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Rob S Williams, MD

Dr. Williams has been practicing orthopedic surgery in Corpus Christi since 1998. After graduating from Texas Tech hereceived his medical degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. At the prestigious Campbell Clinic located at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Williams completed not only an Orthopedic Surgery Residency, but an additional year of Fellowship Training in Spine Surgery. Dr. Williams is dedicated to creating an excellent patient experience in the office or in the surgery suite.
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Tips to Achieve and Sustain Peak Athletic Performance

By:Rob S Williams, MD October 8, 2023 athletic performance

Maintaining your peak physical performance is crucial for athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike. At Coastal Orthopedics, we recognize the challenges in staying consistent and healthy, especially without proper guidance. Here are our top tips for optimizing your performance and ensuring your well-being:

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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 affecting millions 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.

This comprehensive guide will provide an overview of osteoarthritis, including causes, symptoms, and...

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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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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 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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hydration and injury prevention - The important Role hydration plays

Most of us realize the importance of hydration to exercise. Drinking water before, during, and after workouts regulates your body temperature, delivers nutrients and oxygen to your cells, and removes waste. But did you know that proper hydration is also an important part of preventing injuries?

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Fracture Care Treatment: When is a cast not good enough?

Fractures are not all the same, and neither are their treatments. A broken toe, for example, can be much simpler to treat than a compressed vertebrae or shattered leg. Sometimes, caring for a fracture requires more than a splint or cast. 

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