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07.26.2019
Football Pre-Season Prep and Preventing Injuries Q&A with Dr. David Gazzaniga

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 ...

07.09.2018
Ankle Mobility, Ankle Instability, and Exercises to Strengthen Your Ankle

Complexities of the ankle joint The ankle is primarily considered a hinged joint in which it only allows one plane of motion, similar to a hinge on a door. This means that the ankle itself is responsible for up and down motion, or what we refer to as ...

12.16.2016
What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis is a condition that affects individuals from all walks of life. From the weekend warrior, to the professional athlete and everywhere in between, this painful condition can be debilitating. We sat down with Dr. Andrew Gerken, one of ...

02.18.2016
What Women Need to Know about Picking the Right Shoes

Women have countless numbers of shoe styles to choose from – ranging from stilettos, pumps, wedges, flats – the list goes on and on. But walking may be difficult if your feet hurt with every step you take. Finding the perfect shoe fit and ...

07.22.2019
Thumb Joint Replacement Surgery: Purpose, Procedure, Risks and Recovery

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 ...

Hip

06.27.2019
The 411 on Hip Bursitis: What is It, How is It Treated, and Can Exercises Help?

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 ...

12.12.2018
Hoag Orthopedic Institute Begins Enrolling Patients in Nationwide Study Detailing Joint Replacement Experience Via Zimmer Biomet mymobility™ App with Apple Watch®

IRVINE, Calif. (December 12, 2018) – Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI), one of the largest providers of orthopedic care in the nation, is the only Southern California hospital participating in the newly launched, multi-site Zimmer Biomet ...

09.13.2017
Hoag Orthopedic Institute named "Best Hospital" nationally for Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report recently unveiled its 28 th annual best hospital rankings for 2017-2018, and Hoag Orthopedic Institute was named a ‘Best Hospital’ nationally for orthopedics and a ‘High Performing’ hospital for ...

03.18.2015
Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement

Join Dr. Jay Patel, as he discusses the direct anterior approach for hip replacement surgery. Learn about this technique and how it differs from other approaches.

07.26.2019
Football Pre-Season Prep and Preventing Injuries Q&A with Dr. David Gazzaniga

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 ...

06.20.2019
Should I Exercise with Knee Pain?

Adam Rivadeneyra, M.D. Knee pain is a common complaint that can affect people of all ages. When knee pain strikes, it can raise the concern on whether one should continue to exercise, or if exercising could cause more knee damage or pain. We asked ...

12.12.2018
Hoag Orthopedic Institute Begins Enrolling Patients in Nationwide Study Detailing Joint Replacement Experience Via Zimmer Biomet mymobility™ App with Apple Watch®

IRVINE, Calif. (December 12, 2018) – Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI), one of the largest providers of orthopedic care in the nation, is the only Southern California hospital participating in the newly launched, multi-site Zimmer Biomet ...

09.13.2017
Hoag Orthopedic Institute named "Best Hospital" nationally for Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report recently unveiled its 28 th annual best hospital rankings for 2017-2018, and Hoag Orthopedic Institute was named a ‘Best Hospital’ nationally for orthopedics and a ‘High Performing’ hospital for ...

10.04.2019
Questions to Ask Your Surgeon

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 ...

09.24.2019
National Women's Health & Fitness Day Dr. Emilia Ravski, DO

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 ...

07.26.2019
Common Swim Injuries and Staying Vigilant on Muscle Overuse this Summer: Q&A with Dr. David Gazzaniga

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 ...

07.26.2019
Football Pre-Season Prep and Preventing Injuries Q&A with Dr. David Gazzaniga

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 ...

03.20.2019
National Nutrition Month 2019 | 7 Steps to Simplify Eating & Exercise Habits

March is National Nutrition Month® and it is a great time to remind us all of the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and exercise habits. Hoag Orthopedic Institute's registered dietitian nutritionist, Reema ...

03.19.2018
National Nutrition Month® 2018- "Go Further with Food"

March is National Nutrition Month® and the theme for 2018 is encouraging all to “Go Further with Food,” not only by welcoming the numerous benefits of healthy eating habits and physical activity, but also by urging us to find ways to ...

03.10.2017
National Nutrition Month® 2017 - "Put Your Best Fork Forward"

March is National Nutrition Month® (NNM) and the theme for 2017 is encouraging all to “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” by making informed food choices, and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. I am a fan of this ...

01.25.2016
Dietary Guidelines

Happy New Year! If eating healthy is one of your New Year resolutions, then use the New 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to help you get started and to become more mindful about what you eat. What are the Dietary Guidelines? Every 5 years a new ...

09.18.2019
Concussion awareness - Dr. David Kruse, sports medicine physician

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 ...

