Occupational Medicine Odessa TX

Occupational Medical Services

Occupational medicine or health focuses on the treatment and prevention of work-related injuries and illnesses. This is one of the services we supply for employers in the Midland and Odessa areas. The goal of these services is to keep your employees safe on the job and healthy away from it. We help employers to keep […]

Joint Pain Midland TX

Torn Rotator Cuffs

If you’ve ever played baseball or softball — both big here in Midland — you might have either damaged your rotator cuff or have had a teammate who did so. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, keeping the head of your upper arm bone firmly within […]

Tommy John Surgery

Since the baseball season just got underway, it seems an applicable time for a blog about a surgery made famous by a baseball player. Tommy John Surgery is now the colloquial term for ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction. You can see why Tommy John Surgery has caught on as the preferred name. Since we deal […]

Joint Replacement Odessa TX

Arthroscopy — Working Inside a Joint

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure used to treat joint problems from within the joint. The word arthroscopy derives from two Greek words, “arthro” (joint) and “skopein” (to look). When translated, the meaning of the term is “to look within the joint.” At Urgent Orthopedic Specialists, we perform arthroscopy on knees, shoulders, and hips. Because it […]

General Orthopedics Odessa, TX

What are the Most Common Orthopedic Injuries?

At Urgent Orthopedics, we see all sorts of injuries to the musculoskeletal system, that’s an anatomy class term for the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and skin. Sometimes when people are in our offices being treated for an injury, they ask what other injuries we’ve seen that day. Is one injury more common than […]

Joint Pain & Replacement Midland TX

Joint Replacement Becomes More Mainstream

One consequence of a population whose average lifespan has increased 10 to 15 years over the past quarter century is the question if the machinery, particularly the joints, can take the extra decade or two of work. That explains the continuing increase in joint replacement as the population age increases; our joints need a little […]

Joint Pain Replacement Midland TX

Giving Your Joints Some Relief — Viscosupplementation

Your joints naturally have lubricating fluid to keep them moving without friction. This is good because friction leads to pain. A key component of that lubricating fluid is called hyaluronic acid. When osteoarthritis, commonly thought of as “wear and tear” arthritis, impacts a joint the hyaluronic acid concentration drops. At Urgent Orthopedic Specialists, we add […]

Fracture Care Midland, TX

Bone Fractures

Some people confuse when a bone is described as fractured. They believe this to be somehow less than a “broken” bone. For instance, when their favorite quarterback has a fractured ulna, they may think this is less than broken. Nope. A fracture is simply the medical term for a broken bone. It’s not like they’re […]

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