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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....