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Common Sports Injuries and How to Avoid Them Jan 18th, 2022

Exercise and participating in sports are good for you but sometimes they lead to injury. Jumping into sports and physical activities without a proper warm-up is the cause of most sports injuries. The muscles need to warm up before exercise to help prevent injury and to give your body a...

What Happens When Your Child Breaks A Growth Plate? Dec 23rd, 2021

Kids love to play hard, and regular physical activity has plenty of benefits. Unfortunately, playing often goes hand in hand with injuries, including fractures.  As many as 50% of boys and 40% of girls have at least one fracture during childhood, and up to 25% have more than one. While...

MCL Injuries: What To Know About Treatment and Recovery Aug 27th, 2021

MCL, or medial collateral ligament, is a wide thick band of tissue that runs down the inner part of the knee from the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shinbone) about 4 – 6 inches from the knee. If you have injured your MCL, keep reading to learn more about treatment...

Neck And Arm Pain That Won’t Go Away Aug 11th, 2021

When you have neck and arm pain that won’t go away, it feels like you have hit a wall. You’ve tried ice, heating pads, OTC medications, and nothing relieves the nagging, and sometimes stabbing, pain. Let’s find out what causes this chronic pain and what can be done about it....

Treatment For Shoulder Injuries Due To Overhead Sports Jul 20th, 2021

As the weather warms up, professional baseball players are back on the diamond, tennis players are competing on the courts, swimmers jump in the pool, and let’s not forget all the weekend warriors who will be giving it their all. No matter your level of expertise, those who participate in...

Being A Male Or Female Can Affect Your Orthopedic Injury Jun 3rd, 2021

The fact that being a male or female can affect your orthopedic injury is news to many. There are many differences between males and females, as the difference in muscle mass, bones, and ligaments make each sex more vulnerable to different injuries. Understanding these distinctions can help to prevent future...

When Is It Time To See A Specialist For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? May 6th, 2021

If you have diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and other medical conditions, plus certain workplace risk factors, it is possible you could be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. When is it time to see a specialist for carpal tunnel syndrome? The short answer is you will know by the increasing symptoms. What...

Don’t Wait To See A Doctor For Severe Back Pain Apr 6th, 2021

We all experience some type of back pain in our lives. We could have strained a muscle working in the garden, maybe attempting to play touch football like we were still eighteen, or sometimes just putting your socks on can cause back pain and ruin your day. Most of the time we apply heat...

7 Causes And Symptoms Of Right Shoulder And Arm Pain Mar 8th, 2021

If you have ever suffered with shoulder pain, you know it can range from simply annoying to severe, and it sometimes moves down your arm towards the elbow. Your shoulder joint is complicated, and pain can emanate from multiple problem areas. Let’s discover 7 causes and symptoms of right shoulder and...

Joint Pain: When Is It Time To See A Specialist Feb 8th, 2021

When you have joint pain, it becomes top of mind every time you move. It doesn’t matter if it’s your knee, elbow, hip, or shoulder. Move, and there’s pain. It limits your ability to participate in sports, to exercise, play with your children or grandchildren, and it interferes with just...

When to Seek Treatment for Arthritis in Your Back Jan 12th, 2021

Arthritis can affect your back, most commonly in the lower neck and back. Pain and stiffness are the main symptoms, although the exact cause may not be known. If you suffer from arthritis in your back, it may be difficult to decide when to seek treatment. Keep reading for some...

Dr. Ronald Hillock: Top Tech Awards 2020 Community Exemplary Award Honoree Nov 23rd, 2020

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Ronald Hillock, as he received this year’s Community Exemplary Award during the 10th Anniversary of the Top Tech Awards by Cox Business. Check out his feature in the Las Vegas Weekly.  

9 Possible Causes of Hand Pain That Won’t Go Away Nov 22nd, 2020

Most days your hand and wrist hurt, and you have no idea why. Maybe you’ve gotten used to having the discomfort, and you keep popping anti-inflammatory meds. Since discovering the reason for the pain might reduce or eliminate it, here are 9 possible causes for that recurring pain! Categorize Your...

Signs That It Is Time For A Knee Replacement Nov 4th, 2020

If you hear that click and pop from your knee when you get up from a chair, it could be one of the signs that it is time for a knee replacement. If your activities are limited and the pain keeps you from enjoying life, it could be time to...

