In the News

  • Employers flying their employees to Hoag Orthopaedic Institute for a high quality surgery experience. (LA Times article)

    Companies go surgery shopping

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  • HOAG Orthopaedic Institute holds a sports medicine forum for education and research

    Hoag Hospital Foundation

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  • Jennie Krauser (NC STATE) scores crazy goal

    Jenny Krauser coming off of ACL surgery has returned to her scoring ways and leads the NC STATE women's soccer team in goals scored. Jennie has had ACL surgery on both knees. Recently, she scored twice for the Wolfpack against appalaichan state - her second goal has become a you tube sensation!

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  • How to Avoid Mountain Biking Injuries

    Sure, mountain biking is fun, but it's not without a little pain every now and then. caught up with Dr. Michael Shepard, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty in sports medicine from Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, CA, and Dr. Tim Brown, sports chiropractic physician, medical director for the Association of Surfing Professionals and founder of IntelliSkin. The experts in sports medicine addressed the most common cycling aches, pains and injuries.

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  • Most Common Mountain Biking Maladies

    Achy? Injured? Sore? Mountain Biking places high loads on joints that we normally don't think of as load bearing (i.e., elbows, shoulders, wrists). This can be analogous to walking on your hands, says Dr. Michael Shepard, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty in sports medicine from Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, CA. That's because mountain bikers load their body weight across the upper extremity joints when traveling downhill.

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  • When did sports become all about winning and not about having fun? By Rick Riley

    What you're about to read is an email a very intense football coach recently sent to his players. Can you guess the level he coaches?

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  • Israeli pitcher brings his love of baseball to the Menlo Park Legends

    Alon Leichman is enjoying a breakout season after Tommy John Surgery. Alon is a pitcher who returned to Jr College baseball less than one year after his tommy john procedure and keeps getting stronger.

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  • David Hill gets drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies

    Given the way the 2012 season has gone for the Philadelphia Phillies, it was only fitting that this year's amateur draft be an event filled with surprises for the club.

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  • Brian Rauh drafted by the Washington Nationals

    Chapman University RHP Brian Rauh has been selected by the Washington Nationals in the 11th round of Major League Baseball's 2012 First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday afternoon, the second day of the draft. The three-time All-America junior was the 354th pick overall and becomes the 11th Panther since 1999 to be drafted by an MLB organization.

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  • Efficacy of autologous PRP for orthopaedic indications: A meta-analysis

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  • Frozen Shoulder

    Frozen Shoulder is a term applied to a number of pathologies that result in a stiff, painful shoulder. Frozen shoulder can result from surgical or traumatic injury, but adhesive capsulitis is an idiopathic, chronic inflammation of the capsule of the shoulder joint that leads to pain and a gradual loss of motion. The average woman has up to a 20% chance of experiencing adhesive capsulitis.

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  • Tuerk Commits to USC

    Santa Margarita (Calif.) offensive tackle Max Tuerk makes decision to commit to USC...

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  • Jennie Krauser Leads NC State in Scoring

    As a Freshmen (2010): Started 11 games and saw time in 17 contests during her first season with the Wolfpack ...

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  • Lauren Gross named to Pac 10s All Academic Team in Volleyball

    One of three upperclassman returnees at outside hitter for Ducks in 2011, and the squad's lone left-handed threat. As a sophomore saw 2 1/2 more action compared to her freshman campaign (30 sets / 12 sets) and nearly triped her kill total as a result. One of four Duck upperclass returnees that have all received All-Pac-10 All-Academic recognition.

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  • Dr. Michael Shepard interview at Hoag

    Dr. Michael Shepard is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who is subspecialty trained in sports medicine with special emphasis on the care of the overhead athlete. Dr. Shepard’s clinical expertise includes elbow and shoulder injuries of the overhead athlete, elbow arthroscopy, and complex knee reconstruction. University of California Irvine Medical Center contracts out to Dr Shepard to treat all of their multi-ligament knee injuries.

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Video Lectures from Dr Shepard

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Labral Lesions of the Shoulder

Elbow UCL Reconstruction

Elbow Arthroscopy