Items Tagged ‘Dr. Matthew Kaufman’

Rare surgery helps LAPD motorcycle officer with rare injury

January 19, 2018

Rare surgery helps LAPD motorcycle officer with rare injury

By Amy Albin amyalbin

Phrenic nerve damaged in traffic accident made it difficult to breathe, potentially ending his career Collisions are not uncommon for motorcycle officers who spend most of their time on the road. Officer Eric Holtz of the Los Angeles Police Department knows this first-hand. In July 2014, Holtz was riding westbound on Saticoy Street towards Sepulveda […]

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Tags: breathing issues, diaphragm, Dr. Matthew Kaufman, Dr. Reza Jarrahy, phrenic nerve injury, plastic and reconstructive surgery, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, scar tissue, shortness of breath, surgery, UCLA Plastic Surgery


January 20, 2015

Phrenic Nerve Injury – David’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

  Help for rare, frustrating breathing condition Rare condition prevents diaphragm from getting the message to breathe David Powell could not catch his breath. The 35-year-old from San Diego got winded walking up the stairs, exercising or even just bending over to tie his shoes. His favorite pastime, hiking, became impossible. But doctors, unable to […]

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Tags: Dr. Matthew Kaufman, Dr. Reza Jarrahy, patient stories, plastic and reconstructive surgery