Signs You May Be Suffering From Frozen Shoulder Oct 14th, 2020

The term frozen shoulder sounds quite serious, and in fact, this painful condition severely limits your range of motion. Also known as adhesive capsulitis, it can affect movements you take for granted like reaching upward or behind your back. These are signs you may be suffering from frozen shoulder. What...

Do Rotator Cuff Tears Heal Themselves? Aug 7th, 2020

The rotator cuff in our shoulder is a part of our body we rarely think about. That is, until it begins to hurt. It is the group of tendons and muscles that surround our ball and socket shoulder joint. As we get older or have an injury, we can develop a...

Is It Tendonitis Or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Jul 7th, 2020

When you have that nagging pain with tingling in your hands and fingers, you might think you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. In reality, it may be tendonitis in your wrist. Some of the symptoms are similar, so is it tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome? Let’s find out. What...

Coronavirus Update Jun 8th, 2020

Please note that our clinic is now open to ALL patients, and elective surgeries have resumed. Nothing is more important to us than your health and safety. No patients with Coronavirus are being treated at Nevada Orthopedic. To ensure maximum safety, we are preventing the spread of COVID-19 in any...

Common Spinal Issues From Sitting All Day At A Desk Jun 5th, 2020

Many of us have worked at a computer in an office for many years, and at the moment we may be working from home. Regardless of where you are working, there is no question sitting at a desk all day takes its toll on the spine. Learn how you can...

New Extended Hours for Our Fast-Track Clinic Jun 1st, 2020

Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center’s Fast-Track Clinic is now open on Saturdays! Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center’s Fast-Track Clinic’s same-day visits are now available for extended hours. The clinic is open Monday thru Saturday from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. View office details on the Fast-Track Clinic’s page here. The...

Enchondroma May 7th, 2020

Enchondroma (en-kon-DRO-ma) is a type of benign (noncancerous) tumor that begins in the cartilage found inside the bones. Enchondromas rarely cause pain or other symptoms, so most remain undiagnosed until x-rays are taken for an unrelated injury or condition. In the majority of cases, enchondromas do not require treatment. In...

5 Common Shoulder Injuries From Weight Lifting May 6th, 2020

There are those who lift weights as part of their exercise routine, and then there are the serious weight lifters. The second group is certainly more rigorous and sets goals well beyond their own body weight. Whichever group you fit in to, take some care and pay close attention to...

Chondromalacia patella Apr 27th, 2020

Chondromalacia patella (or patellae), also referred to as “runner’s knee” is a condition in which the cartilage cushioning the area under the patella (kneecap) begins to deteriorate and wear out. Due to this, the kneecap may start to rub against the femur (thigh bone) and cause discomfort or pain. This...

When to See a Specialist for Your Child’s Knee Pain Apr 5th, 2020

With the warm weather on its way, parents are likely to be faced with kids complaining of knee pain. They fall, overdo it playing sports, combined with bending, climbing and stretching the wrong way. Sometimes they may complain about it, and then never mention it again. But other times the...

Surgery and Smoking Mar 31st, 2020

Cigarette smoking is recognized as one of the major causes of preventable disease. Most people know that smoking is linked to heart and respiratory diseases, as well as to several cancers. However, many people are not aware that smoking has a serious negative effect on bones, muscles, and joints, and...

Common Causes of Worsening Sciatica Pain Mar 4th, 2020

If you have ever had sciatica pain, you know the frustration of trying to relieve that nagging, seemingly elusive shock down the back of your leg. It radiates down the sciatic nerve from your lower back to your hips, buttocks, and leg. Maybe the best way to prevent its return...

Total Knee Replacement Mar 4th, 2020

If your knee is severely damaged by arthritis or injury, it may be hard for you to perform simple activities, such as walking or climbing stairs. You may even begin to feel pain while you are sitting or lying down. If nonsurgical treatments like medications and using walking supports are...

Frequent Causes of Hip Pain and How Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center Can Help Feb 3rd, 2020

The hip joint is the largest joint in our bodies, and as we age, there are a number of conditions that can lead to hip pain and a reduced range of motion. If you are suffering with minor or long term hip pain, consider the frequent causes of hip pain...

