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July 2008
Volume 1 Issue 2


Foot Injury Doesn’t Stop LMU Player

A stress fracture in her left foot threatened to cut short Megan Ackerman’s junior year as shortstop of Loyola Marymount’s softball team. While she missed the first weekend, she returned for the rest of the year with the help of Dr. Richard Ferkel, a foot and ankle specialist at Southern California Orthopedic Institute (SCOI).

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Less Invasive Hip Surgery

Hip arthroscopy helps people of all ages and activity levels overcome debilitating pain. At Southern California Orthopedic Institute (SCOI), Dr. Carlos Guanche has treated singer Barry Manilow, UCLA basketball star Josh Shipp, and hundreds of others from across Southern California and the nation.

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Youth Arm Injuries A Growing Concern

Many youth, from 8 to 14 years old, are sidelined each summer from either throwing too many pitches or throwing breaking balls at too young of an age. As a result, greater injury prevention measures are being taken.

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Ankle Sprains Can Mean Arthritis

Ankle sprains are common but often minor sports injuries that are easily forgotten. However, damage to the ankle joint can show up years later and cause osteoarthritis, leaving a person with chronic pain and instability. Today’s specialized care of ankle injuries can help prevent and treat osteoarthritis.

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Joint Pain at the Computer

Whether at work or home, those who sit at a computer extensively are prone to suffering aches and pains in their fingers, wrists, neck, and low back. But preventative measures can be taken to help you stay pain-free and healthy.

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