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12.16.2016
What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis is a condition that affects individuals from all walks of life. From the weekend warrior, to the professional athlete and everywhere in between, this painful condition can be debilitating. We sat down with Dr. Andrew Gerken, one of ...

02.18.2016
What Women Need to Know about Picking the Right Shoes

Women have countless numbers of shoe styles to choose from – ranging from stilettos, pumps, wedges, flats – the list goes on and on. But walking may be difficult if your feet hurt with every step you take. Finding the perfect shoe fit and ...

Hip

03.18.2015
Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement

Join Dr. Jay Patel, as he discusses the direct anterior approach for hip replacement surgery. Learn about this technique and how it differs from other approaches.

11.26.2012
Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel: pt.19

After making rounds, Executive Medical Director, Dr. Alan Beyer, checks in on Thanksgiving Day for his final vlog in this series. We hope those of you who are considering orthopedic surgery have found this chronicle of Dr. Beyer’s experience ...

11.15.2012
Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel: pt.18

Dr. Alan Beyer, Executive Medical Director of Hoag Orthopedic Institute has been back to work for a week since his hip replacement surgery. He’s back in the OR, this time as the surgeon. He’s still using a cane towards the end of the day ...

11.05.2012
Hip Replacement for the Orthopedic Surgeon: On the Other Side of the Scalpel; pt.16 & 17

Just eight days post surgery and already it feels like distant memory for Dr. Alan Beyer, Executive Medical Director of Hoag Orthopedic Institute. He’s now walking without the assistance of a cane, and isn’t taking any more Tylenol. Still ...

10.21.2015
What Can Be Done to Strengthen Knees?

There are many exercises and activities that can help strengthen the muscles around the knee joint. What is important is that it works for your lifestyle, your level of fitness and they do not create more pain. General exercises include- Isometric ...

08.07.2012
Hoag Orthopedic Institute's Dr. Robert S. Gorab named one of the top knee surgeons in the United States by Orthopedics This Week

IRVINE, Calif. - Robert S. Gorab, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Hoag Orthopedic Institute, was recently named one of the top 26 knee surgeons in the United States by Orthopedics This Week. He was the only surgeon in Southern California to be honored ...

04.17.2017
4 Things You Need to Know Before Training for a Marathon

The OC Marathon is right around the corner, here are some quick tips for those considering running a marathon for the first time, or the 100 th time. Don’t overdo it. The “sweet spot” is to run between 15 to 25 miles per week. ...

04.12.2017
Hoag Orthopedic Institute Releases 2017 Outcomes Report

entire HOI staff works tirelessly to continually reach this exemplary level of excellence and we are proud to showcase their dedication and commitment to delivering quality care to our patients..” Hoag Orthopedic Institute is the highest volume ...

03.10.2017
National Nutrition Month® 2017 - "Put Your Best Fork Forward"

March is National Nutrition Month® (NNM) and the theme for 2017 is encouraging all to “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” by making informed food choices, and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. I am a fan of this ...

01.18.2017
Words of Wisdom - Best Practice for Best Results

Greet 2017 by getting fit and getting healthy – your future self will thank you for it. We sat down with Dr. Russ Petrie and Karri L. Knodel, MPAS, PA-C, ATC, for a Q & A discussion on exercising routines and habits. Words of Wisdom – ...

03.10.2017
National Nutrition Month® 2017 - "Put Your Best Fork Forward"

March is National Nutrition Month® (NNM) and the theme for 2017 is encouraging all to “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” by making informed food choices, and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. I am a fan of this ...

01.25.2016
Dietary Guidelines

Happy New Year! If eating healthy is one of your New Year resolutions, then use the New 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to help you get started and to become more mindful about what you eat. What are the Dietary Guidelines? Every 5 years a new ...

12.16.2016
How To Have Good Bone Health

We’ve all heard about the many benefits of exercise. Regular exercise can improve endurance, increase strength and help maintain a healthy weight while preventing diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. However, strong bones are also ...

