hip replacementAt Sports Occupational & Knee Surgery, we manage the effect that joint injuries and joint wear and tear can have on the entire body. Each case is carefully reviewed and treated with the utmost professional and conservative approach. Surgery is then recommended when conservative treatment fails. The Orthopedist, Dr. Peter F. Holmes is Board-Certified in both Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine and is a Board Delegate for the AAOS. The Doctor of Podiatry, Dr. Kathren McCarty, is Board-Certified in both Foot Surgery as well as advanced Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Orthopedist Services Schertz TX

Knee Replacement Schertz TX

The procedure is a resurfacing of the bones of the joint, utilizing metal on one side and metal/ plastic component on the other, thus returning slickness in the joint and taking away the bone on bone pain. It requires a hospitalization of approximately 2-3 days plus or minus depending on the patient. It requires rehabilitation either at a rehabilitation hospital and/or home for an additional three weeks plus or minus. Total joints are an extremely rewarding procedure in relieving pain with the appropriate diagnosis.

Hip Replacement

We at Sports, Occupational & Knee Surgery in Schertz, TX want you to know that recovery from hip replacement surgery itself is short. The incision is as small as possible and usually limited by the patient’s weight and stiffness. Hip replacement requires a hospitalization for approximately one week plus or minus depending on the patient. Rehab may vary depending on how long you have waited to get the surgery. In most cases, full weight bearing is immediate with the aid of assisted ambulatory devices such as a walker or cane. Rehabilitation is basically getting your body back. After the actual hip replacement in Schertz, TX takes place, physical therapy and home exercises continue until you are able to function independently. Staying with your walking and exercise program will help speed your recovery.

Our compassionate and professional staff at Sports, Occupational and Knee Surgery will follow through with each patient until they reach full recovery. We hope to be your practice of choice when needing a hip replacement in Schertz, Tx.

Rotator Cuff Repair

Rotator Cuff Repair in Schertz, Tx can take many avenues. Dr. Peter Holmes at Sports, Occupational and Knee Surgery utilizes all conservative treatments before suggesting surgery. These may include, rest, ice and /or heat, anti-inflammatory medication and injection cortisone therapy. Also sometimes recommended is Physical Therapy, depending on your specific injury.

Podiatry Services Schertz TX

Sports Podiatry is a specialty of Dr. McCarty. It involves having extensive experience in the diagnosis of foot and lower limb problems as they relate to overuse and sports injuries. Sports podiatry at Sports Occupational & Knee Surgery covers two areas: foot and lower limb chronic overuse injuries, and mechanical performance enhancement to attempt to minimize future injuries. These are some areas of focus:

  • Joint mobilization
  • Advanced biomechanical assessments
  • Soft tissue manipulation
  • Advanced functional orthotic therapy
  • Exercise rehabilitation

Treat Your Ankle Sprain

The majority of simple sprains recover fully within a few days with “PRICE” – Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. If you are unable to put weight through the ankle/foot, you should be evaluated by a foot & ankle specialist. I have had so many patients come into the office surprised by the severity of the ligament damage or even fracture.

Sprains that show no signs of improvement of pain by 3 months or are painful 6 months after injury may require further investigation, physical therapy and possibly an arthroscopy.

Sometimes the ankle does not stabilize even after intensive physical therapy. If the ankle continues to feel unstable with repeated sprains then it may be necessary to perform surgery to reconstruct the lateral ligaments.

Recovery from lateral ankle stabilizing surgery usually requires 6 -12 weeks depending on the individual.

The professional staff at Sports, Occupational and Knee Surgery in Schertz, Texas along with Dr. McCarty, will evaluate your personal injury and will follow you through to your full recovery, ensuring your health and prevention of future injury.

Plantar Fascitis

Improvement may take longer than expected, especially if the condition has been present for a long time. To aid recovery, loss of excess weight, good shoes and sedentary activities all help the injury to heal. You should return to full activity gradually.

If your foot is too painful, rest it and ice the area. Anti-inflammatory medicines, orthotics, physical therapy, night splints, taping, and heel pads may all also relieve pain and reduce inflammation. If no pain relief has occurred after two or three months, however, an injection of either cortisone and/or local anesthetic directly into the tender area may be considered. Surgical treatment of plantar fasciitis is rarely needed. It would be considered only if all forms of conservative treatment fail and if the pain is still incapacitating after treatment. Recovery from plantar fasciotomy often requires about 2 weeks of limited activity. Walking with an orthotic and physical therapy is also used postoperatively.

Achilles Tendon Injury

With prompt attention, people can usually return to their previous activities after rehabilitation. Most patients can expect to return to jogging at 3 months and running/jumping sports by 6 months. With delayed treatment, re-rupture or chronic issues are more likely. If treatment is delayed the tendon can lengthen leading to reduced power. A long delay of several weeks poses a difficult surgical problem as tendon grafts may be required in order to reconstruct the action of the Achilles tendon.

Dr. Kathren McCarty combines knowledgeable and honest care with the most advanced technology in the Greater Schertz to treat patients with Achilles Tendon Pain in Schertz, TX. Healthy, happy feet are only a click or call away.

Bunion Pain in Schertz, TX

Treatment of Bunion Pain in Schertz, TX may be surgical or non-surgical. The goal of non-surgical treatment is to relieve pressure on the foot and relieve pain and is always fully explored by Dr. McCarty at Sports, Occupational and Knee Surgery, Schertz, Tx.

The goal of surgery is different. Surgery attempts to realign and balance the first toe to restore normal function. Corns in the small toes may be treated by straightening and shortening the toes. Arthritis in the first toe can be treated by resurfacing the joint, or removing the joint and fusing the toe straight.

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