Football Injuries are common

Why Football Injuries are part of an athlete’s journey The big day is finally here – Super Bowl Sunday. Our very own Los Angeles Rams are playing the mighty New England Patriots in Atlanta #SuperBowlLIII. Millions of Americans and people around the world will gather around their televisions to watch the biggest sporting spectacle of…

Orthopedic Surgery helps joint injuries

Why Choose Orthopedic Surgery? Orthopedic Surgery might be the best option for long-lasting pain and injury relief and repair. Back pain, sports injuries, arthritic hips and knees, and stiff neck muscles are just a few of the musculoskeletal conditions that have an enormous impact on Americans and the entire health care system. Accounting for approximately…

PRP treatment: Growing trend in the U.S. As many of you know, we’d like to stay on top of new PRP trends (PRP stands for “platelet rich plasma” and facts when it comes to medical procedures. We came across an article in Business Wire this week. There are some interesting facts in regards to the…

ELBOW INJURIES: WHY LONG-TOSS DISTANCES MUST BE MONITORED MORE CLOSELY elbow bones Elbow injuries are common among baseball players. But even day to day activities – especially when repetitive – can cause elbow injuries. At the West Coast Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine we and try to keep our fingers on the pulse…

Our knees are complicated structures. Knee injections become necessary when the lubricating fluid in our knees – the hyaluronic acid – has decreased production and causes knee pain. Beth Orenstein wrote about this for Healthgrades.com, and we are happy to share some of her thoughts. At the West Coast Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports…

By Dr. Carol Frey Kneecap pain affects around 10 percent of active adolescent girls. Kids with this problem will usually complain of pain while running, walking stairs, or performing other activities that involve weight bearing with a bent, or flexed, knee. Most of the time the pain is in the middle of the kneecap. New…

John C. Hayes interviews Dr. Carol Frey Editor’s Note:. Carol Frey, MD, is a former NCAA Division I swimmer and an orthopedic surgeon. She is the Director of Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery at the West Coast Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Dr. Frey maintains close ties to the athletic swimming and sports…

osteoarthritis-prp

By Dr. Keith Feder Why PRP-Treatment helps to cure osteoarthritis in knees  A single Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection may be enough to alleviate mild osteoarthritis in your knee and improve functionality. That’s what researchers in France came up with in a clinical study. They compared the success of a single PRP injection vs Hyaluronic…

Carson Wentz - Torn ACL

What happens when you tear your ACL? – And how quickly can it be fixed? – Renowned sports medicine expert Dr. Keith Feder knows the answer. It happened so fast. Within seconds and right before the end zone, Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz got crushed by two defenders. Wentz suffered a season ending injury, tearing his…

x-ray of neck pain

Our neck is an important indicator for what can happen to our health and mobility if something goes wrong. At the West Coast Center for orthopedic surgery and sports medicine (www.westcoastorthopedics.com) we are offering a full and complete exam for every possible neck injury. Our goal is always long lasting pain relief. First it is…

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