Life After Amputation Jan 21st, 2020

If you or a family member has recently undergone an amputation, you are aware of the life altering impact and changes that followed the surgery. In the United States today there are about 2 million amputees living. Some lost limbs due to trauma. Some lost limbs due to disease. Some...

8 Ways to Easily Treat and Prevent Wrist Pain Jan 5th, 2020

Different components of the body are constantly working together in perfect tandem, and if one area is stressed, it can cause a chain reaction of stress and discomfort. To prove our point, let’s look at 8 ways to easily treat and prevent wrist pain. Be Proactive, Not Reactive How many...

Clear Causes and Symptoms of a Collapsed Disc Dec 3rd, 2019

A collapsed disc of the spine can be quite painful and restrictive of your daily activities, and in many cases can become a chronic problem. If you have recurring back or neck pain, it is helpful to understand the clear causes and symptoms of a collapsed disc so you can...

Painful Conditions That Can Occur Days After a Car Crash Nov 3rd, 2019

You’ve just been in a car crash and your adrenaline is pumping. You don’t feel any real pain at the moment, don’t think any bones are broken, and you feel lucky to have escaped any serious injuries, so you head home. In a few days though, you begin to notice...

Walk-In Clinic Now Open Oct 13th, 2019

Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center is excited to announce the launch of our new walk-in clinic for same-day patients with acute injuries. Clinic Days & Hours of Operation Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center’s walk-in clinic is now open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The clinic accepts...

10 Reasons Why It’s Time to Have a Hip Replacement Oct 1st, 2019

Having hip replacement surgery is mainly up to the patient. Nevertheless, it is a serious surgery and the decision to move forward should be made in consultation with your doctor. When the pain incapacitates you, it may then be time for surgery. However, there are a few other signs that...

5 Common Mistakes Patients Make When Getting a Knee Replacement Sep 3rd, 2019

Knee replacement surgeries are a safe and effective way to help patients improve mobility, have less pain, and resume normal activities. In fact, many patients often wonder why they waited so long to finally address their pain. On the other hand, there are those who are less than satisfied with...

8 Ways to Prevent Back Pain and Protect Your Spine Aug 5th, 2019

Anyone who has ever experienced the jolt of pain doing something mundane like tying their shoes or pulling weeds understands how debilitating lower back pain can be. Once it happens, it can become a chronic problem that prevents you from enjoying life. You don’t have to let it rule your...

Facts About Spinal Fusion You May Not Know Jul 7th, 2019

Just like many medical procedures, hearing the term “spinal fusion” can immediately cause concern and fear in someone due to the unknown. Instead of taking time to Google horror stories and cause your brain to create all sorts of scenarios, we’ve compiled a few fast facts about spinal fusion that...

How to Avoid Common Risks of Total Knee Replacement Jun 12th, 2019

Once you have weighed the risks versus the benefits and consulted with your physician, it’s crucial to know how to avoid common risks of total knee replacement. Reasons to Have a Total Knee Replacement When osteoarthritis has damaged the knee joint, and other treatments like physical therapy, injections, or medications...

Your Guide to Preventing Tennis Elbow This Summer May 16th, 2019

Tennis elbow can be a misnomer since it affects more than just tennis players. Carpenters, musicians, painters, and even gardeners can suffer from tennis elbow. Whatever activity you engage in that involves repetitive elbow motion can lead to tennis elbow. If you plan to play tennis this summer, or if...

How to Avoid a Rotator Cuff Injury Apr 24th, 2019

What do a painter, a basketball player, and Roger Federer all have in common? It may surprise you to learn that the answer is: they are all at risk for a rotator cuff injury, especially as they get older. While professional athletes frequently encounter these types of injuries, others who perform...

3 Common Finger Injuries in Athletes Mar 3rd, 2019

Olympic athletes, sports professionals, weekend warriors, young, old, and everything in between all use their fingers as they play, which makes finger injuries in athletes a common problem. Even wearing proper gear can’t always prevent these injuries from occurring, but being more aware of them certainly won’t hurt your chances...

Could You Have a Disc Disorder? Feb 3rd, 2019

Many assume their back pain to be a regular part of daily life, but it could be something more. There are a variety of specific medical conditions that can affect the back, and cause an individual to experience anything from dull aches to sharp bolts of pain. Among the most...

