Alan M. Hirahara, MD, FRCSC
Orthopaedic SurgeonSpecialist in Sports Medicine

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

Dr. Hirahara actively investigates and creates new surgical techniques in shoulder and knee arthroscopy, while incorporating the growing field of OrthoBiologics. He constantly evaluates and assesses these new ideas and techniques in his research, many of which will be shared here.

PUBLICATIONS:

Ultrasound-guided Suprapectoral Tenodesis of the Long Head of the Biceps Brachii
Andersen WJ, Barcelos M, Raffaelli MP, Hirahara AM
Arthroscopy Techniques
Surgical
Ultrasound Assessment of SCR With Dermal Allograft: An Evaluation of Graft Thickness and Vascularity
Hirahara AM, Andersen WJ, Panero AJ
Arthroscopy
PMID: 31785745
Surgical
Are Amniotic Fluid Products "Stem Cell" Therapies?
Panero AJ, Hirahara AM, Andersen AJ, Rothenberg J, Fierro F
American Journal of Sports Medicine
PMID: 30844295
Non-Surgical
Arthroscopic Knotless Remplissage for the Treatment of Hill-Sachs Lesions
Hirahara AM, Andersen WJ, Yamashiro K
Arthroscopy Techniques
PMID: 31019885
Surgical
The PASTA Bridge: A Biomechanical Evaluation of Construct Strength
Hirahara AM, Andersen WJ
American Journal of Orthopedics
PMID: 30481240
Surgical
An MRI Analysis of the Pelvis to Determine Ideal Method for Ultrasound-Guided Bone Marrow Aspiration from the Iliac Crest
Hirahara AM, Panero AJ, Andersen WJ
American Journal of Orthopedics
PMID: 29883505
Non-Surgical
Biomechanical Comparison of 3 Glenoid-Side Fixation Techniques for Superior Capsular Reconstruction
Pogorzelski J, Muckenhirn KJ, Mitchell JJ, Katthagen JC, Schon JM, Dahl KD, Hirahara AM, Dines JS, Adams CR, Dooney T, Denard PJ, Turnbull TL, Millett PJ
American Journal of Sports Medicine
PMID: 29281797
Surgical
The Evolution of the Superior Capsular Reconstruction Technique
Hirahara AM, Lederman ES, Andersen WJ, Yamashiro K
International Congress for Joint Reconstruction
Surgical
Ultrasound-Guided Suture Tape Augmentation and Stabilization of the Medial Collateral Ligament
Hirahara AM, Mackay G, Andersen WJ
Arthroscopy Techniques
PMID: 29881691
Surgical
Superior Capsular Reconstruction: Outcomes After Minimum 2-year Follow-Up
Hirahara AM, Andersen WJ, Panero AJ
American Journal of Orthopedics
PMID: 29309442
Surgical
The PASTA Bridge: A Technique for the Arthroscopic Repair of PASTA Lesions
Hirahara AM, Andersen WJ
Arthroscopy Techniques
PMID: 29416963
Surgical
Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Repair of Medial Patellofemoral Ligament
Hirahara AM, Andersen WJ
American Journal of Orthopedics
PMID: 28666039
Surgical
High-Resolution Wireless Ultrasound
Hirahara AM, Andersen WJ
American Journal of Orthopedics
Surgical
Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Reconstruction of the Anterolateral Ligament
Hirahara AM, Andersen WJ
American Journal of Orthopedics
PMID: 28005093
Surgical
A Guide to Ultrasound of the Shoulder, Part 3: Interventional and Procedural Uses
Hirahara AM, Panero AJ
American Journal of Orthopedics
PMID: 28005095
Surgical
A Guide to Ultrasound of the Shoulder, Part 2: The Diagnostic Evaluation
Panero AJ, Hirahara AM
American Journal of Orthopedics
PMID: 27327915
Non-Surgical
A Guide to Ultrasound of the Shoulder, Part 1: Coding and Reimbursement
Hirahara AM, Panero AJ
American Journal of Orthopedics
PMID: 26991572
Non-Surgical
Arthroscopic Superior Capsular Reconstruction for the Treatment of Massive Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears
Hirahara AM, Adams CR
Arthroscopy Techniques
PMID: 26870638
Surgical
BioCartilage: A New Biomaterial to Treat Chondral Lesions
Hirahara AM, Mueller KW
Sports Medicine Arthroscopy Review
PMID: 26225574
Non-Surgical
Rotator cuff disease
Tytherleigh-Strong G, Hirahara AM, Miniaci A
Current Opinions in Rheumatology
PMID: 11224738
Surgical
Spatial Distribution of Type II Fibers in the Soleus of Spinal Isolated Cats
Roy RR, Garfinkel A, Ounjian M, Payne J, Hirahara A, Hsu E, Edgerton VR
Muscle Nerve
PMID: 7659113
Non-Surgical

CURRENT RESEARCH:

Meniscal Extrusion - Clinical Outcomes
Knees: Meniscus
Surgical
SCR for the Massive, Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tear - Clinical Outcomes
Shoulders: Rotator Cuff
OrthoBiologics: ArthroFlex
Surgical
ACL Reconstruction vs. Repair
Knees: Cruciate Ligaments
Surgical
ALL Reconstruction Combined with ACL Reconstruction
Knees: Cruciate Ligaments, Anterolateral Ligament (ALL)
Surgical
MPFL Repair vs. Reconstruction
Knees: Patellar Pathology
Surgical

COMPLETED RESEARCH:

SCR for Massive, Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears - A Multi-Center Trial
Shoulders: Rotator Cuff
OrthoBiologics: ArthroFlex
Surgical
Increased WBC's Weaken Tendon in PASTA Repairs
Shoulders: Rotator Cuff
OrthoBiologics: Platelet-Rich Plasma
Surgical
Collagen Coated Sutures for Rotator Cuff Repairs
Shoulders: Rotator Cuff
Surgical
BioCartilage - A Clinical Evaluation
Shoulders: Cartilage
Knees: Cartilage
OrthoBiologics: BioCartilage
Surgical
FlexiGraft - Clinical effectiveness in rotator cuff repairs
Shoulders: Rotator Cuff
OrthoBiologics: FlexiGraft
Surgical
DBM on ACL Tunnel Size
Knees: Cruciate Ligaments
OrthoBiologics: StimuBlast
Surgical
PRP vs Cortisone Injections for Shoulder Pain
Shoulders: Cartilage
OrthoBiologics: Platelet-Rich Plasma
Non-Surgical
PASTA Bridge - Clinical Evaluation
Shoulders: Rotator Cuff
Surgical
Collagen Stuffed Suture for Rotator Cuff Repairs
Shoulders: Rotator Cuff
Surgical
PASTA Bridge - Biomechanical Evaluation
Shoulders: Rotator Cuff
Surgical
PRP for Non-Surgical Treatment of Shoulder Pain
OrthoBiologics: Platelet-Rich Plasma
Ultrasound: Injections
Non-Surgical
PRP with WBC's Increases Tear Through In PASTA Repairs
Shoulders: Rotator Cuff
OrthoBiologics: Platelet-Rich Plasma
Surgical
Enhancing SLAP Repairs with Fibrin-PRP Clots
Shoulders: SLAP Lesion
OrthoBiologics: Platelet-Rich Plasma
Surgical
Prospective SLAP Study with Thermal Capsulorrhaphy
Shoulders: SLAP Lesion
Surgical