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Wilson Del Pizzo, M.D.

Wilson Del Pizzo, M.D.

Expertise: Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Knee and Total Knee Replacement

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August 2010
Volume 2 Issue 4


SCOI Launches Podcast Series

Want to know what’s new at Southern California Orthopedic Institute (SCOI)? Would you like to stay up to date on some of the latest breakthroughs in orthopedics? Free podcasts are now available for download on SCOI’s OrthoNewsroom.

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Teaching Award Named for SCOI Physician

The Stephen J. Snyder Excellence in Teaching Award from the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) was recently named after a Southern California Orthopedic Institute arthroscopic shoulder specialist, Dr. Stephen Snyder, at the AANA 2010 Annual Meeting in Hollywood, Florida. Read more to learn about this honorable award.

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What’s the Cause Behind My Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain is a common complaint heard in many doctors’ offices. Like any medical problem, receiving a proper diagnosis for the cause of the pain is important; as it helps determine the proper treatment method. Here is a list of causes of shoulder pain, along with signs that you should seek medical attention for your pain.

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Scoliosis Warning Signs

Most of us remember being tested for scoliosis as a tween; bending at the waist so your gym teacher or school nurse could determine if you had the condition. Approximately 816,000 people in the United States have scoliosis. While most cases are mild and may not even require treatment, severe scoliosis can be debilitating. If you have a child approaching puberty, you should know the warning signs of scoliosis.

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An ACL Injury Doesn't Have to Mean Surgery

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are a fairly common injury for athletes of all types. Almost 200,000 people in the U.S. will experience an ACL injury this year. Many people who sustain an injury of this type decide to have surgery to repair their torn ligament, but surgery may not always be right for every patient.

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Exercising for Arthritis

Getting enough exercise is important no matter what your age. For the millions of people who suffer from arthritis, particularly in the hip and knee, exercising at all can prove to be rather painful. Keeping your weight at a healthy level and your muscles strong can help to delay joint replacement, but what are you to do when it hurts to exercise?

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