Paco Kang, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
Address1520 San Pablo St.
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
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    H. Paco Kang, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in benign and malignant musculoskeletal tumors in the pelvis and upper and lower extremities. He offers expert care in the management of skeletal metastases in such cancers as lung, breast and thyroid, along with treatment of general orthopedic problems for patients with cancer.

    Dr. Kang was fellowship-trained in musculoskeletal oncology at Harvard Medical School and attended medical school at Columbia University, where he also spent time as a pre-doctoral orthopedic research fellow.

    His clinical research interests include improvement of long-term functional outcomes and overall survival for patients with metastatic cancer. In his research, Dr. Kang focuses on the development of new implant types and cutting-edge surgical techniques, such as carbon-fiber implants, custom 3D printed reconstructions and robotic surgery.

    In his practice at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Keck Medicine of USC, he appreciates being able to offer patients access to a team of multidisciplinary experts dedicated to their health and well-being.
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    1. Preoperative Epidural Steroid Injection Does Not Increase Infection Risk Following Posterior Cervical Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2023 Dec 01; 48(23):1658-1662. Shelby T, Mills ES, Kang HP, Ton A, Hah RJ, Alluri RK. PMID: 36972151.
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    2. Preoperative radiographic findings associated with postoperative spinopelvic risk factors for instability following total hip arthroplasty. J Orthop Res. 2023 09; 41(9):2026-2031. Mills ES, Bouz GJ, Kang HP, Chung BC, Wang JC, Tezuka T, Dorr LD, Heckmann ND. PMID: 36922349.
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    3. Safety and Efficacy of Rivaroxaban in Primary Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2023 08; 38(8):1613-1620.e4. Piple AS, Wang JC, Kang HP, Mills ES, Mayfield CK, Lieberman JR, Christ AB, Heckmann ND. PMID: 36805121.
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    4. Rotator Cuff Repair With Acromioplasty Is Associated With an Increased Rate of Revision and Subsequent Procedures. Arthrosc Sports Med Rehabil. 2022 Dec; 4(6):e2065-e2071. Swindell HW, Kang HP, Mueller JD, Heffernan JT, Saltzman BM, Ahmad CS, Levine WN, Weber AE, Trofa DP. PMID: 36579038; PMCID: PMC9791813.
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    5. Increased dislocation rates following total hip arthroplasty in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Hip Int. 2023 Nov; 33(6):1026-1034. Chung BC, Stefl M, Kang HP, Hah RJ, Wang JC, Dorr LD, Heckmann ND. PMID: 36192824.
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    6. Stability analysis of tranexamic acid in the presence of various antiseptic solutions. J Orthop Res. 2023 03; 41(3):692-697. Heckmann ND, Chung BC, Kang HP, Chang MW, Wang JC, Weber AE, Omid R, Evseenko D. PMID: 35730424.
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    7. Midterm Survivorship of Robotic-Assisted Lateral Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2022 05; 37(5):831-836. Heckmann ND, Antonios JK, Chen XT, Kang HP, Chung BC, Piple AS, Christ AB, Gilbert PK. PMID: 35065214.
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    8. Utilization of technology-assisted total hip arthroplasty in the United States from 2005 to 2018. Arthroplast Today. 2021 Dec; 12:36-44. Korber S, Antonios JK, Sivasundaram L, Mayfield CK, Kang HP, Chung BC, Oakes DA, Heckmann ND. PMID: 34761092; PMCID: PMC8567325.
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    9. Reliability of Plain Radiographs Versus Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Measure Tibial Slope in Sports Medicine Patients: Can They Be Used Interchangeably? Orthop J Sports Med. 2021 Oct; 9(10):23259671211033882. Jahn R, Cooper JD, Juhan T, Kang HP, Bolia IK, Gamradt SC, Hatch GF, Weber AE. PMID: 34646895; PMCID: PMC8504693.
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    10. Injury Epidemiology and Time Lost From Participation in Women's NCAA Division I Indoor Versus Beach Volleyball Players. Orthop J Sports Med. 2021 Apr; 9(4):23259671211004546. Juhan T, Bolia IK, Kang HP, Homere A, Romano R, Tibone JE, Gamradt SC, Weber AE. PMID: 33997071; PMCID: PMC8085369.
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    11. Conversion rates and timing to total knee arthroplasty following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a US population-based study. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2022 Feb; 32(2):353-362. Bobman J, Mayfield CK, Bolia IK, Kang HP, Hinckel BB, Gipsman A, Hatch GFR, Heckmann N, Weber AE. PMID: 33893545.
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    12. Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) scoring system and Toronto Extremity Salvage Score (TESS) for musculoskeletal sarcoma patients in Greece. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2021 Dec; 31(8):1631-1638. Bolia IK, Savvidou OD, Kang HP, Chatzichristodoulou N, Megaloikonomos PD, Mitsiokapa E, Mavrogenis AF, Papagelopoulos PJ. PMID: 33721082; PMCID: PMC7957037.
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    13. Comparison of Proximal Junctional Failure and Functional Outcomes Across Varying Definitions of Proximal Junctional Kyphosis. World Neurosurg. 2021 02; 146:e100-e105. Ton A, Alluri RK, Kang HP, Kim A, Hah RJ. PMID: 33096280.
