October 2020 "There's Only Weak Evidence For Vitamin-D As a COVID-19 Preventative—But Scientists Are Trying to Learn More", John Adams, MD, distinguished professor and vice chair of research in orthopaedic surgery and director of the UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center's UCLA/UCI Alpha Stem Cell Clinic, was quoted in a TIME article about scientists working to better understand how vitamin-D could play a role in the body's immune response to COVID-19.
September 2020 "The pros and cons of running, and why the benefits often outweigh the risks". Jessica Zarndt, DO, assistant professor of in the departments of medicine and orthopaedic surgery, commented in an Insider.com article on running.
July 2020 "The NBA Is Restarting Its Season in a Bubble. Clinicians Believe It Just Might Work". Doximity featured Kristopher Jones, MD, head team physician for the LA Lakers and orthopaedic surgeon for UCLA Health, in an article on safety measures the NBA has taken to reduce the spread of COVID.
July 2020 "The Single Best Hip Exercise for Men". Joshua Goldman, MD, orthopaedist and sports medicine physician at the UCLA Orthopaedic Center, commented in a Men's Journal article on the best hip exercises for men.
June 2020 "An Update on the Virus Spike, Safest Ways to Travel, Testing Student Athletes, MLB Arms & More". UCLA Health Zone Radio Interview on June 27, 2020, iHeartRadio 570 AM
June 2020 “UCLA athletes set to voluntarily return to campus on unfamiliar terms?”. Los Angeles Times, June 20, 2020
May 2020 "How the pandemic will continue to hit spine practices long after the surge". A. Nick Shamie, MD, chief of orthopaedic spine surgery at the UCLA Spine Center, on how the pandemic will impact spine surgeries and clinics in the future.
May 2020 "Covid-19 has shuttered scientific labs. It could put a generation of researchers at risk". Alice Soragni, PhD, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, about how lab shutdowns affect early-career researchers.
February 2020 "How You Can Ease Lower Back Pain with Yoga and Tai Chi". A. Nick Shamie, MD, chief of orthopaedic spine surgery at the UCLA Spine Center, commented in a Healthline.com article on reducing lower back pain through yoga and tai-chi.
December 2019 "What success in spine will look like in 2020 from 3 surgeons". Nick Shamie, MD, chief of orthopaedic spine surgery at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, commented in a Becker's Spine Review article on spine surgery trends.
December 2019 "Men In Nursing 2019 - Annual Roundtable | Breaking down barriers, changing lives and moving the profession forward". Working Nurse featured Justin Marinaro, director of the orthopaedic unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, in its annual "Men in Nursing" edition. Marinaro commented in several stories.
October 2019 A Patient's Guide to Knee Pain Knee pain can sideline anyone. Here's how you can relieve discomfort and stay active." US News and World Report Oct. 22, 2019
June 2019 "Kevin Durant Faces Long Recovery, Good Prognosis After Achilles Rupture, Experts Say", Daily Beast, June 13, 2019
July 2017 "More students pass California physical fitness test after 8 weeks in exercise program", UCLA Newsroom, December 17, 2017
July 2017 "UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind forms advisory council", UCLA Newsroom, July 10, 2017
February 2017 "After Tiger Woods withdraws from Dubai tournament, could his return to L.A. be in jeopardy?", LA Times, February 3, 2017
July 2016 "Victor Cruz's Recovery Is Hopeful, but History Is Not on His Side", Bleacher Report, July 21, 2016
OREF grant recipient investigates promising perivascular stem cell therapy (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)
Hyperkyphosis Predicts Mortality in Women with Vertebral Fractures (The Doctor's Channel)
A knee problem (Santa Clarita Valley Signal)
Year in Review July 2014 - June 2015
The primary focus of the UCLA Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory is in sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery, with an expertise in knee injury and repair. Our research group consists of David McAllister, MD, Keith Markolf, PhD, Daniel Boguszewski, PhD, and Kristofer Jones, MD.
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Surgeons can now repair a torn rotator cuff without cutting through the deltoid muscle that surrounds the shoulder, facilitating quicker recovery with less pain and fewer complications.
To ensure the student athletes are always ready to compete, the Bruins rely on a team of dedicated certified athletic trainers and the expertise of the UCLA Athletics Department medical staff, which includes five orthopaedic surgeons and three family medicine physicians affiliated with the UCLA Sports Medicine Program. The medical staff provides consultations, surgical care and non-surgical care for approximately 700 athletes competing in 22 different varsity sports ranging from basketball, football and soccer to tennis, golf, gymnastics and track.
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An innovative arthroscopic procedure offers a minimally invasive approach to treating rotator-cuff tears. The operation is performed through three or four puncture wounds using a camera and specialized arthroscopic instruments. Traditional rotator-cuff repair surgery involves a 3-to-6 cm incision in the deltoid muscle.
The procedure allows surgeons to reach the site of the injury and reattach muscle and tendon to bone without cutting through the deltoid muscle, which surrounds the shoulder. The arthroscopic procedure, which is performed on an outpatient basis, "is just as effective and results in less post-operative pain and a shorter recovery time than the traditional 'open' surgery."
Surgeons at UCLA are pioneering an effective, low-risk alternative to laminectomy. The X-Stop Interspinous Process Decompression Device (X-Stop) is a titanium implant that opens spaces in the lower spine to relieve pressure on nerves.
A new device to treat spinal stenosis that allows movement of the spine is now offered at UCLA, one of only five centers in the nation participating in a pilot study.