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Orthopaedic patient stories and resources, along with tips on maintaining bone and joint health and navigating treatment.




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Dr. Morris has been a leading expert in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in the Texas Hill Country for the past 15 years. His education, theoretical knowledge, and practice have steadily and significantly grown over the years, as have the advancements in medicine and technology. By attending medical conferences, symposiums, and conventions, hearing fellow orthopedic specialists’ speeches and participating in industry forums, Dr. Morris is constantly expanding his repertoire and, therefore, further solidifying his reputation as an authority on orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

A particularly important and prestigious organization is the American Academy of Orthopedic surgeons⎯AAOS in short. The AAOS is the most distinguished provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopedic surgeons in the nation: they host an annual conference attended by thousands of orthopedic specialists from all over the world, are the leading source for continuing medical education courses, activities, publications, and journals. As a member of the AAOS, Dr. Morris constantly surrounds himself with renowned and respected doctors who all work towards the goal of improving their craft and furthering the development of their industry.

As a patient, the ins and outs and specifics of orthopedic surgery can be daunting. If you’re dealing with locomotor system issues or are in need of an orthopedic procedure and want to research your options, look no further than the AAOS website and its subsidiary These sites provide in-depth yet comprehensible information and details on conditions, injuries, diseases, surgeries, and rehabilitations connected to the musculoskeletal system, all compiled by the top American orthopedic specialists. The data is reliable and factual, giving you all the details you need without the risk of misleading information. Browse the following AAOS blogs or visit their website to start your research. For specific questions regarding your surgery or procedure, feel free to call or email Dr. Morris’ office.

Patient Education Apps: Guides to Orthopaedic Surgery

Patient Education Apps from the AAOS website. Easy-to-use apps let you demonstrate anatomy, pathology, and treatment at the point of care. Notation tools let you create personalized education for your patients. In-depth educational videos can be placed on your...

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Orthopaedic Patient Education Find out information by body parts plus helpful videos & animations. is your online connection to expert orthopaedic information Recommend to your patients, and give them access to over hundreds of...

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Stop Sports injuries HOW IS AN ELBOW OR SHOULDER INJURY DIAGNOSED? If a young athlete is throwing too hard, too much, too early, and without rest, a serious elbow or shoulder injury may be on the horizon. If the athlete complains of elbow or shoulder pain the day...

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Sports Medicine Tips

Each of these single-page, fact sheets have been written and reviewed by top sports medicine professionals and combine easy-to-read text with colorful illustrations to help patients understand the diagnosis, treatment, recovery and prevention of a particular condition...

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Sports Medicine Myths vs. Truths

By Matthew Matava, MD, Kevin Farmer, MD, Kevin Shea, MD, Lance LeClere, MD Preventing and recovering from sports injuries is an ongoing issue for athletes of all ages. Below we address some of the misperceptions about some common injuries and their treatment in sports...

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ACL Injury 101

by Matthew Panzarella, M.D. Sports participation results in 70 percent of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and the majority of these occur in 15 to 45 year olds. Approximately 70 percent of ACL injuries are noncontact injuries that occur during a sudden change...

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Jumper’s Knee: Know Your Limits

by Michael J. Smith, MD Jumper’s knee is a common overuse injury that affects up to 20 percent of athletes who jump with rapid acceleration and deceleration. Typically athletes who play basketball, volleyball, soccer, and track are the individuals most affected. The...

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Common Hip Injuries in Kids

by Kevin Shea, MD Pediatric athletes are subject to several different acute hip injuries. These injuries include problems around the growth plate and around the femur and pelvis. In some cases, acute symptoms can develop in association with previous hip conditions....

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Can ACL Injuries Be Prevented in Girls?

Adolescent girls who participate in competitive or recreational sports are at a higher risk for anterior cruciate ligament or ACL injuries than adolescent boys. In fact, recent studies have shown female athletes have roughly three times greater risk of ACL tears...

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