Risks Versus Benefits in Orthopedics

By |April 18th, 2018|

Doctor – what do you think about this new treatment for my knee ? Should I give it a try ? Will it work ?

Each […]

Knee Replacement Brand Choices

By |November 5th, 2017|

Which Brand Knee Replacement is Best for My Knee
There are many companies that make replacement parts for knees. Each company does this with a goal of selling these parts […]

Meniscus Transplant Healthy Living Segment with Susan Maas of KUSI News San Diego

By |July 28th, 2017|

The first meniscal implant was used in San Diego County by Dr. Scott Hacker.  Here is a segment written by news anchor Sandra Maas and filmed by cameraman Scott […]

Dr. Scott Hacker Performs First Meniscus Replacement in San Diego

By |July 26th, 2017|


Dr. Scott Hacker Performs First Meniscus Replacement in San Diego with NUsurface® Meniscus Implant
Local Orthopedic Surgeon and Team Doctor for U.S. Olympic Team Treats Carlsbad Resident with Persistent Knee […]

SUN Clinical Trial for Knee Pain in San Diego

By |May 17th, 2017|

Active Implants SUN Clinical Trial for Persistent Knee Pain Now Underway in San Diego

Grossmont Orthopaedic Medical Group Only Site in San Diego County Enrolling Patients in Study of Investigational […]

Knee replacement: Facts and Myths

By |July 10th, 2016|

I am asked questions daily about knee replacements. I hear many misconceptions about knee surgery all the time. Today I would like to start with a simple […]

Ask Dr. Hacker: Do you need physical therapy after a partial knee replacement?

By |May 16th, 2016|

Hi Dr. H, on a partial knee replacement, is there still the need for physical therapy?

Rehabilitation after any knee surgery, in my opinion, is key to full recovery. […]

Ask Dr. Hacker: Partial Knee Replacement as an Outpatient

By |May 10th, 2016|

I’ve been told I need a partial knee replacement (right lateral compartment). I’m wondering if you do Makoplasty procedures now on an outpatient basis?

Dear K.J.:
Thanks for the great question. […]

Do you really know how I ‘replace your knee’ ?

By |April 8th, 2016|

Two patients today alone were shocked when they heard how a knee is ‘replaced’.

I was asked if the entire knee is ‘chopped out’, cutting at the mid […]

How not to have knee surgery: Platelet Rich Plasma

By |March 4th, 2016|

Platelet rich plasma

Imagine if we could tell your body to fix itself. Imagine if we could inject factors into your joint with all different types of instructions to […]