Blog Articles

Is Newer Better?

Many times, the most effective treatments and devices have been around for decades, and more expensive or newer devices provide no improvement in care or outcome.

Sep 13th, 2018
Dr. Ashish Patel visits Ghana

I spent 2 weeks with Professor Oheneba Boachie learning and treating children with the most severe spinal deformities. These children often have limited access to health care and thus present with the most extreme spinal curves.

Jun 13th, 2018
Treating Adult Spinal Deformity

Relief is within your reach - You’ve probably noticed the “bent-over” posture of many elderly people. The most likely cause of this is a condition called adult spinal deformity, which mostly affects older people.

Jan 26th, 2018
Treating Adult Scoliosis

Improving Spinal Alignment: Treating Adult Scoliosis - Scoliosis is well-known as the most common spinal condition among children and adolescents. However, many people do not know that scoliosis affects adults in greater numbers.

Jan 26th, 2018
Getting to the Bottom of Aches and Pains

Flat Foot May be the Culprit! Many foot problems as well as pain elsewhere in the body can be traced to talotarsal subluxation/dislocation syndrome, a common cause of flat foot.

Jan 26th, 2018
Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetic Neuropathy

A New Era Dawns in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetic Neuropathy. One of the best new protocols for diagnosis is the Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density test. It is simple, in-office test takes a 3-milimeter biopsy of tissue requiring no stitches.

Jan 26th, 2018
Don’t Let Arthritis Slow You Down

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one in five adults in the U.S have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. It can affect people of any age. However, 49.7 percent of those age 65 and older have doctor diagnosed arthritis.

Jan 26th, 2018
Improvements Enhance the Joint Replacement Experience

The most commonly performed procedures affect knees and hips, and we also replace shoulder, elbow and finger joints. While the concept of joint replacement is no longer new, advances in procedures and materials continually improve patient experience.

Jan 26th, 2018
Getting to the Bottom of Foot Pain

HyProCure Stent Saves the Day - Born with flat feet, Cole Rumback had been seeing doctors and wearing shoe inserts since he was 15 months old. When he reached seven years of age, his pain intensified. By then, any activity brought pain and burning.

Jan 26th, 2018
The Total Joint Replacement Program

The Total Joint Replacement Program at Methodist Hospitals is focused on optimizing patient outcomes with the goal to eliminate pain and improve function. Improving your quality of life is our primary objective.

Jan 26th, 2018