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Orthopaedics and Rehab

Preventing osteoporosis-related fragility fractures after knee or hip replacement

Osteoporosis rarely requires knee or hip replacement, but it increases the risk of broken bones from falling after surgery. Get prevention tips in this MedBlog.

Aging; Orthopaedics and Rehab

Why hip fractures require immediate treatment

Orthopedic surgeon Megan Sorich, D.O., discusses the risks of delaying of hip fracture treatment after a fall, especially for seniors.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

The hips don't lie: Signs it's time to consider hip replacement

When our hips don’t move well, it can lead to reduced mobility and pain. Joel Wells, M.D., discusses treatment options and when it might be time to think about a hip replacement.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

After the fall: RESTORE bone health and prevent future hip fractures in seniors

More than 95 percent of hip fractures in seniors are caused by falling. Megan Sorich, D.O., discusses how RESTORE, UT Southwestern's new hip fracture and fall prevention program, reduces time-to-surgery by 50 percent and gives seniors tools to avoid future fractures.

Orthopaedics and Rehab; Patient Stories

Reaching the summit after hip dysplasia surgery: Cynthia's story

Adult hip dysplasia nearly stole Cynthia's mobility. But an advanced surgery gave it back – and got the UT Southwestern operating room nurse hiking up mountains again. See her story now.

Aging; Prevention

Geriatrics COVE team makes house calls – and reduces readmissions

Seniors need better primary care access and fewer hospital readmissions. We target both concerns with COVE – our house call program that delivers precision medicine at home. Learn more.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

Hip dysplasia is not just a condition that affects your dog

Hip dysplasia is a term most people associate with their dogs, but the condition is the leading cause of hip arthritis in young women and it is also the most common abnormality among newborns, according to the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. UT Southwestern Dr. Joel Wells and his team have discovered a new protein that can predict osteoarthritis in patients.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

Young and hip: Joint preservation surgery may be the long-term answer to hip pain

Dr. Joel Wells talks about joint preservation surgery in the young adult with symptomatic hip pain can prevent osteoarthritis progression. At UT Southwestern, we’re emphasizing preservation of the native hip in patients from 14 years of age to adult, rather than replacing the native hip with a prosthesis.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

Tracking hip surgery variables

A UT Southwestern orthopaedic surgeon has launched a registry to better equip physicians in advising hip surgery patients and controlling factors known to negatively affect patient experiences.