Tired of Knee Pain Associated with Arthritis? A popular non-invasive treatment can provide relief and improve mobility

When you start to feel pain and discomfort in the knee joint, hips, shoulders or other joints that are critical to daily mobility, Dr. Ralph Venuto, one of the top orthopedic surgeons in Newport Beach encourages a visit with a specialist. Dr. Venuto knows that early diagnosis and treatment can help reduce pain and prevent … Continued

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Preservation vs. Restoration in Arthritic Knees

My approach for treating arthritic patients who don’t have significant mechanical symptoms that could require surgery falls into two distinct categories: preservation and restoration. Whenever possible, I believe this philosophy can help protect and promote joint health, and ideally prevent the need for knee replacement surgery. Joint Preservation Joint preservation can not only help decrease … Continued

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Does Arthritis Always Lead to Total Knee Replacement?

Over the years, many patients have come to my office for a second opinion after another orthopedic surgeon has recommended total knee replacement for their arthritis symptoms. It’s my feeling that knee replacement is only necessary under very specific circumstances. The Presence of Mechanical Symptoms When a patient visits my office with the signs and … Continued

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Stem Cell Therapy: Buyer Beware

It seems like stem cells have become the new buzz word for just about every medical condition from multiple sclerosis to asthma to cancer. Despite the fact that many of these health concerns have either no relation to stem cells or no chance of being successfully treated with stem cells, there are some unscrupulous physicians … Continued

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2 Categories for Arthritis Treatment

The earliest stages of arthritis are often so mild that the disease may go undiagnosed for quite a while. Yet, since the effects are degenerative, this “honeymoon” stage doesn’t last. As arthritis symptoms progress to moderate or severe, the treatments are broken into two categories, each of which has a different end goal for the … Continued

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Two Nonsurgical Options for Arthritis Treatment

When using “arthritis treatment” and “orthopedic surgeon” in the same sentence, it’s only natural to assume that the treatment involved will be surgical. Yet, the most advanced treatments for arthritis are completely nonsurgical… and are often more effective. Here’s a closer look at the two primary nonsurgical options I use for arthritis treatment. Joint Preservation … Continued

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Stem Cell Therapy and High Impact Sports

In the past, arthritis treatment always focused on mitigating the symptoms enough that the pain became at least manageable, if not entirely absent. Yet, no matter how much success was seen from nonsurgical procedures such as platelet rich plasma therapy, arthritic patients were still advised to avoid the high-impact sports like jogging or tennis. With … Continued

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