How Running Affects Your Knees Jan 7th, 2019

It is absolutely natural for your joints to take on some wear and tear over the years, but many individuals exacerbate this process with activities that can be hard on their joints. For runners, the primary concern is the knee joint. Your knees absorb a considerable amount of shock while...

Frequent Football Injuries From Head To Toe Nov 26th, 2018

Are you ready for some football? If so, it’s time to also get ready for some football injuries. They go hand and hand with this sport, maybe more so than any other. Running, tackling, changing direction while running, falling, and overuse of a part of your body all contribute to frequent...

Preventing Falls In the Fall Oct 3rd, 2018

A fall can happen anywhere and at any time, but sadly, according to the CDC an older adult dies every twenty minutes from a fall, and they mostly happen in the home. Since September 22 – 28 is Fall Prevention Awareness Week, it’s the perfect time to inventory your own...

6 Ways to Prevent Injury While Golfing Aug 2nd, 2018

Did you know that more than 130,000 people were treated for a golf-related injury in 2015? Even though this sport is a low-impact activity with minimal risk, an injury is still always possible. Most injuries are the result of overuse, which can occur from repetitive motions made throughout many games of golf. One...

How to Stay Safe While Playing Golf Jul 3rd, 2018

While no one reading this will probably ever be a Tiger Woods or a Nicklaus, some of us will religiously hit the golf course to try. While most just play golf for fun, the sport can stop being fun rather quickly when you become injured. The pros know the two...

Arthritis Treatments To Try Before Joint Replacement Jun 4th, 2018

As today’s active baby boomers are confronted with knee, hip, and other joint pain, they are not content to “sit out” the rest of their lives. Osteoarthritis can affect younger patients as well and with modern alternatives available, joint replacement surgery need not be the first choice they undertake. Since...

Why Didn’t My Rotator Cuff Heal? May 2nd, 2018

Healing of a rotator cuff is complicated and depends on a number of variables. Many rotator cuff surgeries will heal just fine, but others may not. The simple explanation is the shoulder is a difficult place for healing to occur, and the rotator cuff itself is a complex area. Here are some...

6 Common Causes Of Front Knee Pain Mar 29th, 2018

If you suffer from front knee pain in Las Vegas, you understand the frustration as you search for relief. Professional athletes, weekend warriors, and those who just love outdoor sports can all attest to how this directly affects daily activities. To help grow your knowledge and seek comfort, here are 6...

Back Pain During Basketball Season Mar 8th, 2018

So you’ve picked up basketball as a new sport at the gym and are experiencing back pain that you’ve never felt before. Or maybe you’re just seeing that a lot of your favorite NBA players are out for a few games due to a back injury. Either way, the common trend is that...

The Worst Knee Injuries that can Affect your Favorite Teams Feb 1st, 2018

Whether you’re rooting for your team to make it to the Superbowl, or cheering on your daughter’s soccer team, here are some of the most common knee injuries for each sport and how they can be prevented! Football Knee Injuries It’s very common in football to suffer from knee injuries, either...

Arthritis in the Winter Jan 4th, 2018

Arthritis isn’t the definition of a disease or one single issue, it’s a blanket definition of stiffness and pain in your joints. There are dozens of types of arthritis, but the most common form of arthritis is caused by the degeneration of joints that happen as you age. Over time,...

New Year’s Resolutions to Ease Arthritis Pain Dec 19th, 2017

It’s that time of year again where we all promise ourselves to make more frequent visits to the gym, eat healthier, and shed a few pounds. But, how successful is this overdone New Year’s Resolution? Sure, it sounds great on paper but is it really enough motivation to get us...

5 Important Habits to Improve Back Health Dec 7th, 2017

Millions of Americans suffer from back pain at some point in their life, and many people believe there is nothing that can be done to prevent back problems. But there are many things people can do to take care of their back now to prevent pain down the road. Ways...

Marathon Injury Prevention and Treatment Nov 7th, 2017

Thousands of people will be running in the 2017 Las Vegas Marathon next week. If you’re training for the race, here’s what you need to know about injury prevention and treatment. Pre-Race Orthopedic Appointments  Before the race, you want to make sure your body is in top condition. That means getting enough sleep,...

