Orthopaedic Surgery

In October of 2012, as I was picking my two year old son up from day care, my car was struck by a man driving a large work van. I had been standing next to my car, trying to cajole my son into his car seat. The force of impact [...]

By stacey12 • February 3, 2017

Dr. Nick Shamie is the friendliest doctor that I have ever met, and I'm 80 years old. He always has a smile on his face and is very happy and cheerful. Plus, he is a great doctor and surgeon.

By areiss • March 31, 2016

When I was 19 I was diagnosed with severe spinal stenosis, I had gone from being in pain chronically since I was 16 unaware of my symptoms to constant agony for every hour of every day for years. Physical therapy did nothing, acupressure and acupuncture barely made a dent, then [...]

By allhearrtracing • March 30, 2016

Due to a degenerated posterior tibial tendon, my foot had completely collapsed and could only be described as looking like a seal's flipper. I had significant pain, and difficulty walking. Two other orthopedic foot and ankle specialists were unsuccessful in correcting the problem. One said that there was nothing that [...]

By penny935 • March 30, 2016

It's the afternoon before 9/11. I hobble into the ER at UCLA my right leg so painful I can't put any weight on it. They take an x-ray. No one's seen anything like it before. The extra-heavy stainless steel shaft of my hip replacement has snapped in half and is [...]

By gerry986 • March 30, 2016