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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.

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; Your Pregnancy Matters

Carpal tunnel syndrome and pregnancy go hand in hand

Carpal tunnel syndrome can be associated with pregnancy. Explore the symptoms and available treatment in this week's Your Pregnancy Matters blog.

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

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.

Back and Spine; COVID; Orthopaedics and Rehab

Working at home can be a pain in the neck and back

Working from home can be a pain in the neck, back, and shoulders. Try these simple ergonomic tips and stretches to make your home office work for you.

Back and Spine; Orthopaedics and Rehab

5 signs your back pain might be an emergency

Severe back pain might be a sign of a more serious underlying medical emergency. In this week’s MedBlog, two spine experts discuss five symptoms that should indicate seeing a doctor right away. Read 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

Specialist spotlight: Paging Dr. Alison Cabrera

Dr. Alison Cabrera is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating sports injuries, such as fractures, ACL and knee problems, as well as shoulder issues. She lives in Prosper and practices nearby at UT Southwestern Frisco.