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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.

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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 power the shoulder overhead. Common symptoms of rotator cuff pain include pain at the top of the shoulder that can radiate all the way down to the elbow. The pain can be exacerbated by raising the arm overhead, increased lifting activities and lifting objects out away from the body. Pain that worsens at night is...

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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 creates pain with activity, along with instability. Many of the individuals seen with kneecap arthritis are young – between 30 – 45. Too young to ideally consider a total knee replacement. Often, their arthritic knee and worn cartilage is the result of an earlier traumatic knee injury. Arthritis in the kneecap has...

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