Blog Posts in 2018

  • Ankle Sprains: Not Just A Walk It Off Injury

    By: Sarang Desai- Orthopedic Surgeon | Foot & Ankle What is an ankle sprain? Ankle sprains are one of the most common sports related injuries that occur in people of all ages. In fact, ankle sprains are thought to happen every second of the day! Ankle sprains occur when the ligaments that support the ankle are stretched to the outside, and sometimes the inside of the ankle, resulting in the ...

  • What is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

    PM&R Specialist and What do they do? Q &A with Dr. Gregory Powell & Dr. Aine McKenzie both PM&R Specialist with OrthoTexas What makes someone a good candidate to see a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physician and when should they see an orthopedist? McKenzie: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, also known as physiatrists, treat a wide variety of ...

  • What Does it Mean to be a Team Physician: Q & A with Dr. Sarang Desai, D.O. - Orthopedic Surgeon of the Foot & Ankle

    What teams ARE you currently with? Currently, I am the official team physician for the Dallas Sidekicks professional indoor soccer team and have been for the past four consecutive seasons. I look forward to returning to the Sidekicks’ sideline after their break this season. I also serve as the foot and ankle consultant for the Texas Legends NBA D-League team and the Allen Americans ...

  • Total Knee Replacement

    Total knee replacement has become the “gold standard” for the treatment of debilitating pain and dysfunction of the knee brought on by severe arthritis in the knee joint. When a patient’s arthritis pain becomes severe and is not improved by non-surgical means then this patient may become a candidate for total knee replacement surgery. Stated simply, a total knee replacement ...

  • The Healing Power of Your Body: Learn How Platelet Rich Plasma & Stem Cells Can Heal Your Body Naturally

    Regenerative Medicine is a new cutting-edge technology that uses a patient’s own platelets and stem cells to treat painful orthopedic conditions such as: ligament sprains and tears, tendinitis, bursitis, osteoarthritis, and other painful conditions of the spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle joints. In order to obtain platelets, a blood sample is drawn and put into a centrifuge ...

  • Bone Focus: Osteoporosis 101 Q&A

    Purpose of Our Bones: Our bones support us and allow us to move. They protect our brain, heart, and other organs from injury. Our bones also store minerals such as calcium and phosphorous, which help keep our bones strong, and release them into the body when we need them for other uses. Our bones are alive. Every day, our body breaks down old bone and puts new bone in its place. What is ...

  • Injury Prevention in Young Athletes

    As youth participation in sports continues to increase, so has the number of sports-related injuries. The obligation of injury prevention is the responsibility of the parents and the coaches. If the proper caution is taken, a significant number of injuries can be prevented each season. However, if injuries do occur, it is important to seek medical attention from a physician that specializes in ...

  • 3D Printed Titanium Cages: Q & A with Dr. Keith Heier, M.D. - Orthopedic Surgeon | Foot & Ankle

    How Long Has 3D Printing Been Used by Orthopedic Surgeons? 3D printing technology has been available for over 30 years, but has only been used by orthopedic surgeons for the past 8-10 years. How Long Have You Used Them in Your Practice? I have used 3D printed titanium implants in my practice for 4 years. What is The Difference Between a Custom Made and Off The Shelf Titanium Cage? Off-the-shelf ...

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