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Four Signs You May Have A Rotator Cuff Tear

Four Signs You May Have A Rotator Cuff Tear

Rotator cuff tears are one of the most common sources of shoulder pain and disability affecting adults in the United States. Rotator cuff tears are most often seen in people as they age, and usually occur in individuals over the age of 40.  It is very important to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan for rotator cuff tears to prevent shoulder pain from getting worse and impairing your function.  The rotator cuff tendons are a group of four tendons that attach to the upper end of the humerus bone in the shoulder.  The primary job of the rotator cuff tendons is to center...

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When Is a Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement the Right Option to Relieve Shoulder Pain?

When Is a Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement the Right Option to Relieve Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder replacement surgery can be a life changing for people with significant shoulder pain and dysfunction. Shoulder replacement can be a great solution for common shoulder problems such as arthritis (degenerative joint disease) and rotator cuff tears that are unable to be repaired. In general, shoulder replacement involves removing just the ends of the bones and replacing them with metal and plastic. This allows patients to regain their range-of-motion and minimize pain, often allowing them to resume all previous activities. In the United States, there are two main types...

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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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