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Dr. Neilen Benvegnu

Dr. BenvegnuOrthopedic SurgeonSports Medicine Specialist

Neilen Benvegnu, M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine. He is passionate about helping athletes and active individuals of all ages and levels achieve their goals and return to their optimal performance. He offers comprehensive care for a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee injuri

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  • ACL
    ACL Reconstruction

    Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a surgical procedure to replace a torn or damaged ACL ligament in your knee with a new ACL tissue graft obtained most commonly from your own body.

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  • Meniscal Repair Surgery
    Meniscal Repair Surgery

    Meniscus repair is an outpatient surgical procedure to repair torn knee cartilage. A variety of minimally invasive procedures are used to repair a torn meniscus, and postoperative protection is required to allow for recovery.

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  • Knee Cartilage Restoration
    Knee Cartilage Restoration

    Articular cartilage is a smooth tissue that covers the bone surfaces in joints such as the knee joint helping in smooth bony interactions during movement. Injured cartilage has reduced capacity to repair itself because it has no direct blood supply.

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  • Orthobiologics

    Orthobiologics are natural substances such as cells, tissue, blood components, and growth factors that are harnessed to aid in the treatment of orthopedic injuries or conditions.

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  • ROtator Cuff Repair
    Rotator Cuff Repair

    Rotator cuff repair is a surgery to repair an injured or torn rotator cuff. It is usually performed arthroscopically on an outpatient basis. An arthroscope, a small, fiber-optic instrument consisting of a lens, light source.

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  • Shoulder Joint Replacement
    Shoulder Joint Replacement

    Shoulder replacement surgery is performed to relieve symptoms of severe shoulder pain and disability due to arthritis. In this surgery, the damaged articulating parts of the shoulder joint are removed.

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Sports Medicine, also known as sports and exercise medicine (SEM), is a branch of medicine that deals with the treatment and prevention of sports and exercise-related injuries and improving fitness and performance. The main objective of sports medicine is to help individuals engage in sports.


Dr. Benvegnu is an expert in knee surgery to restore the stability and function of your knee after a sports injury or trauma. He uses advanced techniques and minimally invasive procedures to achieve the best outcomes including:


Dr. Benvegnu offers advanced shoulder surgeries to help you regain your shoulder function and mobility after an injury or arthritis. He uses the latest techniques and technology to perform minimally invasive and customized procedures including:

Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology provides you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy.
It generates a 3D model of your knee to pre-plan the surgery and assists your surgeon with precision with accuracy during the procedure.

Hip Arthroscopy logo


Hip arthroscopy, also referred to as keyhole or minimally invasive surgery, is a procedure in which an arthroscope is inserted into your hip joint to check for any damage and repair it simultaneously.

Publications & Presentations

  • Functional outcomes of ulnar collateral ligament
    reconstruction with a novel double suspensory fixation

    Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (UCLR) has allowed the return of overhead athletes to throwing sports. We describe a new double suspensory (DS) technique using a single tunnel in the ulna and humerus

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Locations & Directions

441 Old Newport Blvd,
Newport Beach, CA 92663


3660 Park Sierra Dr.
Suite 101
Riverside, CA 92505

Monday & Thursday

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Shoudler and Elbow Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America Advancing the scope