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C. Thomas Vangsness, Jr., M.D.

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON

What Happens When You Tear Your ACL?

Your anterior cruciate ligament, commonly known as the ACL, is one of the most important ligaments in your knee. Ligaments are vital components of movement because they stabilize joints. A problem in the ACL affects your ability to properly move and rotate the knee. Since it is also under the most stress, the ACL is […]

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What Is Rotator Cuff Surgery?

Rotator Cuff Surgery, Los Angeles, CA What is the rotator cuff? The rotator cuff is an essential part of any individual’s body and is responsible for movement and rotation within the shoulder. Because it controls the lifting that a patient can do with his or her shoulder, it is necessary for patients to regain control […]

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Surgery to Repair a Torn Meniscus

Meniscal Tear Repair, Los Angeles, CA A torn meniscus in the knee is one of the most common orthopaedic injuries, affecting patients of all ages and activity groups. There is an inner and outer meniscus in each knee, consisting of a “C” shaped piece of cartilage. It is attached at the outside margins to the top […]

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Treatment for Shoulder Dislocation

Dislocated Shoulder Treatment in Los Angeles, CA Every year, Dr. Thomas Vangsness treats people with dislocated shoulder injuries. The shoulder can become dislocated due to a variety of traumatic circumstances. Dislocated shoulder injuries are common among athletes and people who work with their hands above their heads such as baseball pitchers, tennis players and construction […]

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Top North American Sports Knee Surgeons

Orthopedics This Week, a weekly news, analysis, and commentary released a article that discussed the top 28 North American Sports Knee Surgeons: 2014. Here is that list. We don’t have “the market” on lists…this isn’t the be-all and end-all list—but it is a list of who are arguably the finest sports knee physicians, teachers, investigators […]

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ACL Reconstruction Surgery

Surgery to Repair Torn ACL Stop living in pain, and get back to the physical life you enjoy! The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most crucial ligaments in the knee and provides stability to the body, which is especially important for people who lead active lifestyles. Unfortunately, the ACL is one of the […]

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