ACL tears

ACL tears in young children are on the rise. While reconstructive surgery is usually used in adults, non-operative treatment is recommended for children, at least initially. While a child is still growing, their joints are very different than a fully-grown adult. They are different anatomically and physiologically in many ways.  Children knee injuries including Anterior…

surgery

Surgery planned? – You should read this first! Before a recommendation for surgery is made, a trial of non-operative treatment is usually appropriate. Non-operative treatment may include activity modification, braces, orthotics, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment and or injections depending on the condition for which you are being treated. Right before you decide on surgery, you…

ACL tears

Knee Injections might be a great way you can get rid of your knee pain without surgery. This is what a healthy knee looks like: No question, our knees are delicate instruments. And we abuse them on a daily basis. Knee pain is not fun. But you can effectively manage your pain with treatments at…

summer mentoring

First Virtual Summer Mentoring Camp for Team To Win was a BIG success Los Angeles. Due to the ongoing pandemic The West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation—Team To Win held its first virtual Summer Mentoring camp in August. The camp was a huge success with over 150 registrants. The fist virtual summer mentoring camp provided an…

knee

What are the parts of the knee? Your knee is made up of four main things: bones, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. Bones. Three bones meet to form your knee joint: your thighbone (femur), shinbone (tibia), and kneecap (patella). Your patella sits in front of the joint and provides some protection. Articular cartilage. The ends of…

cartilage

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…

hyaluronic acid injection

Hyaluronic acid injections might be the right treatment to help you with your osteoarthritis. Joints are like gears – they work best if they’re well lubricated. In a healthy joint, a thick substance called synovial fluid provides lubrication, allowing bones to glide against one another. Synovial fluid acts as a shock absorber, too. In people…

post-op protocol

Post-OP Procedures for ACL Reconstruction/Meniscus Repair Once you completed your ACL Reconstruction procedure or your meniscus repair operation, you need to follow a certain Post-OP protocol to expedite the healing process. Here is a good overview for what our practice recommends regards to Post-OP routine. A. Immediate Post-OP Protocol: – You will be scheduled as…

PRP therapy

IRAP Therapy helps with knee pain and osteoarthritis IRAP Therapy – ever heard of it? – It’s a therapy that helps to reduce inflammation in a joint using your own blood. IRAP therapy is often used to manage chronic knee pain and osteoarthritis It can help reduce inflammation. At the West Coast Center for Orthopedic…

planned surgery

Planned Surgery: Important reminders what to do before it happens 1. Patient Evaluation This protocol applies specifically to shoulder and knee surgery cases for planned surgery. A comprehensive evaluation will be carried out first, a diagnosis is reached and option of treatment are discussed. Conservative treatment is carried out. If surgery is indicated and you…

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