What is Recovery like After Knee Surgery? Oct 31st, 2017

Many patients have questions about the typical recovery after knee surgery, when they’ll be able to complete daily tasks on their own, and when they’ll be exercising again. What type of knee surgeries are there?  Surgery may be needed to repair a knee injury to the ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL,...

Retirement Celebration! Oct 30th, 2017

A dinner reception was recently held to commemorate the retirement of Toni Richardson, former Finance & Benefits Manager, after more than 23 years of dedicated service. Thank you, Toni, for all you’ve given to Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center!

Rasing Cancer Awareness Oct 24th, 2017

During this Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our staff is proudly wearing pink on select casual days to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Thanks to all for the incredible support of this important cause!

Scoliosis Screening Information Oct 2nd, 2017

An abnormal curve of the spine, resembling an “S” or “C” may be scoliosis, a common musculoskeletal disorder. Scoliosis is especially common in adolescents but can affect adults as well, often for varying reasons. Who is at risk of developing scoliosis? There isn’t a known cause for many types of...

AAOS Warns Parents of Trampoline Danger Sep 5th, 2017

Trampolines are commonplace in many backyards across the country. Children spend countless summer hours on trampolines, but the danger of trampoline use was put back into the spotlight recently after a three-year-old boy in Florida was injured on a trampoline and required a body cast for recovery. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is...

Benefits of an Outpatient Hip or Knee Replacement Aug 27th, 2017

A hip or knee replacement is seen as a last resort that is used when non-surgical treatments have failed. But for the right patient, advances in technology have made it possible for a person to forgo an overnight stay in the hospital. Outpatient joint replacement surgeries are growing in popularity. In fact,...

Self-Diagnosing Using the Internet Jul 11th, 2017

While self-diagnosing has always been a method for some people, the increasing ease of finding medical information on the internet has left a vast majority relying on “Dr. Google” as their go-to source. But is it the right path to take? What is Cyberchondria? Cyberchondria is the official name given to...

Give Your Back a Break This Summer Jul 6th, 2017

People are constantly on the move during the warm summer months. It’s a popular time for family vacations, moving to a new home, or catching up on outdoor yard chores. Unfortunately, many of these common activities lead to painful back injuries. In 2014, roughly 3.7 million people visited doctors’ offices...

FAQ’s About Hip Replacement Jun 21st, 2017

Read these frequently asked questions about hip replacement surgery, including the typical outcomes and expected recovery. What are the main sources of hip pain? Arthritis is one of the main reasons people experience hip pain, which includes osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, avascular necrosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Who should have a hip replacement...

Workers comp wackiness! Jun 20th, 2017

We recently hosted several teams at the annual Las Vegas workers comp bowling tourney. What a great and goofy afternoon!

Most Effective Ways to Manage Arthritis Pain Jun 5th, 2017

Arthritis could be caused by about 100 different diseases, but it all leads to one main symptom: inflammation of the joints. Inflammation is the body’s way of fighting off injury or infection, and it is completely healthy for short periods of time. However, arthritis can cause severe, long-term inflammation which...

Proudly supporting RIMS Nevada! May 22nd, 2017

NV Orthopedic & Spine Center proud to support our local workers comp community by attending the 2017 RIMS golf tournament on 5/19. What a great day!

How Do I Know if I Have Carpal Tunnel? May 16th, 2017

People use computers and cellphones to do everything these days. Even though the use of technology is beneficial in a lot of ways, it’s also caused an increase in carpal tunnel syndrome, which is hand condition that leads to numbness and tingling in the hand and arm caused by a pinched nerve...

Preventing Injuries: Treadmill vs Running Outside May 2nd, 2017

For runners, the repetitive motion and impact of shifting your body weight from one foot to the other can cause wear and tear over time. Whether you’re just starting out or completing your second marathon, you may experience heel, foot, knee and lower back pain at some point. Injuries and strains...

Putting Patients First Apr 24th, 2017

Rana Crisostomo, Patient Advocate Practice features full-time advocate Because our patients are what keep us growing and succeeding, we understand the value of having a seamless line of communication between all parties. As the only orthopedic practice in Southern Nevada with a dedicated patient advocate, we at Nevada Orthopedic &...

