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Tanya Sapsezian Named President of OC NAON
Aug 1, 2013

Hoag Orthopedic Institute would like to congratulate Tanya Sapsezian, BSN, RN, ONC on her recent appointment as President of the Orange County Chapter of NAON – National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses !!!! Tanya was appointed July 23rd and ...

Hoag Orthopedic Institute Photo Contest Winners
Jul 30, 2013

In celebration of the Grand Opening of Hoag Hospital Irvine and Hoag Orthopedic Institute, thousands of community members participated in a photo contest inspired by the nearby Mountains to Sea Trail, a 22-mile route with a 93,000-acre area ...

Tour de Irvine - HOI's inaugural bike ride around Orange County
May 22, 2013

We had a great time last Saturday, May 18th at our first ever ‘Tour de Irvine’ cycling event. A group of about 40 or so met at Hoag Orthopedic Institute in the morning and headed out for a nice ride about South County. We’re eagerly ...

Kobe’s Torn Achilles’ Tendon
Apr 26, 2013

Following Kobe Bryant’s recent torn Achilles’ tendon, Hoag Orthopedic Institute received numerous calls from reporters inquiring about the injury. Various news outlets contacted the hospital to speak with our doctors about the injury. ...

What is a Fitness Plateau and Fitness Overload? Q&A with Dr. Bobby Charlu
Mar 4, 2013

What is a Fitness Plateau and Fitness Overload? Q&A with Dr. Bobby Charlu We recently interviewed Dr. Bobby Charlu, an Interventional Physiatrist with Hoag Orthopedic Institute, to learn more about some common fitness and exercise topics. How ...

Start Your Day Right With These Daily Stretches | Dr. Kimberly Safman
Dec 27, 2012

Dr. Kimberly Safman, a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist, recently sat down to discuss the importance of stretching, and techniques that she recommends to help with flexibility in order to start the day well. "Stretching first ...

Doctor and Staff of the Season!
Dec 20, 2012

Congrats to our Doctor and Staffer of the Season!!! -Dr. Steven L. Barnett and Erin Williams, RN- For each season (every 3 months), the Unit Practice Council (UPC) places ballots in employees' mailboxes for voting. We just had our celebration ...

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 ...

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