California Orthopaedic Specialists

At California Orthopaedic Specialists we realize that the public, more so than ever before, has physician choice. We do not want to be the practice you have to go to, we want to be the practice you want to go to! Clearly this approach is one that works for our patients. We believe in putting our patients first. Through its team approach to reach a common goal, the California Orthopaedic Specialists are more than able to provide a level of unmatched service in caring for all of your orthopaedic needs.

Meet our Orthopaedic Surgeons

Our five orthopaedic surgeons, Ralph J. Venuto, M. D., Michael P. Weinstein, M. D., Scott K. Forman, M. D., Nicholas E. Rose, M. D. and Stephen A. Mikulak, M. D., are all Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeons and comprise a full service practice here in Newport Beach, California.

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SURGERY IS NOT ALWAYS THE ANSWER

When people think of seeing an orthopaedic doctor, they may immediately think of surgery. Fortunately, many orthopaedic problems can be corrected with alternative procedures. You need relief from the pain and the injury. You need to get back to as close to normal as possible as soon as possible.

To prescribe the appropriate treatment, we will evaluate your injury or disorder, taking into account your age, occupation, and level of activity. Many times our physicians prescribe rest, anti-inflammatory medication, and activity modification or physical therapy.

(949) 759-3600

Our Office Hours

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
360 San Miguel Dr #701, Newport Beach, CA 92660

PATIENT EDUCATION IS THE KEY

When people think of seeing an orthopaedic doctor, they may immediately think of surgery. Fortunately, many orthopaedic problems can be corrected with alternative procedures. You need relief from the pain and the injury. You need to get back to as close to normal as possible as soon as possible.

To prescribe the appropriate treatment, we will evaluate your injury or disorder, taking into account your age, occupation, and level of activity. Many times our physicians prescribe rest, anti-inflammatory medication, and activity modification or physical therapy.

Teaching Patients is Important to Us

We do everything possible to answer all your questions and concerns so you can concentrate primarily on your recovery. In addition to providing you with information during your visits here, we help educate you with booklets and videos detailing the causes, treatments, and rehabilitation of your specific injury or disorder.

WHAT IS PRP?

Platelet Rich Plasma is composed of plasma with a high concentration of white blood cells (WBC) and platelets containing growth factors. The WBCs help fight infections, while the platelets help clot the blood and contain the powerful growth factors needed to start the healing process. A normal platelet count is 150,000 – 350,000. PRP contains 3-6 times that number and sometimes more.

Surgeons now have a tool to significantly enhance the healing process and speed up recovery time. When we undergo surgery or sustain any kind of wound, our bodies go through a lengthy healing process. Our bodies call up natural healing factors, but sometimes that is not enough.

PRP helps jumpstart the healing process because it is a concentration of your own autologous platelets, which have reservoirs filled with powerful growth factors and healing agents. To get PRP, we obtain a small amount of your blood, 1-2 oz, then separate and concentrate the platelets. Your surgeon then applies the concentration of platelets to your wound, surgical site or injury site.

Where can PRP be used?

PRP can be used in almost any surgical speciality where tissue or bone has been injured, cut or bruised, such as in orthopaedics, pain management and wound care. The use of PRP varies from procedure to procedure and can be applied in a variety of ways. Generally, it is sprayed on topically at the end of the procedure to control post-op oozing, to fixate small bone graft material, and to spread the concentrated growth factors under and around soft tissue and tissue grafts. PRP can also be injected into an injury site without an incision to help the injury site heal. The presence of high concentration of platelets starts and accelerates the healing process and reduces post operative swelling, bruising, scarring and pain.

California Orthopaedic Specialists…

of Newport Beach, California is an integrated team of physicians, nurses, technicians and other staff whose single goal is to provide the most advanced and effective care for patients with orthopaedic injuries, with an individualized approach and treatment plan that gets each patient back to health as quickly as possible.

We want the time you spend with us to be as informative and comfortable as possible. During your first appointment, we will ask about your history and perform a physical examination. Usually we take x-rays to assist on the proper diagnosis. Occasionally, special tests such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) or Computerized Tomography Scanning (CT scan) are needed to provide more detailed pictures of your bones and joints.

Surgical Specialties

Sports Medicine Arthroscopic Surgery Joint Replacement Spine & Cervical Surgery Foot & Ankle Surgery Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
All of the physicians at California Orthopaedic Specialists are among the top orthopaedic specialists in Orange County and are specifically trained in conditions of the following:

Hoag Orthopedic Institute – Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has developed a unique partnership with a select group of Orange County based orthopedic physicians with many years of experience providing care to orthopedic patients.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand – Medical society for hand surgeons. Provides education for patients and health care professionals regarding diseases and injuries of the hand and wrist. – www.assh.org/Pages/Default.aspx

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – AAOS – Medical organization for orthopedic surgeons provides patient information on injuries and diseases of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. – www.aaos.org

North American Spine Association – Non-profit medical society focused on improving spine medicine through advocacy, research and education. Includes patient information on spine disorders. – www.spine.org/Pages/Default.aspx

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
www.AOFAS.org

OFFICE HOURS AND EMERGENCIES

Our office is open to serve you Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For your convenience, a physician from our office is on call 24-hours a day, including weekends and holidays. Your emergency calls are handled promptly by one of our staff physicians or nurses.