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:

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
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
Collagen Stuffed Suture for Rotator Cuff Repairs
Shoulders: Rotator Cuff
OrthoBiologics: Collagen Sutures
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