Pain Relief and Improved Mobility with a Hip Replacement
Carl A. Hicks, M.D., Joint Replacement Surgeon

When the hip is working properly, you can move, sit, bend and turn without pain. Yet as one of the body's largest weight-bearing joints, the hip represents an intricate system of bones, cartilage, muscles, ligaments and tendons where all sorts of things can go painfully wrong.

Hand Health
Q & A on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Vincent C. Phan, M.D., Hand Surgeon

It can be difficult for sufferers of carpal tunnel syndrome to understand why and how the condition developed, or where to turn for treatment. The following Q & A with Vincent C. Phan, M.D., board certified hand surgeon at Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas, brings some common concerns to light.

Minimally Invasive Arthroscopy
When Shoulder Instability Is Holding You Back
Christopher Smith, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon

Don’t let the Peyton Manning or Kevin Garnett in you be denied. Manning, NFL quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts, and Garnett, NBA center for the Boston Celtics, represent athletes who rely on their shoulder strength to perform at the top of their respective games. If an old (or new) football or basketball shoulder injury has you ready to throw in the towel, don’t give up. Minimally invasive procedures are available to help repair and improve shoulder instability.

Physical Therapy
Work Those Replacement Knees
Timothy C. Sitter, M.D., Joint Reconstructive Surgeon

After battling knee pain for years and undergoing replacement knee surgery, you’ve earned the right to relax and lounge around a bit while your knee heals, right? Wrong! When it comes to knee replacement surgery, the rehabilitation services and physical therapy team at Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas knows that providing tender, loving care means taking an active approach to recuperation.