Life after a Total Knee Replacement
Life after a Total Knee Replacement
Calendar September 24, 2020

  A previous orthopedic patient herself, Jennifer McKelva– now a Physician Assistant for Dr. Raabe and the Orthopedic Spine Team, is out doing what she loves. After a car accident many years ago, Jennifer had to have several hip and knee surgeries. Dr. Goodfried performed a total knee replacement for her in 2015. Searching for…

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Orthopedic Surgeon, William Schreiber, M.D. Retires from Azalea Orthopedics
Orthopedic Surgeon, William Schreiber, M.D. Retires from Azalea Orthopedics

After many years of providing care to patients at Azalea Orthopedics, Dr. William E. Schreiber, M.D. retired effective March 31, 2020. His career began in the 1970s following an education at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed Fellowships at the V.A. Hospital in Dallas and the Baylor Affiliated Hospital Program…

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Dr. Kaminski Speaks to his Patient after MAKO Partial Knee Replacement Surgery
Dr. Kaminski Speaks to his Patient after MAKO Partial Knee Replacement Surgery
Calendar January 30, 2020

Dr. Ken Kaminski speaks with his patient, David Dudley, about recovering after MAKO partial knee replacement surgery. After five weeks, David returned to work as a firefighter for the Dallas Fire Department. Our orthopedic surgeons stay in tune with the latest medical advancements to offer our patients optimal options to fit their unique needs. Click…

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Dr. Gary Goodfried Partners with Azalea Orthopedics
Calendar January 10, 2020

Azalea Orthopedics Welcomes Dr. Gary Goodfried to The Practice January 10, 2020 Azalea Orthopedics is excited to announce the arrival of our newest orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Gary Goodfried.  As a longstanding pillar in the East Texas Medical Community, he brings experience and an outstanding reputation to Azalea Orthopedics.  “We are thrilled Dr. Goodfried is joining…

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Azalea Orthopedics Super Doctor Award
Calendar December 30, 2019

Azalea Orthopedics is honored to be recognized again in the © 2019 Super Doctors ® list with four of our 24 physicians to be added to this highly acclaimed group.  The Super Doctors list is comprised of approximately 5% of the doctors within the respective state or region. Super Doctors identifies top doctors as selected by their peers and appears in…

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Azalea Orthopedics Opens Clinic in Nacogdoches – 9th East Texas location
Calendar January 21, 2019

Azalea Orthopedics is expanding into Nacogdoches to better serve the community in Deep East Texas. The first clinic began on January 15th, 2019. The clinic is located at 4800 NE Stallings Drive, Suite 110 next to Nacogdoches Medical Center. Azalea Orthopedics is the third largest orthopedics practice in Texas with 24 physicians who provide specialized…

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Azalea Physicians Named to Super Doctors List in Texas Monthly
Calendar December 5, 2018

Super Doctors ® names Dr. John Camp, Dr. Kenneth Kaminski, Dr. Michael Russell and Dr. Patrick Wupperman to its prestigious 2018 list of top doctors in Texas Monthly. This distinction is reserved for about five percent of the region’s active physicians. You can find our Azalea physicians in the December issue of Texas Monthly in…

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Azalea Orthopedics Now Offering MAKOPLASTY® Partial Knee & Total Knee Replacements

Azalea Orthopedics is now offering MAKOplasty® partial and total knee replacements. This technology allows physicians to create a personalized pre-operative plan. MAKOplasty is less invasive than traditional total knee surgery using a highly advanced, surgeon controlled robotic arm system. The partial knee procedure is a minimally invasive treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis who…

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Ask An Orthopedist: Medial Meniscal Extrusion

Question: I have Medial Meniscal Extrusion of 4mm. If an extrusion means that the part of the meniscus is sticking out (extruding), is it possible that this extrusion can retreat back to normal if properly cared for? Meniscal extrusion is almost always associated with degeneration of the meniscus and often some arthritis in the knee.…

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Ask An Orthopedist: Causes of Arthritis

Question: In my early 20’s I worked a job where I was required to lift and carry anywhere between 65 to 100 lbs frequently. The job would sometimes require stooping, standing and sitting for prolonged periods of time. I did this job for almost 4 years. Could this type of repetitive work related activity cause…

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Ask An Orthopedist: Can a ligament be tightened up?

