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Specialized Orthopedic Care in Extremely Challenging Cases

Specialized Orthopedic Care in Extremely Challenging Cases   Specialized Orthopedic Care in Extremely Challenging Cases

The Importance of Mobility Cannot be Underestimated

The Importance of Mobility Cannot be Underestimated   The Importance of Mobility Cannot be Underestimated

Planting Seeds Of Good Will

Planting Seeds Of Good Will   Planting Seeds Of Good Will

Invited Guest Chef Dr Hosalkar!!

Invited Guest Chef Dr Hosalkar Invited Guest Chef Dr Hosalkar

Dr Hosalkar was recently invited (April 2017)as a guest-chef to teach 'Indian Curry' to the Veterans in North County, San Diego.

Invited Guest Chef Dr Hosalkar Invited Guest Chef Dr Hosalkar

It was a memorable evening and Dr Hosalkar and the Veterans certainly had a great time cooking and learning and enjoyed dining together.

Invited Guest Chef Dr Hosalkar Invited Guest Chef Dr Hosalkar

Not to mention Dr Hosalkar's 7-year-old daughter 'Hritika' was the 'Assistant Chef'!!!

Love, Loyalty, Healing and Healthcare

Source: www.paradisevalleyhospital.net

As a commercial Boeing 757 pilot, Matthew Halstead was responsible for carefully guiding 255,000 pounds of metal through the air at 600 MPH. He did it well, and he did it with precision. But the accident that would prove to be the life-changing event for Halstead didn’t involve giant aircraft hurtling through space. The things that changed his life on a balmy Bahamian night on December 12, 2013 was a motorized Razor Scooter and a pothole.

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A Young Man’s Journey From Injury to Health

Source: www.paradisevalleyhospital.net

A crushed ankle and a damaged hip. That was the reality that Jonathan Hoehn, 22, faced one year ago this month after suffering a motorcycle accident in San Diego. He was rushed to a local hospital where they immediately performed surgery on him to repair the critical damage. The bones mended, but the pain remained. “The doctor told me that after six months, I should be well enough to go back to work,” Hoehn related. “But my ankle and hip were still killing me, still very painful.”

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Stay Active: Joint Preservation and Arthritis Prevention

Joint Preservation and Arthritis Prevention   Joint Preservation and Arthritis Prevention

Hosalkar Institute for Joint Preservation & Injury Care

Hosalkar Institute for Joint Preservation & Injury Care   Hosalkar Institute for Joint Preservation & Injury Care

October Monthly Event

A Panel of Industry Leaders Discuss

“Innovation in Healthcare: Why it’s Needed and Where it’s Going”

Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS

Wednesday October 26, 2016
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

On the Panel:

  • Matthew Jenusaitis – (Moderator)
    Chief of Staff of Innovation and Transformation
    University of California San Diego Health System
  • Dr. Anil Keswani
    Corporate VP, Scripps Health
    CMO, Scripps Health Plan Services and Scripps Health ACO
    President, Scripps Executive Health Medical Group
  • Dr. Harish S. Hosalkar
    Diplomate, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
    Pediatric & Adult Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Dr. John E. Mattison
    Chief Medical Information Officer
    Assistant Medical Director, Kaiser Permanente

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From left to right: Mihir Parikh MD (President SDCMS), Naresh Soni (President TiE- So-Cal), Harish Hosalkar MD (President SAPI), Neerav Jadeja (Administrator PVH) at the July 2016 SAPI meeting in San Diego.

San Diego Event

Faculty for ‘Post-operative Pain Panel Discussion’ at the July 2016 SAPI meeting in San Diego- from Left to right: Vid Upasani MD, Maneesh Bawa MD, Harbinder Chadha MD, Harish Hosalkar MD (President SAPI), Sarjan Patel MD, Keeran Kumar MD, Bidhan Das MD.

San Diego Event

Dr Hosalkar discussing a debate point with the Faculty members during the ‘Post-operative Pain Panel Discussion’ at the July 2016 SAPI meeting in San Diego.

San Diego Event

From left to right: Dr Harish Hosalkar (San Diego Association of Physicians of Indian Origin President), Senator Marty Block (California Legislature, 39th Senate District), and Dr William Tseung (SCCMS President 2015-16) at the SDCMS ‘White-Coat’ Gala event in San Diego, June 4th, 2016.

SDCMS ‘White-Coat’ Gala Event

SAPI president Dr Harish Hosalkar in discussions with Attorney General Kamala Harris, TiE So-Cal President Naresh Soni and Dr Sarjan Patel (SAPI Exec Board Member) at an event in San Diego- May 2016.

San Diego Event

SAPI president Dr Harish Hosalkar with Attorney General Kamala Harris at an event in San Diego- May 2016.

San Diego Event

From Left: Attorney Deval Zaveri, SAPI president Dr Harish Hosalkar, Attorney General Kamala Harris, TiE So-Cal President Naresh Soni and Prafulla Soni at an event in San Diego- May 2016.

San Diego Event

Dr Harish Hosalkar with Dr David Spiegel at the POSNA (Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America) 2016 meeting in Indianapolis.

David Spiegel

Dr Harish Hosalkar with Dr Eric Fornari at the POSNA (Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America) April 2016 meeting in Indianapolis.

Dr Eric Fornari

From left to right: TiE President Naresh Soni, SAPI President Dr Harish Hosalkar, Barbara Bry Community leader, SDCMS President Dr William Tseng at an event in La Jolla, San Diego, 2016.

President Naresh Soni

SDSU Student’s Remarkable Journey After Life-Changing Surgery

Source: www.paradisevalleyhospital.net

Snyder visited the SDSU Health Center and the orthopedist there referred her to Dr. Harish Hosalkar, a renowned Southern California specialist in pediatric, adolescent and adult hip preservation and reconstruction, deformity correction, limb reconstruction, and orthopedic trauma.

Dr. Hosalkar diagnosed a massive symptomatic labral tear in her left hip. The labrum is a fibrocartilage rim that surrounds the hip joint and gives it stability. This cartilage seals the joint, deepens the socket and protects the joint by decreasing external impact to the joint. A tear to the labrum causes tremendous pain and athletic people are particularly susceptible to this injury.

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Dr Harish Hosalkar being congratulated by Dr David Teuscher, the 2015-16 President of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, at the AAOS Annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, for his contributions to the AAOS, including his voluntary efforts, his AAOS Accomplishment Award for 2016, and for successfully completing his tenure as the President of the Orthopedic Rehabilitation Association.

Dr Harish Hosalkar being congratulated by Dr David Teuscher

Dr Harish Hosalkar being congratulated by Dr Gerald Williams, the incoming 2016-17 President of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, at the AAOS Annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, for his contributions to the AAOS, including his voluntary efforts, his AAOS Accomplishment Award for 2016, and for successfully completing his tenure as the President of the Orthopedic Rehabilitation Association.

