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Our Houston Orthopedic Center

The orthopedic specialists at KSF Orthopaedic Center in Houston, Texas, can collaboratively treat a range of conditions spanning the entire musculoskeletal system. We have three convenient locations in North Houston to serve you. Our orthopedic doctors have the training and experience to relieve pain in your extremities, from your shoulders to your feet. If you are experiencing any discomfort due to trauma, a sports injury, congenital issues, or any other reason, contact our team today. We are happy to diagnose your problem and help provide immediate, long-lasting relief.

What Conditions Do We Treat?

Athletics, trauma, and even everyday activities can cause stress and injury over time. We will help you maintain strong and healthy features by introducing physical therapy routines designed to address individual problems and provide long-lasting solutions. Our highly-educated, extensively-trained orthopedic doctors treat conditions of all types and severities at our locations throughout Houston, TX. We help relieve patients’ pain and address their injuries. For more than four decades, remaining up-to-date with the latest technologies and techniques, we ensure the highest quality of care. Our specialties include, but are not limited to, the spine, shoulders, hands, wrists, hips, knees, feet, and elbows. In addition to remedying specific conditions, we also address sports injuries and offer chronic pain management services. The long list of conditions we treat includes:

SPINAL INJURIES

KSF Orthopaedic Center’s doctors approach spinal issues and back pain treatment conservatively. Our priority is pain management, which we can often accomplish through medication, physical therapy, and exercise. For most spinal treatment cases, surgery is unnecessary. Common spinal conditions among our patients include:

  • Herniated Disc – A herniated disc in one’s back pushes toward the spinal canal, causing immense pain. Our orthopedic doctors will first reduce pain but may use surgery as a treatment option if other approaches do not provide complete relief. Recovery times vary with herniated discs but generally fall between 4 to 6 weeks on average.
  • Cervical Radiculopathy – Otherwise known as a pinched nerve, this condition can also cause neck pain or pain that radiates into your shoulder or arm. Patients can expect their recovery time to last between 3 to 6 months with interspersed treatments depending on their responses.
  • Sciatica – Spinal issues that cause compression on your sciatic nerve can cause excruciating pain. Our orthopedic doctors alleviate using cutting-edge technology and proven non-invasive therapies. These can include physical therapy, over-the-counter pain relievers, massage, limited bed rest, and exercise.
  • Scoliosis – typically occurring in children, this abnormal curvature of the spine is linked to various other neuromuscular conditions. Treatment options are both non-surgical and surgical. A full-time brace is utilized until the bones stop growing and straighten, and then bone grafts are employed as a final remedy.
  • Chordomas – These life-threatening malignant tumors are usually found near one’s brain or spinal cord and require a specific type of treatment. Because of their proximity to vital anatomy, treatment of chordomas must be delicate and precise. Our center chooses radiation, chemotherapy, and surgical procedures as the life-saving options for our unique patients.
  • Cervical Fractures – Cervical fractures can lead to temporary or permanent paralysis or even death. Treatments vary, but our orthopedic doctors will diagnose your condition and present an appropriate course of action. This approach may include a surgical brace worn for six to eight weeks, surgical procedures every two to three months, or a combination, depending on the severity.
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) – A rare condition, CES can cause severe lower back pain and emergency surgery. It affects the nerve roots at the base of your spinal cord. It should be treated immediately if even the smallest signs present.
  • Spinal Stenosis – This condition results from narrowed spaces in your spine due to injuries, tumors, or herniated discs. Our orthopedic team can help relieve the associated pain using a range of modern techniques. This treatment includes mild medications, physical therapy, massage therapy, or acupuncture, which may be recommended. If all else fails, spinal surgery can be the best route.

