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As a recognized leader in orthopedics and interventional pain management, Azalea is proud to congratulate Dr. Michael Russell, Dr. Patrick Wupperman, and Dr. Ken Kaminski on their recent peer nominated awards from Texas Monthly.

Both Dr. Russell and Dr. Wupperman were awarded as 2016 Texas Monthly “Super Doctors.” Each year Super






Check out these tips from the CDC on keeping healthy this flu season! Learn why it is important to vaccinate, stop germs and treat your illinis with antiviral drugs.

VACCINATE

CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.
While there are

A clinical study involves research using human volunteers (also called participants) that is intended to add to medical knowledge. Research helps lead to the discovery of improvements and new methods of health care that are designed to answer questions about disease prevention, detection, and treatment. Clinical studies hope to find

Azalea's own Director or Research, Debbie Waldrop, was featured on KETK East Texas Live discussing the recent clinical research at Azalea and how it positively impacts patients! Learn how the clinical research study process works and Azalea's two current FDA approved studies with Dr. Todd Raabe and Michael Russell on devices for back pain.

Question: For a knee replacement surgery, which type of incision is the best?
Almost all knee replacements are done with a straight incision over the middle of the knee.  This tends to heal well and allows us (the surgeon) good access to all parts of the knee.
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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

Fall sports are back in full swing and Azalea cares about East Texas youth sports programs and keeping athletes safe. All sports have a risk of injury but the more physical contact a sport has, the greater the risk.

The American Academy of Pediatrics released their 2016 Sports Injury Prevention Tip