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David T. Bowen, M.D.

David T. Bowen, M.D.

Expertise: Hand, Cosmetic, Traumatic Injuries

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June 2010
Volume 2 Issue 3


A Helping Hand

Daily routines hampered by inflammation and discomfort are not something to overlook. Overuse injuries in the hand and wrist can occur on the job, at home, or during sports. Learn more about the conditions and the treatment options available for hand and wrist pain.

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A New Option for Neck Pain

The lower back is one of the most common sources of pain. But the upper portion of the spine—called the cervical—can also be a pain in the neck. Southern California Orthopedic Institute offers a new option to help relieve this pain and restore mobility: artificial disc replacement.

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Ankle Cartilage Replacement

The cartilage in joints, also called articular cartilage, can be damaged by injury or normal wear and tear. Cartilage does not heal itself well, so doctors have developed surgical techniques to stimulate the growth of new cartilage. A procedure known as Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI), which is most commonly performed on cartilage in the knees, has now been developed for the ankles as well.

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5 Best Things for Arthritis

As the leading cause of disability in people older than fifty-five years, arthritis afflicts one in five adults in the United States. However, remembering the following tips could help to reduce arthritis pain.

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Cell Phone Elbow

Cases of “cell phone elbow,” where patients experience tingling or numbness in their ring and pinkie fingers, is not a new condition. Actually, it’s a condition that can be dated back to 1958.

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