Dr Harish Hosalkar being congratulated by Dr Gerald Williams Dr Harish Hosalkar being congratulated by Dr Gerald Williams

19-Year-Old Woman With Genetic Disorder Gets a New Chance at Life at Paradise Valley Hospital

Source: www.paradisevalleyhospital.net

19-Year-Old Woman With Genetic Disorder

Presutti and her family came to Dr. Harish Hosalkar, an orthopedic surgeon based in San Diego and affiliated with the San Diego Spine & Joint Center at Paradise Valley Hospital. Dr. Hosalkar also sits on the scientific and advisory board of the national MHE Research Foundation, and he has over 20 years of experience treating patients who have suffered from MO/MHE.

He performed complex tumor excision and reconstructive surgery on Presutti that lasted several hours, carefully removing all of her tumors while protecting her nerves, arteries, veins and muscles. Her later recovery at the Spine & Joint Center included extensive physical therapy and rehabilitation.

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TiE-SAPI combined Diwali celebration event held in San Diego, November 2015

TiE-SAPI combined Diwali celebration event held in San Diego, November 2015

From Left:

Dr. Suresh Subramani is the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and a Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of California, San Diego.

Harish Hosalkar is a world renowned orthopedic surgeon, President of San Diego Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, affiliated with Paradise Valley Hospital, Tri-city Medical Center and with the Scripps and Sharp Health system.

Pradeep Khosla, the Chancelleor and CEO of UC San Diego.

Ashok Israni, the founding Principal and CEO if Pacifica Companies.

Naresh Soni, the President of TiE South Coast.

Finding life’s meaning in charitable medicine
San Diego County health professionals provide free care at home and overseas

Doctors, nurses, others thankful for chance to provide a wide range of care at no cost.

Dr Hosalkar examining patients with Dr Rajkumar at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore.

Dr. Harish Hosalkar doesn’t like to use the phrase “charitable medicine.”

Maybe it’s because he views the free surgeries he provides in India as a privilege — not a grand gesture or an obligation – to help resilient patients who lack money, access to quality medical care or both.

Possibly it’s because he sees his fellowship program, which gives complimentary training to young doctors from various countries, as reciprocity for the instruction and mentoring he received from his own teachers.

Perhaps it’s because his work fulfills a dream, a goal, a love he’s had since age 7, when he first wanted to become an orthopedic surgeon.

“Call it God or fate or destiny. I’m fortunate to have skills that help change a person’s life by making them functional again,” said Hosalkar, who runs an orthopedic practice and performs most his operations at Paradise Valley Hospital in National City, Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hillcrest and Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside.

His dream resulted from a strategy of fusing two key influences: that of his father, a civil engineer, and that of his physician aunts and uncles.

“My mind became interested in putting things together like an engineer would, but my heart was in medicine, which has its potential of making things whole again. I decided that orthopedics would be the right combination of those things,” he recalled.

He completed his medical school education in India at age 20, obtained his medical degree at 22 and became an orthopedic surgeon at 26.

From the outset of his medical education, he felt compelled to use his expanding knowledge to aid people in India’s villages and slums. He volunteered at camps for children with polio and cerebral palsy. He went door to door in various neighborhoods to offer free education on family planning. He stepped up to vaccinate families for the plague, again at no charge, during an outbreak.

Eventually, Hosalkar made his way to London and the United States to further hone his professional experience. Now he lives in Scripps Ranch with his wife and two children.

At 43, he feels fortunate to give back in two main ways: as a surgeon and as a mentor.

Hosalkar travels to India twice a year, for 10 to 14 days each time, so he can perform orthopedic surgeries at no cost to patients chosen by his charitable partners. He typically does procedures to preserve ailing joints, reconstruct limbs, address issues related to cerebral palsy and lengthen limbs for people with lopsided arms or legs.

During these trips, he holds lectures and workshops for medical students and less experienced physicians.

Back in San Diego, he enjoys teaching the young surgeons in his ongoing fellowship program. If a trainee lacks housing, he’s been known to let that person live in his home for months.

Hosalkar also uses Skype, FaceTime and email to extend charitable services to his affiliates in India, from reading radiologic images to consulting on complex cases.

In about a decade, once his children have enrolled in college, Hosalkar intends to limit his practice to three days per week so he can increase his charitable activities.

“I’m thankful for the medical skills that I possess, and I look forward to rehabilitating more people so they can regain full-functioning lives again,” he said. “What I’ve been able to do is just a start.”

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Legend: Dr Harish Hosalkar (President of SAPI) delivering a lecture on medical applications of 3D printing at the TiE- Southern California meeting held on November 17th, 2015 in San Diego

Dr Harish Hosalkar (President of SAPI) delivering a lecture

Legend: Dr Harish Hosalkar (President of SAPI) with Preeti Purohit, executive director of TiE- South Coast at the 3D printing event, held on November 17th, 2015 in San Diego

Dr Harish Hosalkar (President of SAPI) with Preeti Purohit

Legend: Dr Harish Hosalkar (President of SAPI) as faculty speaker with other panelists including Prof Falko Kuester, UCSD, Keith Murphy, Chairman and CEO, Organovo, Dan Searle, 3D Printing, Stratasys, and Frank Speck, President, Fusion Formatics Corporation (Moderator) at the 3D printing Event of TiE- South Coast held on November 17th, 2015 in San Diego

Dr Harish Hosalkar (President of SAPI) as faculty speaker with

Legend: Dr Harish Hosalkar (President of SAPI) answering questions with other panelists including Prof Falko Kuester, UCSD, Keith Murphy, Chairman and CEO, Organovo, Dan Searle, 3D Printing, Stratasys, and Frank Speck, President, Fusion Formatics Corporation (Moderator) at the 3D printing Event of TiE- South Coast held on November 17th, 2015 in San Diego

Dr Harish Hosalkar (President of SAPI) answering questions with

Legend: Dr Harish Hosalkar (President of SAPI) as faculty speaker answering questions at the 3D printing Event of TiE- South Coast held on November 17th, 2015 in San Diego

Dr Harish Hosalkar (President of SAPI) as faculty speaker answering

TiE South Coast November Event

Will 3D Printing Change the Way We Think?

Tuesday November 17, 2015
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Event Overview:

3D printing has recently emerged as tech’s hot topic with greatest expectations. It gets touted as the innovation destined to transform nearly everything, from manufacturing to medicine to entrepreneurship. With the rise of low-cost 3D printers in recent years, the technology has turned into a movement and a catalyst to disrupt industries, businesses, and conventional ways of doing different things from buying replacement parts to designing your own custom jewelry and accessories. Bio-printing is also quickly becoming more popular, with companies like Organovo testing printed organ tissues. 3D printing is poised to be the epitome of a disruptive technology.

