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Andrew M. Blecher, M.D.

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April 2010
Volume 2 Issue 2


PRP Therapy for a Faster Recovery

You may have heard of professional athletes being treated for their injuries with platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP therapy. This innovative treatment can benefit people of almost any age, and is now available at Southern California Orthopedic Institute (SCOI). Is it right for you and your injury?

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Preventing Injuries in Children

Each year, 3 million children and teens ages 14 and under are injured when participating in sports and recreational activities. The number of injuries among children continues to rise as larger numbers of children participate in sports each year.

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Coping With a Sports Injury

Experiencing a sports injury is frustrating and challenging to overcome. But understanding what happened, your treatment options, and maintaining a positive attitude while achieving your goals to recovery, can make the healing time move a little faster.

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New Procedure Gives More Options to Those With Torn Rotator Cuffs

A landmark study recently published by the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery highlights the work of surgeons at Southern California Orthopedic Institute (SCOI). Dr. Stephen J. Snyder, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in arthroscopic shoulder reconstruction at SCOI, has released the results of a 5-year study on Arthroscopic GraftJacket™ Reconstruction of Rotator Cuff Tears.

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Arthritis and H1N1 – What You Should Know

The H1N1 virus has taken quite a toll on the U.S. population and health system in the last year. Since August, almost 38,000 people have been hospitalized and over 1,700 deaths have occurred as a result of the virus. People who suffer from certain types of arthritis could be at a higher risk of getting the disease. If you are one of more than 40 million Americans with arthritis, there are a few things you should know.

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