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Shahin S. Rad, M.D.
Fellowship Trained in Hip, Knee & Shoulder Replacement

16311 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1150,
Encino, CA 91436
Phone: 818-477-0787

Culver City
3831 Hughes Ave, Suite 105
Culver City, CA 90232
Phone: 424-603-6984


When can I drive after my hip replacement?

Most patients’ brake reaction time had returned to baseline level or better within 2 weeks of undergoing total hip arthroplasty, allowing the patients to be

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Does total knee replacement lower risk of heart failure?

New research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) highlights the benefits of total knee replacement (TKR) in elderly

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How do I get a good night’s sleep after my joint replacement surgery?

One of the most common complaints after joint replacement is difficulty sleeping. My patients always ask, how can I get better sleep? The most common

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Is steroid injection bad for your knee?

A study at the Mayo Clinic has found that corticosteroids, commonly used as a short–term anti–inflammatory and analgesic for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, may

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Fish oil to decrease risk of arthritis?

According to the 2005 US census, osteoarthritis (OA) was the leading cause of disability in the United States, affecting more than 50 million people. Current

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Is arthritis preventable?

One of the most common questions I get asked as an orthopaedic surgeon is, how do I prevent arthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common

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Does exercising make you live longer?

A study, published in the May British Journal of Sports Medicine, involving 6,000 Norwegian men born from 1923 to 1932 found that exercise late in life

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Drinking black tea decreases fracture risk!

A new Australian study finds that drinking multiple cups of black tea is linked to lower fracture risk in older women. The study, which looked

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Does marijuana help bones heal faster?

Bones heal faster when treated with a component of marijuana, according to a study at Tel-Aviv University in Israel. The helpful ingredient is cannabidiol (CBD),

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How long will my hip replacement last?

Most hip replacements eventually wear out. Unfortunately, an artificial hip is not as durable as your own hip. Because the hip implants are made of

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