March 2023 Featured Author

Derek H. Ochiai, FAAOS
National Hip Center at Nirschl Orthopaedic Center
Arlington, VA, USA

Two Novel Clinical Tests for the Diagnosis of Hip Labral Tears

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Ochiai discuss his article published in AJSM.


Dr. Ochiai is a fellowship-trained sports medicine surgeon at the Nirschl Orthopaedic Center.  He is a graduate of Cornell University and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Albany Medical Center and his sports medicine fellowship at the combined Georgetown/Nirschl Orthopaedic Center Sports Medicine Fellowship. In addition, he was selected for the AANA Advanced Arthroscopy Traveling Fellowship. Dr. Ochiai is currently in private practice in Arlington, VA, and is actively involved in teaching hip arthroscopy through cadaveric labs/lecturing and his Twitter site. To dispel the adage that if you can’t do, teach, he also won the 2022 ISHA Best Score for Virtual Hip Arthroscopy (“The Top Gun Award”).

Selected Other Published Work

Adib F, Hartline J, Donovan JS, Kalachi K, Dehghan P, Ochiai DH. Two Novel Clinical Tests for the Diagnosis of Hip Labral Tears. Am J Sports Med. 2023 Feb 20. doi: 10.1177/03635465221149748

Schipper ON, Dunn JH, Ochiai DH, Donovan JS, Nirschl RP. Nirschl Surgical TEchnique for Concomitant Lateral and Medial Elbow Tendinosis: A Retrospective Review of 53 Elbow with a Mean Follow-up of 11.7 Years. Am J Sports Med. 2011 May;39(5):972-976. doi: 10.1177/0363546510390452

Nirschl RP, Rodin DM, Ochiai DH, Maartmann-Moe C. Iontophoretic Administration of Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate for Acute Epicondylitis: A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Study. Am J Sports Med. 2003 Mar;31(2):189-195. doi: 10.1177/0363546503031002060

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