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Dr. Brown on KHOU 11's Great Day Houston discussing Joint Replacements with Deborah Duncan (Video)

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Dr. Brown was on Great Day Houston on March 30th.  He participated in a roundtable discussion about various medical topics, and spoke with Deborah Duncan about knee replacements: Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGoogle+

Increase in number of total knee replacement surgeries, especially in younger adults, linked to obesity

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

The number of total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries more than tripled between 1993 and 2009, while the number of total hip replacements (THR) doubled during the same time period. A study appearing in the June Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery(JBJS) found that an increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the U.S. accounted for 95...  read more

A new "Bionic Arm"?

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

      Many Americans require extremity amputations. Current body-operated and myoelectric prosthetics lack the sensation, durability, and function desired by most. Research is currently focused on creating a prosthesis with full motor and sensory function that will provide amputees with a near-normal human arm. Find out more here: http://www.aaos.org/news/aaosnow/jun14/clinical3.asp Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGoogle+

Partial & Total Knee Replacement

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

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Rehab for S/P Achilles tendon repair

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Achilles tendon ruptures happen to the greatest! Rehab is key to To allow the tendon to heal, reducing pain swelling and inflammation. To restore the tendon and muscles to their original flexibility and strength. To gradually return to normal activity and training levels Go here to see the successful way to heal from this surgery!...  read more

Tight Shoes and Foot Problems

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Many adults are wearing shoes that are not appropriate for their foot shape and size. Women especially are more likely to purchase a shoe that is too small, putting them at risk for corns, bunions, and other deformities that may require surgery to correct. For helpful guidelines about choosing proper footwear: Shoes: Finding the Right Fit...  read more

Preventing shoulder dislocations

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

A dislocated shoulder is an injury in which your upper arm bone pops out of the cup-shaped socket that's part of your shoulder blade. A dislocated shoulder is a more extensive injury than a separated shoulder, which involves damage to ligaments of the joint where the top of your shoulder blade meets the end of...  read more

The leading cause of failed prosthetic knee joints is infection

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

              In the study, "The Epidemiology of Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty in the United States," (presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)) researchers used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample to evaluate the cause of knee failure for  revision Total knee replacement surgeries performed...  read more

RA PATIENTS MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP KIDNEY DISEASE

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

  A team of researchers from Mayo Clinic has found that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients are likelier than the average person to develop chronic kidney disease, and more severe inflammation in the first year of rheumatoid arthritis. According to the study, factors contributing to a higher kidney disease risk for rheumatoid arthritis patients include use...  read more

Cigarette smoking increases complications following fracture

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Smoking significantly increased the risk of nonunion of fractures overall, tibial fractures, and open fractures. Non-significant trends toward increased time to union in all fractures and toward increased postoperative rates of superficial and deep infections were noted in smokers compared with nonsmokers. http://jbjs.org/article.aspx?articleID=1859451 Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGoogle+