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Orthopaedic Surgery

Advances in sarcoma surgery help preserve life and limbs

Sarcoma limb salvage techniques, from 3D models to team-based care, help 95% of patients with bone cancers avoid amputation. Bobby Weinschenk, M.D., explores the latest innovations.

Improving anesthesia, surgery by expanding ERAS protocols

Austin Street, M.D., discusses how UT Southwestern is using ERAS protocols to help demystify the anesthesiology experience and optimize patients’ recovery from surgery.

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.

Wilderness medicine: How to survive and thrive in the great outdoors

As the popularity of outdoor adventuring keeps growing, the number of injuries increases. Wilderness medicine expert Zubair Syed, M.D., discusses the risks of common activities and how to prepare for a safer experience.

Ortho-oncology: Improving care for patients with metastatic bone disease

Metastatic bone disease patients find hope with orthopaedic surgery options to decrease fracture risk, improve mobility, and manage pain. Alexandra Callan, M.D., discusses treatment advances and paradigm shifts over the last decade.

UCL injuries on the rise, from Little League to the major leagues

Throwing injuries in the elbow are rising as more young athletes specialize in one sport year-round. See treatment options for UCL injuries, with and without surgery.

Twirl, interrupted: Ballroom dancer finds graceful way to overcome chronic back pain

Video: Kathleen Cunningham was a competitive ballroom dancer who was sidelined by acute back pain – until she went to UT Southwestern Spine Center for comprehensive care.

High ankle sprain vs. low ankle sprain: What are the key differences?

NFL stars Patrick Mahomes and Tony Pollard both suffered high ankle sprains during the playoffs, but their treatments were very different and much more involved than a typical ankle sprain. UT Southwestern orthopedic surgeons explain the complexities of a high ankle sprain injury.

Robotic knee replacement surgery enhances precision, personalization

With an aging population, active lifestyles, and increasing obesity rates, knee replacement surgeries are more common. Learn how UTSW is staying ahead of the curve!

What is a Lisfranc injury and how come it sidelines athletes for so long?

Lisfranc injuries in athletes are common and difficult to treat without surgery. Dr. Wukich explains why athletes are unable to return to action long after it happens.

Captain Indestructible: Dallas firefighter rises from the ashes and returns to job he loves

Dallas Fire-Rescue Capt. Chris Gadomski nearly died in a massive gas explosion in Oak Cliff in Sept. 2021. A year later, he returned to active duty.

Biceps tendonitis: How arthroscopic surgery relieves shoulder pain, reduces scarring

Severe biceps tendonitis requires surgery – and Alison Cabrera, M.D., is one of few surgeons in the area offering a less invasive arthroscopic technique to repair the tendon and relieve shoulder pain.

Why hip fractures require immediate treatment

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

3D bunion surgery gets you back on your feet faster

Bunions are much more than a cosmetic issue – they're a painful structural problem that limits a person’s mobility. UT Southwestern's Dr. Michael VanPelt describes how the advanced surgical procedure lapiplasty bunionectomy can cure the condition with less downtime and low risk of recurrence.

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.