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  • Lymphatic Drainage as a Treatment to Reduce Post-Operative Swelling

    It is normal to have a moderate amount of swelling after surgery. However, techniques such as elevation, compression, and the right balance of motion can reduce the painful swelling. Over the course of the following year, the swelling will decrease but can be present for a minimum of 6 months. This is due to the 4 phases of healing that spans from day 1 after surgery up to 1-2 years. How do you ...

  • Dr. Myers' Journey to Orthopedic Surgery

    Why did you want to become an Orthopedic Surgeon? I initially became interested in orthopedics through my involvement in playing various sports and athletic activities, and by sustaining and recovering from some of my own orthopedic injuries. I always wanted to pursue a career where I could help people and serve my local community, and I have always been fascinated with the human body and the ...

  • I love Google! But Not for Orthopedic Surgery.

    Google is great! It has allowed us instant access to a great deal of information. In the past, we would go to the library or look in the Encyclopedia to get quality information. Now it is just a click or two away. The problem, when dealing with health information, is that the wrong information can lead to further injury. So why should you be cautious with Google or any search engine? First, anyone ...

  • 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 ...

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