Post provided by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.Significant differences in knee alignment and muscle activation exist between men and women while kicking a soccer ball, according to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Data reveals that males activate certain hip and leg muscles more than females during the motion […]
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Post provided by Scott Smith, MD I saw my first surgical reconstruction of a ruptured ACL in 1981. I began studying ACL’s in 1991. I performed my first ACL reconstruction in 1992. Since starting my practice in Austin in 1996 I have performed over 400 primary recontructions. The essential techniques remain basically unchanged. A graft […]
Post provided by Robert Foster, MD In the last post we discussed how CTS is diagnosed and nonsurgical treatment. Part two discusses the surgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. Surgical carpal tunnel release remains the standard of care for severe carpal tunnel syndrome or when conservative treatment modalities have failed. Unfortunately, there still seems to […]
Post provided by Robert Foster, MD. In 2009 over one million people sought medical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). It is estimated that carpal tunnel syndrome affects nearly three percent of the population, or over 8 million people in the United States alone. Despite simple and effective treatments, many people continue to needlessly suffer […]
Post provided by Barbara Bergin, MDIn the last post we discussed what repetitive strain disorders are, why we get them, and what you can do about them. Today’s post continues with getting back to what you love after getting better and how to prevent repetitive strain disorders.Once I get well can I go back to […]
Post provided by Barbara Bergin, MD Why do we get repetitive strain disorders? – Because our bodies wear out and we do a lot of repetitive activities. As our population ages we’re seeing more and more of these disorders. I see a different set of repetitive strains in younger aged individuals, mostly related to participation […]
The Central Texas medical team on the ground includes: – Scott Smith, M.D., Texas Orthopedics – Joel Hurt, M.D., Texas Orthopedics – Michael Loeb, M.D., Texas Orthopedics – Tim Gueramy, M.D., Medical Park Orthopedic Clinic – Will Curtis, M.D., Anesthesiology – Paul Le, M.D., Anesthesiology – Tim Marvin, CFA – Craig Laurents, CFA – Jenny […]
Less than 24 hours on the ground, the medical team has already converted a destroyed lab into an operating room and are performing surgeries. Here is Dr. Loeb fixing a compound tib/fib fracture that happened 13 days ago! A text from Dr. Smith at 1:30 said: “we have done 8 major cases and several minor […]
The planes arrived Sunday afternoon. The team had dinner together and then began unloading medical supplies at the Hope for Haiti mission home; the team will be working there as well as sleeping there. Medics at the mission will travel daily to the outlying villages and bring patients back for treatment.
Through the generosity of a Hill Country Bible Church member, two jets were donated to fly the 3.5 hour flight to Haiti on Sunday. The jets were loaded with 26,000 lbs of supplies and 18 medical providers.