Welcome to Los Angeles Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists

Opening Hours : 9AM to 5PM (Daily)
  Contact : (323) 264-7600

Have You Recently Been in a Car Accident?

Vehicle collisions can cause serious exposure of shock to your body. Collision injuries might not be as clear right away. Endorphins act as painkillers for the pain. At first, it may seem as though the car accident didn’t cause any external to internal injury. A couple days later, you are prone to pain, dizziness, discomfort, and numbness. Car accidents can cause head injuries, neck injuries or sprains, jaw injuries, cervical bone dislocations, shoulder injuries, dislocations, spinal disc injuries, fractured ribs, and fractured bones. Whiplash and bruising are very common in accidents. It’s always good to visit a specialist to prevent further damage.

An orthopedic surgeon specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions relating to the musculoskeletal system i.e. the bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, or muscles. ~www.ontoorthopedics.com

Always schedule an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon to make sure there are no major injuries. Surgeons are specialists in stitching back tissue and muscles, resetting bones, and rebuilding muscular tissues internally. An orthopedic surgeon is the specialist you want to see when there’s any injury involving muscles, bones, or joints.

If in need of a specialist, schedule a consultation (323) 264-7600. We are here to help.

 

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6 Most Common Soccer Injuries

It is estimated that over one-quarter of a billion people play across the world. ~ www.drdavidgeier.com

6 of the most common soccer injuries are an Ankle’s Sprain, Jones Fracture, ACL Tear, Meniscus Tear, Adductor’s Strain, and Hamstring Strain.

Ankle’s Sprain

The injury can cause a mild sprain that can keep an athlete our for a few days to a week. Or if it’s untreated can continue for 4 to 6 weeks.

Jones Fracture

The Jones Fracture most of the time occurs at the junction between the base of the bone and the midshaft. This fracture in order to heal requires surgery.

ACL Tear

This tear is a injury that can occur from planting the foot to change directions or landing from a jump with the knee extended. The player will feel a pop in the knee. Soon after they will usually develop rapid knee swelling and have difficulty bearing weight. Surgery is needed ASAP.

Meniscus Tear

The meniscus is the shock-absorbing cartilage between the femur and tibia that can be torn during a game. A repair of the tear includes a surgery that pulls back together.

Adductor’s Strain 

An Adductor’s strain involves a stretch or possibly a small partial tear during play. The recovery process can cause pain. Activity modification, rest, and physical therapy can all help with the pain.

Hamstring Strain

Hamstring injuries can occur from sprinting and overuse. They can require a 2- to 7-week absence from sports. Also its important to take time to heal. The reoccurrence rate is high once returning.

If you are suffering from this kind of injury or know anyone who is, call (323) 264-7600 for a consultation.

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How to PROPERLY Squat

The full squat is not only safe for the knees, it strengthens the muscles that operate and protect the knees so effectively that nothing else even compares to it as a basic exercise for the lower body. ~ huffingtonpost.com

Improper squat form can create pain in your knees. Your knees shouldn’t go past your feet. This is the stress thats causes pain. Let your hips distribute the weight. Its important to watch your form in a mirror. This is a wonderful exercise to work-out your body’s balance, coordination, joint and bone strength, and power.

If pain occurs, start off with adjusting the exercises. You can use a chair or lean on a wall. And if excessive weight is the issue, squats might not be the best exercise. If done improperly, can lead to joint and knee pain. If pain becomes too intense, contact us at (323) 264-7600.

 

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Need Help Reducing Neck Pain at Work?

 

86% of American workers sit at a desk all day long.

If you’re like most people, you probably spend a significant part of your day at work in front of a screen. And if it isn’t a computer desk at work, it’s a T.V., smartphone, or tablet. The amount of time in front of a screen can go be hours. Your posture can cause pain and discomfort. Here are some ways to reduce neck and back pain!

Tip #1 Desk Setup  

It’s important to have a comfortable and adjustable chair. Try switching up the positioning of your mouse, printer, and keyboard.

Tip #2 Sitting with Support

Adjust the height of your chair so that your feet touch the floor. Its important to have your feet flat on the floor. This will prevent your posture from slouching forward.

Tip #3 Monitor Height

Most people have a monitor that is low. Place the monitor so the bottom is equal to the level of your chin. When the monitor is too low or not centered, it creates slouching and stiffness in your neck from the angle.