5 Everyday Causes of Back Pain Mar 15th, 2017

When your back is healthy and everything is working the way it should, you don’t tend to think about maintaining a healthy spine. But when your back is in pain, it can be debilitating. Did you know a lot of the activities we do every day have an impact on...

NOSC winter newsletter is here! Dec 26th, 2016

The winter 2016 edition of On The Move, Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center’s newsletter, is now available and linked below. This newsletter offers referring practices updates, insights and tips to make their patients’ experiences with NOSC as stress-free and satisfying as possible. https://nevadaorthopedic.com/news-events/nv_orthonews_winter2016/ leave a review

New provider joins Nevada Orthopedic Dec 11th, 2016

Christine Apel, ACNP-BC Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center is proud to announce the addition of Christine Apel, ACNP-BC, a board certified acute care nurse practitioner. She specializes in the area of orthopedic trauma and spine surgery and works closely with orthopedic trauma and spine surgeon Thomas L. Vater, D.O. She...

Summerlin expo a big hit Oct 2nd, 2016

Representatives of Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center recently attended a health and wellness expo at Downtown Summerlin. Several hundred people visited the practice’s information booth. Events such as this are just one of the many ways that the practice educates the community about the expertise and capabilities of its physicians.

Meet Our Providers: Edward S. Ashman, M.D. Jan 31st, 2016

At Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center, all of our Orthopedic Surgeons are board certified and fellowship trained in their respective specialties. We offer quality health care you can trust. As a patient, it is important to learn about the orthopedic surgeon that you are visiting at our office. Join us for our...

Meet Our Providers: Conrad O. Yu, M.D. Jan 31st, 2016

At Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center, all of our Orthopedic Surgeons are board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and Fellowship Trained in their respective specialties. We offer quality health care you can trust. As a patient, it is important to learn about the orthopedic surgeon that you are visiting...

Meet Our Providers: Michael S. Bradford, M.D. Jan 30th, 2016

At Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center, all of our Orthopedic Surgeons are board-certified and fellowship-trained in their respective specialties. We offer quality health care you can trust. As a patient, it is important to learn about the orthopedic surgeon that you are visiting at our office. Join us for our new blog...

Meet Our Providers: Thomas C. Kim, M.D. Jan 30th, 2016

At Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center, all of our Orthopedic Surgeons are board certified and fellowship trained in their respective specialties. We offer quality health care you can trust. As a patient, it is important to learn about the orthopedic surgeon that you are visiting at our office. Join us for our...

Meet Our Providers: John J. Kastrup, M.D. Jan 30th, 2016

At Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center, all of our Orthopedic Surgeons are board certified and fellowship trained in their respective specialties. We offer quality health care you can trust. As a patient, it is important to learn about the orthopedic surgeon that you are visiting at our office. Join us for our...

Meet Our Providers: Ronald W. Hillock, M.D. Jan 30th, 2016

At Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center, all of our Orthopedic Surgeons are board certified and fellowship trained in their respective specialties. We offer quality health care you can trust. As a patient, it is important to learn about the orthopedic surgeon that you are visiting at our office. Join us for our...

Meet Our Providers: Holman Chan, M.D. Jan 30th, 2016

At Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center, all of our Orthopedic Surgeons are board certified and fellowship trained in their respective specialties. We offer quality health care you can trust. As a patient, it is important to learn about the orthopedic surgeon that you are visiting at our office. Join us for our...

Meet Our Providers: Bradley S. Baker, M.D. Jan 30th, 2016

At Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center, all of our Orthopedic Surgeons are board certified and fellowship trained in their respective specialties. We offer quality health care you can trust. As a patient, it is important to learn about the orthopedic surgeon that you are visiting at our office. Join us for our...

Meet Our Providers: Thomas L. Vater, D.O. Jan 30th, 2016

At Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center, all of our Orthopedic Surgeons are board certified and fellowship trained in their respective specialties. We offer quality health care you can trust. As a patient, it is important to learn about the orthopedic surgeon that you are visiting at our office. Join us for our...

What is Pain? Jan 25th, 2016

Pain is often the trigger to seek medical care and many patients experiencing pain seek treatment with an orthopedic surgeon. At Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center, our board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons will identify why you are experiencing pain. After the reason for pain and discomfort is diagnosed, our orthopedic...

