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The Effects of Fitness on the Aging Process Download »

A general tendency toward age related decline in human organ systems is well documented, including the cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, neurologic, and musculoskeletal systems.1 In the musculoskeletal system, bone loses density, the strength and flexibility of muscle decreases, ligaments and tendons exhibit diminished compliance, and the structure of articular cartilage degenerates. Associated with these age-related changes are increased rates of osteoarthritis (OA), osteopenia, sarcopenia, and other conditions. 1 Aging is […]

AMSSM Scientific Statement Concerning Viscosupplementation Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis Learn More »

Abstract Osteoarthritis (OA) is a disabling disease that produces severe morbidity reducing physical activity. Our position statement on treatment of knee OA with viscosupplementation injection (hyaluronic acid, HA) versus steroid (intra-articular corticosteroids, IAS) and placebo (intra-articular placebo, IAP) is based on the evaluation of treatment effect by examining the number of participants within a treatment […]

Best and Worst Electrolyte Drinks Learn More »

Electrolytes are charged metallic “ions” that help balance fluid pressure inside our cells and control the pH of our blood. Normal nerve, heart and muscle function relies on adequate amounts of these minerals, and deficiencies can hamper performance dramatically. The root cause of muscle cramps is usually from a lack of electrolytes, especially potassium and […]

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Testosterone Therapy Does Not Cause Heart Attacks Learn More »

The media was again splattered with bad news about testosterone therapy this week. On Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, Finkle and colleagues published a study in the journalPlos On that exhibited an increased risk of heart attacks in testosterone users in the first 90 days of therapy, and the risk was higher in men who had […]

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Tennis Elbow Learn More »

Tennis elbow is a common injury that affects athletes and non-athletes alike. Travis Orthopedic’s Dr. Calvo is an expert on this condition and was published in the Journal of Athletic Training regarding what patients should expect during treatment of this often painful injury. Not surprisingly because of its name, athletes who suffer from the condition […]

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Prevent Osteoarthritis: Exercise! Learn More »

Everyone knows that exercise makes you feel and look great, but what if it also could prevent the disease that affects over 20 million Americans? Osteoarthritis can be prevented or made more manageable with a balanced exercise regimen, according to a new article by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopaedic […]

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Avoid Water Sports Injuries on Texas Lakes this Summer Learn More »

In the heat of the Central Texas summer, thousands of people take advantage of the many lakes our area has to offer. From Lake Travis to Lake LBJ, two of the most popular water activities are wakeboarding and water skiing. While a great way to spend time with friends and get some exercise, these sports […]