09.18.2019
Fall Is A Good Time to Assess 'Fall' Prevention

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 ...

09.13.2019
Fall Prevention: Home Safety Checklist for Seniors

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. ...

07.17.2019
Swimming Strengthening and Stretching Exercises

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 ...

09.13.2019
Fall Prevention: Home Safety Checklist for Seniors

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. ...

07.22.2019
Thumb Joint Replacement Surgery: Purpose, Procedure, Risks and Recovery

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 ...

01.16.2019
Hoag Orthopedic Institute Partners with ProSport Physical Therapy & Performance to Expand Musculoskeletal Health Footprint in Southern California

IRVINE, Calif. (January 22, 2019) – Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI), one of the largest providers of orthopedic care in the nation, has announced it has entered into a partnership with Costa Mesa, California-based ProSport Physical Therapy ...

01.28.2015
Rapid Recovery After Hip and Knee Surgery

Join Dr. Steven Gausewitz, as he discusses how advancements in total joint replacement techniques can return patients to active life faster with faster recovery time and less pain.

07.26.2019
Common Swim Injuries and Staying Vigilant on Muscle Overuse this Summer: Q&A with Dr. David Gazzaniga

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 ...

07.17.2019
Swimming Strengthening and Stretching Exercises

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 ...

01.05.2016
Signs You Have Dislocated Your Shoulder

Background Information The arm’s upper bone, the humerus, sits in a shallow well on the scapula known as a glenoid. This is the primary skeletal structure of the shoulder. The glenoid is made slightly more stable by a ring of cartilage known as ...

11.12.2017
The balancing spine: What happens when we're off kilter?

Our spine which consists of the neck, upper, mid and lower back is a very unique structure made up of bony vertebrae, discs, spinal cord and nerves. There are several muscles attached to the vertebrae and the joints are supported by ligaments. ...

11.08.2017
What are the biggest innovations in spinal deformity care in the last 5 to 10 years?

Dr. Jeremy Smith, Orthopadic Spine Surgeon with Hoag Orthopedic Institute was recently asked to participate in a Becker's Spine Review online article which asked six spine surgeons from across the United States about what the most clinically ...

07.28.2016
Lower Back Pain And Weight Training: How To Hit The Gym Without Hurting Yourself

Okay, I know you: the gym is where you live between work and your bed. You pride yourself on ripped abs, thrashed glutes, and cut quads. You could strum your serratus, pound nails with your pecs, break bricks with your biceps — and as the ...

03.17.2015
Non-Operative Treatment of Back Pain

Join Balaji Charlu, MD, one of Newport Orthopedic Institutes physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, for a discussion on the latest advancements in interventional pain management. Topics will include non-operative treatment options for back ...

10.10.2019
Five Core Exercises for Youth/High School Wrestlers

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 ...

07.26.2019
Common Swim Injuries and Staying Vigilant on Muscle Overuse this Summer: Q&A with Dr. David Gazzaniga

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 ...

07.26.2019
Football Pre-Season Prep and Preventing Injuries Q&A with Dr. David Gazzaniga

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 ...

07.24.2019
Stair Climbing: Safe or Scary?

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 ...

09.13.2019
Fall Prevention: Home Safety Checklist for Seniors

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. ...

07.16.2019
2019 Nurse of the Year: Sara Elia

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 ...

03.02.2016
Congratulations to Julie Hanson on her promotion!

We would like to congratulate Julie Hanson on her promotion to director of ‪‎HOI ( #HOI ) Medical Staff Services! She established the medical staff services office in April 2012, which now serves more than 350 medical staff members. Best of luck ...

02.08.2016
Staff Spotlight: Pamela S. Mangen

As the clinical nurse manager at Hoag Orthopedic Institute, Pamela Mangen has a passion for health care—something that her daughters picked up on. Pamela’s oldest daughter just received her PhD in Immunology from Cornell Medical ...

06.19.2019
Dr. Robert Grumet Weighs In on Kevin Durant's NBA Finals Injury

Many watched as Golden State Warriors player Kevin Durant fell to the floor during Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. Durant had been sidelined since May 8, after he had strained his right calf during Game 5 of the Warrior’s ...

03.04.2019
Can Glue Be Used to Treat Broken Bones?

A new study out of Sweden has found that doctors maybe able to glue broken bones back together. Dr. Dave Shukla was interviewed by The Doctors to help explain. While it’s very early to say, Dr. Shukla believes there is promise in this study. ...

03.23.2017
What should you know about concussions?

Concussions most often are a result of a sports-related head collision. More than 300,000 sports-related head injuries are reported annually. But did you know not all concussions involve the loss of consciousness? In fact, most people who’ve ...