Our distinguished panel will discuss various applications of 3D printing, the markets that will use these technologies, and how will 3D printing come to consumers and become affordable? Other areas that will be covered include – How 3D printing is opening up a new world of creativity for the average consumer, a new paradigm for manufacturing and new opportunities for entrepreneurs. If you have some applications in mind, we can speak about what technology, material, design will be the best option.

If you want to find out how to start with 3D printing for yourself, for your company, or when you have experience but you would like to take it to the next level, you will find the right people to speak about this at the event.

On the Panel:

  • Dr Harish Hosalkar, Pediatric and Adult Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Professor Falko Kuester, UCSD
  • Keith Murphy, Chairman & CEO, Organovo
  • Dan Searle, District Sales Manager, 3D Printing, Stratasys
  • Frank M. Speck, President, Fusion Formatics Corporation (moderator)

Agenda:

  • 6:00 pm – Registration and Networking
  • 6:30 pm – Indian Buffet Dinner and Networking
  • 7:00 pm – Introductions
  • 7:15 pm – Panel Discussion
  • 8:30 pm – Question & Answer Session
  • 9:00 pm – Event Ends

Event registration

  • On-line:

    TiE members $25, Non- Members $35, Student TiE Members $20

  • On-site:

    TiE members $30, Non- Members $40, All Students $25

    Charter members are complimentary

Event Address:

Janssen Research & Development LLC
3210 Merryfield Row
San Diego, 92121

Questions:

Call Preeti Purohit at (858) 603-2656 FREE or send email to [javascript protected email address]

Visit www.southcoast.tie.org for more information about the chapter.

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Dr Hosalkar lighting the auspicious fire at the inauguration of the ‘Ganga Hospital Arthroplasty Course’ in Coimbatore- July 2014

Ganga Hospital Arthroplasty Course


Dr Hosalkar delivering the ‘Joint Preservation and Reconstruction Lecture’ at the ‘Ganga Hospital Arthroplasty Course’ in Coimbatore- July 2014

Joint Preservation and Reconstruction Lecture


Thank you so much Dr Hosalkar for meaningfully changing my life and function with deformity correction. I feel there is so much hope for patients with Traumatic Brain Injury in your gifted hands- Nikki Sanaty with her mom, San Diego, CA

Nikki Sanaty with her mom


Dr Hosalkar, President of ORA, Chairing the ORA annual meeting in San Diego in 2015, with Other Faculty Members: Keith Baldwin, Harbinder Chadha, Kristopher Downing, David Dromsky, Kevin Kuhn, Joseph Bellamy, Brian Zelewski, Leo Kroonen & Jennifer Town

Dr Hosalkar, President of ORA, Chairing the ORA annual meeting in San Diego in 2015


Dr Hosalkar, President of ORA, with Neerav Jadeja, Chief Administrator of Paradise Valley Hospital at the ORA annual meeting in San Diego in 2015.

Dr Hosalkar, President of ORA, with Neerav Jadeja


Thank you Dr Hosalkar!: Nikki Sanaty (Traumatic Brain Injury Patient) demonstrating her amazing recovery in upper extremity function following deformity correction.

Nikki Sanaty (Traumatic Brain Injury Patient)


Bringing a smile on Peter Sroka’s face following his reconstructive surgeries….makes it all worth doing what I do on a daily basis- Dr Hosalkar

Bringing a smile on Peter Sroka’s face following his reconstructive surgeries


Dr Keith Baldwin receiving the ‘Jacquelin Perry’ award (on behalf of Samuel Kolman) from Dr Harish Hosalkar (President of Orthopedic Rehabilitation Association) – at the Annual ORA meeting in San Diego: October 2015.

Dr Keith Baldwin receiving the Jacquelin Perry award


Dr Harish Hosalkar (President of Orthopedic Rehabilitation Association) – at the Annual ORA meeting in San Diego: October 2015- giving the ‘Vernon Nickel’ award (being received on behalf of Lauren Eberly MD).

Annual ORA meeting in San Diego


Dr Harish Hosalkar (President of Orthopedic Rehabilitation Association) and Dr Keith Baldwin (from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and UPENN) as Co-Chairmen of the Annual ORA meeting in San Diego: October 2015.

Dr Harish Hosalkar and Dr Keith Baldwin


Dr Harish Hosalkar (President of Orthopedic Rehabilitation Association) – inaugurating the Annual ORA meeting in San Diego: October 2015.

Dr Harish Hosalkar inaugurating the Annual ORA meeting


New trend in hip preservation delays replacement

New trend in hip preservation delays replacement

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Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Association – Annual Meeting | October 17, 2015

Presented By:

Program Chair and Director: Harish Hosalkar, MD — San Diego (ORA President)
Co-Director: Keith Baldwin, MD, MPH – Philadelphia

Location:

Holiday Inn Carlsbad
2725 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad

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Dr Harish Hosalkar (President of SAPI-San Diego Association of Physicians of Indian Origin) with Pradeep Khosla ( Chancellor, University of California, San Diego), and Naresh Soni (President of TiE, Southern California) as Guests of Honor at the ‘Passage to India’- Event, in Encinitas, on 28th August 2015.

Dr Harish Hosalkar (President of SAPI-San Diego Association of Physicians of Indian Origin) with Pradeep Khosla ( Chancellor, University of California, San Diego), and Naresh Soni (President of TiE, Southern California) as Guests of Honor at the 'Passage to India'- Event, in Encinitas, on 28th August 2015.


Dr Harish Hosalkar (President of SAPI-San Diego Association of Physicians of Indian Origin) with Pradeep Khosla (Chancellor, University of California, San Diego) as Guests of Honor at the ‘Passage to India’ – Event, in Encinitas, on 28th August 2015.

Dr Harish Hosalkar (President of SAPI-San Diego Association of Physicians of Indian Origin) with Pradeep Khosla (Chancellor, University of California, San Diego) as Guests of Honor at the ‘Passage to India’ – Event, in Encinitas, on 28th August 2015.


Dr Harish Hosalkar explaining relevant points during an Invited lecture on ‘Musculoskeletal Injuries in Vehicular Accidents’ at the ‘CASD- Consumer Attorneys of San Diego’ Meeting held in San Diego on August 25th, 2015.

Dr Harish Hosalkar explaining relevant points during an Invited lecture on 'Musculoskeletal Injuries in Vehicular Accidents' at the 'CASD- Consumer Attorneys of San Diego' Meeting held in San Diego on August 25th, 2015.


