Our Expertise Can Move You in the Right Direction
Orthopedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body’s musculoskeletal system. This complex system includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves, and allows you to move, work and be active. Here are a few of the orthopedic procedures we perform:
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Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital works with Press Ganey Associates, Inc. to monitor and improve our patient experience. For more than 25 years, Press Ganey has been the industry’s recognized leader in health care performance improvement. Press Ganey works with more than 10,000 health care organizations nationwide, including 50% of all U.S hospitals, to improve clinical and business outcomes. Through their help, we are able to track the patient experience and better understand the things we can do to make the patient and family experience as good as possible.
Tips for keeping your bones healthy
Even though the muscles are what propel us to movement, our bones are what allow the muscles to function. Keeping your skeletal system healthy is essential for overall wellness. Diet and exercise strategies can help you maintain a healthy skeletal system.
Calcium is the most important aspect of keeping your bones healthy. Milk is the best and easiest way to take in your daily calcium. In addition, any dairy product will be full of calcium, so a few servings a day of cheese, milk or even ice cream can provide calcium.
Dairy products are not the only foods that have calcium built in. In fact, there are several other foods, such as pasta, rice and fish which contain a serving of calcium. Eating these foods will help boost your calcium to the level your body needs to maintain a healthy skeletal system. In addition, consuming a healthy level of calcium when you are younger will help keep your bones healthy as you age, which is when you need healthy bones the most.
Exercising is a great way to keep your bones healthy. It helps strengthen the bones used in the activities as well as the muscles that surround them. Because exercise is so good for your bones, you will want to make sure you use both your upper body and lower body during exercise so you will have strong and healthy bones throughout your body. You don’t need to exhaust yourself to keep your bones strong. A simple walk each day can do wonders for keeping your skeletal system healthy.