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May 2009
Volume 1 Issue 6


Runners’ Knees

Running is certainly a solid form of exercise for most people, but injuries are always a possibility considering the toll on a runner’s joints (particularly the knee). Whether you’re an experienced marathoner or you run for exercise and log fewer miles, knee pain can strike at any time.

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Back on His Bike After Surgery

While Motocross racing, Gil Esquivel bounces and jerks around on his bike from the track’s rugged terrain. As a result, the Eagle Rock man has dislocated his right shoulder multiple times. After enduring the pain of his shoulder popping out four or five times and the debilitation associated with it, Esquivel visited a shoulder specialist to explore treatment options.

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Carpal Tunnel Treatment

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful and debilitating disorder that afflicts more than one million people. Hand specialists at Southern California Orthopedic Institute provide a variety of treatment options, from conservative care to advanced surgical techniques.

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A New Procedure for Knee Injuries

Jackie Wells, a patrol officer with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, has benefitted from one of the latest advancements in orthopedics. Wells received a custom fit implant while undergoing surgery to repair an injury in her knee that was previously treated unsuccessfully.

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Study: Surgery Best for Spinal Stenosis

A recent study shows that surgery for a common back condition — spinal stenosis — significantly reduces back pain and improves functionality more than treatment with drugs and physical therapy.

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