Dr Harish Hosalkar explaining mechanics of Hip and Spine injuries during an Invited lecture on ‘Musculoskeletal Injuries in Vehicular Accidents’ at the ‘CASD- Consumer Attorneys of San Diego’ Meeting held in San Diego on August 25th, 2015.

Dr Harish Hosalkar explaining mechanics of Hip and Spine injuries during an Invited lecture on 'Musculoskeletal Injuries in Vehicular Accidents' at the 'CASD- Consumer Attorneys of San Diego' Meeting held in San Diego on August 25th, 2015.


Members of SAPI (San Diego Association of Physicians of Indian Origin) with spouses attending the ‘Best of San Diego’ event at NTC Venues at Liberty Station on August 21, 2015.

Members of SAPI (San Diego Association of Physicians of Indian Origin) with spouses attending the 'Best of San Diego' event at NTC Venues at Liberty Station on August 21, 2015


TiE President Naresh Soni (Left), Ash Israni (Founder, President and CEO of Pacifica Companies) and Dr Harish Hosalkar (SAPI President and Director of Center for Hip Preservation, San Diego) at the Combined TiE-SAPI meeting in Carlsbad- June 2015.

Dr Hosalkar examining patients with Dr Rajkumar at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore.


Dr Hosalkar examining patients with Dr Rajkumar at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore.

ORA-President and SAPI-President Dr Hosalkar making important teaching points for the local surgeons and trainees during pre-operative clinic at the Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India- as a Visiting Professor during July 2015.

Dr Hosalkar is conducting several hip preservation and reconstruction cases as well as deformity correction cases during this visit as a part of his mission work as well as charitable work.

Dr Hosalkar examining patients with Dr Rajkumar at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore.


Dr Hosalkar discussing patient-care and management options with Dr Rajkumar at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore.

ORA-President and SAPI-President Dr Hosalkar making important teaching points for the local surgeons and trainees during pre-operative clinic at the Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India- as a Visiting Professor during July 2015.

Dr Hosalkar is conducting several hip preservation and reconstruction cases as well as deformity correction cases during this visit as a part of his mission work as well as charitable work.

Dr Hosalkar discussing patient-care and management options with Dr Rajkumar at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore.


Dr Hosalkar getting ready for Surgeries at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, with Dr Venkatadass Krishnamurthy.

Dr Venkatadass is a previous ‘Hip Preservation International Fellow’ of Dr Hosalkar and currently the Chief of Pediatric Orthopedics at Ganga Hospital.

Dr Hosalkar is conducting several hip preservation and reconstruction cases as well as deformity correction cases during this visit as a part of his mission work as well as charitable work.

Dr Hosalkar discussing patient-care and management options with Dr Rajkumar at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore.


Dr Hosalkar conducting and teaching a ‘Complex Joint Preservation and Deformity Correction surgery’ at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, with Dr Venkatadass Krishnamurthy and other trainee surgeons.

Dr Hosalkar is conducting several hip preservation and reconstruction cases as well as deformity correction cases during this visit as a part of his mission work as well as charitable work.

Dr Hosalkar -Complex Joint Preservation and Deformity Correction surgery


International Visiting Professor: Dr Hosalkar

ORA-President and SAPI-President Dr Hosalkar conducting pre-operative clinic at the Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India- as a Visiting Professor during July 2015. Dr Hosalkar conducting several hip preservation and reconstruction cases as well as deformity correction cases during this visit as a part of his mission work as well as charitable work from ‘Center for Hip Preservation – San Diego’.

International Visiting Professor


Dr Hosalkar making teaching points during his International Visiting Professorship

ORA-President and SAPI-President Dr Hosalkar making important teaching points for the local surgeons during pre-operative clinic at the Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India- as a Visiting Professor during July 2015.

Dr Hosalkar making teaching points during his International Visiting Professorship

Dr Hosalkar is conducting several hip preservation and reconstruction cases as well as deformity correction cases during this visit as a part of his mission work as well as charitable work from ‘Center for Hip Preservation – San Diego’.


SAPI President Dr Hosalkar with ‘Ro Khanna’ and Neerav Jadeja (Chief Administrator Paradise Valley Hospital) at the SAPI-TiE event in Carlsbad

SAPI President Dr Hosalkar with 'Ro Khanna' and Neerav Jadeja (Chief Administrator Paradise Valley Hospital) at the SAPI-TiE event in Carlsbad


SAPI President Dr Hosalkar with ‘Ro Khanna’ and Rohit Loomba, MD (SAPI member and well-known and renowned Hepatologist at UCSD- at the SAPI-TiE event in Carlsbad

SAPI President Dr Hosalkar with 'Ro Khanna' and Rohit Loomba, MD (SAPI member and well-known and renowned Hepatologist at UCSD- at the SAPI-TiE event in Carlsbad


SAPI President Dr Hosalkar with TiE- So-Cal President Naresh Soni at the welcome ceremony for the SAPI-TiE event in Carlsbad, June 20th, 2015

SAPI President Dr Hosalkar with TiE- So-Cal President Naresh Soni at the welcome ceremony for the SAPI-TiE event in Carlsbad, June 20th, 2015


SAPI President Dr Hosalkar with many of the SAPI members and well-known physicians in the San Diego community at the SAPI-TiE event in Carlsbad, June 20th, 2015

SAPI President Dr Hosalkar with many of the SAPI members and well-known physicians in the San Diego community at the SAPI-TiE event in Carlsbad, June 20th, 2015


Dr Hosalkar giving an Instructional Course at the AAOS 2015 meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada

Instructional Course at the AAOS 2015 meeting

Instructional Course at the AAOS 2015 meeting


Dr Hosalkar with co-faculty- Drs Harry Kim (Texas), Prof Klaus Siebenrock (Bern), Kishore Mulpuri (Vancouver)- at the Instructional Course for the AAOS 2015 meeting held in Las Vegas, Nevada

Instructional Course for the AAOS 2015 meeting

Instructional Course for the AAOS 2015 meeting


Dr Hosalkar with other world-renowned Neuromuscular orthopedic specialists, Dr David Spiegel and Dr Keith Baldwin at the AAOS 2015 meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada

Neuromuscular orthopedic specialists


Grossmont Hospital Medical Staff Meeting Calendar – February 2015


TiE South Coast Monthly Event

Innovation in Healthcare Technology: Physicians’ Perspective
Tuesday February 3, 2015
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Event Overview:

Innovation in healthcare technology continues to grow at an astonishing pace. Game-changing solutions for diagnosing, monitoring, and treating illnesses are advancing. Disruptive technologies are emerging at an ever increasing pace, holding the promise of more effective and efficient healthcare, and providing opportunities for entrepreneurs. However, due to the shear volume of emerging technologies, it can be difficult to assess which approaches will deliver the greatest benefit.