 

SHOULDERS

Shoulder injuries can affect individuals of all ages. Even with just regular use, patients can develop shoulder stiffness, loss of motion, and arthritis. Athletes are at an even higher risk of injuries, including the following:

  • Rotator Cuff Tears – A rotator cuff tear can make it difficult to complete everyday tasks such as getting dressed or reaching for a plate in the cabinet. Before jumping straight to surgical treatment, we will help you modify your regular activities to avoid going under the knife. These non-surgical treatment methods can include activity modification, anti-inflammatory medication, and physical therapy. However, all options will depend on a patient’s age and activity level.
  • Shoulder Joint Issues – Our orthopedic doctors can perform shoulder joint replacement surgery to remedy issues that hinder your daily activities. Synthetic materials, such as metal or plastic, replace and revitalize the shoulder joint surfaces and give you improved mobility and range of motion.
  • Shoulder Impingement – Impingement is caused by pressure on the rotator cuff from the shoulder blade. We help treat it using non-invasive methods, including activity modification, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and surgery (if warranted).

 

HAND & WRIST

The team at KSF Orthopaedic Center specializes in hand and wrist issues. Our physicians dedicate themselves to delivering the best possible orthopedic treatments to patients with injuries such as:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause numbness, tingling, and pain. We can diagnose the condition using electromyography (EMG) or a nerve conduction study (NCS). Treatment options include wrist splints, anti-inflammatory medications, and cortisone injections.
  • Wrist Fractures – You will typically know immediately if you suffer a broken wrist. Characteristics of such an injury include pain, swelling, and deformity. When you experience a broken wrist, various treatment options include casting, manipulation with pin placement, external fixators, or the plating of the bone with screws.
  • Wrist Sprain – Often, the result of a fall or an accident, wrist sprains can be excruciating. We offer physical therapy as well as a range of immediate pain relief options. However, the best care for a sprained wrist is self-care and a cessation of strenuous activity until the wrist is fully mobile and causes no pain.
  • Stenosing Tenosynovitis – This condition is commonly known as trigger finger. It is characterized by one’s finger locking in a flexed position. Our orthopedic doctors can present a host of treatment options for this issue, such as splints, anti-inflammatory medications, small injections of cortisone, or even outpatient surgery.
  • Mallet Finger – This condition involves the loss of mobility in one’s hand. A patient’s finger can be pushed straight but will not maintain the position independently and may require a splint to treat it. Alternatively, our surgeons can place a pin across the grand with an outpatient procedure.
  • Basal Joint Arthritis – Inflammation and stiffness in the joints are characteristics of this disease. We offer a wide range of treatment options, including everything from medication to surgery. Recovery time is generally six weeks.
  • Ganglion Cyst – A firm, fluid-filled mass on the back or palm side of an individual’s wrist, a ganglion cyst, can be painful. The fluid inside the cyst should be removed by one of our orthopedic doctors at the earliest onset. A medical splint should be worn for two to four weeks.
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis – We use rest, anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, and splints to treat this tissue’s inflammation on the thumb side of one’s wrist. Surgery is also an option to relieve tendon tightness as well.
  • Dupuytren’s Disease – Our team can confirm this condition with an examination of a patient’s hands. This exam generally reveals an abnormal thickening of the tissue in his or her palm. Surgery is the preferred treatment option, but symptoms may reoccur. Post-op, patients may need splinting and hand therapy to control scar formation and regain function in the hand.

 

HIPS

Hip injuries of all severities can create undesirable consequences such as reduced mobility and possibly even wheelchair confinement. Our center boasts ten board-certified orthopedic surgeons to treat conditions related to hips. We will help devise treatment plans for an array of issues, including:

