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Hip Pain – Could it be a Labral Tear?

Hip Pain – Could it be a Labral Tear?

Historically, hip pain and pathology were often overlooked or misdiagnosed.  Pain originating from the hip joint is typically felt in the front of the hip and described to be in the groin area and may wrap toward the side of the hip. Sometimes people put their hand in the shape of a “C sign” and place it on their hip to describe where they feel the pain. Often people describe the pain as coming from the joint and felt deep in the hip socket. The pain usually gets worse with flexion – bringing the knee and thigh up towards the chest and with internal rotation - rotating the...

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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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