An orthopedic surgeon’s take on the e-scooter craze

They’re everywhere these days. You see them in parks, on sidewalks, even in the streets, and people of all ages are using them. I’m talking about electric scooters, or e-scooters, and they are causing quite the alarm. As an orthopedic trauma surgeon, I’ve seen very few scooter-related injuries over the years — until this year. Unlike … Continue reading An orthopedic surgeon’s take on the e-scooter craze

How hip replacements are helping young people stay active longer

As an orthopedic surgeon, I’ve noticed a growing trend: more and more people are undergoing joint replacements at younger and younger ages. Patients in early middle age — and even some in their 20s and 30s — are increasingly opting for hip replacement surgery. For these patients, who are more active than the typical hip … Continue reading How hip replacements are helping young people stay active longer

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

Shin splints: Treatment and prevention tips you need to know

Have you ever wondered why your shins were throbbing after running or catching a pickup basketball game with your friends? Typically, this displeasure is called “shin splints,” but a doctor may refer to shin splints as “medial tibial stress syndrome”. What Are Shin Splints? Shin splints is a pain that occurs below the knee at the … Continue reading Shin splints: Treatment and prevention tips you need to know