  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) – Occurring when an extra bone deposits into one’s hip joint, FAI can cause additional damage if left untreated. Our first course of action will include non-surgical solutions. However, if surgery is necessary, you will be in good hands at KSF Orthopaedic Center. Our orthopedic surgeons offer surgical and non-surgical options to relieve pain, minimize scarring, expedite recovery, and optimize the hip’s long-term health.
  • Hip Bursitis – Caused by inflammation of the hip bursa, this condition is typically treatable using non-invasive techniques. Patients suffering from hip bursitis experience generalized joint discomfort, joint swelling, weakened muscles, and limited mobility, and other conditions. If non-surgical methods do not provide relief, we can perform a hip bursectomy. A bursectomy requires more recovery time, but the lasting positive healing effects are more dynamic in the long run.
  • Hip Fracture – We provide individualized orthopedic therapy programs for hip fractures. Each approach will consider the fracture’s cause, which may include weakened bones due to osteoporosis, stress-related injuries, or cancer. Our board-certified physicians are trained in a range of specialties. We offer full-service hip fracture treatment options, including Intracapsular Fracture Treatments, Intertrochanteric Fracture Treatments, and Sub-trochanteric Fracture Treatments. We also provide post-op rehab options.
  • Osteoarthritis – Amounting to wear and tear on your hip, osteoarthritis can be painful and limit your mobility. We arrange a treatment plan to help relieve pain and increase agility, but hip replacement may also be an option. This plan can include surgery for a two-piece ball and socket replacement for the hip joint and non-surgical options such as rest, exercise, anti-inflammatory medicines, and more.
  • Hip Labrum Tears – Trauma or a sports injury can cause the ring of cartilage that connects the thighbone to the hip socket to tear, causing significant pain in the hip or groin. We thoroughly treat this condition to avoid stiffness, limited mobility, locking sensations, and eventual osteoarthritis. Treatments for Hip Labrum tears utilize conservative anti-inflammatories, corticosteroid injections, and physical therapy if your symptoms are minor. If they are more pronounced, you may need arthroscopic surgery. The surgeon will either remove the torn labrum or sew the torn tissue back together.
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome – Common symptoms of Snapping hip include muscle inflammation, cracking sounds, or sensation during movement. While some cases are mild, this can be debilitating and need treatment by our certified orthopedic doctors. Physical therapy is the standard treatment option for snapping hip, including repetitive quadriceps, hamstring, piriformis, or iliotibial band stretches for best effect.
  • Hip Dislocation – Hips can dislocate relatively easily due to car crashes, falls, and sports injuries. Dislocations are especially detrimental because they also damage surrounding ligaments, nerves, muscles, and other tissues. We can help you strengthen the surrounding areas and alleviate associated pain and discomfort. Our surgeons and specialists will work with you to devise a unique and individualized plan to reduce deformity, pain, and mobility issues.

 

KNEES

Our orthopedic doctors can treat a wide variety of knee injuries. Some injuries arise as a result of trauma or from playing a sport. Others occur gradually from regular use. Equipped to handle minor and severe injuries, our state-of-the-art facilities provide treatment ranging from physical therapy to complete knee replacement. Contact our team if you experience:

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries – Often seen in athletes, ACL injuries hamper mobility and typically require reconstructive surgery. Our orthopedic surgeons can perform such a procedure and recommend physical therapy to aid recovery. Though recovery time can be difficult, requiring constant rehabilitation and effort, athletes can return to normal in approximately nine to 12 months with nearly a full range of motion.
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injuries – The MCL is the tissue on the inner edge of one’s knee that connects the shin and thigh bone. Straining or tearing an MCL can significantly diminish stability and mobility. Depending on the level of swelling and tenderness at the side of your knee, level of tearing, our diagnoses may include surgery. Our surgeons and medical staff are trained to recognize the signs and prescribe the best course of action to ease your particular affliction.
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries – Your Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) connects your thigh bone (femur) to your shin bone (tibia). Although more substantial and durable than your ACL, your PCL can still tear. Conditions related to a patient’s PCL may be similar to ACL injuries. They should be treated immediately by our orthopedic doctors.
  • Meniscus tears – Serving to cushion and stabilize an individual’s knee, the meniscus also protects bones from wear and tear. A tear in the cartilage can be painful and obstruct normal movement. An MRI can examine the extent of the damage to your knee cartilage, and our surgeons will talk with you about your surgical and non-surgical options. If your Meniscus tear is large enough, it may contribute to arthritis development in your knee as you age.
  • Arthritis – Osteoarthritis, post-trauma arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis can all affect the knee. Our team will introduce non-invasive measures to relieve pain but may resort to a knee replacement if the techniques are not beneficial.

