Louis Kwong, M.D.

Louis Kwong, MD

Investigator, The Lundquist Institute
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Co-director, Thrombosis Research Institute at LA Biomed (TRIAL Group)
Vice chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Medical Director, Orthopaedic Clinics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Chief, Orthopaedic Arthitis Service, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedics

Research Description

Dr. Kwong‘s Orthopaedic Surgery research group has multiple arms including a Clinical Research Group, and Industry Sponsored Studies Group dealing with all aspects of the musculoskeletal system, as well as a Bone Physiology/Basic Science Research Group. He has major areas of research involving:

1. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis including the use of factor Xa Inhibitors, direct thrombin Inhibitors, low molecular weight heparins, monoclonal anti-bodies, and mechanical prophylaxis.
2. Orthopaedic instrument and implant design testing, clinical application, and outcomes research in total joint arthroplasty.
3. Motion analysis utilizing wireless IMUs validated with optical tracking systems .
4. 3-D bone modeling in collaboration with Dr Fabrizio Billi to assess the impact of environmental stressors on bone physiology. Stressors include exposure to pharmaceutical/chemical agents, pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF), and low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS).

Research Interests

Recent and/or Significant Publications

Cementless Total Knee Arthroplasty: Past, Present, and Future. Kwong LM, Schneiderman B. Techniques in Orthopaedics. Techniques in Orthopaedics March 2018;33(1): 57-65.
Kwong LM, Luu AN. DVT Prophylaxis Strategies Following Total Joint Arthroplasty. Seminars in Arthroplasty 2016;27(1): 15-20.
Kwong LM, Kimball JA. Postorthopedic Surgery Joint Replacement Surgery Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. (30) 2016,1007-1018.
Dharia M, Humphrey SM, Roby KA, Stebbins GD, Zubok R, Lewallen D, Sekundiak T, Kwong LM. Effect of Physiologic Loading on Fretting Corrosion of Zimmer Trabecular Metal Coupled Tibial Cones Interacting with Tibial Baseplates. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research 2015;9(8):1-7.
Kwong LM, Turpie AGG. Real-World Data Confirm Clinical Trial Outcomes for Rivaroxaban in Orthopaedic Patients. Current Orthopaedic Practice. 2015;26(3):299-305.