Question: My middle finger, middle joint has a subluxation from a long ago sports injury. I have good range of motion but the finger is being distorted by swelling and the ligament on one side of the joint has been stretched. Is there a treatment for me besides fusion or joint replacement? I did see…

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Ask An Orthopedist: Patellar Tendinitis Following ACL Surgery

Question: I’ve been having Swelling/soreness in Patellar Tendon 10 months post ACL reconstruction surgery (patellar tendon graft). I had an mri and it said “mild tendonopathy. The Tendon looks thicker than before and becomes irritated after any activity. Is this common for patellar tendon graft ACL surgery? I have stopped all activity for 2.5 weeks…

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Ask An Orthopedist: Recovery After Knee Surgery

Question: I recently had ACL surgery using a hamstring graft. I am now 3 months into recovery and forced my knee back to about 120 degrees doing my stretches and now it is really swollen and feels weird, can you help? You likely stretched/tore some scar tissue in the knee. Ultimately this will help your…

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Ask An Orthopedist: ACL Nerve Damage

Question: I had an ACL recon in february of 2014. I have not been able to feel a certain area on my right leg, just below the knee, ever since. My leg recently started itching in that exact spot for about 15-20 minutes and all of the feeling that was once lost after the surgery,…

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Ask An Orthopedist: Total Right Knee Replacement

Question: I tore my Right ACL when I was about 16-17 years old, it was eventually a complete avulsion. 4o+ years later I am now having daily pain, but it usually only induces a limp. I wear an Donjoy aluminum brace whenever I go walking or bike riding. I have a positive drawer sign (the…

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Ask An Orthopedist: Knee Surgery

Question: Do any of your surgeons use the On Q pain relief pump for post op pain management? I worked post open heart /CVICU years ago and the On Q was used for a period of time for pain relief at the sternotomy site. I am looking at a possible knee surgery in the near…

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Ask An Orthopedist: ACL & MCL Tear

Question: I have torn my ACL and MCL, am I going to need surgery? Partial tears of the MCL generally heal and do well. Partial tears of the ACL are a little more difficult to know how they’ll do. If there is not much laxity in your knee then you may do fine without surgery. If…

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Ask An Orthopedist: Bucket-Handle Tear Of The Medial Meniscus

Question: I have a bucket-handle tear of the medial meniscus with flipped fragment extending into the intercondylar notch encompassing greater than 50% of the overall meniscal volume. My knee has almost full range of motion and I only experience pain/discomfort when I try to squat/bend-knee very deeply(almost to the floor). Can stem cell therapy, like…

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Ask An Orthopedist: Can ACL Tears Cause Heel Spurs?

Question: I tore my ACL in my left knee back in 2004. I’ve recently been experiencing pain in both my knee and my heel. My pain and discomfort is starting to affect my work, therefore, I need opinions on how to solve my problems. I doubt the ACL tear is causing you pain, but you may be…

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Ask An Orthopedist: Torn ACL

Question: I had an MRI done recently after a car accident, and it showed a complete mid substance rupture of my ACL. I am an athlete and since my ACL has been torn, I have not been able to play the game to my full potential. Is this surgery necessary for my knee’s recovery? Once the…

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Ask An Orthopedist: Partial Meniscectomy

Question:I had a partial meniscectomy 13 years ago, with 90% “all but the rim” removed. I frequently get knee pain, not sharp, but a soreness, especially if I walk with hard-soled shoes on a hard surface. The soreness may last a couple of days, and is most pronounced when walking. What keeps getting injured to cause…

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Ask An Orthopedist: Knee Arthritis

Question: I have been recently diagnosed with post-traumatic left knee arthritis from an injury I had when I was younger. I was informed that it can be managed with physical therapy, injections, anti-inflammatories, and things of that nature. If someone came into your clinic with this problem, is that the recommendation you would give them, or…

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Ask An Orthopedist: Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Question: I’ve had Osgood-Schlatter Disease since I was a child. I never treated it growing up, nor have I ever been in pain from it. I have large bumps underneath each knee and was wondering if there was a way to remove them? The bumps you feel and see are bone, and they will never…

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Ask An Orthopedist: Knee Pain

Question: My mother has suffered from knee pain for many years and her legs are starting to thin. We had a recent x-ray done but are having trouble understanding what her next steps should be. Can you take a look at the report and suggest how to move forward and help treat her pain? X-ray…

