Orthopedics is the medical field that focuses on the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and conditions. The musculoskeletal system is made up of your bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and connective tissues. Your skeleton gives your muscles and other tissues the structure it needs to help you move.
The musculoskeletal system couldn’t do its job without the brain. The brain and spine are connected through the spinal cord and the nerves. Working with your nervous system, the brain sends messages to your skeletal muscles and enact a response to move.
Musculoskeletal Conditions We Treat
The orthopedic doctors and surgeons at TexomaCare specialize in treating musculoskeletal conditions and diseases. There are many different conditions or accidents that can cause difficulty in movement and performing daily activities. Persistent pain or swelling in a bone, joint or muscle could indicate a serious condition. Persistent numbness and tingling is also a common nerve-related symptom.
Orthopedic conditions can often worsen if left untreated. It may be time to consult an orthopedic doctor if you experience bone or nerve symptoms.
Your spine and spinal cord play a critical role in your ability to move freely and comfortably. The spine extends from the base of the skull to the tailbone. It is enclosed by the spinal cord all the way down. The small backbones (called vertebrae) that make up your back, surround and protect the spinal cord. Between each vertebrae is a disc.
Orthopedic spine specialists treat spinal cord disorders caused by internal and external factors. Spine specialists administer diagnostic tests to best determine what is causing damage to the spinal cord. Using X-rays, MRIs, Myelography and electromyograms, spine surgeons can tailor the best surgical treatment for your condition.
Orthopedic spine surgeons at TexomaCare are experienced in treating:
- Herniated discs
- Vertebral fractures
- Degenerative disc disease
- Chronic low back pain
Joints are where two or more bones meet and consist of cartilage, synovial membrane, ligaments, and tendons. Cartilage is a tissue that covers the surface of a bone to reduce friction. Meanwhile ligaments and tendons are connective tissues to support, limit and control movement in the joint. Ligaments connect your bones together while tendons attach joints to muscles.
Cartilage and bone injuries are common from a single injury or overuse. Cartilage can become worn down and result in a bone rubbing directly on another bone.
Osteoarthritis is a common form of arthritis that occurs in the hands, hips and knees. This can cause debilitating hand, kip and knee pain. In extreme cases involving the knee, orthopedic knee surgeons may suggest total knee replacement surgery.
Common types of tendinitis are also caused by injury or overuse of tendons in your joints.
Orthopedic specialists at TexomaCare are experienced in treating:
- ACL injuries
- Ankle sprains
- Meniscus tears
- Rotator cuff tendinitis
- Achilles tendinitis
- Carpal tunnel
- Trigger finger
- Frozen shoulder
- Biceps tendinitis and ruptures
- Ganglion cysts
Bones are able to bend under some pressure, but when enough force is applied, they can fracture or break. Every year, millions of Americans break a bone, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Broken bones are generally caused by:
- Falls or other sudden accidents
- Reduced bone density caused by osteoporosis or cancer
- Overuse resulting in stress-related injuries
- All extremity fractures
Our specialists know that every break and fracture is different. That’s why orthopedic physicians perform careful examinations of each patient’s condition and injury. This allows customization of treatment depending on the location and type of fracture. We care for all types of fractures, including hip, femur, ankle, humerus and pelvis.
Physical therapy is an important part of the recovery process after orthopedic treatment and surgery. Physical therapists coordinate with orthopedic and general surgeons to get you to refrain function and gain maximum possible mobility. Therapists can support and help you retrain your body to walk, climb stairs or move your arms.
Surgical Services for Orthopedic Conditions
Orthopedic surgeons with multiple surgical specialties at TexomaCare treat patients who have experienced different injuries or battling disorders. They can treat traumatic bone injuries, disturbances in joints, inflammation in muscle or connective tissues, or spine issues. Surgeons use medical treatment and surgical solutions for a number of conditions.
Treatments are designed to help reduce pain and restore lifestyle. Treatments and surgical procedures we perform include:
- Knee arthroscopy
- Shoulder arthroscopy
- Total and partial knee replacement
- Total hip replacement
- ACL reconstruction
- Carpal tunnel and trigger finger release
- Steroid injection
- Hylagen, Supartz and OrthoVisc injections
- Fracture care
- Artificial disc replacement
- Kyphosis and scoliosis surgery
Mako SmartRobotics™ Minimally-Invasive Robotic Surgery
TexomaCare’s orthopedic surgeons have been fully trained in Mako-Robotic Arm Assisted Surgery for Joint Replacement. Mako SmartRobotics™ provides relief for joint pain through the use of minimally invasive robotic surgery. Pain from arthritis and joint degeneration can be constant, come and go. It can occur with movement or after a period of rest. It can also be located in one or many spots of the body.
There are many different treatment options available. Talk to your medical provider about if Mako SmartRobotics could be the right treatment for you.
Types of Surgery That Utilize Mako SmartRobotics
- Total Knee
- Partial Knee
- Total Hip
This minimally invasive surgery is provided by orthopedic surgeons who have undergone full-training on the device.
5012 S US Hwy 75, Suite 120
Denison, TX 75020