Latest News & Press Release
June 24, 2014
Congratulations to Drs. Kain, Bederman,
and Schwarzkopf for their exceptional contributions in the June
Issue of AAOS Now, focussing on the Peri-Operative Joint Surgical
Home Project at UC Irvine. Read
June 12, 2014
UC Irvine Health has earned The
Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its
hip and knee joint replacement programs by demonstrating compliance
with the organization’s national standards for health
care quality and safety in disease-specific care.
March 19, 2014
The annual meeting of the American Academy
of Orthopaedic Surgeons was held from March 11 to
15 in New Orleans. The conference highlighted recent advances
in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal conditions.
Schwarzkopf, M.D., of the University of California Irvine
Medical Center, and colleagues evaluated the effects of metabolic
syndrome (MetS) on patients undergoing total joint replacement
surgery. The investigators found that MetS produced an increased
rate of short-term complications, found likely to have longer
term implications because the impact of MetS on all surgical
complication rates (in hospital and/or within one year post
surgery) was significant.
March 05, 2014
For the second time in three years, the Orthopaedic
Research & Education Foundation (OREF) has chosen one of
UC Irvine Orthopaedic residents to receive their prestigious
OREF Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grant. The 2014
recipient of this award is Dr. Minal Tapadia.
Research grant and award recipients are selected through OREF's
independent, peer-review process, supporting musculoskeletal
research and education-seeking clinically relevant advancements
which orthopaedic surgeons can apply in daily practice to improve
their patient’s lives. The OREF grant will afford Dr.
Tapadia, also a lawyer by trade, to pursue her interest as
an academic orthopaedic surgeon, teaching and conducting clinical
research and potentially developing new therapeutic and diagnostic
techniques, which may lead to the discovery of new therapeutic
agents. Dr. Tapadia defended her proposal against rigorous
competition and met strict peer review standards, earning her
a grant for research and innovation in orthopaedic surgery.
Congratulations, Dr. Minal Tapadia, on a job well done!"
February 22, 2014
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2014 Walk to Cure Arthritis
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Angel Stadium, Anaheim, CA
(Date has been changed)
Due to limited space, invites will be sent
Wednesday, May 28th
10am to 6pm
16148 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine
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Dr. Stephen Mikulak
Dr. Ran Schwarzkopf
Karla (Lolita) Garcia
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Individuals who raise $10,000+ will be entered into a drawing
February 14, 2014
Valentine's Day in a hospital? No problem
UC Irvine Health makes hospital room home for knee replacement patients. Read
February 4, 2014
OrthoBuzz: Q & A with Dr.
Ran Schwarzkopf and His Experience Using Google Glass.
After reading our item about Google Glass in
the January OrthoBuzz, Dr. Ran Schwarzkopf, assistant clinical
professor of orthopaedics at the University of California,
Irvine (UCI), wrote us to explain briefly how teams of surgeons,
nurses, and anesthesiologists use the technology at UCI. Dr.
Schwarzkopf kindly responded to our follow-up questions in
the following interview.