Dr. Alan Rechter has successfully completed three, first of a kind, outpatient Total Joint replacement surgeries at OakBend Health System’s Metro Ortho and Spine Surgery Center.
What is “sciatica” Sciatica is a term that is often applied to back pain, especially pain that radiates into the buttock, back of the thigh, and leg. Often I have patients saying things like, “ I don’t think I have a disk issue, its just sciatica” as if that explains away the problem. Often I hear patients say” I didn’t think I needed to see a doctor, it’s just my sciatica acting up”. Sciatica, however, is not a diagnosis, it is a label to describe certain symptoms. Many different things can cause sciatica.
Reverse Total Shoulder, Dr. Gregory P. Harvey A reverse total shoulder may be a good option if you have an unrepairable rotator cuff tear, a significant shoulder fracture, or a severe deformity from arthritis. Unlike a standard total shoulder, in a reverse shoulder replacement, the shoulder socket (glenoid) will be replaced with a metal ball, a metal base plate, and screws. The ball of the shoulder (humeral head) will be replaced with a plastic and metal cup attached to a stem in the canal of the humerus.
At times, some of the physicians rise to a level where they can be invited into clinical trials needed to bring a new implant, like a total knee, or a drug, like Tylenol, to market. Think of the advances in modern medicine and many game changers, like the advent of Penicillin, that saved the lives of millions since its launch.
Fall in love with your feet Amy Riedel, D.P.M. Don’t think that since it is cooling down you can put on some cozy socks and shoes and forget about those feet! The fall is an important time to take care and renew your soles. It may not be that cool in Texas just yet but as we get a few cold fronts here and there the air dries out which means so does our skin. You may notice dry skin and cracks that may bleed. Be sure to moisturize daily the tops and bottoms of your feet. Now is also a good time when you will be more in enclosed shoes to keep