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xray1CONDITIONS TREATED

• Degenerative joint disease of hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, and hand
• Sports related injuries
• Trauma related injuries
• Work related injuries
• Hand and finger disorders, including carpal tunnel syndrome

xray1SERVICES PROVIDED

• Total joint replacement of the hip, knee, and shoulder
• Arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the hand, knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle
• Foot and ankle reconstruction
• Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction
• Nonoperative orthopedic care
• Onsite X-ray and MRI

xray1INITIAL EXAMINATION

At your initial evaluation, your orthopedic surgeon will examine your injury and thoroughly discuss any concerns or problems that you might be having. Treatment options may be discussed at this time, also.

xray1PRE-OPERATIVE CHECK-UPS /
POST-OPERATIVE FOLLOW-UPS

If surgery is not immediately indicated, your surgeon may refer you to physical therapy. As you attend therapy, check-ups will be scheduled to follow your progress and to determine if therapy is actually eliminating surgical intervention. Sometimes prior to surgery, physical therapy can be highly beneficial also. After surgery, follow-up appointments will be made to monitor your healing process. Your orthopedic surgeon and physical therapist will work in conjunction with one another to assist you through the post-op period.

xray1CHIROPRACTIC CARE

If you are experiencing aches and pains relative to your neck and back area, we have a licensed chiropractor that specializes in those problems. Treatments and adjustments are unique for each patient and are scheduled only as often as deemed necessary by both you and your chiropractor.

xray1MEDICAL CENTER

Our surgeons operate at Texas Midwest Surgical Center, Hendrick Medical Center, and Abilene Regional Medical Center.

xray1XRAY

Digital (or computerized) X-rays have many benefits:

• Sharper and cleaner than the analog version.
• Speed of results
• Lower dosage x-rays to the patient while achieving the same high quality images
• Images can be enhanced, enlarged, and manipulated with
computers for better diagnosis
• Images can be easily stored and archived for future reference

xray2MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a method of viewing the inside of your body without surgery or radiation. The MRI scanner uses a powerful magnet, radio waves, and computer technology to produce extremely detailed pictures of the human anatomy. This is the most advanced method of diagnosic imaging available.

 

Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing with no metallic fasteners or metallic fibers that can interfere with the imaging.

 

Remove eyeglasses, jewelry, hearing aids, or removable dental work.

 

Leave all credit cards and cell phones outside the scanner room, since the magnetic codes on them can be afftected.

 

Most scans take approximately 40 minutes to complete, although it may take longer depending upon the anatomy or condition for which you are being scanned. You will hear a knocking sound from the MRI system that ranges from barely audible to quite noticeable; this is normal. All you have to do is relax and lie as still as you can.