Archive for September, 2011

Ethiopian Orthopedic Surgeon Visits Dr. Stetson

From Monday, September 19th thru Thursday, September 22nd Dr. Biruk Wamisho, an Ethiopian Orthopedic Surgeon, visited with Dr. Stetson and Stetson Powell Orthopedics.  During this time, Dr. Wamisho shadowed Dr. Stetson in the office as well as observing during surgery, showing Dr. Wamisho basic and advanced techniques of Arthroscopic surgery.

Also during the trip, Dr. Wamisho was able to share his experiences of Orthopedics in Ethiopia, a country that has only 39 Orthopedic Surgeons for a population of 100 million people.

We hope that Dr. Wamisho is able to take the knowledge he learned from this trip back home and apply it to his patients and we hope to help him in the future as he begins the process of bringing Arthroscopic surgery to Ethiopia.

Stetson Powell Orthopaedics Receives 2011 Best of Burbank Award

Stetson Powell Orthopaedics 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.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2011 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

Dr. Stetson with USA Women’s Volleyball Team

Dr. Stetson (left) is pictured here with the USA Women's Olympic Training staff including (from left to right) former Olympic Gold Medalists Karch Kiraly and Paula Weishoff, trainer Jill Wosmek and head coach Hugh McCutcheon. Go USA as they compete in the NORCECA championships to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Dr. Stetson is currently in Puerto Rico with the USA Women’s Olympic National Volleyball Team in their quest to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.  They are participating in the NORCECA Regional Volleyball Championships against teams from the northern hemisphere including Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Panama, Costa

Rica and Puerto Rico.  The US team plays their first match against Canada and most likely will meet Cuba in the finals on Saturday evening, September 17th.   Dr. Stetson is one of the team physicians for both the USA Women’s and Men’s Olympic Volleyball Teams.  Go USA!

Patient Testimonial for Katie Parucha

Katie Parucha celebrates with her teammates after her second half goal against UC Santa Cruz.  After she tore her ACL last year, she thought her soccer career might be over.  She had her ACL reconstructed last summer by Dr. Stetson and now is back competing for the Sonoma State Seawolves NCAA soccer team.