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Relieving Painful Arthritis with an Ankle Replacement

Relieving Painful Arthritis with an Ankle Replacement

Ankle arthritis is often caused by trauma to the ankle. That could be a previous fracture or ankle injury that occurred earlier in life. Degenerative changes, that happen as we age, rheumatoid arthritis, and congenital causes, a birth defect, can also contribute to ankle arthritis later in life.

A Spine Surgeon with X-Ray Vision

A Spine Surgeon with X-Ray Vision

Dr. Guess, a spine surgeon at OrthoTexas, is operating with x-ray vision. He is, in fact, the first surgeon in Texas to use the new Xvision Spine (XVS) Augmented-Reality Surgical Navigation System. He uses this during many of his minimally invasive spine surgeries and it is one of the newest and most innovative additions to the operating room.

Shoulder Pain From A Rotator Cuff Tear

Shoulder Pain From A Rotator Cuff Tear

When Shoulder Pain Strikes Shoulder pain is a common problem in many individuals over the age of 40. Often, but not always, this is due to a rotator cuff tendon problem. The rotator cuff tendons are a group of four tendons that attach to the side of the shoulder that...
Arthritis and instability of the kneecap

Arthritis and instability of the kneecap

The knee has three individual areas, called compartments, that can be impacted by arthritis or osteoarthritis. One of those areas is the knee cap. Known technically as patellofemoral arthritis, it occurs when the cartilage becomes worn away beneath the kneecap. This...