Knee Replacement: Is A Total or Partial Replacement Right for You?

If you suffer from severe knee pain, you know how debilitating it can be. Severe knee pain prevents you from engaging in strenuous activities you once enjoyed, such as running, dancing, fishing, tennis, golfing, and skiing. More importantly, it can make even simple activities like walking or changing positions in your sleep excruciating.

Written by GAOrtho Admin on Friday May 20, 2016
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Sprain versus Strain: What’s the Difference?

With spring in the air and swimsuit season right around the corner, gyms are crowded with people anxious to shed extra pounds they packed on over the winter. Hike and bike trails are packed with runners and cyclists anxious to log miles before the blazing summer heat settles in. In spring, doctors also see an uptick in patients with sprain and strain injuries. If you experience muscle or tendon pain, bruising, swelling, and/or stiffness, those symptoms indicate you may have a sprain or strain. Read on to learn what the difference is and how to treat it.

Written by GAOrtho Admin on Wednesday May 4, 2016
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Travis Country 5K Run

Come join GAO at the second annual Travis Country 5K Run, located at the southern edge of the Barton Creek greenbelt in southwest Austin. Ten minutes from downtown but with a casual, Hill Country vibe, Travis Country features rolling hills, wildflowers and wildlife, and a 3.1-mile loop that is the heart and soul of the neighborhood's outdoor fitness community.

Written by GAOrtho Admin on Friday April 22, 2016
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When to Suspect a Rotator Cuff Tear

With spring in full swing, so is baseball season. When our two Texas teams, the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers, met up recently at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Ranger’s fan favorite Yu Darvish wasn’t in the lineup. He was recuperating from 2015 Tommy John surgery to repair an elbow injury. Some might say he dodged a bullet. At least he didn’t have to undergo rotator cuff surgery, which can be a career ender for a Major League pitcher.

Written by GAOrtho Admin on Thursday April 21, 2016
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Golfer’s Elbow: Causes and Treatments

Officially, it’s known as medial epicondylitis, but the tennis players, rock climbers, weightlifters, cross-fit aficionados, and, yes, golfers who suffer from it know it simply as golfer’s elbow. While golfers are especially prone to this condition, any individual who overuses his hands wrist and forearms (by repetitively gripping or flexing) is at risk of developing golfer’s elbow. If you’re experiencing stiffness, tingling, excruciating pain, numbness, tenderness, and limited mobility in your elbow, you may have golfer’s elbow.

Written by GAOrtho Admin on Wednesday April 6, 2016
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Getting a Hand on Wrist Pain

Whether you’ve noticed it developing slowly or experience an injury or trauma that causes it suddenly, if you’re experiencing wrist pain you’re probably finding it difficult to carry on with your daily routine. Comprised of just eight bones, or carpals, the wrist supports a tube called the carpal tunnel that houses tendons and nerves, and is covered by a supporting ligament. This configuration that we simply call the wrist is essential to our ability to function.

Written by GAOrtho Admin on Thursday March 24, 2016
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