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Treatment for Knee Ligament Injury

Orthopedic Sports Clinic Can anyone go straight to an orthopedic sports clinic? In most cases, the answer to this question is, YES!  It all depends on your insurance.  Some insurance carriers will allow for you to go straight to an orthopedic and sports medicine clinic, but some will not.  Some insurances will require a referral […]
September 10, 2020

Treatment for Knee Ligament Injury

Treatment for Knee Ligament Injury Symptoms of knee ligament injury Oftentimes in the case of an injury to a soft tissue structure in the body, the pain experienced can be more intense than a broken bone.  The symptoms of a knee ligament injury may at times cause much more pain and disability than a fracture.  […]
August 10, 2020

Tenosynovitis of the Wrist

Tenosynovitis of the Wrist What is Tenosynovitis of the wrist? Tenosynovitis is an inflammation of the tendon sheaths in the wrist that encase the tendons for the thumb and fingers.  This condition can affect other parts of the body; however, it is simply more commonly seen in the wrist.  The movement of the fingers and […]
July 21, 2020

Knee ACL Reconstruction Surgery

Knee ACL Reconstruction Surgery Orthopedic surgery ACL Reconstruction The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most well-known ligament in the knee.  You’ll often hear of athletes tearing their ACL.  When the ACL is torn, it is considered an orthopedic trauma and reconstructive surgery will almost always be necessary. The anterior cruciate ligament is one the […]
July 20, 2020

Bacterial Arthritis

Bacterial Arthritis Bacterial Septic Arthritis Causes An episode of bacterial arthritis, or bacterial septic arthritis, is caused from a bacterium, virus, or fungi that makes its way into a joint.  This bacterium can be introduced either externally or internally.  Once in the joint, the bacterium will infect the synovial fluid within the joint.  It is […]
July 9, 2020

How to prevent shin splints when running

How to Prevent Shin Splints When Running Shin splints while running Shin splints are a very common complaint of runners and hikers.  Anyone who walks or runs a lot is susceptible to developing shin splints.  The pain of shin splints is generally located on the inner side of your shin, or tibia bone.  This is […]
June 15, 2020

What to Expect After a Spinal Fusion Procedure

What to Expect After a Spinal Fusion What is spinal fusion?   A spinal fusion surgery is one in which one or more vertebrae (the bones that make up the spinal column) are fused together with the bone or bones above or below it.  The vertebral column is made of 24 bones (not including the […]
May 28, 2020

Dr. Burke Orthopedics Resumes Full Operation

Dr. Burke Orthopedics Resumes Full Operation As of Wednesday, April 22, 2020, Harris County has allowed for the re-opening of hospitals and medical practices that fall under the elective category. Dr. Burke Orthopedics is happy to announce the office is fully operational with no restrictions and has resumed all orthopedic appointments, procedures, and surgeries. This […]
May 6, 2020

What is Synovitis of the Knee?

What is Synovitis of the Knee? What is Synovitis of the Knee? The knee is what is known as a synovial joint.  The synovium is the membranous lining of the joint that contains a viscous fluid, helping to lubricate it lending to smooth motion.  The synovium also plays a role in the nourishment of any […]
May 6, 2020

Why does my knee hurt?

Why does my knee hurt? You may be experiencing knee pain for a myriad of reasons.  Based on that specific reason, determining a correct diagnosis for your knee pain will be vital in planning what the best joint pain treatment plan will be.  Diagnosing the cause of your joint pain may involve imaging, such as […]
May 6, 2020

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