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TSAOG Orthopaedics Welcomes Two New Physicians

Mickey S. Cho, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon with TSAOG Orthopaedics (formerly The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group). He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) and fellowship-trained in conditions of the shoulder, elbow...


Providing Orthopedic Care to San Antonio’s Smallest Patients

Pediatric Orthopedic Associates of San Antonio, or POASA (pronounced pōsa), is a specialty care organization comprised entirely of board-certified pediatric orthopedic surgeons.


TSAOG Orthopaedics Is Pleased to Welcome Nicholas Nira, DC

Nicholas Nira, DC, is a San Antonio-area native and graduate of Samuel Clemens High School. At a young age, he suffered serious knee injuries while participating in baseball and football, which gave him a special interest in the management of sports-related injuries. While working to obtain his...


Cartilage Transplantation

Joint pain and swelling are common complaints for patients of all ages. These symptoms are often a result of damage to the joint (or articular) cartilage, which can be extremely painful and debilitating. Whether the damage occurs as the result of an acute trauma or degeneration over time, it can be difficult to manage for both the patient and the clinician.


Profile: G. Lane Naugher, MD

Dr. Naugher is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, arthroscopy and general orthopedic surgery. He began his practice with The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group (TSAOG) in September and treats patients ages 3 and older for any sports-related injury, with a special focus on...


Tailored to Fit Their Size: Pediatric Orthopedics at UT Medicine San Antonio

As recently as 1970, children’s orthopedic needs remained within the scope of adult orthopedic surgeons. In fact, according to the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, only nine orthopedic surgeons in the United States and Canada concentrated on children’s cases. Today, specialists in Pediatric Orthopedics at UT Medicine San Antonio know, as the age-old medical school wisdom goes, children are not just little adults. The dedicated pediatric practice at UT Medicine San Antonio blends advanced surgical techniques, physical therapy and less invasive treatments with a passion for helping all children.


Tips for Transitioning from Military Medicine to Private Practice

After more than 20 years in the Army and two deployments with forward surgical teams in Afghanistan, I thought I was prepared for anything, and I was looking forward to retirement and settling in to private practice. However, there are a few things I wish I’d known about the transition:


Emphasizing Trust while Providing Comprehensive Care at CHRISTUS Westover Hills Orthopaedics

In less than three years, CHRISTUS Westover Hills Orthopaedics has built a robust program founded upon expeditious evaluation and carefully designed treatment protocols.


Co-locating Makes Business and Service Sense: Shared Facilities Increase Efficiency and Effectiveness

In today’s fast-moving, multitasking society, convenience and accessibility are important factors for consumers making medical decisions. The idea of medical practitioners co-locating their services to make patients’ visits more efficient and effective isn’t new, but the trend is growing as more and more providers and patients realize the benefits of shared facilities.


Bringing Advanced Surgery Solutions to San Antonio

At Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio, robotic surgery offers improved accuracy and faster recoveries, while the innovative use of stem cell allografts may improve the effectiveness of spinal fusion.