For athletes, keeping your body healthy is one of the most important parts of staying on top of your game. Most athletes are tuned in to pain in their muscles, joints, and bones. But they may forget a crucial organ that often takes a lot of abuse: the brain.
Arthritis is a crippling and widespread disease. According to the Arthritis Foundation, more than 52 million Americans over the age of 18 have been diagnosed. Arthritis targets the joints, but there are a number of conditions that fall under its umbrella.
Hockey is an exciting, physical sport that has become increasingly popular in Texas. Currently, Texas has more professional hockey teams than any other state in the country, a whopping 23 total. More hockey playing means more hockey injuries, many of which are unique to the sport. That’s where Dr. Mark Muller comes in. He is an orthopedic surgeon at North Central Surgery Center and the WB Carrell Clinic. He specializes in orthopedic sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the knee, hip, and shoulder and is a team physician for the Dallas Cowboys. He also served as a team physician for the Dallas Stars from 2008-2012. We asked him questions about hockey injuries, including the most common types and ways to treat them.
Press Ganey Associates, Inc.’s Guardian of Excellence Award is given to hospitals who reach the 95 percentile in patient satisfaction. We are proud to announce North Central Surgical Center received the award for both the Emergency Department and Inpatient. Thank you to our patients and our amazing staff!
North Central Surgical Center is recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for achieving excellence in performance on its accountability measures during 2012 for Surgical Care!
D Magazine recently named the Best Doctors in Dallas for 2013, and 29 physicians from North Central Surgical Center made the list. North Central Surgical Center is a nationally recognized, high quality, service-oriented hospital offering a broad range of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures.
Playing sports and staying active will keep your body in shape, but strenuous activity can also result in painful injuries. Whether you’ve sprained an ankle or broken a bone, you should seek treatment immediately to minimize the potential for permanent damage.
Athletes, by definition, must keep their bodies in peak physical shape. Even if you aren’t training for the next Olympics or playing in a professional league, a moderate interest in cycling, running or other recreational sport can leave you vulnerable to injury.