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Cartilage Transplants – Restoration for an Injured Knee

Cartilage Transplants – Restoration for an Injured Knee

Cartilage injuries can happen in a variety of different ways, but commonly it is the result of a sports injury, specifically when an individual falls or hits the knee on the ground.  It can occur as a part of a meniscus or ligament injury, or a bone injury. When this type of injury happens cartilage can be damaged or break off in the knee. It causes swelling and inflammation, pain in the knee with motion, and can even cause a catching or locking sensation in the knee. When people first hear of a cartilage transplant, many people think it may replace lost cartilage in a knee...

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Understanding the Many Options for Shoulder Arthritis

Understanding the Many Options for Shoulder Arthritis

Shoulder arthritis is one of the most frequent causes of shoulder pain that we see at OrthoTexas.  Although there are multiple cause of shoulder arthritis, “wear-and-tear” over time is by far the most common reason for shoulder arthritis.  Other causes, include after injury (post-traumatic) or inflammatory (rheumatoid arthritis). Wear-and-tear arthritis is a degenerative process, whereby the cartilage in the shoulder wears away.  Cartilage is the smooth covering at the ends of the bones.  When two or three bones come together, they form a joint.  When that cartilage (at the...

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New Research on Shoulder Instability

New Research on Shoulder Instability

Shoulder instability is a common injury for High School and College athletes. Recently, Dr. Arvesen, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at OrthoTexas, participated in research to look at the frequency of these injuries, the symptoms, and the treatments available for them.

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The Importance of Repairing a Meniscal Root Tear

The Importance of Repairing a Meniscal Root Tear

Meniscal root tears are a common injury. In fact, they account for more than 10% of knee injuries. While they have been around for many years, it is only recently, in the past 5 – 10 years, that it has been recognized as a specific injury and one that is very important to have repaired.

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