We have four distinguished panelists who are or have been practicing physicians in their respective specialties: oncology, cardiology, mental health, and orthopedics. Our panelists will discuss a range of topics to illustrate the impact of healthcare technology on their practice of medicine today, as well as their vision for the most important innovations of the next decade. Some of the questions we will ask are: 1) what are the most urgent, unmet needs in your field today? 2) what are the most important innovations that might be enabled over the next 10 years? 3) what improvements have their been in diagnostics and imaging? 4) will stem cells make transplants and joint replacements obsolete? 5) what is the current impact of genomics on personalized medicine and diagnostics? 6) what are the most compelling solutions offered by digital health? 7) how is new technology regulated and how is success measured? 8) does new technology mean healthcare we can’t afford?

Please join us for a lively conversation.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Harish Hosalkar, MD., Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Scott M. Lippman, MD., Director, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
  • Dr. Steven Steinhubl, MD., Director of Digital Medicine at Scripps Translational Science Institute and Cardiologist, Scripps Health, Scripps Clinic
  • Jon Zifferblatt, MD/MPH, Director, Commercial Trial Leader, Janssen Healthcare Innovation (JHI) Johnson & Johnson
  • Moderated by Mitchell Mutz, Ph.D, President and Chief Scientific Officer, Amplyx Pharmaceuticals

NOTE: Prior to the panel, Rory Moore, CEO, EvoNexus will talk about the alliance between TiE and CommNexus and EvoNexus incubator in San Diego and Orange County.

Agenda:

6:00pm – Indian Appetizers & Networking
6:45pm – Indian Dinner and Networking
7:00pm – Rory Moore
7:30pm – Panel
8:30pm – Question & Answer Session
9:00pm – Event Ends

Event registration

  • On-line: TiE Student Members: $20, TiE Members: $25, Non-members: $35
  • On-site: TiE Student Members: $25, TiE Members: $30, Non-members: $40

Register now

Event Address:
Janssen Pharmaceuticals
3210 Merryfield Row
San Diego, 92121

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Dr Hosalkar discussing ‘Cartilage Grafting’ for advanced management of Hip Joint Preservation Surgery in Adults, during the ‘Hip Preservation Course’ at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India- December 2014

Hip preservation Symposium


Dr Hosalkar Presenting ‘AO-Visiting Professor’ Grand Rounds at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India- December 2014

Hip preservation Symposium


Dr Hosalkar, as an AO-Visiting Professor, presenting the latest advances in imaging of the Hip Joint at the ‘Hip Preservation Course’ in Coimbatore, India- December 2014

Hip preservation Symposium


Dr Hosalkar- AO- Visiting Professor, explaining details of ‘Proximal Femoral Osteotomy’ during deformity reconstruction and Hip Joint preservation to the delegates at the ‘Hip Preservation Course’ at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore – December 2014

Hip preservation Symposium


Dr Hosalkar- AO- Visiting Professor, receiving the Visiting Professorship Certificate from Prof Rajasekharan at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore – December 2014. Dr Rajasekharan is the Chairman,Dept of Orthopaedic & Spine Surgery, Ganga Hospital, Adjunct Professor, Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University, Hunterian Professor, Royal College of Surgeons of England,2011-12, Chair Elect, AOSpine International Research Commission, President Elect, SICOT, Past President, Indian Orthopaedic Association & Past President, Association of
Spine Surgeons of India, Past President, ISSLS, Canada.

Hip preservation Symposium


Dr Hosalkar, AO-Visting Professor, and International Faculty member at the ‘Hip Preservation Course’ at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India- December2014, with other Indian and International Faculty Members.

Hip preservation Symposium


Dr Hosalkar lighting the ‘Inauguration light’ during the ceremony for the ‘Hip Preservation Course at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India- December 2014.

Hip preservation Symposium


Dr Hosalkar conducts ‘Hip preservation Symposium’ in renowned Orthopedic institution- Ganga Hospital, in Coimbatore, India- December 2014

Dr Hosalkar with Doctors Kai Zeibarth, Rajasekharan and Taral Nagda, after successful Hip preservation surgery symposium at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore India in December 2014

Hip preservation Symposium


Dr Hosalkar as a visiting professor at Surya-Children’s Hospital of Mumbai in December 2014.

Dr Hosalkar with Doctor Taral Nagda and Visiting surgeons from Kenya, after demonstrating a successful complex revision DDH surgery, at Mumbai, India in December 2014

Complex revision DDH surgery


Dr Hosalkar as an AO-Visiting Professor at Ganga Hospital, in Coimbatore, India- December 2014

Dr Hosalkar rounding on the floor patients with Drs Zeibarth from Bern, Switzerland and Dr Rajkumar, chief of Joint Reconstruction at Ganga Hospital, during his visiting professorship in December 2014

Joint Reconstruction


Dr Hosalkar is honored to be elected as the president of the ORA orthopedic rehab national association a subsection of the American academy of orthopedic surgeons.

Dr Hosalkar receiving the Presidential Pin from Prof Ernest Marsolias, during the Presidential Take-over for the Orthopedic Rehabilitation Association, subsection of AAOS, Annual 2014 Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr Hosalkar receiving the Presidential Pin

Dr Hosalkar receiving the Presidential Medallion from Prof Ernest Marsolias, during the Presidential Take-over for the Orthopedic Rehabilitation Association- subsection of AAOS, Annual 2014 Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr Hosalkar receiving the Presidential Medallion

Dr Hosalkar took over as the current President of the Orthopedic Rehabilitation Association, subsection of AAOS, at the annual ORA 2014 meeting in Cleveland, Ohio.

Current President

Dr Hosalkar with the past President, and Board of Directors after the Presidential transfer ceremony at the annual ORA October 2014 meeting in Cleveland, Ohio.

Past President


Dr Hosalkar was a co-director at the Neurorestoration conference over the weekend.

Drs Michael Lobatz and Harish Hosalkar as Co-Directors of the Neuro-Restorative Care Conference held at the Schaetzel Center, Scripps La Jolla, California,November 1, 2014.

Drs Michael Lobatz and Harish Hosalkar as Co-Directors

Drs Michael Lobatz and Harish Hosalkar as Co-Directors

Drs Michael Lobatz and Harish Hosalkar as Co-Directors, introducing the faculty at the Neuro-Restorative Care Conference held at the Schaetzel Center, Scripps La Jolla, California,November 1, 2014.

Drs Michael Lobatz and Harish Hosalkar as Co-Directors, introducing the faculty at NRC

Drs Michael Lobatz and Harish Hosalkar taking audience questions at the Neuro-Restorative Care Conference held at the Schaetzel Center, Scripps La Jolla, California,November 1, 2014.

