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Orthopaedics and Rehab

Achilles tendon injuries: Why do they take so long to heal?

The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It can take up to a year to recover from injury and regain its previous strength. Orthopaedic surgeon Dane Wukich, M.D., discusses tips to prevent the devastating sports injury and who is most at risk.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

How we use a 3D printer to replace ankle bones and restore movement

Advancements in 3D-printing technology now allow doctors to create new bones and restore movement for patients. Dane Wukich, M.D., Chief of UT Southwestern's Orthopaedic Surgery Department, explains how the 3D printing technology makes it possible to replace damaged talus bones in the ankle with custom metallic implants.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

Too gruesome for video: The ‘high-energy’ injury of Dallas Cowboy Allen Hurns

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Allen Hurns suffered a grotesque ankle dislocation during the NFC Wildcard playoff game on Jan. 5, 2019. In this week’s blog, Dane Wukich, M.D., discusses treatment and recovery for high-energy joint injuries.