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Navigation Can Improve the Accuracy of Implant Position in Shoulder Replacement Nov 8th, 2020

I was skeptical of the value of navigation for shoulder replacement.  I always felt that by evaluating the pre-operative imaging and using my experience, I knew what implants I would need and the correct orientation of those implants.  However as I reviewed the most current literature, I found that there...

Choosing an ACL Graft – What is YOUR Best Option? Oct 22nd, 2020

If you’ve torn your ACL and you are debating surgery, deciding on the type of graft to use to reconstruct the ligament can be a source of significant anxiety and confusion.  You may encounter conflicting information on the chance of suffering a re-rupture based on the graft source, as well...

Shoulder Fracture Q&A Sep 14th, 2020

  What are the common types of shoulder fractures and how do they happen? The most common types of fractures seen around the shoulder are clavicle (collarbone) fractures and proximal humerus fractures (ball of the ball and socket joint).  Clavicle fractures are frequently the result of high energy trauma such...

Everything You Need to Know About a Torn Meniscus Aug 18th, 2020

Perhaps you feel a telltale “pop” while playing sports. Or maybe you feel your knee giving way as you do something as simple as getting up from a chair. And although you may still be able to walk, your knee is swollen and may be causing pain. If any of...

Open Capsulolabral Repair for Shoulder Instability Aug 14th, 2020

Open shoulder capsulolabral repair has been the gold standard for shoulder stabilization.  This technique has been supplanted by minimally invasive arthroscopic stabilization.  However, the arthroscopic approach may not be the best procedure for every patient with an unstable shoulder.  In many cases, where the patient has had a previous stabilization...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Jul 21st, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus. But...

Rotator Cuff Sparing Approach for Shoulder Arthroplasty Jul 20th, 2020

    Subscapularis-sparing TSA, deltopectoral approach yield reliable radiographic results  ADD TOPIC TO EMAIL ALERTS Traditional total shoulder arthroplasty via a deltopectoral approach has demonstrated reliable and durable clinical outcomes. However, a rate-limiting step in return to function is the time to healing of the subscapularis. The rate of dysfunction...

Sports medicine innovations are helping weekend warriors stay in the game Dec 10th, 2019

Call them recreational athletes. Couch-to-5K joggers. Weekend warriors. Whichever name you use, they’re the ones who wait all week to hit the soccer field, basketball court or running trail on Saturday morning. They’re up at 5 a.m. for a long run before work or playing softball until the lights switch off...

Dr. Petrigliano Discusses Tommy John Surgery with SB Nation Nov 12th, 2019

Today’s MLB athletes play harder than ever, their bodies more explosive and precisely calibrated than those of any prior generation. With these gains in athleticism come heightened and more diverse injury risks. This past season, two former MVP frontrunners were sidelined with bizarre ailments. Mike Trout, at 27, developed painful Morton’s...

Dr. Frank Petrigliano Discusses Rotator Cuff Injuries Oct 23rd, 2019

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Stem Cells Can Regenerate Muscle Tissue After Rotator Cuff Tears Sep 23rd, 2019

A research team led by Dr. Frank Petrigliano, member of the UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center, has identified two types of tissue-specific stem cells that have the potential to regenerate shoulder muscle tissue injured by a rotator cuff tear.  Rotator cuff tears are a common and painful shoulder injury...

Celebrating the Toyota Sports Performance Center Partnership Sep 16th, 2019

Officials celebrated a new partnership on Sept. 4, as Keck Medicine of USC, the Los Angeles Kings and Meyer Institute of Sport held a ribbon-cutting for the Toyota Sports Performance Center in El Segundo, a new sports medicine and athletic rehabilitation center. The facility, formerly known as the Toyota Sports...

Weekend Warrior Interview: Revolutionary & Career Saving Shoulder Surgeries Sep 27th, 2017

Dr. Petrigliano was recently featured on the Weekend Warrior podcast on ESPN Radio to discuss how the arthroscope revolutionized shoulder surgery and the field of sports medicine. He also talks about the career-saving shoulder surgeries that star Julio Urias, Cam Newton and Andrew Luck have had over the last year....