At Texas Institute of Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, patients can expect premier orthopedic surgery and sports medicine care. serve those throughout Grapevine, Southlake, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, NRH, Frisco, Roanoke, Plano, Allen, Prosper, Dallas, Highland Village, University Park, Highland Park, Keller, Lewisville, Farmers Branch, Addison, Colleyville, The Colony, Irving, Las Colinas, Fort Worth, and more. Below, we’ve answered some of your frequently-asked questions about orthopedic medicine, surgery, sports medicine, and more.
What is Orthopedic Medicine?
Orthopedic medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on diagnosing, correcting, preventing, and treating injuries, disorders, and diseases of the body’s musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system includes the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and nerves that allow you to move.
What is Orthopedic Surgery?
Orthopedic surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on preserving, investigating, and restoring the form and function of the musculoskeletal system by surgical means. Orthopedic surgery is performed when a patient has musculoskeletal problems, such as trauma, tumors, infections, deformities, injuries, degenerative diseases, metabolic disturbances, and more.
What Do Orthopedic Surgeons Specialize In?
Orthopedic surgeons focus on preventing, diagnosing, and treating bone, joint, ligament, tendon, and muscle disorders. Some orthopedic surgeons can perform each of the following, while others may specialize in one or two of the following:
- Shoulder Surgery
- Knee Surgery
- Joint Replacement
- Foot and Ankle Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Fracture Care and Trauma
- Hip Surgery
- Sports Injuries
- Pediatric orthopedic conditions
- Limb deformity
- Tumor surgery for bone cancers
- Microvascular procedures
How Can I Avoid Orthopedic Problems?
Bones are the body’s support system, so they must remain healthy and strong. One way to ensure this is to exercise regularly. Diet and nutrition are also important when it comes to avoiding orthopedic problems. This includes the minimization of caffeine and alcohol assumption, the avoidance of smoking, and regular calcium and Vitamin D intake.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a medical condition of the hand and fingers that occurs when the major nerve that passes over the carpal bones is compressed. This condition is often characterized by burning, numbness, or tingling in the fingers, hands, wrists, and, occasionally, arms.
What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
There is no singular cause of this syndrome. It can be caused by fluid retention, repetitive movements over a long period, continuous pressure on the nerves due to obesity, and certain inflammatory conditions. This condition worsens over time, so visiting an orthopedic specialist is imperative as soon as symptoms occur. In the meantime, a wrist splint can help.
What Causes Arthritis?
Injuries, general wear and tear, metabolic abnormalities, infections, hereditary factors, and certain autoimmune disorders can cause arthritis.
What is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It occurs when the cartilage that protects and cushions from rubbing against each other wears down. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint but most commonly affects the knees, and hips. Symptoms of this condition can be managed, but the damage caused isn’t reversible. Treatment, however, can slow the progression of the disease and even improve joint pain and function. Staying active and maintaining a healthy weight can help with this.
What Causes Knee Pain?
Knee pain is likely the most common orthopedic problem. It affects people of all ages and is typically a result of inflammation or injury. Because the knee is one of the joints most prone to injury, it can result in acute pain. A common cause of chronic knee pain is osteoarthritis and other inflammatory diseases. If knee pain is afflicting your daily life, one of our orthopedic knee specialists may recommend a knee brace, physical therapy, or a combination of several treatments.
What Causes Shoulder Pain?
Like knee pain, shoulder pain is one of the more common orthopedic conditions. Shoulder pain may be a result of a torn rotator cuff, which is often a result of degeneration or injury. Shoulder pain may also be caused by a labrum tear which may also cause instability. It’s essential to make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist at your earliest convenience if you are experiencing chronic shoulder pain. Treatment can include steroid injections, physical therapy, and surgery.
How Long Will I Have to Wait For an Appointment?
We strive to provide top-quality care for our patients and will get you scheduled in a timely manner so you are seen as soon as possible.
What Do I Need to Bring to My First Appointment?
Please bring your photo ID or driver’s license and an active insurance card if you plan on using medical insurance. If you have had any recent imaging for the body part you are being treated for, it is imperative if you bring the CD with you as well.
What Insurance Do You Accept?
We accept most major insurance plans. Please call us with any specific questions about your insurance.
When Should I Arrive For My Scheduled Appointment?
Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
Do You Have On-Site Physical Therapy?
Yes, we do have on-site physical therapy that we are happy to provide to our patients.