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Spring Into Summer

May 7, 2020 in OADOC Blog

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 heat, around the pool, gardening, or at the beach. The tops of your feet are exposed. Many skin cancers arise on...

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What is Urgent vs. Elective Surgery?

April 7, 2020 in OADOC Blog

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 delayed. As one way to define urgency, they gave the example of a procedure that one would not wait to perform...

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ARTHROSCOPIC ROTATOR CUFF REPAIR

February 9, 2017 in OADOC Blog

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 of motion by the other muscles of the shoulder.  Any disruption to the tendon can cause significant weakness...

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Dr. Alan Rechter Performs Three, First Of A Kind, Outpatient Total Joint Replacement Surgeries At OakBend Health System

December 1, 2016 in What's New

Dr. Alan Rechter Performs Three, First Of A Kind, Outpatient Total Joint Replacement Surgeries At OakBend Health System

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. Until fairly recently, outpatient Total Joint replacements were rare. Now, because of advances in anesthesia, pain control and surgical techniques, outpatient Total Joint replacements are becoming a viable option for many patients. Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) offer the same surgical team, anesthesia and implants as found in a more traditional hospital setting;...

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Dr. Gregory P. Harvey was featured on Fox-26

January 28, 2016 in What's New

Dr. Gregory P. Harvey was featured on Fox-26

Humble Surgical Hospital’s Dr. Gregory Harvey was recently featured on FOX-26 TV’s morning news Health Watch. He discussed orthopedic needs for runners in conjunction with the marathon and half marathon that took place over the weekend in Houston. This was a wonderful opportunity to share news with the greater Houston area about our hospital and we thank Dr. Harvey for taking the time to participate in the...

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Dr. Harvey named 2014 Texas SuperDoctors®

January 1, 2015 in What's New

Dr. Harvey named 2014 Texas SuperDoctors®

Dr. Gregory P. Harvey has been named by Texas Super Doctors® as one of the top doctors in Texas for 2014. The number of doctors receiving this honor is limited to approximately five percent of the region’s active physicians. Each year, MSP Communications undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a survey of doctors, independent evaluation of candidates by the research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area and a good standing and disciplinary check. As a part of this evaluation, physicians are asked...

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Orthopaedic Associates Adds Justin Chronister, M.D. to Practice

August 5, 2014 in What's New

Orthopaedic Associates Adds Justin Chronister, M.D. to Practice

Orthopaedic Associates is proud to add Justin Chronister, M.D. to their practice. Dr. Chronister practices general orthopaedics, which includes treatment of all types of sports related injuries, arthritic conditions and complex traumatic injuries of the extremities. Additionally, he specializes in less invasive and arthroscopic surgical techniques for conditions of the shoulder, elbow, knee and hip. Dr. Chronister will officially start with Orthopaedic Associates on August 18th. Dr. Chronister is a fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon and a...

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Which Houston Hospitals do Best in Surgery?

August 7, 2013 in What's New

Which Houston Hospitals do Best in Surgery?

HOUSTON — When you need to have surgery, how do you know which hospital is the best? Consumer Reports came out with its first-ever comparison of hospitals and how they do in surgery, and the big and famous hospitals didn’t do the best. Consumer Reports rated nearly 2,500 hospitals for common surgical procedures. They used medicare billing records and compared 27 kinds of surgeries, including hip and knee replacement, back surgery and surgery to clear blocked arteries. “We rated hospitals based on the percent of Medicare...

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Surgeon stays active with U.S. Olympic Skiing Team

July 13, 2013 in What's New

Surgeon stays active with U.S. Olympic Skiing Team

Dr. Harvey continues as U.S. Ski Team surgeon.

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Spine surgeon backs least-invasive method

July 11, 2013 in What's New

Spine surgeon backs least-invasive method

Dr. Navin Subramanian operates Orthopaedic Associates LLP in Bellaire, the oldest ongoing orthopedic group in Houston. He says most spinal conditions can be treated without surgery, but when it is necessary, he performs them at Humble Surgical Hospital. “I at-tempt to use the least-invasive techniques available,” he said. “This generally allows most patients a quicker return to both work and enjoyable activities.” Download the PDF file...

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