Dr. Frank Jobe Tommy John The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) is the primary restraint to stress across the inside of the elbow. Prior to the surgery pioneered by Dr. Frank Jobe (pictured above), an injury to the UCL was essentially career-ending for overhead athletes. The surgical techniques [...]
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Cervical Spondylosis (Arthritis of the Neck) Overview Neck pain affects countless individuals living in the Dallas, Frisco and Fort Worth, Texas communities. In many cases, it is caused by age-related wear and tear to the discs in the neck (cervical spine). Cervical spondylosis, also referred to as arthritis of the neck, is the general [...]
Herniated Disc Overview A common source of back pain in Dallas, Frisco and Fort Worth, Texas area residents is a herniated disc. Often referred to as a “ruptured” or “slipped” disc, this condition typically occurs in the neck (cervical spine) and lower back (lumbar spine). A disc herniation can lead to pain and other [...]
Total Shoulder Replacement Overview Shoulder osteoarthritis has the potential to become a debilitating condition for older adults living in the communities of Dallas, Frisco and Fort Worth, Texas. Years of continued wear and tear of the joint can cause cartilage to deteriorate, leading to painful arthritis symptoms such as inflammation and decreased range of motion. [...]
SLAP Tear Overview The shoulder is defined as a ball-and-socket joint that is responsible for providing a smooth gliding surface when the arm is placed in motion. The labrum is an important structure within the shoulder joint and acts as an attachment site for various ligaments and tendons, including the biceps tendon. It is also [...]
An Overview of Shoulder Instability As the most mobile joint in the human body, the shoulder allows a wide range of motion for everyday, work and athletic activities. This great range of motion does have a downside – it can cause shoulder instability. With shoulder instability comes the increased risk of shoulder dislocations. The shoulder [...]
Lipogems Procedure Overview The Lipogems procedure is a next generation regenerative medicine treatment designed to use adipose stem cells for the repair, reconstruction and/or replacement of injured tissue. Fat within the body, also known as adipose tissue, contains numerous cells that enhance healing in the body when an injury occurs. Adipose tissue has been studied [...]
An Overview of Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) Bone marrow aspirate concentrate, or BMAC, is a regenerative medicine technique growing in popularity in the Dallas, Frisco and Fort Worth, Texas area. This autologous stem cell therapy has the ability to accelerate the body’s natural healing process following an injury. The Texas Sports Medicine team utilizes [...]
An Overview of Patellar Instability The knee is a complex joint composed of numerous important structures including bones, ligaments, tendons and menisci. The patella (kneecap) is one of these important structures. When the kneecap becomes displaced from its intended resting place, it is defined as patellar instability. Instability can occur from a dislocation, from poor [...]
Meniscal Tear Overview When athletes discuss torn cartilage in the knee joint, they are commonly referring to a meniscal tear. The menisci are small “c” shaped structures that act like cartilage and “shock absorbers” when the knee is placed under stress and when in motion. Meniscus tears are among the most common knee injuries seen [...]