Newport Beach, CA (PressExposure) March 18, 2013 -- Orange County orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ralph Venuto (http://www.drvenuto.com) has completed 38 years in private practice and specializes in the treatment of knee and shoulder joint injuries. With many firsts to his credit, Dr. Venuto is highly acclaimed as a trusted sports medicine specialist, who constantly strives to focus on innovative, minimally invasive treatment techniques.
As a sports medicine specialist in Orange County, Dr. Venuto is a sports enthusiast himself, who relates to how an athlete feels when injured and away from their sport. "I have a simple philosophy when it comes to sports medicine," notes Dr. Venuto. "My goal is to help every injured athlete to get back in the game as fast as possible, with a treatment that will help them stay in the game long-term."
Dr. Venuto has the distinction of being the Chief Medical Officer for wrestling teams at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games and has treated some of the top professional, olympic and college level athletes from around the country including Laker NBA superstar Karl Malone. Throughout his 38-year career, he has continued to show commitment to community involvement and support for local charities. The board-certified orthopedic surgeon is popular worldwide and lectures about the prevention and care of joint injuries and minimally invasive techniques in orthopedic surgery in the U.S. and abroad.
Dr. Venuto is dedicated to the recovery of all his patients, including athletes and non-athletes, and feels gratified to help them recover and return to a better quality of life. A specialist in treating conditions of the knee and shoulder through advanced techniques, including viscosupplementation for arthritis, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, autologous cell transplant surgery, and ultrasonic-guided medication delivery, Dr. Venuto also specializes in more traditional surgical methods, including ACL reconstruction, microfracture surgery, rotator cuff repair and labral repair.
He received his medical degree from Jefferson University Medical School in Philadelphia before completing an internship at the University of California at Los Angeles and orthopedic residency at Columbia University in New York. He is the founding member of the Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgeons Society and the first surgeon in California who performed a partial knee replacement procedure on an outpatient basis. During his career as an Orange County orthopedic surgeon, he has performed over 15,000 arthroscopic surgeries and been named one of the "Best Doctors in Orange County" in Orange Coast Magazine's "The Doctor's Doctor."