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Veteran Gets Second Chance with Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery
Jessica Shellock, Patient Journey, Disc Replacement

Veteran Gets Second Chance with Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery

When a spinal condition got to the point of preventing Marine Corps. veteran Frank Tagle from enjoying his family, he knew he needed to do something. Frank had been told he needed to have spinal fusion surgery, but he didn't want that. He wanted to retain motion and continue to perform his physically active job. Frank took matters into his own hands and sought out disc replacement surgery at the Center for Disc Replacement at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery in Plano, Texas.…

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Answering Common FAQ’s about Artificial Disc Replacement
Disc Replacement, Spine Surgery

Answering Common FAQ’s about Artificial Disc Replacement

When it comes to disc replacement surgery, we get a lot of questions. In this article Dr. Richard Guyer, orthopedic spine surgeon and co-director of the Center for Disc Replacement at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about total disc replacement surgery.…

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Are You Ready to Take a Hike? Here's How to Stay Safe.

Are You Ready to Take a Hike? Here's How to Stay Safe.

The Fall is a great time of year to get out and enjoy the outdoors and hiking is a great way to stay active and healthy but you'll want to make sure you don't accidentally end up with an injury that could have been avoided. Drs. Chris Sakowski, Donald Hohman and Jack Zigler orthopedic surgeons on our medical staff share their tips on how to stay safe while enjoying the outdoors.…

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Ready to Hit the Tennis Court? Here are 3 Common (But Painful!) Injuries to Avoid

Ready to Hit the Tennis Court? Here are 3 Common (But Painful!) Injuries to Avoid

Whether you are a seasoned tennis player or just picking up a racquet for the first time, tennis is a great way to burn some calories, have some fun and enjoy some time outside. Dr. Richard Guyer, Dr. Chris Sakowski and Dr. James Walter, all surgeons on our medical staff want to make sure you avoid injury while on the court. They are sharing the 3 most common tennis injuries and how to avoid them.…

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The 6 Ways to Protect Your Back When Caring for an Older Loved One
Jessica Shellock, Neck Pain, Back Pain

The 6 Ways to Protect Your Back When Caring for an Older Loved One

When you are caring for a loved one the last thing you need is to suffer from a back injury. Dr. Jessica Shellock, an orthopedic spine surgeon understands this and shares tips for how you can care for your loved one and protect your back.…

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The 5 Undisputable Rules for Gardening Safety
back pain, Dr. James Walter, Orthopedics

The 5 Undisputable Rules for Gardening Safety

Gardening is something many people love to do but, if you end up with an injury it can really take a toll on your body and your garden! Dr. James Walter, an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery, shares his tips for keeping gardening fun and free from injury.…

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Changing the Meaning of DIY to: "Don't Injure Yourself"
Back Pain, Dr. Rey Bosita, Neck Pain

Changing the Meaning of DIY to: "Don't Injure Yourself"

Doing things yourself usually sounds like a good way to save money and gain some confidence in your capabilities, unless of course, it ends in a do-it-yourself injury. Dr. Rey Bosita, an orthopedic spine surgeon on our medical staff has seen his share of DIY injuries. Here are some of his tips.…

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Wear and Tear on Your Joints: 5 Factors to Consider
Joint Replacement Program, Dr. Hohman, Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement

Wear and Tear on Your Joints: 5 Factors to Consider

For several years, joint replacements have been the most common elective surgeries in the United States. It appears those numbers will continue to grow. At a meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) it was reported that the average age for hip replacements is getting younger, and the number of men getting these new joints is increasing. The AAOS says that the most common total joint replacement procedures in the United States are total knee replacements (about 700,000 a year) and total hip replacements (about 400,000 a year) and "the advances over time have been remarkable." In many cases the total joint replacement procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, with patients returning home on the same day of surgery.…

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Going the Distance – Ashleigh Travels from Las Vegas to Texas for Disc Replacement
Patient Journey, Disc Replacement

Going the Distance – Ashleigh Travels from Las Vegas to Texas for Disc Replacement

When it came to back pain, miles didn’t matter to active 39-year-old Ashleigh Tagliaferri. She traveled from Las Vegas, NV to Plano, TX for artificial disc replacement surgery to help relieve debilitating back pain.…

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What's The Difference Between A Meniscus Tear & An ACL Tear?

As one of the key joints in our leg, our knees are exposed to considerable wear and tear on a daily basis. Two of the key components in helping us deal with this wear and tear are the meniscus and the anterior cruciate ligament, more commonly known as the ACL.…

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