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A Year in Review: 2021 Center for Disc Replacement at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery
Disc Replacement, Spine Surgery, Dr. Richard Guyer, Dr. Jack Zigler, Dr. Scott Blumenthal, Dr. Jessica Shellock

A Year in Review: 2021 Center for Disc Replacement at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery

2021 was another strange year, but that didn’t keep Drs. Blumenthal, Guyer, Shellock, and Zigler, co-directors of the Center for Disc Replacement at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery, from continuing their research and educational activities involving spine arthroplasty.…

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What You Need to Know About Knee Replacement Surgery
Joint replacement, Knee Replacement

What You Need to Know About Knee Replacement Surgery

Planning for minimally invasive knee replacement surgery? Read this to find out everything you need to know about pre-operative care, what happens during the procedure and post-operative care.…

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5 Simple Exercises to Keep Orthopedic Problems at Bay
Orthopedics

5 Simple Exercises to Keep Orthopedic Problems at Bay

Orthopedic problems such as pain in the ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, or back can lead to severe bone and joint problems that may cause long-term pain and inability to perform daily activities. The first line of defense for orthopedic problems include pain relievers and simple exercises. If, however, the problem doesn’t subside, it is a good idea to consult an experienced orthopedic surgeon, for which you can contact Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery – our patient navigator can connect you with a number of spine and orthopedic specialists in Plano who are on our medical staff. In this blog post, we share five simple exercises that help to keep orthopedic problems at bay. Take a look.…

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Shoulder Pain: Symptoms and Causes
Orthopedics, Medicine News

Shoulder Pain: Symptoms and Causes

The shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in the body, it has a wide and versatile range of motion, and even a minor injury can cause a lot of discomfort in performing everyday activities. Being aware of the symptoms and causes of shoulder pain can help in early diagnosis and accurate treatment of the problem. At Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery we have several surgeons on our medical staff that offer treatment options for shoulder pain. In this blog post, we give an overview of the symptoms of shoulder pain and their causes.…

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5 Tips to Avoid Skiing Injuries This Winter
Orthopedics

5 Tips to Avoid Skiing Injuries This Winter

Skiing is a great sport with some amazing health benefits, but you have to be careful as it can also lead to some very serious injuries that can land you in a spine and orthopedic hospital. Several of the physicians on our medical staff treat various orthopedic related injuries and we want you to stay safe on your next ski trip. If you have been waiting for winter to arrive and to go on a ski vacation with friends and family, we advise you to follow a few safety tips that can help you avoid skiing injuries.…

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Finding Solutions for Your Hip Pain
Joint replacement, Hip Pain, Hip Replacement

Finding Solutions for Your Hip Pain

Your hip joint not only bears the majority of your weight — it must do so while allowing for the wide range of motion that’s required as you walk, sit, bend, and twist. If you’re currently suffering from hip pain brought on by arthritis, injury, or wear and tear with age, you should know that Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery physicians offer both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for hip problems.   Our team is the right choice for treatment options to get you back to your active lifestyle.  Whether you need physical therapy, medication, or total hip replacement surgery, we’ll provide the solution that’s right for you.…

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Hip Replacement Surgery Gets Master Naturalist Hiking Pain Free
Patient Journey, Joint replacement, Hip Replacement

Hip Replacement Surgery Gets Master Naturalist Hiking Pain Free

As an avid hiker and Master Naturalist, Stephanie was determined her hip pain wouldn't stop her from enjoying the outdoors. After putting up with the pain for several years, Stephanie sought treatment with Dr. Donald Hohman, an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery.…

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Would My Child Benefit From A Sleep Study?
Pediatric Sleep Institute

Would My Child Benefit From A Sleep Study?

Children suffering from sleep disturbances can exhibit a wide array of symptoms including hyperactivity, fatigue, frequent infections and difficulty concentrating. A sleep study is used to help determine if there is a medical reason that your child is struggling to sleep well.…

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5 Common Causes of Neck and Lower Back Pain
Back Pain, Neck Pain, Spine Surgery, Disc Replacement

5 Common Causes of Neck and Lower Back Pain

Back and neck pain are common problems that can, in some cases my require surgical intervention. There are multiple causes of back and neck pain. People who sit continuously at their workstations can be especially susceptible to experiencing various types of neck and back problems. If you have been experiencing chronic back or neck pain, you can contact Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery to get connected with an experienced neck and back pain specialist on the medical staff. The physicians on the medical staff help patients with various spine issues including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease and spinal instability. In this blog we discuss 5 common causes of neck and back pain.…

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Helping Kids Get a Good Night’s Sleep: A conversation with the Medical Director of the Pediatric Sleep Institute in Plano, Dr. Mohsin Maqbool
Pediatric Sleep Institute

Helping Kids Get a Good Night’s Sleep: A conversation with the Medical Director of the Pediatric Sleep Institute in Plano, Dr. Mohsin Maqbool

Sometimes it’s obvious your child may be struggling to get a good night’s rest. If your child is showing signs of disturbed sleep – such as trouble falling or staying asleep, snoring, difficulty waking up in the morning or staying awake during the day they may benefit from a pediatric sleep evaluation. Other signs like hyperactivity, frequent infections or trouble concentrating may also indicate your child could benefit from a sleep study.…

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