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Volunteer Saturday

Volunteer Saturday, a branch of Operation Arthroscopy, has continued to serve those in need with orthopedics and arthoscopic surgery. This month, Dr. Stetson and his surgical team volunteered their time to perform three surgeries for those unable to regularly afford the procedures. Yesenia Ramirez, pictured above, was one of those patients.

Ysenia is an 18 year old avid skateboarder who has been unable to skate since she tore her ACL a year ago in a skateboarding accident. She had come to understand that she would have to live with her injury and limit her skateboarding because she could not afford the surgery to reconstruct it. Now, thanks to the generosity of those involved with Volunteer Saturday, she is one month into recovery after a successful ACL reconstruction operation and progressing well. We look forward to seeing her skateboard to our offices for follow-up appointments in the near future.

To learn more about Operation Arthroscopy, click here.

Ethiopian Orthopedic Surgeon Visits Stet...

From Monday, September 19th thru Thursday, September 22nd Dr. Biruk Wamisho, an

Ethiopian Orthopedic Surgeon, visited with Stetson Powell Orthopedics.  During this time, Dr. Wamisho shadowed Dr. Stetson & Dr. Powell in the office as well as in the operating room, showing Dr. Wamisho basic and advanced techniques of arthroscopic surgery.

Stetson Powell Orthopedics & Sports Medicine support a Fellowship grant from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons for an International Fellow to visit the United States to participate in a laboratory at the Orthopedic Learning Center in Chicago and and to visit their practice in Los Angeles,


During the trip,  Dr. Wamisho was able to share his experience of orthopedics in Ethiopia, a country that has only 39 orthopedic surgeons for a population of 82 million people.

Operation Arthroscopy is working to provide “Dr. Biruk”  with the support he needs to develop Arthroscopy in Ethiopia.

Stetson Powell wins “Best of Burba...

Stetson Powell Orthopedics has been selected for the 2011 Best of Burbank Award in the Sports Medicine Specialist category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community..

Stetson Powell News

Welcome to the Stetson Powell Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Website and Blog Page. Doctors Stetson and Powell provide a wide assortment of innovative treatment options for sports related injuries and orthopedic disorders. Their long history of excellence and innovation in orthopedic treatments have benefited patients from all backgrounds to include recreational as well as elite athletes. Located in Santa Monica and Burbank, both doctors are active members of numerous professional organizations and share a common commitment to the quality of life for all of their patients.

Dr. Powell recently had an article accep...

Dr. Powell recently had an article accepted for publication in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, entitled “Revision anterior inferior capsular shift with semitendinosus enhancement.” This research was originally presented last July at the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine Meeting in Keystone, CO. The technique, developed by Dr. Powell and Dr. James Tibone from the Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic and USC, is for the treatment of multiply failed shoulders or shoulders whose capsule has been ablated by thermal shrinkage. The technique uses an cadaver graft (allograft) or a patient’s own hamstring tendon (autograft) to reconstruct the shoulder to prevent recurring dislocation

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