Spring Into Summer

Spring into Summer, by Dr. Amy Reidel, D.P.M. The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining. Spring is here and soon we will have our Texas summer. Although we may not have all the activities we are used to this time of year due to COVID19, we will be back on our feet soon. Here are some helpful things to remember as you begin your spring and summertime fun. Sunscreen! Most of us wear sandals, flip flops, or go barefoot due to the...

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What is Urgent vs. Elective Surgery?

What is Urgent vs. Elective Surgery? By Vivek P. Kushwaha, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgeon Recently the Texas Medical Board and Governor Abbott put out a directive ordering the postponement of all elective surgical procedures until after April 21. They did indicate that under the discretion of the surgeon, certain procedures could be performed that were deemed urgent, where significant harm could befall the patient should the procedure be...

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ARTHROSCOPIC ROTATOR CUFF REPAIR
Feb09

ARTHROSCOPIC ROTATOR CUFF REPAIR

Rotator cuff tears are a common cause of shoulder pain and disability.  While most tears are due chronic wear in middle-aged and older patients, they can also be caused by trauma in younger patients.  Patients usually complain of shoulder pain to the top and side of their shoulder and report difficulty with overhead activities.  The rotator cuff functions to provide stability for the shoulder as it is moved throughout it’s wide range...

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