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Dr. John Schlechter, DO is a pediatric orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Orange, CA. He has been practicing for 15 years. Dr. Schlechter is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Orange County and Saint Joseph Hospital.
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Dr. Schlechter is a board certified fellowship trained Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopy for children and adolescents.
Dr. Schlechter's philosophy of care: "I try to keep the young athlete engaged in their treatment plan and ensure that they understand their condition." Some specialized procedures that Dr. Schlechter commonly performs include growth plate sparing techniques including anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions in the growing athlete as well as patella and shoulder stabilizations and meniscal repairs.
Dr. Schlechter received his Bachelor of Science degree at Arizona State University, before attending the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at the New York Institute of Technology. Dr Schlechter completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Riverside County Regional Medical Center, here in Southern California, where he is currently the Assistant Residency Program Director for the Orthopaedic Training program as well as the Director of Orthopedic Education and Research. He completed a Pediatric Orthopedic and Scoliosis fellowship at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego as well as a post-fellowship preceptorship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at the Orthopedic Specialty Institute in Orange, CA.
He has authored numerous book chapters and articles in peer reviewed journals.