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  • Distal Humerus Fracture: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

    Distal humerus fracture refers to a break in the upper arm bone or the humerus. The three bones, humerus, radius and the ulna together, form the elbow joint and the base of the humerus is called the distal humerus. The bones are held together by ligaments, muscles and tendons. The distal humerus fits into the cup shaped part of the ulna and enables the elbow to move or bend. Fractures of the ...

  • Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture: Orthopedic McKinney

    Biceps, also termed as the biceps brachii, refers to the thick muscle that lies in front part of the upper arm. It is connected both to the shoulder and the elbow by two different tendons that help attach muscles to the bones. The tendons are made up of collagen which gives them flexibility and a high tensile strength. The tendon that attaches the biceps muscle to the elbow is called the Distal ...

  • Orthopedic Treatment For Olecranon Fracture

    The elbow is a crucial joint which works like a hinge. It allows the forearm to be stretched forward or bent up towards the shoulder. The joint is also responsible for rotation (necessary for moving the hand palm up or palm down) of the forearm. It is stabilized and supported by a group of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Median, Radial and Ulnar nerves are the major nerves that cross the ...

  • Orthopedic Treatment For Lateral Epicondylitis

    Lateral Epicondylitis or the Tennis Elbow, is a condition that affects the elbow joint. This joint is made up of 3 bones- humerus, ulna and radius. There are some bony bumps at the base of the humerus (upper arm bone) which are called epicondyles. The bony bump that is found on the outer side of the elbow is the lateral epicondyle. These bones are held together by the muscles, tendons and ...

  • Ankle Sprains: Not Just A Walk It Off Injury

    By: Sarang Desai- Orthopedic Surgeon | Foot & Ankle| Plano, Frisco & McKinney 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Ankle Sprains: Not Just A Walk It Off Injury

    By: Sarang Desai- Orthopedic Surgeon | Foot & Ankle| Plano, Frisco & McKinney 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 ...

  • When is The Best Time to Stretch: Before, After or at The End of Your Workout?

    Stretching is a vital part of exercising that is easily overlooked by both athletes and non-athletes alike. Stretching helps to keep your muscles flexible, healthy and strong. Without stretching, your muscles can shorten and become tight, which can result in injuries such as muscle pain, strains, and tears. Michael Cox is the Director of Physical Therapy at OrthoTexas’ Carrollton location. ...

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Orthopedic Treatment

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is an orthopedic condition characterized with numbness or tingling sensation in the hand and arm. This happens when the median nerve gets compressed or squeezed. Median nerve is one of the main nerves in the hand passing through carpal tunnel at the wrist. This syndrome occurs when the tunnel gets narrowed or the synovium tissues surrounding the flexor tendons start ...

  • Jammed Finger: Orthopedic Treatment

    A Jammed Finger is a medical condition that affects the PIP (proximal interphalangeal) joint. The PIP joint is a type of hinge joint that allows the finger to move. In this condition, the tendon that straightens the fingertip is either stressed or broken. It is a type of sprain that occurs in the finger joints or knuckles. In such injuries, there are chances of a piece of bone being broken or ...

  • How To Get Rid Of Hip Pain

  • Irritable Hip Syndrome: Orthopedic Carrollton

    Irritable Hip Syndrome, also known as the Toxic or Transient Synovitis, is a condition that affects the hip joint in children. It may affect any child between the age of 4-10 years and boys are more prone than girls. The condition is attributed to the inflammation of the synovial membrane that lines and protects the joint. It generally does not cause any further complication. Causes Viral ...

  • 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 ...

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  • 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 ...

  • Quadriceps Tendon Rupture: Orthopedic Frisco

    Quadriceps tendon refers to the band of tissues that allow the four quadriceps femoris muscles (vastus medialis, vastus lateralis, rectus femoris and vastus intermedius) to converge above the patella. This tendon, in association with the quadriceps muscles, enables the extension of the knee joint. Excessive stretching and tearing of this tendon is referred to as the Quadriceps Tendon Rupture. The ...

  • Cervical Pain: Orthopedic Care

  • The Painful Connection: Neck & Arm Pain

  • Sports Specialization: Preventing Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

    Sports specialization is defined as the intense year-round training in a single sport, with the exclusion of other sports. Sports specialization has become more accepted if an individual’s goal is to attain an "elite" status in that sport. The three main risks of early specialization in youth sports include: increased psychological stress on the athlete, potential increased rates ...

  • 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 ...

  • Shoulder Trauma: Orthopedic Treatment

    Shoulder trauma or injuries are a very common occurrence that can occur due to an accident or sudden fall. The shoulder comprises of three bones, namely: scapula, clavicle or humerus. A number of ligaments, tendons and muscles join these bones together. A shoulder trauma can affect any of these structures and lead to immense pain and discomfort. There are various types of shoulder injuries such as ...

  • Shoulder Injuries

  • Sports Specialization: Preventing Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

    Sports specialization is defined as the intense year-round training in a single sport, with the exclusion of other sports. Sports specialization has become more accepted if an individual’s goal is to attain an "elite" status in that sport. The three main risks of early specialization in youth sports include: increased psychological stress on the athlete, potential increased rates ...

  • Ankle Sprains: Not Just A Walk It Off Injury

    By: Sarang Desai- Orthopedic Surgeon | Foot & Ankle| Plano, Frisco & McKinney 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 ...