Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

MIS Joint Replacement offers important advantages, requiring smaller incisions and potentially causing less trauma, shorter hospital stay, faster recovery and less scarring than traditional techniques.

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Partial Knee Resurfacing

Partial knee resurfacing (PKR) is a surgical procedure for relieving arthritis in one compartment of the knee. With PKR, only the damaged surface of the knee joint is replaced, helping to minimize trauma to healthy bone and tissue.

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Rotator Cuff Repair

A rotator cuff tear is a common cause of pain and disability among adults. A torn rotator cuff will weaken your shoulder. This means that many daily activities, like combing your hair or getting dressed, may become painful and difficult to do.

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Publications & Presentations

Media Presentations

  • The Inyo Nail Technique, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Individual Orthopaedic Instruction, February 1988, Atlanta, GA
  • The Inyo Nail, International College of Surgeons Video Forum, October 1988, New Orleans, LA
  • The Inyo Nail. A new, easy approach for fixation of ankle fractures, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, February 1989, Las Vegas, NV
  • Arthritis: The Enigma of the Knee, KMIR, 2003, Palm Springs, CA

Poster Presentations

  • Intermediate Energy Gunshot Injuries of the Extremities. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, February 1984, Atlanta, GA
  • Acute Mountain Sickness in Competitive Cyclists, World Congress On the Scientific and Medical Aspects of Cycling. August 1986, Colorado Springs, CO

