Coastal Orthopedics Blog

Understanding Common Orthopedic Injuries Resulting from Car Accidents

By:Rob S Williams, MD March 1, 2023 automobile accidents

Here at Coastal Orthopedics, we realize that car accidents can be traumatic experiences that can cause severe, visible, and invisible injuries. Often, the impact can result in orthopedic injuries, which are injuries to the musculoskeletal system that includes bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

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Orthopedic Solutions for Osteoarthritis: A Comprehensive Guide

By:Rob S Williams, MD February 9, 2023 osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide, causing joint pain and limiting mobility. If you or someone you know is living with osteoarthritis, it can be overwhelming to navigate the various treatment options and lifestyle changes that can help manage the condition.

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll provide an overview of osteoarthritis, including causes,...

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Knee Replacement Surgery (Robotic Assisted): Procedure, Benefits, and Recovery

By:Rob S Williams, MD December 22, 2022 knee replacement surgery

If you suffer from debilitating knee pain, you might have osteoporosis, also known as "wear and tear" arthritis. Osteoporosis can cause the cartilage (the smooth cushioning between the bones) to break down, resulting in you suffering from painful, hard-to-move, swollen joints.

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Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Surgery: Pre and Post Reasons and Benefits

By:Rob S Williams, MD August 29, 2022 physical therapy

Orthopedics is a branch of the medical field with surgeons specializing in injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system including bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Orthopedic specialists utilize both surgical and non-surgical treatment to formulate a care plan for degenerative diseases, traumatic injuries from contact sports, or other accidents, infections, and disorders...

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Cortisone Injections vs Viscosupplementation: Indications, Benefits, Usage, and Risk Factors

Regardless of diagnosis, treatment and control of pain associated with the problem, is an important part of medical care. In fact, it is often the most pressing issue for a patient. Fortunately, Coastal Orthopedics on the Texas Gulf Coast provides treatment options for patients with arthritis, including knee arthritis, bursitis, trigger finger, and many other inflammatory disorders. Two treatment...

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A Comprehensive Breakdown of Medical Insurance: Networks, Deductibles, Copays, and Coinsurance

By:Kevin Asp February 8, 2021 medical insurance

Medical insurance. You know it’s essential. But understanding it — that can be something else altogether. This guide will help you understand some of the more confusing terminology associated with medical insurance so you can have a better understanding of your needs, your responsibilities, and your protection, thereby enabling you to make better-informed choices about your healthcare coverage and...

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The Best Technology for Knee and Hip Replacement: Verilast With Oxinium

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Similar to your natural joint surfaces, the friction created by the implant's surfaces rubbing together could cause the surfaces to wear down as time goes on. And, this wear of the implant is a top cause of joint replacement failure. Implants can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years before they begin to...

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What is Arthroplasty? (Shoulder. Knee, and Hip)

Arthroplasty (joint replacement surgery) is a surgical procedure where a surgeon removes part of a damaged or arthritic joint and replaces it with a plastic, metal, or ceramic device, known as a prosthesis. The prosthesis is made to replicate a healthy, normal joint movement.

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In order to ensure you are performing at your peak performance it's important to take care of your body. At Coastal Orthopedics we understand this can be challenging without guidance. The following tips will help you get the most out of your fitness and keep you healthy for the days to come.

  1. Get Sleep

    Making sure you get plenty of sleep at night is essential in ensuring a healthy recovery...
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What is Arthroscopic Surgery?

Arthroscopic surgery, or arthroscopy, is a procedure in which a surgeon makes a small incision and views images of the joint, usually to diagnose, monitor, treat, or repair an injury or disease. Orthopedists find arthroscopy valuable because it is easier on the patient's body and requires a shorter rehabilitation time than open surgery.

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