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Study: More Than One-Third of ED Consults for Orthopaedic Injuries Are Inaccurate

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

STUDY: More Than One-Third of ED Consults for Orthopaedic Injuries Are Inaccurate — By: Terry Stanton Findings suggest need for more orthopaedic training for ED residents and personnel A study of how orthopaedic conditions are diagnosed and managed by emergency department (ED) personnel at one Level 1 trauma center found that a significant number of them […]

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DEA Drug Take Back 2018

DEA National Drug Take-Back Day: April 28

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

The Drug Enforcement Administration through the Drug Disposal Act safely collects and disposes of pharmaceutical controlled substances. DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, April 28, 10 am to 2 pm, is a safe, convenient, responsible way to dispose of expired or unused prescription drugs. Visit DEA’s official website, under Collection Site Near You for information in […]

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Matching Healthcare to Injury

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

If you have a scrape or bruise, you treat the minor injury at home.   If you have the flu, a cold, or a fever, go to the urgent care clinic.   If you have breathing difficulties, feel faint, unable to move, severe burns, chest pain, seizures, heavy bleeding, serious allergic reaction, poisoning, or overdose, […]

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Miniature Surgery

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Arthroscopy comes from two Greek words: “artho” meaning joint and “skopein” meaning to look. So Arthroscopy means to look within the joint. Arthroscopy involves a miniature incision and pencil-sized instruments with a lens and light to magnify and illuminate inside the joint.   The DOC surgeon is able to see inside the joint, including bones, […]

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A Pain in the Rear

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

The sacroiliac joint, SI joint, connects the hip bones (iliac crests) to the sacrum, the bone shaped like a triangle between the lumbar spine and the tailbone (coccyx). The main function of the SI joint is to absorb shock between the upper body and the pelvis and legs and help to bend forward and backward. […]

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Get in the Swing for Golf

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 131,000 people were treated for golf-related injuries in 2015. Most golf injuries are the result of overuse. By repeating the same golf swing motion, stress is placed on the same muscles, tendons, and joints. The three most commonly injured areas of the body from playing […]

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Sprains, Strains and Automobiles to DOC

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

For movement, your bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles must all work together in response to signals from your brain. If ligaments, tendons, or muscles are sprained or strained, movement is impaired. Knees, wrists and ankles are most susceptible to sprain and strain injuries, usually caused by a fall or accident.   Ligaments are like strong […]

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Whoa! Orthopedic Urgent Care?

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Question: Now, hold on! I’ve heard of urgent care because they are on every corner. I’ve been to the ER plenty. But an orthopedic urgent care? If I fall off my horse or roll an all-terrain vehicle, I can urgently go to an orthopedic specialist who can fix my broken, sprained or strained whatever?   […]

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Texas Big Star Races for Charity

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

The 3rd annual Texas Big Star Half Marathon and 5K is Saturday, April 14, at Collin College’s Preston Ridge Campus. The post-race Finishing Fest for the presentation of medals and runner recognition awards follows the race. DOC is a proud sponsor of the Finisher’s Fest event, which has raised over $150,000 for charitable organizations in […]

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Signs that You Have a Broken Bone

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Some folklore is passed down from generation to generation within families. My grandmother insisted that “if you don’t throw-up, it isn’t broken.” I was finishing my bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida before heading to medical school at CU. When leaving a Gators football game, I fell, landed on and possibly fractured my outstretched […]

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Signs You Dislocated Your Shoulder

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Your shoulder is your body’s most mobile joint. It can turn in many directions, making it susceptible to dislocate forward, backward or downward, partially or completely. A partial dislocation means the head of the upper arm bone (humerus) is partially out of the cup-shaped socket (glenoid). A complete dislocation means it is completely out of […]

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Signs of an ACL Tear

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Three bones meet to form your knee joint, thighbone (femur), shinbone (tibia) and kneecap (patella). The kneecap sits in front of the joint to provide some protection. Bones are connected to other bones by ligaments.   There are four primary ligaments in your knee, acting like strong ropes to hold the bones together and keep […]

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DOC Orthopedic Urgent Care

What is Orthopedic Urgent Care?

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Orthopedic Surgeons An orthopedic surgeon is a medical doctor with extensive training in the proper diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases of the body’s musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves.   Orthopedic surgeons are knowledgeable about the entire musculoskeletal system, but many specialize in specific areas, such as the foot […]

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Regenerative Medicine Therapy

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Regenerative medicine promises amazing new treatments for joint conditions and osteoarthritis. Cutting-edge therapies use stem cells, blood plasma, and amniotic fluid to regenerate joint cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and promote bone healing. These treatments may reduce pain and help patient guests to postpone or reduce the need for joint replacements.   Stem Cell Therapy Stem cells […]

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Nutrition for Competition – National Nutrition Month

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

  National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Go Further with Food is the theme for 2018. An athlete needs to consume suitable food and fluid prior to, during, and after competition in order to maximize performance.   Fueling with the […]

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