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Dr. Burke Orthopedics Response to COVID-19 Stay Home – Work Safe Order

The number one priority at Dr. Burke Orthopedics has always been the health and safety of our patients and medical staff.

Both locations for Dr. Burke Orthopedics clinics will remain open, with the same operating hours. Safety precautions, special screening, visitor restrictions, and extreme sanitation procedures have been in place, since the first case in the greater Houston area.

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COVID-19 Update

During the COVID-19 outbreak, Dr. Burke Orthopedics is available and honoring all surgery appointments at Texas Orthopedic Hospital, which is a “no sick” hospital.

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Best Way To Find out What Can Cause Joint Pain & How Arthroscopic Surgery Can Help

Do you have a joint injury not healing properly? Dr. Burke Orthopedics will listen to your concerns, perform all necessary tests for an accurate diagnosis, and correct joint pain, with a comprehensive pre and post-surgery patient plan.

What Symptoms Indicate a Need for Arthroscopic Surgery?

  • You are experiencing swelling, soreness, or redness in the joint area
  • The pain in your affected joint does not respond to non-surgical methods, such as ice and elevation
  • You have loss of motion in the joint due to pain and stiffness


What can cause Joint Pain?

Joints are intricate parts of the human body. You may have experienced a cartilage tear, or a joint may be out of position. You may have damaged the lining of your joint. You could possibly have a fractured bone.


What can be done?

A MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) or another form of imaging is typically completed to assess the damaged area. This is done after a physical inspection of the affected joint. The MRI will indicate the extent and location of the joint damage or disease. This assists Dr. Burke and his team determine the best course of action for patients.


What does Arthroscopy mean?

Arthroscopy is a procedure in which a miniature camera is inserted through a small incision, near the affected joint. Arthroscopy is minimally invasive and is an outpatient procedure. The camera provides a 3-D image of the joint area. This Computer Assisted procedure is used to diagnose and assist with your joint repair.

Typically, you will experience less pain after the repair. The arthroscopic surgery will result in some temporary numbness in the joint area. However, this will dissipate quickly, as the recovery is speedy.


Which joints can be treated?

  • Ankle
  • Elbow
  • Knee
  • Shoulder


If you have joint pain or other joint problems, your best course of action is to contact Dr. Burke Orthopedics. Dr. Burke is an award winning and top-rated Orthopedic Surgeon. Proper treatment of joint disease and pain is essential, as soon as it is noticed. Seek the professional help required to keep your joints healthy.


Schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Burke Orthopedics today. Call 713-436-3488 or Visit https://burkelivesite.wpengine.com/contact-us. Your future health and mobility depend on it.

Innovations and Benefits of Robotic Surgery | Hip and Knee Replacement

Innovations and Benefits of Robotic Surgery | Hip and Knee Replacement

Robotic Surgery, also known as Robot Assisted Surgery, offers an innovative technique facilitating a variety of complex procedures with increased flexibility, precision, accuracy, and control compared to conventional ones. It allows Dr. Burke, and his team of surgeons, the control to create a patient-specific plan with robotic precision, standard instruments are unable to match. The best and improved functional outcomes for all patients is Dr. Burke’s main goal.


Dr. Burke Orthopedics employs the latest technological advancements in Orthopedic Surgery, providing the best options to treat his patients. Dr. Burke specializes in Robotic Surgery, utilizing the Navio Surgical System, and he serves as a national expert in Robotic Assisted Hip and Knee Replacement techniques.

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Stem Cell Therapy – A Less Invasive Regenerative Therapyst

The body eventually loses its ability to repair itself. Over time, our tissues can lose functionality due to age, injury, and disease. The power of stem cell therapy has changed this, with advancements in regenerative therapy or medicine. We are all born with building blocks capable of repairing and replenishing tissue. New studies show how stem cell therapy has long-term benefits for natural healing and regenerative therapy. Stem cell therapy is used worldwide, by qualified physicians, for orthopedics and sports medicine.

Dr. Burke utilizes stem cell transplants to help heal orthopedic conditions. Stem Cell Therapy is gaining popularity due to it being less invasive, allowing quicker recovery, and minimal downtime, following treatment. Stem cells regenerate and reproduce for all parts of the body. It can be used to heal injuries, joint damage, and more.

With the right application, stem cells can grow into the following tissues:

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Stem Cell Therapy Can Be a Surgery Alternative

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Stem cells possess numerous benefits. A series of small injections can provide permanent relief from stiff, achy joints. Stem cell therapy may allow patients to avoid invasive surgery, enabling the body to:

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