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Internet and Social Media in Modern Medicine

July 17, 2020 in OADOC Blog

Internet and Social Media in Modern Medicine

Internet and Social Media in Modern Medicine Alan J Rechter, MD Medicine has changed. It always does, evidenced from the advent of modern day minimally invasive techniques that don’t require stitches to new telemedicine consults. We can now replace your entire knee in less than 45 minutes and you can sleep in your own bed the same evening. Technology is amazing, especially in orthopaedic surgery that is so heavily technology driven. Most changes are good and we are fortunate to be able to use the internet to get information on just about...

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We have a new location in Kingwood!

July 13, 2020 in OADOC Blog

We have a new location in Kingwood!

We have a new office in Kingwood, located...

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Spring Into Summer

May 7, 2020 in OADOC Blog

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 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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ORTHO IN THE TIME OF CORONA:

April 15, 2020 in OADOC Blog

ORTHO IN THE TIME OF CORONA:

ORTHO IN THE TIME OF CORONA: Today, we are all experiencing a unique and stressful time that many could never have anticipated. Social distancing has put our daily lives and livelihoods on hold. While it is unclear how long this pandemic will last, or what long term impact(s) it will have on our society, I think everyone will agree it is a matter of WHEN we will return to “normal” days rather than IF. Even though there are many things we have no control over during these times, it is important to remember that there are still things within...

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What is Urgent vs. Elective Surgery?

April 7, 2020 in OADOC Blog

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 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 OADOC Blog, 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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