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:

An MRI Analysis of the Pelvis to Determine Ideal Method for Ultrasound-Guided Bone Marrow Aspiration from the Iliac Crest
Alan M. Hirahara, Alberto J. Panero, Wyatt J. Andersen
American Journal of Orthopedics
PMID: 29883505
Non-Surgical
Biomechanical Comparison of 3 Glenoid-Side Fixation Techniques for Superior Capsular Reconstruction
Jonas Pogorzelski, Kyle J. Muckenhirn, ... Alan M. Hirahara, et al.
American Journal of Sports Medicine
PMID: 29281797
Surgical
The Evolution of the Superior Capsular Reconstruction Technique
Alan M. Hirahara, Evan S. Lederman, Wyatt J. Andersen, Kyle Yamashiro
International Congress for Joint Reconstruction
Surgical
Ultrasound-Guided Suture Tape Augmentation and Stabilization of the Medial Collateral Ligament
Alan M. Hirahara, Gordon Mackay, Wyatt J. Andersen
Arthroscopy Techniques
PMID: 29881691
Surgical
Superior Capsular Reconstruction: Outcomes After Minimum 2-year Follow-Up
Alan M. Hirahara, Wyatt J. Andersen, Alberto J. Panero
American Journal of Orthopedics
PMID: 29309442
Surgical
The PASTA Bridge: A Technique for the Arthroscopic Repair of PASTA Lesions
Alan M. Hirahara, Wyatt J. Andersen
Arthroscopy Techniques
PMID: 29416963
Surgical
Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Repair of Medial Patellofemoral Ligament
Alan M. Hirahara, Wyatt J. Andersen
American Journal of Orthopedics
PMID: 28666039
Surgical
High-Resolution Wireless Ultrasound
Alan M. Hirahara, Wyatt J. Andersen
American Journal of Orthopedics
Surgical
Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Reconstruction of the Anterolateral Ligament
Alan M. Hirahara, Wyatt J. Andersen
American Journal of Orthopedics
PMID: 28005093
Surgical
A Guide to Ultrasound of the Shoulder, Part 3: Interventional and Procedural Uses
Alan M. Hirahara, Alberto J. Panero
American Journal of Orthopedics
PMID: 28005095
Surgical
A Guide to Ultrasound of the Shoulder, Part 2: The Diagnostic Evaluation
Alberto J. Panero, Alan M. Hirahara
American Journal of Orthopedics
PMID: 27327915
Non-Surgical
A Guide to Ultrasound of the Shoulder, Part 1: Coding and Reimbursement
Alan M. Hirahara, Alberto J. Panero
American Journal of Orthopedics
PMID: 26991572
Non-Surgical
Arthroscopic Superior Capsular Reconstruction for the Treatment of Massive Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears
Alan M. Hirahara, Christopher R. Adams
Arthroscopy Techniques
PMID: 26870638
Surgical

CURRENT RESEARCH:

DBM Augmentation for Rotator Cuff Repairs - A Multi-Center Trial
Shoulders: Rotator Cuff
OrthoBiologics: FlexiGraft
Surgical
SCR for Massive, Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears - A Multi-Center Trial
Shoulders: Rotator Cuff
OrthoBiologics: ArthroFlex
Surgical
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:

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
OrthoBiologics: Collagen Sutures
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
OrthoBiologics: Collagen Sutures
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