Drs Michael Lobatz and Harish Hosalkar taking audience questions

Dr Harish Hosalkar presenting his talk at the Neuro-Restorative Care Conference held at the Schaetzel Center, Scripps La Jolla, California,November 1, 2014.

Dr Harish Hosalkar presenting his talk at the Neuro-Restorative Care Conference

Dr Michael Lobatz delivering his talk at the Neuro-Restorative Care Conference held at the Schaetzel Center, Scripps La Jolla, California,November 1, 2014.

Dr Michael Lobatz delivering his talk at the Neuro-Restorative Care Conference

Drs Erin Bigler and Harish Hosalkar taking questions during the break session at the Neuro-Restorative Care Conference held at the Schaetzel Center, Scripps La Jolla, California,November 1, 2014.

Drs Erin Bigler and Harish Hosalkar taking questions

Justin Brown MD, Hermano Igo Krebs, PhD, Dylan Edwards, PhD, PT, Harish Hosalkar MD, and David Reinkensmeyer, PhD as part of the faculty at the Neuro-Restorative Care Conference held at the Schaetzel Center, Scripps La Jolla, California,November 1, 2014.

faculty at the Neuro-Restorative Care Conference

Justin Brown MD, Neurosurgeon, presenting his talk at the Neuro-Restorative Care Conference held at the Schaetzel Center, Scripps La Jolla, California,November 1, 2014.

Justin Brown MD, Neurosurgeon, presenting his talk at the Neuro-Restorative Care Conference

Dr Harish Hosalkar presenting his talk and interacting with the audience at the Neuro-Restorative Care Conference held at the Schaetzel Center, Scripps La Jolla, California,November 1, 2014.

Dr Harish Hosalkar presenting his talk and interacting with the audience at the Neuro-Restorative Care Conference

Dr Harish Hosalkar presenting gait patterns during his talk at the Neuro-Restorative Care Conference held at the Schaetzel Center, Scripps La Jolla, California,November 1, 2014.

Dr Harish Hosalkar presenting gait patterns

Dr Harish Hosalkar taking questions following his talk at the Neuro-Restorative Care Conference held at the Schaetzel Center, Scripps La Jolla, California,November 1, 2014.

Dr Harish Hosalkar taking questions


Dr Hosalkar presenting grand rounds at the Sharp Grossmont Hospital in September 2014 discussing the principles and methods of deformity correction as well as approaches to management of lower extremity deformities.

Dr Hosalkar presenting grand rounds at the Sharp Grossmont Hospital in September 2014

Dr Hosalkar presenting grand rounds at the Sharp Grossmont Hospital in September 2014

Dr Hosalkar presenting grand rounds at the Sharp Grossmont Hospital in September 2014


Ganga Operative Pediatric Hip Course 2014

Date: 5th, 6th & 7th December, 2014
Venue: Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore
Theme: Hip Preservation

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Dr Hosalkar delivering a keynote lecture at the SAPI- San Diego Association of Indian Physicians, at Hotel La Valencia, La Jolla on July 12th 2014,related to ‘Bone Grafting and its Evolution and Applications in Orthopedic Surgery’

 

 


news-imgHe’s the comeback kid of Junior Worlds
Source: www.utsandiego.com

Harish Hosalkar reconstructed a child’s arm to help him play in the 2010 Callaway Junior Golf Championships in San Diego.

 

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AOTrauma Course — Pediatric

AOTrauma Course — Pediatric   AOTrauma Course — Pediatric


Neuro-Restorative Care Conference: From Rehabilitation to Recovery

Annual Physician Symposium   Neuro-Restorative Care Conference


Hip Preservation in Adolescents and Adults: Where Do We Stand Today?

Annual Physician Symposium   Hip Preservation in Adolescents and Adults


2nd Annual Tricity Hospital Physician Symposium

Annual Physician Symposium   2nd Annual Tricity Hospital Physician Symposium


9th Annual Brain Injury Rehabilitaion Conference

Annual Physician Symposium   9th Annual Brain Injury Rehabilitaion Conference


Dr Hosalkar is on staff at Paradise Valley Hospital as an orthopedic attending Surgeon and specializes in Hip joint preservation surgery as well as reconstruction, limb lengthening and deformity correction, Neuromuscular orthopedic surgery including management of stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy and spasticity, bone tumors, complex trauma and fracture care as well as children’s orthopedics.

Luis Leon, Harish Hosalkar,Neerav Jadeja

Luis Leon, President of Operations at Prime Healthcare, Dr Harish Hosalkar and Neerav Jadeja, Chief Administrator of Paradise Valley hospital at the inaugural function of the ‘San Diego Spine and Joint Center’ at Paradise Valley Hospital on May 1st, 2014.

, Harish Hosalkar,Neerav Jadeja,Prakash Bhatia

Dr Hosalkar with Neerav Jadeja (Chief Administrator PVH) and Dr Prakash Bhatia, psychiatrist at the inaugural function of the new Orthopedic Floor at Paradise Valley Hospital, May 1st 2014

, Harish Hosalkar, Harry Boffman

Dr Hosalkar with Senior Orthopedic Surgeon Dr Harry Boffman at the inaugural function of the new Orthopedic Floor at Paradise Valley Hospital, May 1st 2014

, Harish Hosalkar,Sarjan Patel

Dr Hosalkar with Ophthalmic Surgeon Dr Sarjan Patel at the inaugural function of the new Orthopedic Floor at Paradise Valley Hospital, May 1st 2014

, Harish Hosalkar,Sarjan Patel,Deep Bhasin

Dr Hosalkar with Ophthalmic Surgeon Dr Sarjan Patel and Deep Bhasin from Prime Healthcare Anesthesia at the inaugural function of the new Orthopedic Floor at Paradise Valley Hospital, May 1st 2014

, Harish Hosalkar, Neerav Jadeja,Luis Leon

Dr Hosalkar with Chief Administrator Neerav Jadeja and Luis Leon, President of Operations at Prime Healthcare, at the inaugural function of the new Orthopedic Floor at Paradise Valley Hospital, May 1st 2014

Inaugral Function

Dr Hosalkar with Chief Administrator Neerav Jadeja and Luis Leon, President of Operations at Prime Healthcare, and other orthopedic surgeons at the inaugural function of the new Orthopedic Floor at Paradise Valley Hospital, May 1st 2014

Inaugral Function

Dr Hosalkar with Chief Administrator Neerav Jadeja and Luis Leon, President of Operations at Prime Healthcare and other orthopedic faculty at the inaugural function of the new Orthopedic Floor at Paradise Valley Hospital, May 1st 2014

Inaugral Function

Dr Hosalkar with Chief Administrator Neerav Jadeja and Luis Leon, President of Operations at Prime Healthcare and other orthopedic faculty at the inaugural function of the new Orthopedic Floor at Paradise Valley Hospital, May 1st 2014


2nd Annual Physician Symposium May 3, 2014

Annual Physician Symposium   2nd Annual Physician Symposium


New Hip Surgery Hip Pain And Impingement,Extending Usable Life Of Patient’s Natural Joint


Hip Preservation Program
Source: www.tricitymed.org

Dennis Hamblin, 53, enjoys the adrenaline rush of hitting the slopes on his skis and has always lived an active life since he was on his high school’s track team. After track practice, Dennis often joined friends in pickup football games and it was during one of these pickup games that he initially injured his groin. Over the next several years, Dennis dealt with the groin pain from the injury he sustained his sophomore year in high school. With youth on his side, Dennis found that by skipping key stretches he was able to manage the pain and went on to a successful career as a distance running competitor at the collegiate level. However, improperly addressing his true injury took a toll on his body.

