Needles or Knives? You Decide.

The cost of surgery goes beyond just the dollars and cents that come out of your pocketbook. Recovery time is a large price to pay when you go under the knife. But what if there was an easier and faster way …

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You Need Your Knees

Did you ever know just how important your knees are? The knees act like a hinge, and provide steadiness and strength to support the entire body. That’s right, the entire body. Your knees serve as a critical function for standing, walking and running of course …

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Give the Cold Shoulder To Pain

The power of the human body is quite amazing. Take this 10-year study that focused on rotator cuffs where doctors looked to repair 90 injured patients. Half of the patients received their own concentrated bone marrow in their shoulder, and half did not. So what happened? …

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Ankles and Injuries: How We Can Help

Our bodies are fascinating, and so full of life, but sometimes injuries or age slows us down. Take our ankles. The ankle joins the foot and leg, and the inner bone, the tibia also known as the shinbone, supports most of the weight of your body. So you can say …

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We’ve Got Your Back

The backbone is important. Sayings have derived over the years that include the notion of “the backbone” of the society, or “the backbone” the family. Why would this be? It’s probably because the backbone, also known as the spine is so …

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Recently we have delved into the various functions of the body including the shoulder and the knee. The wrist, though a smaller part of the body, is intricate and in need of care and attention. The wrist is made up of several small bones, eight to …

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Here at McKenna Orthopedics, we strive to innovate so you, the patient, can receive top-notch care and excellent results. While we offer a breadth of services, surgeries and treatments, the backbone of our clinic focuses on …

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The Top 5 Questions About Treatment at McKenna Orthopedics

Dr. McKenna is co-founder and chief medical officer of the Riordan-McKenna Institute of Regenerative Orthopedics (RMI) in Southlake, Texas. Co-author of this work is Troy Chandler, PA-C from North Central Texas Orthopedics in Decatur, Texas. Rotator cuff tear arthropathy sometimes develops in patients who have had a very large, long-standing …

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Fall Is In the Air

With the changing season, many of us have football on the brain. Football and fall(s) seem to go hand-in-hand. And with football, injuries unfortunately do take place. As with any sport, the risk of injury is prevalent, but there are precautions and treatments if …

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Volleyball Star Rises With Stem Cells

Meet Elizabeth. A college volleyball star at the University of Arkansas. Elizabeth suffered a major blowout to her ankle during practice, leaving her tendons and ligaments completely shot. University doctors recommended she …

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Bone Marrow for Bowling

After injuring his knee in his early 20s, Chad finally was fed up as he neared his 40s. He realized that he was having knee pain, including swelling, and after Dr. McKenna performed an MRI, it was discovered that Chad no longer …

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Patient Travels to Get World-Class Care

Grab your tissues. Terry’s story truly pulls at the heartstrings. Back in 1985, Terry was in a bicycling accident, and both of her legs were injured. She didn’t realize the extent of her injuries, and made due. In 2003, she had her first …

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