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:

The Evolution of the Superior Capsular Reconstruction Technique
Shoulders: Rotator Cuff
OrthoBiologics: ArthroFlex
Surgical
Superior Capsular Reconstruction: Outcomes After Minimum 2-year Follow-Up
Shoulders: Rotator Cuff
OrthoBiologics: ArthroFlex
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
SCR for the Massive, Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tear - Clinical Outcomes
Shoulders: Rotator Cuff
OrthoBiologics: ArthroFlex
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
FlexiGraft - Clinical effectiveness in rotator cuff repairs
Shoulders: Rotator Cuff
OrthoBiologics: FlexiGraft
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 with WBC's Increases Tear Through In PASTA Repairs
Shoulders: Rotator Cuff
OrthoBiologics: Platelet-Rich Plasma
Surgical