Orthopaedic Surgery

Rare surgery to address congenital femoral deficiency turns ankle joint into functioning knee

By Jocelyn Apodaca Schlossberg • January 7, 2022

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 a holiday art workshop on the orthopedic floor. “I’m making a bottle for my [...]

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 Medical Center, Santa Monica. “Doing some arts and crafts is really good. It’s some relief from the normal work on the floor, and these [...]

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: Treating ACL tears in youth athletes When [...]

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 to advancing healthcare, but they seldom talk to each other. Being part [...]

By uclahealth • September 5, 2019

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • June 23, 2019