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    14. Population-based Survivorship of Computer-navigated Versus Conventional Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2020 Oct 15; 28(20):857-864. Antonios JK, Kang HP, Robertson D, Oakes DA, Lieberman JR, Heckmann ND. PMID: 31934926.
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    15. Can We Identify Why Athletes Fail to Return to Sport After Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2021 05; 49(6):1651-1658. Weber AE, Bolia IK, Mayfield CK, Ihn H, Kang HP, Bedi A, Nho SJ, Philippon MJ. PMID: 33017544.
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    16. Complications of Methamphetamine Use in Orthopaedic Trauma. J Orthop Trauma. 2020 Oct; 34(10):e360-e365. Carney J, Trasolini N, Kang HP, Nguyen C, Lee R, Marecek GS. PMID: 32358475.
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    17. Evaluating the Standardized Letter of Recommendation Form in Applicants to Orthopaedic Surgery Residency. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2020 Oct 01; 28(19):814-822. Kang HP, Robertson DM, Levine WN, Lieberman JR. PMID: 31868837.
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    18. The management of clenched fist injuries with local anaesthesia and field sterility. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2021 May; 46(4):411-415. Kay HF, Kang HP, Fisch R, Stevanovic M, Ghiassi A, Nicholson LT. PMID: 32990135.
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    19. Cutting, Impingement, Contact, Endurance, Flexibility, and Asymmetric/Overhead Sports: Is There a Difference in Return-to-Sport Rate After Arthroscopic Femoroacetabular Impingement Surgery? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2021 04; 49(5):1363-1371. Bolia IK, Ihn H, Kang HP, Mayfield CK, Briggs KK, Bedi A, Jay Nho S, Philippon MJ, Weber AE. PMID: 32909823.
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    20. Epidemiology of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury on Natural Grass Versus Artificial Turf in Soccer: 10-Year Data From the National Collegiate Athletic Association Injury Surveillance System. Orthop J Sports Med. 2020 Jul; 8(7):2325967120934434. Howard M, Solaru S, Kang HP, Bolia IK, Hatch GFR, Tibone JE, Gamradt SC, Weber AE. PMID: 32743012; PMCID: PMC7376298.
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    21. Single-stage bilateral reverse total shoulder arthroplasty for bilateral posterior shoulder fracture-dislocation following seizure: A case report. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2020; 73:298-302. Azad A, Antonios JK, Kang HP, Omid R. PMID: 32731176; PMCID: PMC7393393.
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    22. Knee Arthroscopy After Total Knee Arthroplasty: Not a Benign Procedure. J Arthroplasty. 2020 12; 35(12):3575-3580. Lovro LR, Kang HP, Bolia IK, Homere A, Weber AE, Heckmann N. PMID: 32758379.
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    23. Ex vivo regional gene therapy with human adipose-derived stem cells for bone repair. Bone. 2020 09; 138:115524. Vakhshori V, Bougioukli S, Sugiyama O, Kang HP, Tang AH, Park SH, Lieberman JR. PMID: 32622870; PMCID: PMC7423694.
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    24. National Trends in Use of Regional Anesthesia and Postoperative Patterns of Opioid Prescription Filling in Shoulder Arthroscopy: A Procedure-Specific Analysis in Patients With or Without Recent Opioid Exposure. Orthop J Sports Med. 2020 Jun; 8(6):2325967120929349. Trasolini NA, Bolia IK, Kang HP, Essilfie A, Mayer EN, Omid R, Gamradt SC, Hatch GF, Weber AE. PMID: 32637432; PMCID: PMC7313342.
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    25. Response to Letter to the Editor Concerning "The True Effect of a Lumbar Dural Tear on Complications and Cost". Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2020 Apr 01; 45(7):E414. Kang HP, Alluri RK, Hah R. PMID: 31977673.
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    26. Proximal Row Carpectomy Versus 4-Corner Fusion: Incidence, Conversion to Fusion, and Cost. J Hand Surg Am. 2020 May; 45(5):427-432. Kay HF, Kang HP, Alluri R, Azad A, Ghiassi A. PMID: 32089379.
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    27. Effect of Mental Health Conditions on Complications, Revision Rates, and Readmission Rates Following Femoral Shaft, Tibial Shaft, and Pilon Fracture. J Orthop Trauma. 2019 Jun; 33(6):e210-e214. Foster BD, Kang HP, Buser Z, Carney J, Wang JC, Marecek GS. PMID: 31125328.
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    28. Trends in computer navigation and robotic assistance for total knee arthroplasty in the United States: an analysis of patient and hospital factors. Arthroplast Today. 2019 Mar; 5(1):88-95. Antonios JK, Korber S, Sivasundaram L, Mayfield C, Kang HP, Oakes DA, Heckmann ND. PMID: 31020030; PMCID: PMC6470347.
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    29. Are Orthopaedic Surgeons Performing Fewer Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomies in Patients Greater Than 50 Years Old? A National Database Study. Arthroscopy. 2019 04; 35(4):1152-1159.e1. Essilfie A, Kang HP, Mayer EN, Trasolini NA, Alluri RK, Weber AE. PMID: 30871904.
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    30. Injections Prior to Rotator Cuff Repair Are Associated With Increased Rotator Cuff Revision Rates. Arthroscopy. 2019 03; 35(3):717-724. Weber AE, Trasolini NA, Mayer EN, Essilfie A, Vangsness CT, Gamradt SC, Tibone JE, Kang HP. PMID: 30733024.
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    31. Total Hip Arthroplasty Bearing Surface Trends in the United States From 2007 to 2014: The Rise of Ceramic on Polyethylene. J Arthroplasty. 2018 06; 33(6):1757-1763.e1. Heckmann ND, Sivasundaram L, Stefl MD, Kang HP, Basler ET, Lieberman JR. PMID: 29429883.
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