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Conventional vs. Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Although shoulder joint replacement is less common than knee or hip replacement, it is successful in relieving shoulder joint pain and improving arm mobility. About 53,000 people in the U.S. have shoulder replacement surgery each year, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The shoulder is made up of three bones: upper arm […]

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DOC & TSATA Partner in Healthcare for Student Athletes

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Direct Orthopedic Care, DOC, is partnering with the Texas State Athletic Trainers Association, TSATA. TSATA promotes, enhances and advances the athletic training profession. TSATA is the voice of athletic trainers in Texas and an affiliate of The National Athletic Trainers’ Association, NATA. Founded in 1950, NATA has grown to more than 43,000 members worldwide. Their […]

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ACL Pop and Tear Repair

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

The ACL is one of the most commonly injured ligaments of the knee. The incidence of ACL injuries is currently estimated at 250,000 to 300,000 annually with 100,000 ACL reconstructions performed each year. The incidence of ACL injury is higher in people who participate in high-risk sports, such as basketball, football, skiing, soccer, and parkour. […]

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Accurate Injections for Joint Relief at DOC

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

When the smooth, protective cartilage cushion between the bones of the joints wears away, people experience joint pain and inflammation. Articular cartilage damage most commonly occurs in the knee, but the elbow, wrist, ankle, shoulder, and hip can be affected. The causes of cartilage damage are a direct blow from a fall or accident, wear […]

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