How a high-tech device could diagnose joint disorders

When you’ve got hip pain, diagnosis can be complex. Interactions of the various muscles, tendons, ligaments, vessels and bones need to be thoroughly examined to determine the source. But a new, high-tech wearable device developed by researchers at Baylor Scott & White Health and led by Hal D. Martin, DO, an orthopedic surgeon on the … Continue reading How a high-tech device could diagnose joint disorders

Knee pain? It may be time to consider joint replacement

When patients come into my office, it’s usually because their level of pain has become unmanageable. Sometimes, injuries to joints might be hindering their normal mobility, preventing them from the activities they love. They’re sick of joint pain, and “toughing it out” is no longer an option. But before we consider joint replacement, we examine … Continue reading Knee pain? It may be time to consider joint replacement

New Technique Speeds Recovery from Hip Replacement Surgery

A new technique I perform called anterior approach hip replacement is helping people get back to their daily activities faster than ever. With traditional hip replacement surgery, I access the joint through the buttocks or the side of the hip. But with the anterior approach, I go through the front of the body. People recover … Continue reading New Technique Speeds Recovery from Hip Replacement Surgery

Hawaiian Resident Finds New Hope For Scoliosis

She’s just 17-years old, but Allie (short for Alexandria) Johnson, born in Maui, lives the life most of us only dream about. Beautiful, athletic, smart, talented, charming, witty. She’s every parent’s dream. Plus, she calls the breathtaking tropical splendor of Maui home. As Mary Poppins said, “Practically perfect in every way.” Alas, there’s that “practically” … Continue reading Hawaiian Resident Finds New Hope For Scoliosis