growth plates

Co-Director West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation Director, Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Young athletes are either still growing or have only recently reached skeletal maturation. On average, females obtain their full height at age fourteen, and males at age sixteen. However, there is a wide range of skeletal maturation rates, and variations of a year or…

knee

Normal Knee vs OA Knee – What’s different inside? A normal knee functions without problems. Normal cartilage provides smooth surface so bones can move easily across each other. The “OA” knee – OA stands for Osteoarthritis – is most of the time completely worn away, eroded cartilage may cause bones to scrape painfully against each…

football season

Football steps into high gear: The Super Bowl is upon us. Millions of fans watch the last game on television, excited to see their stars score and find the way to glory. Every little boy in America dreams to be the next big NFL star. And as parents we want to support that dream, but…

ultrasound

Musculoskeletal ultrasound is the painless alternative to diagnose ailments. Dr. Keith Feder, Dr. Carol Frey and the West Coast Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine routinely uses musculoskeletal ultrasound to diagnose and manage a number of ailments and conditions for our patients in Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Using this technique often eliminates the…

overuse

To put overuse injuries into perspective, imagine you are painting a fence. It’s not a chore you do often, but in the spring you slap another coat on, repeating the brush strokes up and down, up and down, for the better part of the day. How does your shoulder feel the next day? A little…

arthritis in the knee

Cartilage Restoration: How surgery can help you regain movement… The Cartilage Restoration Center is headed by Keith S. Feder, MD and Carol Frey, MD. These two orthopedic surgeons have further developed an advanced treatment center for post traumatic osteoarthritis chondral injuries and osteochondritis dissicans of the knee, ankle (talus), shoulder, elbow and hip. Dr. Feder…

Imaging Techniques

Imaging Techniques are used in our office on a daily basis. Often times patients are being confronted with terms like Bone Scan, CT, MRI without really knowing what these Imaging Techniques really entail. This blog explains the different techniques, and what they are used for. 1. X-Rays X-Rays use radiation to create a simple black-and-white…

video games

Video Games CAN be harmful to your health. Read here, why! Here is an interesting fact: Playing video games for more than three hours a day can cause extreme shoulder and elbow pain in elite young male baseball players. And during the pandemic, a lot more kids spent way too much time in front of…

wrist pain is no fun

Wrist & Hand Pain can limit your ability to work and exercise. And let’s be honest, who hasn’t felt it before – wrist pain. NO other “instrument” is used more frequently than our wrists. We use them every day of our life. And if they hurt, we are in trouble. Dr. Keith Feder and his team…

foot problems

Foot problems are more common than a lot of people think. Eight out of 10 people will have foot problems in their lives. The most common ailments are bunions, hammer toes, corns, ingrown toenails and pain problems of the forefoot and heel. Conservative treatment or treatment without the use of surgery, is usually the first…

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