Category Archives: Joint Pain & Replacement

Understanding Osteoarthritis

Arthritis and our joints are inexorably linked. Arthritis is a broad term that covers over 100 diseases, but its basic definition is “inflammation of the joints.” At Urgent Orthopedic Specialists, we primarily deal with a certain type of arthritis, osteoarthritis. Known as “wear and tear arthritis,” most people don’t even know they are suffering from […]

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At Urgent Orthopedic Specialists, we restore function in the joints of patients. This is known as arthroplasty, and it may inolve resurfacing bones within the joint, or we may place an artificial joint. Here’s some more information about arthroplasty at Urgent Orthopedic Specialists. Why would I need arthroplasty? The main reason a patient has joint […]

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Tennis Elbow is a Fault

 Winter is a great time to play tennis in Midland. The temperatures are cooler; humidity is low. Now if you could only get than pain on the outside of your elbow to cooperate. Tennis elbow. Ouch! We see this inflammation of the tendons around the elbow all the time at Urgent Orthopedic Specialists. It can […]

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How Corticosteroids Help with Inflammation and Pain At Urgent Orthopedic Specialists, we see patients with joint pain or overstressed tendons every day. While they may not be the final mode of treatment to solve this pain, we often use corticosteroids to reduce the inflammation and pain. Often these are cases where the patient has not […]

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Longevity of Knee Replacements

If you’re suffering through ongoing knee pain, you may be considering knee replacement surgery. If so, you’re wondering how long you can expect your new knee to last. We perform knee replacements at Midland Memorial Hospital instead of our Texas Surgical Center. Here’s some information on artificial knee lifespans. Quality of life If your knee […]

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What is Golfer’s Elbow?

Whether playing Midland Country Club or Hogan Park, golf’s big around here and across Texas. If you play enough, you may have developed a condition colloquially known as “golfer’s elbow.” You can see why people call it that. The clinical term is ulnar nerve entrapment or cubital tunnel syndrome. Urgent Orthopedic Specialists, we can treat […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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