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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.

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.

Discovery

Regenerative medicine: Do PRP and stem cell therapies help sports injuries heal faster?

Can PRP or stem cell therapies heal musculoskeletal conditions? Explore current and potential regenerative therapies in this week’s MedBlog.

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.

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. Reed Williams

Dr. Reed Williams is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and is an expert in diagnostic ultrasound, which helps him treat muscle strains, tendon tears, and sports injuries in a non-invasive way. He lives in Frisco and practices at the UT Southwestern Medical Center just north of El Dorado and the Tollway.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

Young and hip: joint preservation surgery is sometimes the answer

We generally associate hip pain with aging, but adolescents and young adults can develop serious hip problems as well. Dr. Wells reviews some of these issues and the surgeries to correct them.

Prevention

Kids and sports: How specialization can lead to overuse injuries

Parents may worry kids will lose a competitive edge by not specializing in a sport early. Dr. Coyner talks about why playing multiple sports helps performance and health.