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Ask An Orthopedist: Hyperextended Knee

Question: I hyperextended my knee about 3 weeks ago. I had swelling and immobility for several days, but by the end of the week, I had most movement back. I can walk fine but cannot fully extend my knee and there is a lot of pain if I do on accident. Should I wait another…

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Ask An Orthopedist: Meniscus Tear

Question: I’m 55, active, and have been diagnosed with: Subtle horizontal the tear within posterior body of the medial meniscus extending to the inferior surface and questionable subtle horizontal tear of the posterior horn medial meniscus. No displaced meniscal tissue. The doctor has provided options of either physical therapy or surgical removal of the torn…

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Ask An Orthopedist | Joint Pain from Sports
Ask An Orthopedist | Joint Pain from Sports

In this week’s Ask An Orthopedist, a patient is concerned after experiencing joint pain after playing tennis for may years and is looking for treatments or pain relief suggestions so she can continue playing the sport she loves. I have played tennis since I was 8, is it possible that I’ve developed some kind of…

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Thank you Dr. Anderson for you work at Azalea!
Thank you Dr. Anderson for you work at Azalea!
Calendar August 25, 2015

This week we say goodbye to Dr. Anderson as he will be leaving the Azalea Orthopedic group effective August 31st. Dr. Anderson and his family are relocating to the San Antonia area to be closer to their extended family. As with most young families, it is always fun for grandparents to be involved and watch…

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Different Genders Have Different Risks in Orthopedic Conditions
Different Genders Have Different Risks in Orthopedic Conditions

U.S. News Health elaborates on a new study that looks at the Venus-Mars divide in orthopedic conditions, or how risk, treatment, and recovery can vary by gender. As an orthopedic center on the cutting edge of orthopedic care in East Texas, Azalea focuses on the surgical and non-surgical options and risks of each option for…

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Know A Procedure: Swimming and Back Pain
Know A Procedure: Swimming and Back Pain
Calendar June 24, 2015

This week’s Know A Procedure focuses on one of the most common complaints: back pain. With summer officially underway, swimming and pool therapy exercises can be a fun and effective way to help your back and stay cool in the hot weather. Swimming is a great form of low impact aerobic conditioning because it is…

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Know a Procedure: Sacroiliitis & Treatments
Know a Procedure: Sacroiliitis & Treatments

This week’s Know a Procedure deals with a joint we’ll wager you don’t think of that often: your sacroiliac joints, or the joint where your spine meets your pelvis. It may not bend with you the same ways as your fingers do every time you type or your knees when you dance, but it plays…

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Congrats and Best Wishes to Dr. Walker
Congrats and Best Wishes to Dr. Walker

As he begins his retirement this month, the entire Azalea Orthopedics family would like congratulate and thank Dr. Walker for his many years of service and take a quick look back at his esteemed career: A U.S. Air Force veteran, Dr. Walker completed his undergraduate work at the University of Texas at Austin, graduating in 1961. He attended…

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Spring Recap Newsletter Announcements
Spring Recap Newsletter Announcements

Welcome to your Azalea Orthopedics spring recap newsletter. Fresh veggies are here and continue to grow strong, and Azalea is growing too! This edition includes additional info on our new Mount Pleasant clinic location, our Outpatient PT clinic coming this Fall, and more. New Mount Pleasant clinic location As many may know, we’ve recently relocated the Mount…

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Know a Procedure | Torn Meniscus Repair
Know a Procedure | Torn Meniscus Repair

One of the most common injuries of the knee joint is a torn meniscus, or damage to the disc of cartilage that cushions the knee joint. Fortunately, the procedure is a routine and easy one with a relatively quick recovery time. Learn all about arthroscopic torn meniscus repair surgery below:

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Azalea Orthopedics Year in Review
Azalea Orthopedics Year in Review
Calendar January 28, 2015

2014 was an exciting year for Azalea Orthopedics. We acquired a new clinic, welcomed new doctors, and even won a few awards! We welcomed new faces… Two new doctors joined our staff this year, Dr. Kummerfeld and Dr. Anderson. Dr. Kummerfeld is a native of Tyler, returning to the city after a fellowship in Los…

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Congratulations, Dr. Anderson!
Congratulations, Dr. Anderson!
Calendar October 20, 2014

