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OrthoTexas mourns the passing of Dr. Alex Glogau

OrthoTexas mourns the passing of Dr. Alex Glogau

OrthoTexas mourns the passing of Dr. Alex Glogau It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that we announce our beloved surgeon, Dr. Alex Glogau, passed away suddenly on February 10, 2022. OrthoTexas and this community have suffered a tremendous loss. He was a skilled surgeon and a wonderful, compassionate man. Dr. Glogau has practiced in Collin County since 1989 and has taken care of countless patients. He has been a mentor and a teacher to many students and physicians in fellowship training. Doc G, as he loved to be called, had a positive impact on everybody he touched. He...

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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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