 

FOOT & ANKLE

Walking is second nature to many, and also something most take for granted. For that reason, foot and ankle injuries are extremely debilitating. At KSF Orthopaedic Center in Houston, TX, we treat numerous foot and ankle conditions, including:

  • Fractures – Broken ankles can include several broken bones and ligament damage. Each needs treatment immediately after a fall or accident. Our center provides surgical and non-surgical options and can dramatically decrease recovery time with the right treatment options and medical interventions.
  • Lisfranc Injuries – When an individual tears ligaments that support the midfoot, it can result in a simple or complex Lisfranc injury. Much more severe than a sprain, this can take several months to heal and might require surgery. X-rays, CTs, and MRIs are often used in conjunction with one another to determine the level of injury in the extremities and help with our medical staff’s professional diagnosis.
  • Pilon Fractures – A break occurring at the bottom of one’s tibia involves the weight-bearing portion of one’s ankle joint and often a broken lower leg bone as well.
  • Stress Fractures – Repetitive sports activities usually cause these and feature small cracks or severe bruising.
  • Tibia Shaft Fractures – Because of a tibia’s size, it is a commonly-fractured bone, even though it can sustain tremendous force. When a person breaks their tibia, it may become impossible to bear any weight on the leg. It can cause temporary loss of feeling in the foot.
  • Toe & Forefoot Fractures – Direct blows or overuse cause these types of fractures to the foot. They are painful but rarely require surgery.
  • Calcaneus Fractures – Affecting the heel bones, these fractures usually require surgery and may still result in long-term complications such as pain, swelling, or mobility loss.
  • Bunions & Hammertoes – Our orthopedic surgeons can provide medications, surgery, and special shoes to treat these deformities.
  • Flatfoot Reconstruction – Flat feet can be painful and limit certain activities. Symptoms of flat feet also include cramps, shin splints, and swelling. We can provide physical therapy and non-invasive options to alleviate some of these symptoms, but surgery may be required.
  • Achilles Tendinitis – Causing pain along the back of one’s leg near the heel, this condition impacts walking, running, and jumping. Swelling, stiffness, and the potential development of bone spurs are characteristics. 
  • Arthritis – Similar to its effects on other parts of one’s body, arthritis causes inflammation, swelling, redness, and pain in the ankle joint. Osteoarthritis develops over time from normal usage, while rheumatoid arthritis results from irritations in the ankle joint’s lining.
  • Plantar Fasciitis – This condition causes pain in the bottom of the heel that ranges in severity. We can treat patients in the short- and long-term, but surgery may be an eventual requirement to relieve pain.

 

ELBOW

Because we use our elbows in most daily activities, they are highly-susceptible to strains and injury. KSF Orthopaedic Center specializes in elbow injuries, including the following conditions:

  • Olecranon Bursitis – Occurring in the back of one’s elbow, this condition causes pain, swelling, and redness. It is often the result of pressure on the bursa, inflammatory diseases, or infections. We can capably drain excess fluid and provide anti-inflammatory medication to alleviate its effects.
  • Radial Head Fractures – Radial head fractures often happen in concert with a dislocated elbow. We will use an x-ray or CT scan to diagnose the condition before determining a proper treatment plan, including surgery.
  • Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow – Repetitive movements cause this injury, which includes micro-tears in the tendons. Conventional treatments include rest, anti-inflammatory medication, splints, and physical therapy.
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment – Compression of the ulnar nerve causes this condition, causing one’s fingers to go numb and contributes to a lack of grip strength. Treatment options for this condition are similar to those for tennis and golfer’s elbow.

 

Contact KSF Orthopaedic Center for Treatment Today

Our orthopedic doctors are capable of treating a comprehensive list of injuries and conditions. We are continually adapting and incorporating the latest technologies into our practice. We want to ensure your long-term comfort, health, and recovery of our patients. This goal is why each of our ten board-certified orthopedic surgeons undergoes extensive continuing education. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and begin a path toward recovery.

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