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Shoulder Pain From A Rotator Cuff Tear

Shoulder Pain From A Rotator Cuff Tear

When Shoulder Pain Strikes Shoulder pain is a common problem in many individuals over the age of 40. Often, but not always, this is due to a rotator cuff tendon problem. The rotator cuff tendons are a group of four tendons that attach to the side of the shoulder that power the shoulder overhead. Common symptoms of rotator cuff pain include pain at the top of the shoulder that can radiate all the way down to the elbow. The pain can be exacerbated by raising the arm overhead, increased lifting activities and lifting objects out away from the body. Pain that worsens at night is...

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Arthritis and instability of the kneecap

Arthritis and instability of the kneecap

The knee has three individual areas, called compartments, that can be impacted by arthritis or osteoarthritis. One of those areas is the knee cap. Known technically as patellofemoral arthritis, it occurs when the cartilage becomes worn away beneath the kneecap. This creates pain with activity, along with instability. Many of the individuals seen with kneecap arthritis are young – between 30 – 45. Too young to ideally consider a total knee replacement. Often, their arthritic knee and worn cartilage is the result of an earlier traumatic knee injury. Arthritis in the kneecap has...

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Welcome Dr. John Arvesen

Welcome Dr. John Arvesen

Carrollton, TX – September 3, 2020 – OrthoTexas Physicians and Surgeons, PLLC would like to introduce our newest physician, Dr. John Arvesen. Dr. Arvesen is a fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine surgeon who specializes in treating injuries to the knee, shoulder, and elbow and is now seeing patients at our Carrollton location. He is committed to providing the highest level of care to his patients and views orthopedic surgery as his calling in life to help people return to healthy, active lifestyles. Dr. Arvesen earned his undergraduate degree from Baylor University...

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My Bunion Hurts

My Bunion Hurts

Bunions, which are foot deformities of bone and soft tissue, appear as a large bump where the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint meets the foot. They can be highly painful and irritating for people who have them. Known scientifically as hallux valgus, a bunion makes the big toe point excessively towards the smaller toes. People with bunions frequently have foot pain and significant functional disability.

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Welcome Dr. Brian Fuller

Welcome Dr. Brian Fuller

Carrollton, TX – June 30, 2020 – OrthoTexas Physicians and Surgeons, PLLC would like to introduce our newest physician, Dr. Brian Fuller. Dr. Fuller is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive hip and knee replacement, including complex primary and revision hip and knee reconstructions.  He is committed to providing the most up-to-date and effective treatment options to help relieve pain and restore function, enhancing his patients’ ability to participate in desired activities. Dr. Fuller graduated from the University of...

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