12.15.2016
A Closer Look Into the Rise of Concussions and Treatment

Emergency department visits for concussions sustained during organized team sports doubled among 8-13 year olds between 1997 and 2007 and nearly tripled among older youth, according to recent reports. Additionally, more than 248,000 children visited ...

07.28.2016
Lower Back Pain And Weight Training: How To Hit The Gym Without Hurting Yourself

Okay, I know you: the gym is where you live between work and your bed. You pride yourself on ripped abs, thrashed glutes, and cut quads. You could strum your serratus, pound nails with your pecs, break bricks with your biceps — and as the ...

04.13.2016
Motion is Life!

With spring here, it is the perfect time to renew your commitment to get up and get moving! Below are some ways in which you can quickly rejuvenate and focus on your health - again. Focus and prioritize yourself. Pick an hour each day to focus on ...

01.28.2015
Rapid Recovery After Hip and Knee Surgery

Join Dr. Steven Gausewitz, as he discusses how advancements in total joint replacement techniques can return patients to active life faster with faster recovery time and less pain.

11.18.2014
Rapid Recovery for Hip and Knee Replacement

Join orthopedic surgeon, Dr. James Caillouette, as he discusses new total joint replacement techniques, including rapid recovery joint replacement – a minimally invasive technique that is less painful and can return patients to active life ...

01.05.2016
Signs You Have Dislocated Your Shoulder

Background Information The arm’s upper bone, the humerus, sits in a shallow well on the scapula known as a glenoid. This is the primary skeletal structure of the shoulder. The glenoid is made slightly more stable by a ring of cartilage known as ...

07.28.2016
Lower Back Pain And Weight Training: How To Hit The Gym Without Hurting Yourself

Okay, I know you: the gym is where you live between work and your bed. You pride yourself on ripped abs, thrashed glutes, and cut quads. You could strum your serratus, pound nails with your pecs, break bricks with your biceps — and as the ...

03.17.2015
Non-Operative Treatment of Back Pain

Join Balaji Charlu, MD, one of Newport Orthopedic Institutes physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, for a discussion on the latest advancements in interventional pain management. Topics will include non-operative treatment options for back ...

03.11.2015
Back Pain, Is There Hope?

Join orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Jeremy Smith, as he discusses the causes and treatment options of back pain which will include surgical (minimally invasive) and non-surgical options. The discussion will also include an in-depth overview of low back ...

04.17.2017
4 Things You Need to Know Before Training for a Marathon

The OC Marathon is right around the corner, here are some quick tips for those considering running a marathon for the first time, or the 100 th time. Don’t overdo it. The “sweet spot” is to run between 15 to 25 miles per week. ...

03.23.2017
What should you know about concussions?

Concussions most often are a result of a sports-related head collision. More than 300,000 sports-related head injuries are reported annually. But did you know not all concussions involve the loss of consciousness? In fact, most people who’ve ...

03.23.2017
As warmer weather approaches be aware of heat exhaustion

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported more than seven thousand heat-related deaths between 1999 and 2009. Most heat-related deaths or severe injuries are preventable if heat exhaustion is caught early because your body produces ...

12.15.2016
A Closer Look Into the Rise of Concussions and Treatment

Emergency department visits for concussions sustained during organized team sports doubled among 8-13 year olds between 1997 and 2007 and nearly tripled among older youth, according to recent reports. Additionally, more than 248,000 children visited ...

03.02.2016
Congratulations to Julie Hanson on her promotion!

We would like to congratulate Julie Hanson on her promotion to director of ‪‎HOI ( #HOI ) Medical Staff Services! She established the medical staff services office in April 2012, which now serves more than 350 medical staff members. Best of luck ...

02.08.2016
Staff Spotlight: Pamela S. Mangen

As the clinical nurse manager at Hoag Orthopedic Institute, Pamela Mangen has a passion for health care—something that her daughters picked up on. Pamela’s oldest daughter just received her PhD in Immunology from Cornell Medical ...

03.23.2017
What should you know about concussions?

Concussions most often are a result of a sports-related head collision. More than 300,000 sports-related head injuries are reported annually. But did you know not all concussions involve the loss of consciousness? In fact, most people who’ve ...