The following blog post was written by Robert Berry, DO, the Medical Director of Sports Medicine at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano. Dr. Berry is a board certified orthopedic surgeon interested in Sports Medicine. Over his career, he has worked with several sports teams, including the San Diego Chargers. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has had two … Continue reading Cowboys QB Tony Romo back injury outlook
If you missed last night’s panel discussion on The Broken Hip series, we’ve got you covered. You can watch a full video of the event above and take a look at some of the Tweets below. KERA’s Health reporter, Lauren Silverman, hosted the panel. It featured Dr. Alan Jones, the medical director of orthopaedic trauma … Continue reading KERA’s Broken Hip panel discussion recap [with video]
When it comes to playing sports, your knee can take a lot abuse. While you’re jumping, lunging and running you may be unaware of the stress you’re putting on your knees. Females and males are built differently, and women experience more knee injuries than their male counterparts. Especially for females, tearing the ACL (Anterior Cruciate … Continue reading Athletes and ACL injuries — Are you at risk?
To help prepare you for KERA’s “Broken Hip” panel discussion here next week, we’re revisiting an interview that first appeared on the Think radio show, hosted by Krys Boyd, earlier this year. Dr. Alan Jones, medical director of orthopedic trauma at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, was one of the guests who spoke about … Continue reading Broken Hip series from KERA tackles key questions
Next week, KERA will take its fascinating “Broken Hip” series to the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas for a live panel discussion. The program, which is open to the public (RSVPs are required), will be moderated by KERA’s Health reporter, Lauren Silverman. She’ll provide an overview of The Broken … Continue reading KERA’s ‘Broken Hip’ live event: Submit your questions now
Crutches have been around long before Tiny Tim and The Christmas Carol. It turns out that people have used some type of support for injuries dating back thousands of years. No matter how long crutches have been around, when you get an injury that needs crutches, everything may feel completely new to you. You may … Continue reading Are crutches weighing you down?
Thirty years ago, a total knee or hip replacement was likely to last just five to ten years. Now, with advancements in metallurgy and plastic development, “we’re able to put in total joints … that can last 30 years or longer,” said Jay Mabrey, MD, chief of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Baylor University … Continue reading Is one-day total joint replacement for you? [Video]
For many patients, a knee or hip replacement can be a major procedure that requires two or three days in the hospital. That was not the case for former President George W. Bush, who reportedly was out of the hospital and headed home from Chicago to Dallas within hours of a partial replacement of his left … Continue reading George W. Bush’s knee surgery highlights fast joint replacement options
One in five. That’s how many people are estimated to die within one year after breaking a hip after the age of 50. Why? What makes recovery easy for some and impossible for others? Here’s a recap of our Twitter chat for KERA’s #TheBrokenHip. [View the story “#TheBrokenHip Twitter Takeaways” on Storify] This blog post first … Continue reading #TheBrokenHip Recap with Lauren Silverman of KERA
Any adult can have a fall, but did you know the risk of falling goes up with age? In fact, falling is a common problem for older Americans. Every year, one third of adults 65 years and older falls. Falls are the main cause of injuries in older adults. Injuries range from cuts and bruises … Continue reading Prevent Falls at Your Home