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New Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures CPG
Source:
www.aaos.org

Members of the workgroup included: Andrew Howard, MD, chair; Kishore Mulpuri, MBBS, MS (Ortho), MHSc (Epi), vice-chair; Mark F. Abel, MD; Stuart V. Braun, MD; Matthew J. Bueche, MD; Howard R. Epps, MD; Harish S. Hosalkar, MD; Charles Mehlman, DO, MPH; Susan Scherl, MD; Michael Goldberg, MD, Guidelines Oversight Committee chair; Charles Turkelson, PhD; Janet L. Wies, MPH; and Kevin Boyer.

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Three Scientific Exhibits Cited; POSNA Receives Special Award
Source:
www.aaos.org

The Special Award went to SE42—POSNA: Infantile DDH: Screening, Safe-swaddling, Harness Application and Follow-up Protocol by *Harish Hosalkar, MD; *Scott J. Mubarak, MD; Ernest L. Sink, MD; Kishore Mulpuri, MD; and Chad T. Price, MD.

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A Pat on the back to …
Source:
www.aaos.org

The winners of the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society DePuy Educational Assistance Awards: Ethan Kellum, MD; Brent Stephens; Wilsa Charles; Comrie Frederick Kyle; Addisu Mesfin, MD; Harish Hosalkar, MD; Randolph Sealey, MD; Erica Taylor, MD; MaCalus V. Hogan, MD; and Saadiq El-Amin, MD, PhD.

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SCFE leads to Symptomatic FAI
Source:
www.aaos.org

“Data have shown that slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) treated with pinning in situ can develop into symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement(FAI) over time,” said Harish S. Hosalkar, MD.

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Hip Preservation Program
Source:
www.tricitymed.org

Dennis Hamblin, 53, enjoys the adrenaline rush of hitting the slopes on his skis and has always lived an active life since he was on his high school’s track team. After track practice, Dennis often joined friends in pickup football games and it was during one of these pickup games that he initially injured his groin. Over the next several years, Dennis dealt with the groin pain from the injury he sustained his sophomore year in high school. With youth on his side, Dennis found that by skipping key stretches he was able to manage the pain and went on to a successful career as a distance running competitor at the collegiate level. However, improperly addressing his true injury took a toll on his body.

“I had many lower back issues and issues with restricted range of motion. I always assumed this was because I didn’t like stretching and ran about 120 miles per week when I was competing.”

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New Hip Surgery Relieves Hip Pain and Impingement, Extending Usable Life of Patients’ Natural Joint
Source:
www.marketwired.com

Tri-City Medical Center is expanding its services to include hip preservation surgery, a reliable alternative to total hip replacement for active adults and young patients. Doctors at Tri-City Medical Center’s Orthopaedic & Spine Institute are utilizing advanced joint preservation procedures to provide hip pain relief, treat painful hip impingement and help extend the usable life of patients’ natural joints, thus avoiding total joint replacement procedures.

Over the years, youth sports have become more intense and popular. As a result, more young and mid-life adults are arriving in doctors’ offices suffering pain and restricted motion in their hip joints. This is especially true for former or current athletes who have competed in high-impact sports such as basketball, football, lacrosse, baseball and ice hockey. This population is most prone to a condition called Femoroacetabular Impingement, or FAI, which affects the hip joint. Symptomatic FAI is now known to be a pre-arthritic condition.

“Hip preservation surgery with open safe surgical dislocation or arthroscopic means is rather new and many patients aren’t aware of its availability as a modality of treatment,” says Harish S. Hosalkar, MD, hip preservation and deformity correction specialist at Tri-City Medical Center. “For younger patients, a total hip replacement surgery might not last their lifetime, requiring them to replace the same joint more than once. Preservation of the joint means we maintain the natural joint without any resurfacing to alleviate hip joint pain and improve motion and function by restoring the anatomy of the joint.”

Many patients mistake hip pain as an alignment issue or arthritis, but it can often be undiagnosed adolescent or adult hip dysplasia, which can only be corrected through reconstructive surgery. The pain from FAI is caused by abnormal abutment motion between the ball of the hip joint and the socket, often leading to a tear in the surrounding cartilage (labral tear). With hip dysplasia, a shallow hip socket causes problems related to under-coverage. Men and women are both prone to hip dysplasia and FAI, either through their inherent anatomy, genetics or through heavy sports activities and injuries.


Cure of a rare hip infection
Source:
bangalore.citizenmatters.in

A 3-year-old girl from rural India with a complex hip infection is now able to walk after a successful surgery by doctors at Columbia Asia Referral Hospital – Yeshwanthpur in Bangalore. A group of doctors at the hospital, led by Dr. Harish Hosalkar from San Diego, California and Dr Kamini Kurpad, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon from Columbia Asia, completed the surgery.

The girl had an infection from infancy that had deformed her hip joint, making it impossible for her to lead a normal life. Because of the condition, sequelae of septic arthritis, she had a limited movement in her hip and could walk only with a limp.

During the surgery, the doctors deepened the the socket of her hip joint and redirected the head of the thigh bone into the deepened socket. They also fixed the neck of her femur to help in the remodeling of the joint. The surgery helped keep her hip stable, improve the range of motion and decrease her limp.

After five days, the girl was discharged while in a cast and advised to undergo physiotherapy to aid the recovery of her hip movement within six weeks. Her family could not afford medical care, and the doctors performed the surgery for free.


Getting along Swimmingly
Source:
www.utsandiego.com

Amanda Geier doesn’t smile when she recounts the medical advice she once received about her daughter Samantha’s spina bifida. “I was told that what’s going to happen is going to happen, and there’s no point in trying to prevent anything,” she said.

For the Geier family, that simply wasn’t good enough. “You learn to fight for your kid to be able to do the things she wants to do,” Amanda said.

