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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.

Brain; COVID; Orthopaedics and Rehab

Life after coronavirus: PM&R helps patients beat muscle weakness, brain fog

After COVID-19 infection, many patients struggle with "brain fog" and muscle weakness. See how custom Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation care can improve patients' long-term health.

Brain; Orthopaedics and Rehab

What's possible in spinal cord rehab today and stem cell therapy in the future

Great strides are being made in stem cell therapy for spinal cord injuries. Merrine Klakeel, D.O., says that while UT Southwestern is at the center of this research, her team is currently implementing advanced strategies to help patients achieve higher levels of function and independence. Learn more.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

Using ultrasound to diagnose sports injuries and joint pain is faster and less expensive

Ultrasound can be a powerful tool in diagnosing sports injuries quickly, with zero radiation exposure and lower medical cost. In this MedBlog, Reed Williams, M.D., discusses these potential benefits and more. Read now.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

Unraveling the mystery – and misery – of frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a mysterious, miserable condition we face as we age. When sleepless, painful nights began to affect Tim Rogers’ work as editor of D Magazine, he sought help from Michael Khazzam, M.D., and potentially cut his recovery time by 75%. Learn more.

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.