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.

COMPLETED RESEARCH:

Increased WBC's Weaken Tendon in PASTA Repairs
Shoulders: Rotator Cuff
OrthoBiologics: Platelet-Rich Plasma
Surgical
PRP vs Cortisone Injections for Shoulder Pain
Shoulders: Cartilage
OrthoBiologics: Platelet-Rich Plasma
Non-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