Lectures & Presentations

  • Avulsion Fractures of the Intercondylar Eminence in Children, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, March 1977, Los Angeles, CA
  • Injuries of the Peroneal Tendons, Centinnela Hospital, March 1978, Inglewood, CA
  • Avulsion Fractures of the Intercondylar Eminence, Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, March 1977, Downey, CA
  • A comparison of the treatment of subtrochanteric fractures using a 90o blade plate and the Sampson intramedullary rod, Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, March 1979, Los Angeles, CA
  • Application of external fixation to open fractures of the lower extremity. External Fixation of Fractures, LAC-USC Medical Center, June 1979, Los Angeles, CA
  • Treatment of Common Orthopaedic Injuries to Upper Extremities. Palisade School of Mountaineering. Mountain Medicine Seminar, May 1980, Big Pine, CA
  • Mountaineering Accidents in the Sierra Nevada, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, 1981, Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Treatment of Common Orthopaedic Injuries to the Lower Extremities. Palisade School of Mountaineering, May 1981, Big Pine, CA
  • A New Mode of treatment for Intercondylar Eminence Fractures. Scottish Arthroscopy Society, 1981, Glasgow, Scotland
  • In the field management of fractures and dislocations, Palisades School of Mountaineering, 1982, Big Pine, CA
  • Review of Classification and Treatment of Ankle Fractures, Northern Inyo Hospital, Mammoth Mountain, 1984, Mammoth Lakes, CA
  • The Inyo Nail Technique, University of Southern California Graduates of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Hospital, 1984, Los Angeles, CA
  • Orthopaedic surgery update – Experience with the Inyo Nail in the Treatment of ankle fractures. Northern Inyo Hospital, Mammoth Mountain, 1985, Mammoth Lakes, CA
  • Hands on usage of the Inyo Nail. Northern Inyo Hospital, Mammoth Mountain, 1985, Mammoth Lakes, CA
  • The Inyo Nail Technique, A symposium of lower extremity fractures. Northern Inyo Hospital, Mammoth Mountain, 1986, Mammoth Lakes, CA
  • Hands on usage of the Inyo Nail. Northern Inyo Hospital, Mammoth Mountain, 1986, Mammoth Lakes, CA
  • Acute Mountain Sickness in Competitive Cyclists, World Congress on Medical and Scientific aspects of Cycling, 1986, Colorado Springs, CA
  • The Problem of Geriatric Ankle Fracture, Them ‘Ol Bones I, St. Lukes Medical Center, 1987, Scotsdale, CA
  • Evaluation of Ankle Fractures treated with the Inyo Nail. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1988, Atlanta, CA
  • Mountaineering Accidents. Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Update, Mammoth Lakes, 1988, Mammoth Lakes, CA
  • Surgical Techniques of Closed Inyo Nailing, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Update. Mammoth Lakes, 1988, Mammoth Lakes, CA
  • Accident Prevention in Competitive Cyclists Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Update. Mammoth Lakes, 1988, Mammoth Lakes, CA
  • Evaluation of the Treatment of Ankle Fractures with the Inyo Nail, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Update, Mammoth Lakes, 1988, Mammoth Lakes, CA
  • Cycling accidents-an overview. Summer symposium, Northern Inyo Hospital, 1988, Bishop, CA
  • The Long-term Follow-up of Fractures of the Tibial Spine, Orthopaedic Symposium, 1989, Bishop, CA
  • Arthroscopic Reduction and Internal Fixation of Tibial Spine Fractures. Orthopaedic Symposium, 1989, Bishop, CA
  • A Survey of Snowboarding Injuries, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, 1990, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Injury Patterns in Snowboarding, USC GOS symposium, 1990, Los Angeles, CA
  • A survey of snowboarding Injuries, 1st World Congress of Sports Trauma, 1992, Mallorca, Spain
  • Cycling in the older athlete, 1st World Congress of Sports Trauma, 1992, Mallorca, Spain
  • Current concepts in ACL Reconstruction, Orthopaedic Symposium, Northern Inyo Hospital, 1992, Bishop, CA
  • Type III fractures of the Tibial Spine: Lessons learned after 2nd look Arthroscopy. AAOS annual Meeting, 1993, San Francisco, CA
  • The Aging Athlete, Inyo Mono Medical Society, 1994, Bishop, CA
  • Current Trends in Ankle Injuries, Inyo Mono Medical Society, 1994, Bishop, CA
  • Safety, patient satisfaction and quality of life after limited incision carpal tunnel release. Western Orthopaedic Association Annual meeting, 2002, Maui, HI
  • Arthritis: The Enigma of the Knee, DRMC, 2003, Palm Springs, CA
  • The Management of Arthritis of the Knee, JFK Hospital, February 2004, Indio, CA
  • The Rotator Cuff, JFK Hospital, October 2006, Indio, CA
  • New techniques in the treatment of injuries to the Rotator Cuff, April 2007, Indio, CA
  • InterQual Guidelines for the Physicians, JFK Hospital, September 2008, Indio, CA
  • Common Injuries in Sports, JFK Hospital, January 2009. Indio, CA
  • “Socket” to the hip. JFK Hospital, March 2009, Indio, CA
  • Osteoporosis and the Female Athlete, Palm Desert Health Fair, May 2010
  • Prevention of Osteoporotic Fractures in the Aging Athlete. KMIR TV, January 2011, Palm Desert, CA
  • Current Concepts in the Management of Arthritis. Empire Assisted Living. September 2011, Desert Hot Springs, CA
  • Your Joint Pain and Treatment Options. Sun City. October 2011, Bermuda, CA
  • Advancements in Orthopaedics. Evolving Hip and Knee Technologies. Mortons Restaurant. November 2011, Palm Desert, CA
  • Surgical and non-Surgical management of arthritis of the Hip and Knee. Mission Hills Country Club. Dec 2011, Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Arthroscopically assisted Uni Condylar Knee Replacement Bone and Joint Institute, January 2012, Palm Desert, CA
  • Sports Medicine. Evolving strategies in the Treatment of Ligamentous Injuries to the Knee. Bone and Joint Institute, February 2012, Palm Desert, CA
  • Injury Prevention in Tennis and Golf. Bone and Joint Institute, April 2012, Palm Desert, CA
  • The Surgical Options for Arthritis. Joslyn Senior Center, May 2012, Palm Desert, CA