Texas Orthopedics is the largest provider of comprehensive musculoskeletal services in Central Texas. We provide specialized expertise and broad experience in the areas of general orthopedics, sports medicine, joint replacement, spine, foot, ankle, hand, shoulder, elbow surgery and non-operative spine and neck care. Six locations in Northwest Austin, Central Austin, South Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park and Marble Falls to better serve you.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
For years, research has shown a link between smoking and an increased risk for low back pain, intervertebral (spine) disc disease, and inferior patient outcomes following surgery. A new study, published in the December 2012 Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, also found that smokers suffering from spinal disorders and related back pain, reported greater discomfort than spinal disorder patients who stopped smoking during an eight-month treatment period.
- Those who quit smoking during the course of care reported greater improvement in reported back pain those those who continued to smoke.
- The group that continued smoking during treatment had no clinically significant improvement in reported pain.
- Greater mean improvement was observed in patients who had never smoked when compared to current smokers.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Post provided by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more than 50 million adults have some form of arthritis. The most common type is osteoarthritis, also known as "wear and tear" arthritis, which most often affects the weight-bearing joints in the knees, hips, neck and lower back.
Arthritis pain naturally causes most adults to slow down and limit activity. Not exercising, however, can result in more problems. Recent research shows that over time inactivity actually worsens osteoarthritis pain, and puts adults at greater risk for eventual total loss of mobility.
Specific exercises will strengthen the muscles that surround your joints. The stronger your muscles are, the more weight they can handle. As a result, the bones in your joints carry less weight, and your damaged cartilage is better protected.
Your doctor will talk to you about the types of exercises that would be best for you, depending on the severity of your arthritis. They may recommend a physical therapist to design an exercise program to meet your specific needs and safely get you moving again.
Your program should include three types of exercises:
- Range-of-motion exercises to improve your flexibility and reduce stiffness in your joints.
- Strengthening exercises to help build muscle mass and protect your joints.
- Aerobic exercise to strengthen your heart and lungs and improve your overall fitness. Aerobic exercise is key to controlling your weight, as well.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Post provided by The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
Obesity is reaching epidemic proportions, particularly in the United States, and is a well-documented risk factor for the development of osteoarthritis. Arthritis is initially treated nonsurgically, but total joint replacement often becomes necessary if the disease progresses. Consequently, the rate of joint replacements in obese individuals has increased in the last several decades.
- Obese patients have double the rate of infection following total knee replacement surgery compared to non-obese patients.
- Obese patients' rate of infection is higher for both superficial and deep infections.
- The long-term surgical revision rate for obese patients is nearly double that for non-obese patients.
Friday, December 7, 2012
The following Texas Orthopedics physicians have been included in this year's Super Doctors list.
- Bradley Adams, DO
- Donald Davis, MD
- Robert Foster, MD
- Peter Garcia, Jr., MD
- Tyler Goldberg, MD
- Richard Lutz, DO
- Scott Smith, MD
- Brannan Smoot, MD
- Archie Whittemore, MD
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Learn more about non-surgical arthritis treatment options as well as total hip and total knee replacement surgery at Arthritis Camp! Refreshments are served. Bring your friends and family!
Date: Thursday, December 6th
Time: 5 PM to 7 PM
Location: Northwest Austin, 4700 Seton Center Pkwy, Ste. 200, Austin, TX 78759
Speaker: Marc Dehart, MD
Please RSVP by registering online or call 439-1100. If you can't make this seminar, plan to attend our next seminar on Thursday, January 3rd!
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