KSF Orthopaedic Center Treats a Vast Array of Conditions
The orthopaedic doctors at KSF Orthopaedic Center in Houston, TX can collaboratively treat a comprehensive range of conditions spanning the entire musculoskeletal system. We have three convenient locations in North Houston to serve you. Our orthopaedic doctors have the requisite training and experience to help relieve pain in all of your extremities, from your shoulders to your feet. If you are experiencing any discomfort as a result of 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?
Our team of highly-educated and extensively-trained orthopaedic doctors treats conditions of all types and severities at our locations throughout Houston, TX. KSF Orthopaedic Center has been helping relieve patients’ pain and address their injuries for more than four decades, all the while remaining up to date with the latest technologies and techniques. Our specialties include but are not limited to the spine, shoulders, hands, wrists, hips, knees, feet, and elbows. Athletics, trauma, and even normal activities can cause stress and injury over time. We will help you maintain strong and healthy features, in part by introducing physical therapy routines designed to address individual problems and provide long-lasting solutions. In addition to remedying specific conditions, KSF Orthopaedic Center also addresses sports injuries and offers chronic pain management services. Among the conditions we treat are:
KSF Orthopaedic Center’s doctors approach spinal issues and back pain treatment conservatively. Our first priority is pain management, which we can often accomplish through a combination of 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 orthopaedic doctors will focus on first reducing pain but may use surgery as a treatment option if other approaches do not provide complete relief.
- Cervical radiculopathy – Otherwise known as a pinched nerve, this condition can also cause neck pain or pain that radiates into your shoulder or arm.
- Sciatica – Spinal issues that cause compression on your sciatic nerve can cause excruciating pain, which our orthopaedic doctors alleviate using cutting-edge technology and proven therapies.
- Scoliosis – Typically occurring in children, this abnormal curvature of the spine has been linked to various other neuromuscular conditions.
- Chordomas – These life-threatening malignant tumors are usually found near one’s brain or spinal cord and require a specific type of treatment that KSF Orthopaedic Center can provide. Because of their proximity to vital anatomy, treatment of chordomas must be delicate.
- Cervical fractures – Contact KSF Orthopaedic Center immediately if you suffer a cervical fracture because it could lead to temporary or permanent paralysis or death. Treatments vary, but our orthopaedic doctors will diagnose your condition and present an appropriate course of action.
- Cauda equina syndrome – A rare condition, CES can cause severe lower back pain and requires emergency surgery. It affects the nerve roots at the base of your spinal cord.
- Spinal stenosis – This condition is the result of narrowed spaces in your spine due to injuries, tumors, or herniated discs. Our team of orthopaedic doctors can help relieve the associated pain using a range of modern techniques.
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 – One of the most common causes of shoulder pain, 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 in an effort to avoid going under the knife.
- Shoulder joint issues – Our orthopaedic doctors can perform shoulder joint replacement surgery to remedy issues that hinder your daily activities.
- Shoulder impingement – Pressure on the rotator cuff caused by the shoulder blade causes this condition. We will help treat it using noninvasive methods including activity modification, anti-inflammatory medication, and physical therapy. Surgery may also be an option.
- Other injuries – We can also address injuries to the bursa and labrum.
Hand & Wrist
The team at KSF Orthopaedic Center specializes in hand and wrist issues. It is easy to take your dexterity for granted, but injuries to your hands or wrists can be detrimental to your everyday life. We are dedicated to delivering the best possible orthopaedic treatments to patients with injuries such as:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome – Among the most common hand and wrist injuries, 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. Contact KSF Orthopaedic Center in Houston, TX if this happens to you.
- Wrist sprain – Often the result of a fall or an accident, wrist sprains can be extremely painful. We offer physical therapy as well as a range of immediate pain relief options.
- Stenosing tenosynovitis – This condition is commonly known as trigger finger because it is characterized by one’s finger being locked in a flexed position. Our orthopaedic doctors can present a host of treatment options for this issue.
- 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 on its own, meaning we must use a splint to help treat it.
- Basal joint arthritis – Inflammation and stiffness in the joints are characteristics of this disease, which has a wide range of treatment options, including everything from medication to surgery.
- Ganglion cyst – A firm, fluid-filled mass on the back or palm side of an individual’s wrist, a ganglion cyst can be painful and should be removed by one of our orthopaedic doctors.
- De Quervain’s tenosynovitis – We can use rest, anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, and splints to treat this inflammation of the tissue on the thumb side of one’s wrist.
- Dupuytren’s disease – Our team can confirm this condition with an examination of a patient’s hands, which will reveal an abnormal thickening of the tissue in his or her palm. Surgery is the preferred treatment option, but symptoms may reoccur.
Causing reduced mobility and possibly even confining one to a wheelchair, hip injuries of all severities can create undesirable consequences for sufferers. KSF Orthopaedic Center in Houston, TX boasts 10 board-certified orthopaedic surgeons to treat conditions related to the hip. We will help devise treatment plans for issues including:
- Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) – Occurring when an extra bone is deposited 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. Dr. Neil Dunleavy is one of Houston’s leading surgeons capable of handling such a specialized procedure. He will ensure minimal scarring and a speedy recovery.
