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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

The pandemic can be a pain in the neck and back for home office workers

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.

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.

Brain; Orthopaedics and Rehab

Spotlight specialist: Paging Dr. Juan Cabrera

Dr. Juan Cabrera is the medical director of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic at UT Southwestern Frisco. He is a traumatic brain injury expert and regularly works with patients to recover from stroke and concussion.