Orthopaedic Surgery

Treating ACL tears in youth athletes

October 11, 2019

Treating ACL tears in youth athletes

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 control long-term damage and prevent […]

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Tags: ACL tear, ACL tear in youth, Orthopaedic Institute for Children, orthopaedic surgery, Orthopaedics, pediatrics, sports injuries


ACL tears in young athletes at epidemic levels

October 11, 2019

ACL tears in young athletes at epidemic levels

By uclahealth uclahealth

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: Treating ACL tears in youth athletes When […]

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Tags: ACL injury in young athletes, ACL tear, diagnosing ACL tears, injuries in athletes, Orthopaedic Institute for Children, pediatric orthopaedic care, pediatrics, UCLA Center for Sports Medicine


Biodesign Bootcamp

September 5, 2019

Biodesign Bootcamp

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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 to advancing healthcare, but they seldom talk to each other. Being part of the wonderful environment they’ve […]

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Tags: business, engineering, featured, orthopedic surgery, UCLA Biodesign


Blessing Surgeons Hands

June 23, 2019

Blessing Surgeons Hands

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’m happy to have my hands blessed,” says Dr. Bert Thomas, an orthopedic surgeon at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “I saw someone standing by the door who didn’t appear to be doing anything other than holding the door open. I asked why she was doing that. She said, ‘I’m holding the door open because […]

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Tags: Dr. Bert Thomas, orthopedic surgeon, Santa Monica, spiritual care, UCLA Medical Center


March 19, 2019

We Do Something Different

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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 specializes in spinal tumors. “Basically a tumor grew on the lining […]

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Tags: Dr. Luke Macyszyn, intradermal spinal tumor, neurosurgery, orthopedics, spinal cord, spinal tumors


UCLA Health Says Yes

March 19, 2019

UCLA Health Says Yes

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was told surgery was too complicated or that they could only remove half the tumor because they were afraid they would nick my spinal cord,” says 59-year-old Flo Silverman, who had two neurosurgeons reject her case before seeking help at UCLA Health. “I had a big tumor in my cervical spine, in the C2 […]

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Tags: Dr. Luke Macyszyn, featured, neurosurgeons, spinal cord, tumor


Ask the Doctors - My physician says I need a hip replacement. Now what?

July 31, 2018

Ask the Doctors – My physician says I need a hip replacement. Now what?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I’m 55 years old and a former marathon runner. Now my right hip hurts all the time, not only when I walk but also when I’m lying down. I can’t even sleep on my right side any more. I was told I need a hip replacement. What does that entail? You’ve described several […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, hip pain, hip replacement, osteoarthritis


Riding one of those motorized scooters without a helmet is a bird-brained idea

July 26, 2018

Riding one of those motorized scooters without a helmet is a bird-brained idea

By Ted Braun @TedBraunUCLASM Ted Braun @TedBraunUCLASM

  Thinking about using one of those ubiquitous motorized scooters to zip around town in Santa Monica, Westwood or another area? Before you hop aboard, you should take precautions and learn the rules of the road to prevent potentially serious injuries, says the lead emergency physician at UCLA Health’s Santa Monica campus. Dr. Wally Ghurabi, […]

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Tags: bird, commute, ER, injuries, lime, riding, scooters, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA Orthopaedic Hospital


April 2, 2018

Doctors Day Thank You

By Skip23 Skip23

Our family wants to take the time today to thank a Doctor that has helped us to heal and go on to our normal life. Dr. Peter Alexakis we thank you every day for your compassion…We honor you and respect your service to this community and to our family….you treated us as equals…we respect and […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Peter Alexakis, patient stories


March 29, 2018

So very special to me….

By Bronxboy Bronxboy

I was referred to Dr. Bukata five years ago. I cannot day enough about how smart, sweet and efficient Dr. Bukata is…..a remarkable physician and her bedside manner is beyond reproach. When one needs a physician, especially when addressing a focused issue one hopes for the best. Simply put Dr. Bukata is the best!!!!

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Tags: bedside manner, Doctors Day, Dr. Susan V. Bukata, patient stories