Dr. Morris: Treatments and Orthopedic Surgery
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The term orthopedics is derived from the Greek words “orthos,” meaning “straight” or “correct,” and “paidion,” which translates to “child.” Though this conversion implies that orthopedics were originally developed for the care of children, a more broader definition applies to humans of all ages. Orthopedics deal with conditions of the locomotor or musculoskeletal system: its various components, namely bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, cartilage, and connective tissue make up the body’s physique and enable it to move. Movement is just one of the locomotor systems’ many functions, but it is often the one that leads to injuries. Orthopedic medicine and surgery, therefore, works to repair conditions, disorders, diseases, and injuries of the musculoskeletal system.
Dr. Morris has been board certified in orthopedic surgery since 2003. In 2009, he received his board certification in sports medicine, a specialty field within orthopedics that deals with injuries and conditions obtained through competitive or recreational physical activity. Athletic movements, no matter how big or small, no matter how familiar or unfamiliar, can lead to damage to the musculoskeletal system. Some conditions occur on impact or through an explosive movement, some accrue over time and become chronic⎯it is the sports physician’s job to determine how the issue came to be, how it developed, and how to treat or repair it. Dr. Morris defines Texas orthopedics by working closely with athletes from local high school and college teams as well as individuals who are pursuing careers in competitive sports. Dr. Morris works closely with athletes from local high school and college teams as well as individuals who are pursuing careers in competitive sports to any recreational athlete.
Dr. Morris is a leading expert in Orthopedics and has performed countless surgeries over the past 17 years. These include but aren’t limited to rotator cuff surgeries, endoscopic carpal tunnel, arthroscopy, joint replacement of hips, knees and shoulders, bone and joint fracture repairs. Dr. Morris strives to treat each patient as an individual and work with the patient and family to make the optimal treatment plan.
The word arthroscopy comes from two Greek words, “arthro” (joint) and “skopein” (to look). The term literally means “to look within the joint.”