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.

Partial Rotator Cuff Tear: New Treatment Technique

Rotator cuff tears are a common occurrence in adults over age 40.  It is estimated that somewhere between 25% to 50% of the all adults have a partial rotator cuff tear. Most of these are not symptomatic.

Rotator Cuff Tear Symptoms
If you have pain which  is worse at night, and it is difficult to lay on […]

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Orthopedic Trauma

Dealing with and responding to orthopedic trauma is an important part of an orthopedic practice. Usually as a clinic becomes more established in practice they decrease the level of trauma that they care for, or they simply stop taking trauma cases all altogether. I have become a contrarian and have actually increased the level and […]

By |July 29th, 2015|Educational, Treatment & Recovery|0 Comments

Frozen Shoulder Treatment

Adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder is more commonly known as frozen shoulder.  In previous posts I have talked about adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder and its causes.
Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder for Frozen Shoulder
In my practice it is seen with some frequency and many different severities. Usually when  a patient comes in they have already […]

By |July 15th, 2015|Educational, Shoulder, Treatment & Recovery|3 Comments

Causes of Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a very common, but debilitating, problem that we see in our orthopedic practice. It occurs when the shoulder capsule thickens and becomes tight. This will then cause adhesions to occur with subsequent freezing of the shoulder.
Causes of Frozen Shoulder
There are several causes of frozen shoulder such as Diabetes, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, cardiac diseases, Parkinsonism, […]

By |July 15th, 2015|Common Pain, Shoulder, Treatment & Recovery|0 Comments

Patella Tendon Injuries – Case of the Week

The patella tendon is a continuation of the quadriceps muscle. It spans the distance from the bottom of the knee cap (patella) to the insertion point on the tibia. The quadriceps and patella tendon work in unison as one mechanism to extend the knee.
Common Ways to Injur the Patella Tendon
Injuries to the tendon can occur […]

ACL Surgery Decision Making

Knee injuries are very common and are in the top three diagnoses that are seen in a sports medicine practice.  The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the main stabilizers of the knee.  It can be injured in sports which involve starting, stopping, cutting such as football, soccer and basketball.  However, it also occurs on […]

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How I Treat Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is clinically called lateral epicondylitis.  It presents as pain over the outer or lateral portion of the elbow.  The pain can be sharp in character and almost always occurs when someone reaches out to grab something such as a carton of milk. Patients will have weakness in grip strength.  In orthopedics it is […]

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Total knee replacement surgery is one of the most common procedures to treat osteoarthritis of the knee.   Over 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States.  It is a  great procedure for those people whose knee has worn out and they are unable to walk or perform activities of daily living.

Several causes […]

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Rotator Cuff Tears – Conservative Treatment


Rotator Cuff tears are a common injury especially in people over the age of 45.  They can occur from athletic activities, on the job especially working with your arms overhead and just from normal wear and tear of daily activities.

Tears are described as either partial or complete.  Patients will usually complain of inability to sleep […]

By |April 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Femur Fractures

The femur is the longest bone in our body and also one of the strongest. It takes considerable forces to break.  Fractures of the femur can occur anywhere along the bone.

Femoral Shaft Fractures

These fractures occur below the hip joint and can be classified by their location in the shaft:  proximal, middle and distal.  The fracture […]

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