Orthopaedic Surgery

Ask the Doctors answers a few of your most-asked questions this month

By Ask the Doctors • November 17, 2021

The Surgical Preparedness Program at UCLA Health eases anxiety and improves outcomes for children with cerebral palsy

By Jocelyn Apodaca Schlossberg • August 30, 2021

Regardless of age, both quarterbacks leave many in awe over their mental and physical abilities

By Chayil Champion • February 5, 2021

“Being given a moment to take time out of our day to do this is really stress-relieving,” affirms Katherine Cohen, an administrative care partner and supply manager at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Katherine participated in [...]

By uclahealth • January 3, 2020

“Ortho can be stressful, especially when you have a lot of patients coming through after surgery,” reflects Gina Porras, a registered nurse in orthopedics at UCLA [...]

By uclahealth • January 3, 2020

Youth athletes are experiencing tears of a knee ligament at alarming rates. These injuries, known as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, occur with sports that involve pivoting and side-to-side motions, like soccer and skiing. Because the young athletes are often still growing, orthopaedic specialists must take special care. Treatment should [...]

By uclahealth • October 11, 2019

Tears and injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee are epidemic in youth sports. Studies have shown that the rate of ACL injuries is increasing as sports participation increases. About a third of preteen and teen soccer players will sustain an ACL tear.

Related post: By uclahealth • October 11, 2019

"This is the first year of the UCLA Biodesign Program. It’s such an interesting intersection between medicine, business, and engineering,” explains Dr. Peter Hsiue, a third-year orthopedic surgery resident at UCLA Health. "These three groups are so critical [...]

By uclahealth • September 5, 2019
“The best part of the job is seeing someone happy and benefiting from the surgery,” says Dr. Luke Macyszyn, assistant professor of neurosurgery and orthopedics, pictured here with patient Flo Silverman.“Flo came in with a serious case of intradermal spinal tumor,” says Macyszyn, who [...]
By uclahealth • March 19, 2019