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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Orthopedic Specialist Encourages Healthy Aging Plan: Keeping Knee and Shoulder Joints, Muscles and Ligaments Healthy For a Lifetime of Mobility

Having financial security in place for retirement is something we all try to achieve.  But with many of us working these days into our late 60’s and 70’s, what about ensuring that you’re healthy enough to enjoy it? When retirement arrives, planning to stay active and in shape can be challenging for some people. Why? … Continued

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“Cell-Based” Orthopedic Treatments and Sports Medicine

With the constantly evolving technology surrounding stem cell treatments, my patients are often confused about the potential power of cell-based approaches. Let’s get in there and get our hands dirty to figure out what exactly cell-based treatments can offer for the average orthopedic patient.   Cells for Tissue Repair The greatest potential for the cell-based … Continued

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The Gender Gap in the World of Sports Medicine

Thanks to the women’s rights movement and legislation such as Title IX, women have equal access to sports on every level including collegiate and professional athletics. However, female athletes should be aware of the potential risks they’re predisposed to when participating in the world of contact sports. Why Flexibility Can Be a Bad Thing It’s … Continued

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Is PRP a New Staple in the Natural Approach to Treating Athletic Injuries?

Since 2006, when Dr. Allan Mishra first began using platelet rich plasma therapy for tennis elbow, the use of PRP has increased exponentially. For anyone reading the sports pages, PRP seems particularly prevalent in big-name players, like the treatment of Tiger Woods’ ACL reconstruction, Kobe Bryant’s chronic knee problem and many, many others. PRP was … 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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Why Athletes Heal Differently

When comparing post-injury recovery times of the average Joe to those of professional athletes, non-athletes are usually off their feet for much longer. While it’s easy to suspect that sports managers must be pushing players back into the game before they’re fully healed, the truth is that the pros actually heal differently. Recovery in Action … Continued

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