Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Scott Powell

CTS (carpal tunnel syndrome)

As I type this blog, I cannot but wonder if I’m contributing to my imminent onset of carpal tunnel syndrome. After all, Woo and her colleagues published a recent limited sample size study in Muscle & Nerve relating the causal …

The Glenoid Labrum

The Glenoid LabrumThe labrum is a cartilaginous structure attached to the rim of the glenoid. This structure helps maintain shoulder stability by creating a deep socket for the humeral head, allowing the arm and shoulder to move in all directions …

The Rotator Cuff

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that function to move the arm and stabilize the glenohumeral joint of the shoulder. This joint is where the “ball” of the humeral head fits into the “socket” of …

Adhesive Capsulitis

Adhesive Capsulitis (or more commonly known as “Frozen Shoulder”) is a condition identified by pain and stiffness of the shoulder without acute injury. Individuals with diabetes, thyroid disorders, and prolonged immobilization are especially susceptible to the condition. Adhesive Capsulitis is …

ACL Tear

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the main stabilizing ligaments in the knee that prevents anterior translation of the tibia relative to the femur. Typically, ACLs are torn by a pivoting mechanism; while the foot and lower leg …

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFS) is a knee overuse syndrome associated with abnormal tracking between the patella (kneecap) and the femur, which results in pain and tenderness around the patella. PFS is especially prevalent in young female athletes; active female athletes …

Famous Outside Of Orthopedics

Here are eight orthopedic surgeons who were famous before they became orthopedic surgeons, or developed their passions concurrently while pursuing medical school.

Scott Powell, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon in Burbank, Calif., and a former member of rock and …

Featuring an extremity MRI

Dr. Powell employs new, state-of-the art minimally invasive techniques utilizing innovative arthroscopic technologies to enhance healing and minimize pain. These techniques, including arthroscopic shoulder, knee and elbow surgery under local anesthesia, with nerve block and sedation, platelet rich plasma and …