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LA Kings Akil Thomas’ Road to Recovery

In this patient story, we watch LA Kings’ Akil Thomas recovery from his recent injury. There’s no easy road to recovery when you’re injured, but it’s a lot faster when you have a world-class orthopedic team at your side...read more

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Kai’s Tommy John Surgery Patient Story

The well-known adage “no pain, no gain” drives attitudes of perseverance and fosters resilience. It is faithfully embraced by many – especially athletes. It promises reward for diligence and commitment. However, often at the cost of injury. The Injury:...read more

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Michael’s Rotator Cuff Repair Patient Story

The Injury: Massive rotator cuff tear It took eight years for Michael Sullivan to seek treatment for his torn rotator cuff. Many asked why. But for Sullivan, better known as “Sully”, the reason was always clear. Having been in...read more

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Thomas’ ACL Reconstruction Surgery Patient Story

Since he was two-years old, Thomas Vitale would pick up his TV guide and search for the string of letters that resembled ‘soccer’. Eventually, finding those letters became rhythmic to him–fast enough to catch kick-off. “Soccer was the first...read more

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Jonathan’s AC Joint Revision Surgery Story

The Injury: AC joint injury Jonathan Yau has been through quite the trouble to get his shoulder back into shape. After catching an icy edge and suffering a direct blow to his shoulder while snowboarding on New Years Eve...read more

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Sydnee-Anne Arthroscopic Labral Repair Story

Sydnee-Anne Moeller had a knack for catching, throwing, and cradling since she picked up her first lacrosse stick in sixth grade. It started in her middle school physical education (PE) class, where students were encouraged to dabble into all...read more