Discover Skylar Orthopedics
Looking for the absolute best patient care and world-class surgeons in one location? Skylar Orthopedics is the answer.
Headquartered in Manhattan Beach, Skylar Orthopedics’ multiple locations throughout Southern California facilitate immediate scheduling and patient care.
Founded by sports medicine surgeons Drs. Frank Giacobetti and Mary Bos, it is our goal to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate our patients while providing the highest quality of care with an efficient, pleasant and professional approach to meet their needs along the way.
Testimonial: Kayla Korhonen
“I had been practicing all summer long to try out for my high school tennis team when I tore my ACL and meniscus.
“Dr. G immediately diagnosed my injuries and made me feel cared for, getting to know me and explain everything going on. The surgery went perfectly, and I was able to join the tennis team and win number-two doubles in the Sunset Conference Tournament.
“Thank you, Dr. G! You are the best!”
Don’t suffer another day. Contact Skylar Orthopedics today for an appointment with our world-class surgeons.
Plasma Rich Platelet / Stem Cell Therapy Now at Skylar Orthopedics
Athletes and active individuals who endure chronic pain from tendon injuries or osteoarthritis may finally get relief from a safe, non-surgical procedure. It’s called Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy, and it utilizes platelets from the athletes’ own blood to rebuild a damaged tendon or cartilage. It has been successful in not only relieving the pain, but also in jumpstarting the healing process.
PRP contains bioactive proteins involved in the development of new blood vessels that enable faster healing of muscle, tendon, bone, and ligaments.
PRP injections can be applied to the treatment of various injuries in an attempt to avoid the need for surgery when other non-surgical options have failed. It may also be used in conjunction with a surgical procedure to enhance healing and overall recovery time.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy is done in an exam room and takes less than an hour. The patient’s blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge for 15 minutes to separate out the platelets. The platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the damaged portion of the tendon or cartilage with the guidance of an ultrasound machine.
Patients are put on a program of relative rest followed by physical therapy for the first 6 weeks. After about 6 to 12 weeks, patients are re-evaluated for improvement. Some patients with more difficult injuries may require more than one injection to achieve successful outcomes. The majority of PRP patients find that within 3 months they can return to most or all of the activities they were doing before the pain started.
Amnioflex is a cryopreserved structural tissue matrix derived from amniotic membranes and amniotic fluid that has been developed for clinical use as an injection to address areas of inflammation, pain and to fill soft tissue defects, tendon and ligament injuries, cartilage injuries, tendinitis, muscle injuries and osteoarthritis. Tissue regeneration is promoted by the mix of cells, electrolytes, growth factors, carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, enzymes and hormones in the amniotic fluid. These components work together at the site so new cells can form, and the injured tissue can be repaired back to its normal state.
Indications for Amnioflex
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Ankle Pain and Sprains
- Foot Pain/ Plantar Fasciitis
- Back Pain
- Hand/Wrist Pain
- Hip Pain
- Knee Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Runners Knee
- Golfers Elbow
- Tennis Elbow
Skylar Orthopedics Sports Affiliations
Skylar Orthopedics is a preferred provider for UFC fighters. We treat the nation’s top athletes in a private, state-of-the-art facility, with services ranging from soft tissue treatments to minimally invasive surgeries.
Skylar Orthopedics has had a long relationship working with Bellatore fighters as a preferred provider of Global Sports Services who also insure many college and pro sports teams.
Skylar Orthopedics is part of a preferred provider network providing disability assessments and treatment of former NFL players.
Skylar’s Sports and Workplace Injury Surgical Options
Shoulder injuries are often caused by athletic activities, but can also be triggered by everyday, around-the-house actions. Click to learn more.
Hand injuries like dislocations, fractures and tendinitis can limit your ability to perform your job and enjoy everyday life. Click to learn more.
Knee injuries can involve tendons, cartilage, ligaments, bones, or a combination of those elements, limiting mobility. Click to learn more.
Carpal instability, ligament tears, tendinitis, and even arthritis can affect the wrist and freedom of motion. Click to learn more now.
Ankle injuries can hamper or even prevent everyday activities. Our surgeons can help you find the solution. Click to learn more.
Freedom of movement in the elbow is vital to everyday living. Elbow injuries can be solved with arthroscopy. Click to learn more.
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