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Shoulder injuries among swimmers, surfers alleviated with proper technique, according to Santa Cruz Orthopaedic Institute


Capitola, Calif.July 2, 2012 – As demonstrated by a number of competitors coming back from http://www.santacruzortho.com/health-education/shoulder [shoulder injuries] at the U.S. Swimming Trials last week, proper technique and conditioning is important for swimmers, surfers and other summer athletes.

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Anterior approach hip replacements growing in adoption, according to Santa Cruz Orthopaedic Institute

Muscle-sparing approach minimizes dislocation and speeds recovery

Capitola, Calif. - June 7, 2012 –As http://www.santacruzortho.com/health-education/hip/160-minimally-invasive-hip-replacement-new-techniques-for-total-hip-replacement-may-help-reduce-recovery-time [hip replacement surgery]steadily increases in the U.S., physician successes and patient demand is driving the adoption of a new method where no muscle is cut, according to experts at Santa Cruz Orthopaedic Institute.

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Santa Cruz Orthopaedic Institute partners with Soles4Souls shoe charity in national effort to help area homeless this Thanksgiving

Capitola, Calif. – Nov. 21, 2011 –Santa Cruz Orthopaedic Institute will direct the Soles4Souls Conti Project, a national campaign to relieve foot problems experienced by the homeless, this Friday, Nov. 25th at the Santa Cruz Homeless Shelter.

Dr. Nicholas Abidi, an orthopaedic surgeon with particular expertise in foot and ankle surgery, will be on hand on Friday after Thanksgiving to provide free foot screenings and fit donated Keenfootwear for residents of Santa Cruz Homeless Shelter.

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Reverse total shoulder replacements giving older adults a return of mobility, freedom from pain

Capitola, Calif. – Nov. 9, 2011 - With the population aging, the chances of rotator cuff problems rise exponentially. Combine this with arthritis and patients find themselves facing chronic pain and a debilitating loss of movement, according to experts at Santa Cruz Orthopaedic Institute (SCOI).

A new surgical procedure, the Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, is giving hope to older patients who previously had little recourse, according to Dr. Peter Reynolds.

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MINIMALLY INVASIVE ARTHROSCOPY HELPING YOUNGER PATIENTS ADDRESS HIP PAIN, INJURIES

Arthroscopic hip surgery is providing professional athletes, amateurs the opportunity to return to their sports

Capitola, Calif. - Oct. 12, 2011 - Studies indicating the success of minimally invasive arthroscopic hip surgery to treat professional athletes may give new hope to younger Americans experiencing hip pain, according to Dr. Christian Heywood at Santa Cruz Orthopaedic Institute (SCOI).

Prominent athletes such as pro golfer Greg Norman, Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez and Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner have emerged as strong as every after undergoing arthroscopic hip surgery. Their experience proves that hip surgery no longer remains primarily in the realm of geriatric medicine.

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Proper Conditioning Makes Summer Sports More Enjoyable, Injuries less Common

Summer athletes do well to follow conditioning regimens of the pros, according to Santa Cruz Orthopaedic Institute

Capitola, Calif. – June 8, 2011 – Summer sports season is here, and many Americans could be in for unexpected sports injuries without the right conditioning techniques, according to experts at Santa Cruz Orthopaedic Institute (SCOI).

Whether for surfing, kayaking, golfing, tennis, baseball or running, adopting sports-specific conditioning techniques used by professional athletes will help many seasonal athletes and “weekend warriors” avoid common injuries in summer sports.

“Seasonal athletes will often jump into activity without considering their overall health or training needs,” said Dr. Christian Heywood, who specializes in sports medicine at SCOI. “Obviously, professional athletes get injured, but their conditioning regimens prevent far more occurrences.”

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Rotator Cuff Surgeries Seeing More Success with Arthroscopic Techniques

Arthroscopic surgery is helping more Americans find relief from joint injuries such as rotator cuff tears


Capitola, Calif. – May 2, 2011 – Advances in arthroscopic surgery are providing relief for more Americans facing debilitating joint injuries, brought on by athletic pursuits or simply years of wear and tear, according to recent information from Santa Cruz Othopaedic Institute.

Injuries to the susceptible areas such as the rotator cuff famously sustained by professional athletes like pitchers Orel Hershiser and Pedro Martinez and recently, Cleveland Browns cornerback Sheldon Brown, can suddenly sideline everyday people as they age—whether amateur “weekend warriors” or even non-athletes. People over 40 are at high risk for rotator cuff injuries and those over 70 are at very high risk.

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More Americans Considering Overseas Options for Medically Necessary Surgeries

Medical tourism needs careful consideration when extending into necessary procedures, such as joint replacement and even heart surgery


CAPITOLA, Calif. – Mar. 10, 2011 – Medical tourism, a controversial but growing trend as Americans look at overseas options to reduce high medical costs, is attracting interest beyond the typical procedures that have fueled the market.

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Santa Cruz Orthopaedic Institute partners with Soles4Souls shoe charity in national effort to help area homeless this Thanksgiving

Soles4Souls’ Conti Projectwill provide free footscreenings and footwear in 33 states including California at the Santa Cruz Homeless Shelter

CAPITOLA, Calif.Nov. 21, 2011 Santa Cruz Orthopaedic Institute will direct the Soles4Souls Conti Project, a national campaign to relieve foot problems experienced by the homeless, this Friday, Nov. 25th at the Santa Cruz Homeless Shelter.

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Capitola, Calif. – Nov. 9, 2011 - With the population aging, the chances of rotator cuff problemsrise exponentially. Combine this witharthritis and patients find themselves facing chronic pain and a debilitating loss of movement, according to experts at Santa Cruz Orthopaedic Institute (SCOI).
 

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