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Runner's Knee

The knee is a very vulnerable joint that holds up a great deal of stress from everyday activities. Whenever you lift something or kneel down, you put strain on your knees

May 14th, 2021
Distal Radius Wrist Fracture - Surgery Alternative

Surgery is not always for everyone. We look at each patient’s individual circumstances to determine the best path forward. Recently an elderly patient with a distal radius wrist fracture walked into our evening injury clinic.

May 11th, 2021
Types of Labral Tears

The labrum is a soft tissue structure located in the socket-shaped joint in your shoulder bone,  that along with other structures helps to maintain shoulder stability. Repetitive motion and injuries can tear the labrum, often causing pain.

May 7th, 2021
What can I do to make this bone heal faster?

A broken bone is not only physically tough, but it's also mentally tough. Losing your mobility, the ability to perform basic tasks and the increased boredom can be very frustrating and might make you wonder what you can do to make your bone heal faster.

Apr 23rd, 2021
How are sports medicine problems diagnosed?

At your consultation, your doctor will ask you about how the injury occurred and what symptoms you’re experiencing. He will look at your medical history as well and will carry out a physical examination.

Apr 22nd, 2021
What is sports medicine?

Playing sports or engaging in any regular physical activity isn’t just enjoyable but a great way to stay healthy, but sometimes injuries that can result from sports and other forms of exercise can happen.

Apr 21st, 2021
Meet Mrs. Queen!

Meet Mrs. Queen. A few months back she was reeling from a patella fracture after tripping in a parking lot and falling onto her knees.

Feb 12th, 2021
Symptoms of knee arthritis

The chief symptoms of knee arthritis are pain, stiffness, and loss of function. Arthritis can make your knees ache much of the time, and cause intense, throbbing pain if you have a flare-up.

Feb 11th, 2021
Total Knee Replacement Post Operative Recovery Video Journal

Patients considering a total knee arthroplasty or replacement are naturally nervous and anxious about the recovery process. A total knee replacement is an invasive surgery that involves manipulation of the bones, ligaments and muscles surrounding the knee.

Jan 22nd, 2019
Knee Patella Instability – “J Sign”

Patella instability is a common problem we treat in my practice. The stability of the patella can be assessed with multiple physical exam tests performed in the office. The J sign is a physical exam observation that correlates with poor patellar tracking.

Nov 23rd, 2018
Arthroscopic Bucket-Handle Lateral Meniscus Repair

This was a bucket-handle meniscus tear we encountered in an active young adult. His knee was locked and he could not move therefore he needed surgery to repair the meniscus and restore the knee range of motion. We followed an aggressive therapy...

Nov 15th, 2018
7 Questions Your Surgeon Doesn’t Want You To Ask

Preparing for surgery is a scary process. As a surgeon I consider it a privilege when a patient entrusts me with their health and safety for surgery. Developing repertoire with a patient is essential for a successful surgical outcome.

Oct 10th, 2017
Knee Patella Instability- Relevant Anatomy and Function

The knee is a dynamic joint with multiple moving parts and articulations. In addition to the thigh bone and shin bone, the kneecap is an important and often overlooked part of the knee joint. Kneecap dislocations or patella instability represent 2% ...

Apr 23rd, 2017
Shoulder Labral Tear- Labral Repair and Rehabilitation

This is the second in a two part series on shoulder labral tears. To learn more about the anatomy and function of the shoulder labrum reviewed in the first part, please see my previous post- Shoulder Labral Tear- Relevant Anatomy and Function.

Dec 10th, 2016
Shoulder Labral Tear- Relevant Anatomy and Function

In the first of this two part series, I review the anatomy of the shoulder relevant to a labral tear. In the second part- Shoulder Labral Tear- Labral Repair and Rehabilitation, I review the current treatment strategy for a labral tear.

Nov 15th, 2016
5 Proven Strategies for Decreasing your Joint Pain

18.6 million Americans develop knee pain each year per the CDC. 4 million Americans develop hip pain each year per the CDC. Joint pain is a significant problem for Americans today. Unfortunately until we figure out how to tap the fountain of youth...

Oct 26th, 2016
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears- ACL Reconstruction

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures or tears are a common injury among athletes. The ACL is an important ligament inside the knee that provides stability during certain motions. Many folks initially have significant pain and swelling after ...

Sep 14th, 2016
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears- Choosing the best ACL Graft

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is within the knee joint with a limited blood supply. After it tears, it does not heal itself. The torn fragments may scar scar back together, but without the appropriate tension, the ACL is unable to provide...

Sep 14th, 2016
Meniscus Tears- Do I really need arthroscopic knee surgery?

Meniscus tears are one of the most common knee injuries. Ask around and you will probably find a few peers or colleagues that have experienced a meniscus tear. Over the years, there has been lots of confusion about when to operate on a meniscus tear.

Aug 29th, 2016
9 clever ways to find the best Orthopedic Surgeon near you

Finding a good orthopedic surgeon, or any good physician for that matter, is significantly more challenging than looking for a good mechanic or finding the best restaurant. While many new physician review sites have emerged in the last 5 years, from...

Aug 12th, 2016
Olympic gymnast fractures tibia in gruesome sports injury

French gymnast Samir Ait Said sustained a tibia fracture this past week while competing at the Olympic games in Rio. It was a gruesome reminder about the hazards our athletes face when participating in competition. Athletes at these levels push...

Aug 6th, 2016
Total Knee Replacement Top 5 Questions

Total knee replacement or total knee arthroplasty surgery is one of the most common operations I perform. While everyone has their own unique questions and concerns about surgery, over the years, these are the top 5 questions I consistently hear people ...

Jul 27th, 2016
Joint Pain Seminar

Regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight are key to preventing one of the most common medical conditions, osteoarthritis. Today, more than 27 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, which is the progressive breakdown of cartilage in...

Jul 26th, 2016
ACL Surgery Top 5 Questions

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery is one of the most common operations I perform. While everyone has their own unique questions and concerns about surgery, over the years, these are the top 5 questions I consistently hear...

Jul 19th, 2016
Play Safe Sports Medicine Summit

On June 11, 2016, 8 AM – 4:30 PM, we will be hosting a Sports Medicine Summit at the Houston Texans Training Center. This will be an interactive continuing education event for area athletic trainers and physical therapists. I will be hosting a breakout...

Jun 10th, 2016
Smoking Increases Risk of Complications with ACL Surgery

Although it has been well known for some time that smoking increases the risk of complication in other orthopedic surgeries, a study recently published by Cancienne, et al. established the risk smoking poses for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ...

Feb 22nd, 2016