbow? Causes, Symptoms and Treatment : Q&A with Dr. Michael Shepard
Nov 29, 2012

Less than 5% of all tennis elbow diagnoses are related to actually playing tennis. We recent spoke with Dr. Michael Shepard, a board certified orthopedic surgeon at HOI with specialty in sports medicine and overhead athletes who filled us in on this ...

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel: pt.19
Nov 26, 2012

After making rounds, Executive Medical Director, Dr. Alan Beyer, checks in on Thanksgiving Day for his final vlog in this series. We hope those of you who are considering orthopedic surgery have found this chronicle of Dr. Beyer’s experience ...

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel: pt.18
Nov 15, 2012

Dr. Alan Beyer, Executive Medical Director of Hoag Orthopedic Institute has been back to work for a week since his hip replacement surgery. He’s back in the OR, this time as the surgeon. He’s still using a cane towards the end of the day ...

Alignment Cannot Happen Without Love : Richard F. Afable M.D. at TEDxOrangeCoast
Nov 8, 2012

Recently, Richard Afable, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian spoke at the 2012 TEDxOrangeCoast event in Orange County. Dr. Afable shares about how past experiences have led him to become acutely ...

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel; pt.16 & 17
Nov 5, 2012

Just eight days post surgery and already it feels like distant memory for Dr. Alan Beyer, Executive Medical Director of Hoag Orthopedic Institute. He’s now walking without the assistance of a cane, and isn’t taking any more Tylenol. Still ...

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel; pt.14 & 15
Oct 30, 2012

It’s been five days since Dr. Beyer’s hip replacement surgery and he’s feeling good (besides the recent USC loss). He emphasizes the importance of doing your exercises to help supplement the work of the therapist. Dr. Beyer is doing ...

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon; On the Other Side of the Scalpel: pt.13
Oct 26, 2012

Dr. Alan Beyer has been home now for 24 hours and is getting around with a cane. He notes how tempting it is once home to move around a lot more than when in the hospital and reminds us of the importance of taking it easy.

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel: pt.11 & 12
Oct 25, 2012

24 hours post-op Dr. Alan Beyer has had all of his drains and catheters removed, has had two physical therapy session, walked a few laps and is feeling good. He still hasn’t needed anything more than Tylenol for the pain, but warns that that ...

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel: pt.9 & 10
Oct 24, 2012

A little more than two hours after surgery Dr. Beyer vlogs from the recovery room and talks a bit about what he’s feeling and what is coming down the road. “Why’d I wait this long to have it done?” 11 hours after surgery Dr. ...

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel: pt.8
Oct 22, 2012

In his latest installment, Dr. Alan Beyer checks in two days before his surgery and catches us up on the final protocol in preparation for surgery day.

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel: pt.7
Oct 19, 2012

Dr. Alan Beyer checks in following a pre-op visit with his surgeon just five days before his hip replacement surgery is scheduled. With a full work load and pain intensified due to the mandatory elimination of anti-inflammatory medication, it’s ...

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel: pt.6
Oct 18, 2012

Eight days before surgery, Dr. Beyer talks a bit about his concerns and offers an update on his pre-op progress. Stay tuned for another update from Dr. Beyer!

Football isn't just on Sundays for HOI
Oct 17, 2012

They roam the sidelines of Orange County high school and college football games, as many have for decades. They wear the team’s colors and logos and pay attention to each play and player. They are not coaches but orthopedic surgeons from Hoag ...

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon - On the Other Side of the Scalpel - pt.5
Oct 15, 2012

Dr. Alan Beyer, Executive Medical Director of Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, Calif. says goodbye to golf for now as he plays his final round before his surgery. Keep checking back as Dr. Beyer continues to blog and vlog about his experiences on ...

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel: pt.1
Oct 10, 2012

Dr. Alan Beyer, Executive Medical Director of Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, Calif. gives an introduction to his journey from surgeon to patient. “After doing knee and shoulder surgery on others for 30 years, the time has come for me to ...

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel: pt.2
Oct 10, 2012

Three weeks before surgery and Dr. Alan Beyer, Executive Medical Director of Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, Calif. talks a bit about his worries and concerns due to “knowing too much.” Dr. Beyer will be blogging and vlogging about ...

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel: pt.3
Oct 10, 2012

Dr. Alan Beyer, Executive Medical Director of Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, Calif. talks about the ‘little things’ that begin to worry him and how important it is to keep a positive attitude and persevere. Dr. Beyer will be ...

Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel: pt.4
Oct 10, 2012

Two weeks before surgery and Dr. Alan Beyer, Executive Medical Director of Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, Calif. talks about the impact of his pain on his day-to-day activities and expresses his empathy for those who are forced to wait extended ...

The Journey Begins
Sep 24, 2012

Well the journey begins! After doing knee and shoulder surgery on others for 30 years, the time has come for me to start having my worn out parts replaced. I have known for two years that my left hip is very arthritic due to it being congenitally ...

OSI Medical Honoree
Aug 10, 2012

Hoag Orthopedic Institute's Dr. Robert S. Gorab named one of the top knee surgeons in the United States by Orthopedics This Week
Aug 7, 2012

IRVINE, Calif. - Robert S. Gorab, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Hoag Orthopedic Institute, was recently named one of the top 26 knee surgeons in the United States by Orthopedics This Week. He was the only surgeon in Southern California to be honored ...

ESPN’s Weekend Warrior Featuring Dr. Stephen Mikulak
Aug 6, 2012

Mark Willard and Doctor Robert Klapper welcome Dr. Stephen Mikulak of Hoag Orthopedic Institute live from London to talk about injuries at the Olympics. Coach and Doc also take listeners’ questions.

Interview with an Orthopedic Nurse Navigator
Jun 26, 2012

Interview with an Orthopedic Nurse Navigator Hoag Orthopedic Institute inpatients receive the unique one-on-one care of an Orthopedic Nurse Navigator. We are very proud of this program and the comfort and stability it offers our patients. Our readers ...

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