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Common Orthopedic Conditions with Aging

There are nearly 45 million people over the age of 65 in the United States, and that figure is expected to rise to 98 million by 2060.

With rapid aging and biological changes, you are more prone to orthopedic injuries. Common orthopedic conditions like fractures, Osteoarthritis, dislocation, and Osteoporosis.

Osteoarthritis

is a degenerative disease that typically affects the fingers, hands, ankles, knees, and spine. It can make it difficult to perform everyday activities.

Osteoporosis

is a bone disease that involves decreasing bone density and bone mass. The body will continuously make new bones and then break down old bone tissue. When the pace is off balance, it causes your bones to become brittle and weak.

Visiting an orthopedic doctor can help the elderly seek personal treatment and care. Specialists can define your diagnosis and create a treatment plan that works. Contact us today to learn more at (323) 264-7600.

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Pee Wee Football with Huge Injuries

Youth in Sports

Children as young as 5-6yrs old are playing contact sports. Shoulder and knee injuries are very common in tackle football. Youth can be victims of shoulder dislocations, torn ACLs, fractures, ligament tears, and broken bones. A common symptom is overuse.

Overuse injuries affect tendons, bones and joints and can result from playing the same sport and performing the same movements too often, too hard or at too young an age with inadequate recovery time. ~ usatoday.com

Take Precautions!

It’s important to allow time for the body to rest and heal. Athletes should report injuries. Coaches should encourage injury-preventative exercises and decisions. Parents and youth should become more educated in sports safety and proper technique.

If in need of a doctor that can help you with your child’s injury, contact us at  (323) 264-7600. We are here to help.

 

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Are Heels Harmful?

High Heels will alter the balance of women’s bodies and excessive pressure is placed on their knees and balls of their feet. Because the lower back is pushed forward, the hips and spine are no longer aligned.

72% of women will wear heels for work, special occasions, and to every day events like dinners or parties.

The higher the heel the more weight that is carried. This lower back pain can lead to more symptoms like muscle weakness, spasms, and cramping in the legs. But there are solutions!

Here are some tips!

  1. Stretch your legs
  2. Try to limit yourself to 2 inch heels
  3. Don’t go for the pointed toe
  4. Avoid wearing heels for a long time
  5. Always bring a 2nd pair of comfortable shoes
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Protect Your Knees

Running can leave you with SERIOUS knee pain. But do you know why? It’s because of the way you run! If you can reduce the impact of each foot step while running, you will reduce your knee pain. You can do this by:

Leaning forward from your ankles and landing on the middle of your feet,  keeping your knees soft and bent during landing to support your stride, and keeping your feet pointed in the same direction you are running. ~ Active.com

These little changes In order to keep your knees in great shape, your running technique is very crucial.  Reducing the amount of shock that is absorbed by your knees, can help prevent knee pain and erosion of cartilage. It’s never too early to think about your health. If YOU need knee treatment or surgery, give us a call at (323) 264-7600 for a consultation.

 

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The Dreads of Texting

Did you know that the STRAIN FROM TEXTING is a sign of RSI? (Repetitive Strain Injury) This strain can cause short-term or long term DAMAGE!

When texting, we tend to keep our shoulders and arms tense, which can cause immobility in the joints, muscles, and nerves! ~ www.theregister.co.uk

If you do happen to suffer from this or know anyone that is, seek care sooner than later. These affects can cause permanent damage. Set up an appointment today with the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists. Call (323) 264-7600.

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Gym Fails: How NOT-TO Do Your Exercises

Many people go to the gym thinking that any type of exercise is good.  BUT, that’s not always the case…

I’ve see women hurting them selves, instead of getting good exercise

Have you ever seen people on the step climber that appear not to do the proper exercise?  Scenarios like people slamming their feet on the steps, people bent over the bars trying to keep up with the machine’s speed?  How about this one, people rocking out to their music and falling off the machine!

There are many reasons why step machiines are good for you like:  Low-Impact Exercises,  Muscle Development, and Calorie Burning.  That’s the pros of it.

Well, in any case if you misuse a piece of equipment you can hurt yourself so we advise to ALWAYS USE PROPER POSTURE AND GO AT YOUR OWN PACE. The cons of misusing this type of gym equipment are best illustrated on the video below.

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