Spina bifida is a congenital condition in which the spinal cord, or the vertebrae which surround it, do not completely form, damaging nerves and causing muscle weakness. Samantha had her first surgery at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego when she was 6 weeks old. The procedure allowed her spinal cord to move normally, rather than being tethered at its base. Now 16, Samantha has had several procedures since.

The condition presents many obstacles, and Samantha has learned to overcome them one by one. It hasn’t been easy. Early on, Samantha was relatively untroubled by the disease. But as she grew, scar tissue on her spinal cord forced a second surgery, after which she lost muscle function. She had to give up some activities, such as dance and soccer.

Undeterred, Samantha started swimming, an ideal exercise because it’s not weight-bearing. She went on to compete, excelling at the longer distance freestyle and backstroke events and participating in the Paralympics. But spina bifida interfered once again, as her hip began popping out of its socket, causing intense pain. Her hip muscles were just too weak to hold the joint in place. When swimming, Samantha’s flip turns would sometimes pop the hip, but otherwise the condition was unpredictable.

“I didn’t know when it would happen,” said Samantha. “It could happen in bed.”

The only answer was more surgery. Harish Hosalkar, M.D., a pediatric orthopedic surgeon who also directs the Hip Research Center at Rady Children’s, stepped in to fix the problem, performing a challenging muscle transfer procedure.

For the Geiers, Dr. Hosalkar was the ideal surgeon, approaching Samantha’s treatment with the same mixture of optimism and straight talk the family has come to appreciate. “He’s realistic,” Amanda said. “He tells you what can and cannot happen. He explains there’s no guarantee.”

“We all understood it was a difficult procedure,” Dr. Hosalkar said. “But I told them, if nothing else, I could stop the pain.”

The surgery was done in summer 2011. Since then, Samantha’s hip hasn’t popped out once, and she’s no longer in pain. She’s back in the pool and hopes to compete again in the future.

“The surgery has given back her ability to swim,” said Amanda. “It’s one of the few aerobic exercises that is readily available and that she can do to stay healthy for a lifetime. It’s wonderful that she has that option.”

Having overcome this most recent obstacle, Samantha has other tasks to occupy her. She is an excellent student, sings in the choir and tutors others. For her, spina bifida is now mostly an inconvenience.

“I need to plan ahead and allow more time to get things done,” Samantha said. “I have to factor in time to put on my leg braces and check out wheelchair access. I try to figure out the fastest, most productive way to get where I want to be.”

One of the places she wants to be is college. Though moving away from home will present a new set of challenges, Samantha is looking forward to the adventure. Spina bifida will just have to get out of the way.

Sixteen-year-old Samantha is an accomplished Paralympics swimmer.


He’s the comeback kid of Junior Worlds
Source:
www.utsandiego.com

“It’s something I would hope no parent has to go through,” Don said. “The hardest thing in my life was watching that helicopter take off. It was really scary.”

The Ochoas, who recently moved to Carmel Valley from Rancho Santa Fe, previously mingled golf and motocross with ease. Danny, who turned 15 in May, started riding motorcycles at the same age — 9 — he first competed in SDJGA events. His latest motorcycle was a prize for nearly winning the U.S. Kids Championship last summer in Pinehurst, N.C.

“The whole reason we were out (at the track) was for a reward,” Don said. “And I thought I’d ruined his golf career.”

Dr. Harish Hosalkar, an orthopedic surgeon at Children’s, spent hours putting Danny’s arm back together. He inserted two nine-inch titanium rods into the bone to provide stability. They won’t come out until the end of this summer.

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Researchers found better cup, stem survival after early THA
Source:
Healio

Patients who underwent early total hip arthroplasty experienced better 10-year cup and stem survival compared with patients who underwent late total hip arthroplasty, according to study results.

Researchers searched the Medline databases from January 1990 to January 2014 and retrieved 19 articles reporting on the management of posttraumatic arthritis of the hip following acetabular fractures with the use of late total hip arthroplasty (THA), as well as articles where acetabular fractures were treated with early THA. In all, the researchers assessed THA outcomes following acetabular fracture in 654 patients.

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Most dislocated hips placed within ‘safe zone’ during THA, study finds
Source:
Healio

DALLAS — During their minimum 2-year follow-up, researchers here reported a 1.9% rate of subsequent dislocation after total hip arthroplasty in a contemporary practice and noted 58% of these cases had an acetabular socket position within the Lewinnek safe zone.

“Most contemporary total hip arthroplasties that dislocate are within the Lewinnek safe zone,” Matthew P. Abdel, MD, said during his presentation at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting. “Cup position for some patients certainly lies outside this safe zone. Most importantly, new technologies will need better targets to hit prior to them being clinically relevant or economically feasible.”

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Preterm, low birth-weight babies may need new hips in adulthood
Source:
Science Daily

Researchers from Australia report that low birth weight and preterm birth are linked to increased risk for osteoarthritis (OA)-related hip replacements in adulthood. The findings also indicate that low birth weight and pre-term babies were not at greater risk of knee arthroplasty due to OA as adults.

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Therapy car’ helps orthopedic patients avoid falls
Source:
Science Daily

A “therapy car” is being used by physical and occupational therapists to help patients recovering from hip and knee replacement surgery simulate getting in and out of a real vehicle without falling or injuring themselves.

Concurrently, Virginia Mason’s application for a patent on this invention is being reviewed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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THA outcomes, surgeon volume effects can be effectively managed
Source:
Healio

Studies dating back nearly 20 years have shown a correlation between surgeon volume and the rate of complications in total hip arthroplasty, with higher-volume surgeons yielding lower complication rates.

“There are a fair number of studies now that establish pretty clearly that volume matters — independent of the volume done by the hospital,” said Jeffrey N. Katz, MD, MSc, professor of medicine and orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston.

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Obese patients had poorer outcomes, early revision after THA
Source:
Healio

Patients who were obese and underwent total hip arthroplasty had lower Oxford Hip Scores at 6 months and an increased early revision rate compared with patients who had a lower body mass index, according to study results.

Searching the New Zealand National Joint Registry, researchers retrieved data for 5,357 patients who had primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) from October 2010 to December 2011. Outcomes included functional status as measured by the Oxford Hip Score at 6 months after surgery and revision for any reason. Associations between body mass index (BMI), American Society of Anesthesiologist (ASA) scores, length of surgery and cementation of components were also examined.

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Unnecessary hip MRIs raised costs for patients with hip osteoarthritis
Source:
Healio

Due to the cost unnecessary hip MRIs places on the patient population, referring physicians should not simultaneously order a radiograph and an MRI for hip pain, according to researchers.

To identify the number of new patients with hip osteoarthritis who had an unnecessary MRI, the additional costs of these MRIs and the extrapolated cost to the United States health care system during the next 10 years, researchers prospectively evaluated every patient referred to their institution during a 36-month period.

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