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Bruce Prager, MD

About Bruce Prager, MD

Dr. Prager is an experienced orthopedic surgeon who has practiced in Texas since finishing his training. His undergraduate degree was obtained at the University of Pittsburgh where he obtained his B.S. in the Honors program of Biology. As a native of New Jersey, Dr. Prager attended medical school at New York Medical College. While at medical school Dr. Prager became interested in orthopedics and completed his residency at Wayne State University in Detroit. Always having an interest in sports, Dr. Prager then received a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy at Saint Frances Medical Center of the University of Illinois. He also completed an A-O Trauma fellowship at Queens University Medical Centre in Nottingham, England. Dr. Prager is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Texas Southwestern School of Allied Health. Since 1985, Dr. Prager has practiced in the DFW metroplex. He has been a neutral physician for the NFL for the past 13 years examining players from numerous teams including the Dallas Cowboys. Dr. Prager has been team physician for several high school football teams as well as the Texas Tornado Hockey team. He also has a special interest in football injuries and has published and presented at national meetings. One of Dr. Prager’s interests is minimally invasive surgery. He continues to pursue his studies in this area. Recreational activities include tennis, skiing and staying fit. Dr. Prager and his wife, Diane, have two children.

Shoulder Pain

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Shoulder pain is one of the most common injuries that is seen in an orthopedic practice. The shoulder is a ball and socket joint that is controlled by the rotator cuff muslces. Shoulder pain occurs from injuries to the rotator cuff and from surrounding structures.

Anatomy of the Shoulder

The shoulder is composed of the humerus, scapula […]

By |October 6th, 2016|Educational, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Knee Arthritis

Introduction
Knee arthritis is a very common problem. It occurs when there is wear on the articular surface of the knee joint, either on the femur, tibia or patella. It can involve one of these surfaces or a combination of them. Joint surfaces are normally smooth and move freely, lubricated with joint […]

By |September 20th, 2016|Educational, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shoulder Bursitis

 

Shoulder bursitis  is one of the most common problems seen in an orthopedic practice.  The shoulder is a unique ball-in-socket joint.  It enables us to place our arms overhead, behind our back and in front of our body.  Shoulders are complex joints involving a multi-axial joint.  It can be injured at any age group, but […]

By |August 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ACL Injuries: New Technique

Severed ACLs Are Regrown Without Using Grafts

Anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) often tear on the sports field, and after a complete rupture they are notorious in their difficulty to get to heal.

On Wednesday,  April 6th, doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital announced that they have succeeded in reconnecting ACLs in 10 patients using a novel technique.

Their preliminary […]

Platelet Rich Plasma – PRP

PRP, which is the abbreviation for platelet rich plasma, has been in the news for a number of years. It is often associated with a high profile athlete who has received it for a variety of different reasons.  Most of the conditions it is being used for are tendonitis and sprained knees. The reason for the […]

By |April 12th, 2016|Educational, Treatment & Recovery, Types of Surgery|1 Comment

What is Tendonitis?

About Tendonitis
Tendonitis is one of the most common problems that is seen in an orthopedic office.  A tendon is the portion of the muscle that attaches to the bone.  We have tendons throughout our entire body.  If the tendon becomes irritated and inflamed it is called tendonitis.  The most common joints that we see in practice […]

By |February 9th, 2016|Common Pain, Educational, Treatment & Recovery|0 Comments

ORIF: What is it?

Open reduction with internal fixation (ORIF)
ORIF is one of the most common terms used in orthopedic surgery.  It is used when we are describing how a fracture is treated.  Fractures can be treated in several different ways depending upon the alignment, location and age of the patient.  The simplest way to treat a fracture is […]

By |February 2nd, 2016|Educational, Types of Surgery|0 Comments

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

 
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a Common Problem
It is so common that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is seen in almost every orthopedic surgeon’s practice.
Carpal Tunnel Cause
The carpal tunnel is a narrow passage in the wrist where the median nerve passes. The top of the passage is covered by strong soft tissue called the transverse carpal ligament.  The median […]

By |December 15th, 2015|Educational, Treatment & Recovery|0 Comments

Operating Room 101

The Operating Room
Usually called the OR, the operating room is an extremely busy place. For a new person first coming in it can be intimidating with lights and monitors hanging down from the ceiling, multiple tables filled with equipment, an OR bed, and numerous other equipment for both the surgeon and the anesthesiologist.

Most surgeries have […]

By |December 15th, 2015|Educational|0 Comments

Low Back Pain

Also known as lumbago, low back pain is one of the most common problems that everyone faces sometime in their life.  The pain can be mild or debilitating. It can occur in young patients as well as the elderly.  It can develop slowly or occur after an activity or accident.
Anatomy
The spine is composed of three […]

By |November 3rd, 2015|Common Pain, Educational, Treatment & Recovery|0 Comments