Congratulations to our newest partner! The Azalea Orthopedics Board of Directors voted last week to extend Azalea physician Dr. Cody Anderson an offer of partnership in the company. Dr. Anderson specializes in fracture and major trauma care, hip and knee replacements, and sports medicine at the main Azalea office on Golden Road. Please congratulate him…

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Taking the Field – Girls and Sports
Taking the Field – Girls and Sports

By Leslie Fossey My daughter, Erica, played recreational and club soccer until she turned 13. She has loved both soccer and dance since she was a small child. But her last few years of soccer were problematic due to injuries, especially to her knee. When she made the drill team in middle school, almost every…

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Azeala Orthopedics Welcomes Dr. David Kummerfield to the Team
Azeala Orthopedics Welcomes Dr. David Kummerfield to the Team

Tyler, Texas, Aug. 12, 2014 – Azalea Orthopedics, an orthopedic surgery, sports medicine and pain management provider in East Texas, today announced the addition of Dr. David Kummerfield to the center’s distinguished roster of orthopedic specialists. “Dr. Kummerfield is renowned leader in his field and is a great addition to the Azalea team,” said Azalea Orthopedics…

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Azalea Orthopedics Acquires East Texas Orthopaedics
Azalea Orthopedics Acquires East Texas Orthopaedics

Tyler, Texas, Aug. 6, 2014 – Azalea Orthopedics announced today the acquisition of East Texas Orthopaedics. The purchase further expands Azalea Orthopedics’ reach in East Texas and will greatly enhance the experience for the patients of both practices. “We’re excited about this tremendous opportunity to acquire East Texas Orthopaedics,” said Azalea Orthopedics CEO Terry Pace, MBA,…

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Azalea Orthopedics Partners with ETMC Pittsburg
Azalea Orthopedics Partners with ETMC Pittsburg

April 9, 2014 Azalea Orthopedics today announced its affiliation with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Pittsburg. The affiliation expands Azalea Orthopedics’ reach throughout East Texas, welcoming new patients as well as providing increased convenience for existing patients. Eight Azalea orthopedic surgeons will expand their practices to ETMC Pittsburg: Cody Anderson, MD, Carey A. Clark III,…

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Dr. Michaels Discusses Body Aches and the Weather with KETK
Dr. Michaels Discusses Body Aches and the Weather with KETK
Calendar October 17, 2013

Body Aches Predicting the Forecast from KETKNBC.com Many East Texans complain of body pain, aching joints and knee pressure when inclement weather is headed their way. Dr. Jimmy Michaels of Azalea talks about this phenomenon and its causes on KETK.  

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Azalea Orthopedics South Broadway Clinic Open Monday, August 5
Azalea Orthopedics South Broadway Clinic Open Monday, August 5

Azalea Orthopedics proudly opens a new, state-of-the-art clinic at 8101 South Broadway Avenue on Monday, August 5. The clinic expands Azalea’s services into South Tyler, making quality orthopedic care from the largest and most experienced orthopedic team more accessible for the East Texas community. The spacious clinic will be staffed by four of Azalea’s esteemed…

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Summer Sports Safety Tips
Summer Sports Safety Tips

Maximize fun and minimize pain with the following safety tips for you or your child’s favorite summer sports! Tennis At Azalea, we see patients with tennis elbow constantly, so we understand the pain it can cause. Tennis Elbow is a difficult to treat inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles and bone on…

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Azalea Orthopedics is Top Performer in Patient Satisfaction
Azalea Orthopedics is Top Performer in Patient Satisfaction

Tyler, Texas ― Azalea Orthopedics is dedicated to patient satisfaction, having ranked in the 95th percentile as determined by the leader in health care performance improvement, Press Ganey Associates, Inc. in early 2013. Azalea has made patient satisfaction a priority for its staff. A ranking in the 95th percentile means that the Azalea patients’ overall…

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Spring Sports Safety Tips
Spring Sports Safety Tips

If your child participates in baseball, softball or running, pass these tips along to avoid common injuries and keep them in the game. Baseball and Softball The most common injury sustained in baseball is damage to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), which stabilizes the elbow. Damaging or tearing this ligament requires a difficult recovery process.…

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BioniCare
BioniCare
Calendar November 15, 2011

Click here to read more. From KETKNBC.com BioniCare is a new treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee. Dr Patrick Wupperman of Azalea talks about it on ETL (East Texas Live)

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