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Back and Spine; Orthopaedics and Rehab

Just 10% of back pain requires surgery – and minimally invasive procedures work for many

Only 10% of patients with back pain need surgery – and if you do, chances are a minimally invasive procedure may be all you need. Learn more with spine expert Kavita Trivedi, D.O., or UT Southwestern.

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Torn rotator cuff: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options

Losing sleep is the main reason people seek help for rotator cuff pain. In this MedBlog, Michael Khazzam, M.D., discusses noninvasive pain relief options and what to expect if you choose rotator cuff surgery.

Orthopaedics and Rehab

AR in the OR: First augmented reality shoulder replacement surgery in Texas

In April, orthopaedic surgeon Michael Khazzam, M.D., performed the first augmented reality shoulder replacement surgery in Texas. Explore how the technology works and what patients can expect from this innovative approach.

Back and Spine; Orthopaedics and Rehab

Woman who could barely stand up has 'zero pain' after spinal fusion surgery

Laurie Zapatka was injured in a car accident 20 years ago and her back pain became progressively worse over the years. By the time she came to UT Southwestern, her mobility was severely limited, but a day after posterior spinal fusion surgery with Douglas Dickson, M.D., she was up and moving with "zero pain."

Orthopaedics and Rehab

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.

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When is it time for a knee replacement?

Knee replacement is one of the most common orthopedic procedures, but not everybody needs surgery. UT Southwestern Frisco's Georges Bounajem, M.D., discusses noninvasive relief options for osteoarthritis pain as well as what to know if you need a knee replacement.

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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.

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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.

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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.