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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.

Rotator Cuff Tears

 

Introduction Rotator cuff tears are one of the most common orthopedic injuries that we see in our practice. It is much more common in patients over the age of 45 years old.

Description The rotator cuff is made up of 4 tendons that attach to the humerus. When one or more of the tendons becomes torn […]

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most common knee injuries seen in orthopedic surgery.  This injury occurs in basketball, football, soccer as well as other sports.  It can also occur at work from a twisting, turning type of injury.

Anatomy

The knee has four main ligaments:  the medial and lateral collateral ligaments and the […]

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Rotator Cuff Injuries

Rotator cuff injuries are one of the most common shoulder injuries seen in my practice.  They typically occur in patients over the age of 40.

Symptoms The most common complaints are:

Pain at night with inability to lie on the affected shoulder
Weakness lifting overhead
Pain with lifting especially at the side

Anatomy The rotator cuff is made up of […]

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Hip Fractures

One of the most common fractures in orthopedics is a hip fracture.  There are two main hip fractures which are classified by their anatomic  location: a femoral neck fracture and an intertrochanteric fracture.

Most of the patients we see with hip fractures are over 70 years old, but occasionally it can occur in a younger patient […]

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Wrist Tendonitis: Symptoms, Treatment and Recovery

Your wrist is a complex structure consisting of 8 small bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles which enable you to perform a range of motions. When the tendons or synovium (the sheath surrounding the wrist) are injured or inflamed, it may lead to wrist tendonitis.

Common causes of wrist tendonitis
Overuse of the wrist is one of the […]

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