- Hip bursitis – Caused by inflammation of the hip bursa, this condition is typically treatable using noninvasive techniques. Patients suffering from hip bursitis experience generalized joint discomfort, joint swelling, weakened muscles, and limited mobility, among other conditions. If non-surgical methods do not provide relief, we can perform a hip bursectomy.
- Hip fracture – We will provide individualized orthopaedic therapy programs for hip fractures. Each approach will take into account the cause of the fracture, which may include weakened bones due to osteoporosis, stress-related injuries, or cancer.
- Osteoarthritis – Amounting to wear and tear on your hip, osteoarthritis can be painful and limit your mobility. We will arrange a treatment plan to help relieve pain and increase agility, but hip replacement may be an option.
- 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 will treat this condition to avoid stiffness, limited mobility, locking sensations, and eventual osteoarthritis.
- Snapping hip syndrome – This condition is also known as dancer’s hip because it affects many dancers and athletes. Common symptoms include muscle inflammation and a snapping sound or sensation during movement. While some cases are mild, this can be debilitating and should be treated by the orthopaedic doctors at KSF Orthopaedic Center in Houston, TX.
- Hip dislocation – Hips can dislocate relatively easily as the result of car crashes, falls, and sports injuries. Dislocations are especially detrimental because they also damage surrounding ligaments, nerves, muscles, and other tissues. We will help you strengthen the surrounding areas and alleviate associated pain and discomfort.
The orthopaedic doctors at KSF Orthopaedic Center in Houston, TX 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 normal use. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped to handle minor and severe injuries, providing treatment ranging from physical therapy to complete knee replacement. Do not let knee pain slow you down. 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 orthopaedic surgeons can perform such a procedure and recommend physical therapy to aid recovery.
- Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries – The MCL is 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.
- Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries – Conditions related to a patient’s PCL may be similar to ACL injuries and should be treated by our orthopaedic doctors immediately.
- Meniscus tears – Serving to cushion and stabilize an individual’s knee, the meniscus also protects bones from wear and tear. Therefore, a tear in the cartilage can be painful and obstruct normal movement. Athletes are more vulnerable to such an injury as they age.
- Arthritis – Osteoarthritis, post-trauma arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis can all affect the knee. Our team will introduce noninvasive measures to relieve pain but may resort to a knee replacement if the techniques are not beneficial.
Foot & Ankle
To many, walking is second nature. It is something that individuals take for granted. For that reason, foot and ankle injuries are extremely debilitating. The orthopaedic doctors at KSF Orthopaedic Center in Houston, TX treat numerous foot and ankle conditions, including:
- Fractures – Broken ankles can include several broken bones and ligament damage. Each should be treated immediately, so contact our team right away if you suffer broken bones as the result of a fall or accident.
- Lisfranc injuries – When an individual tears ligaments that support his or her midfoot, it can result in a Lisfranc injury, which can be simple or complex. Much more severe than a sprain, this can take several months to heal and might require surgery.
- Pilon fractures – A break occurring at the bottom of one’s tibia, this involves the weight-bearing portion of one’s ankle joint and often a broken lower leg bone as well.
- Stress fractures – These are usually caused by repetitive sports activities and feature small cracks or severe bruising. One must avoid high-impact activities during treatment for stress fractures.
- Tibia shaft fractures – Because of a tibia’s size, it is a commonly-fractured bone even though it can sustain tremendous force. When one breaks his or her tibia, it may become impossible to bear any weight on the leg and can cause temporary loss of feeling in the foot.
- Toe and forefoot fractures – Caused by direct blows to the foot or overuse, these fractures are painful but rarely require surgery. Our team will help suggest changes to your routine to allow these fractures to heal.
- Calcaneus fractures – Affecting the heel bones, these fractures usually require surgery and may still result in long-term complications such as pain, swelling, or loss of mobility.
- Bunions and hammertoes – The orthopaedic surgeons at KSF Orthopaedic Center 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 noninvasive 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. It is characterized by swelling, stiffness, and the potential development of bone spurs.
- 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. We can use medication, physical therapy, and specialized footwear to treat the condition.
- 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.
KSF Orthopaedic Center in Houston, TX also specializes in elbow injuries. Because we use our elbows in most daily activities, they are highly-susceptible to strains and injury. Contact our orthopaedic doctors if you have any of 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 conditions, or infections. We can capably drain excess fluid and provide anti-inflammatory medication to alleviate its effects.
- Radial head fractures – Among the most common elbow injuries we see at KSF Orthopaedic Center, 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, which may include surgery.
- Tennis and golfer’s elbow – Repetitive movements cause this injury, which includes microtears in the tendons. Common treatments include rest, anti-inflammatory medication, splints, and physical therapy.
- Ulnar nerve entrapment – Compression of the ulnar nerve causes this condition, which can cause 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 orthopaedic doctors at KSF Orthopaedic Center in Houston, TX 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 and health, which is why each of our 10 board-certified orthopaedic surgeons undergoes extensive, continuing education. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and begin a path toward recovery.