Why is the Term “Fellowship Trained” So Important in Orthopedic Surgery? Jan 21st, 2016

Health Care You Can Trust When you have an injury or condition that requires Orthopaedic care, finding a Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon is very important. For a physician, it requires a minimum of thirteen years to become an orthopaedic surgeon. The path of education for an orthopaedic surgeon starts with four years...

Do I Need Spine Surgery? Jan 17th, 2016

Do you think that you need spine surgery, or have you been told you need orthopedic or spine surgery? It is time to find out with a consultation with a Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center fellowship trained and board certified orthopedic spine surgeon to gain their insight! Request an appointment online...

Partial Knee Replacement Surgery with Ronald Hillock, MD Jan 4th, 2016

Ronald W. Hillock, M.D. If you would have told me 4 years ago that I would be performing partial knee replacements (Uni) today I would have laughed. Traditionally this was a very technically demanding surgery with widely varied outcomes. Technical errors in cutting the bone and positioning the implant have previously been...

Non Operative Management of Arthritis with Dr. Ronald Hillock- Part Six Jan 4th, 2016

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with OA of the knee or hip (or both) there are several non-operative medical treatment options that should be used before considering surgery. These options are weight loss, medications, exercise through physical therapy, injections, alternative medicine in the treatment of osteoarthritis, and bracing...

Non-Operative Management of Arthritis with Dr. Ronald Hillock- Part Five Jan 4th, 2016

Ronald W. Hillock, M.D. Alternative Medicine in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis All possible treatments should be considered following a diagnosis of osteoarthritis. There are many options that a patient can consider that are categorized as alternative medicine like Glucosamine, Acupuncture, Electrotherapy, and Copper jewelry. Glucosamine Glucosamine is a dietary supplement that is...

Non-Operative Management of Arthritis with Dr. Ronald Hillock- Part Four Jan 4th, 2016

Ronald W. Hillock, M.D. Non-Operative Management Option 4: Injections Osteoarthritis is one of the most common conditions I am asked to evaluate and treat. It is estimated that 27 million Americans are currently living with the pain of osteoarthritis. Patients seeking treatment for the arthritis represent about 25% of all visits...

Non-Operative Management of Arthritis with Dr. Ronald Hillock- Part Three Jan 4th, 2016

Ronald W. Hillock, M.D. Non-Operative Management Option 3: Exercise through Physical Therapy Osteoarthritis is one of the most common conditions I am asked to evaluate and treat. It is estimated that 27 million Americans are currently living with the pain of osteoarthritis. Patients seeking treatment for the arthritis represent about 25% of...

Non-Operative Management of Arthritis with Dr. Ronald Hillock- Part Two Jan 4th, 2016

Ronald W. Hillock, M.D. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee or hip (or both) there are several non-operative medical treatment options that should be used before considering surgery. These options are weight loss, medications, exercise through physical therapy, injections, alternative medicine in the treatment...

Important Recovery Guidelines with Ronald W. Hillock, M.D. Dec 3rd, 2015

Are you preparing for a surgery with Dr. Ronald Hillock? If so, please read these documents to further your preparation. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Hillock and his staff at 702.258.3773. Dr Hillock’s Post Operative Follow Up Instructions Post Operative Surgery Guidelines: Arthroscopic “Scope” Surgery with Dr....

“Living Well with Arthritis” Aug 25th, 2015

Join John J. Kastrup, M.D. and Arthritis Foundation Nevada for “Living Well with Arthritis” on Thursday, September 10th from 5-7pm at Southern Hills Hospital. To reserve your spot, please contact 702-880-2700.

New Advances In Knee & Hip Treatment with Ronald. W. Hillock, M.D. May 4th, 2015

Our knees and hips undergo a lot of wear and tear, from exercise to everyday living to aging.  Ronald W. Hillock, MD with Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center, orthopedic surgeon specializing in Joint Replacement, provides a new treatment option for patients with knee pain that leads to a faster recovery so they can get...

Non-Operative Management of Arthritis with Dr. Ronald Hillock- Part One Apr 2nd, 2015

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common conditions I am asked to evaluate and treat. It is estimated that 27 million Americans are currently living with the pain of osteoarthritis. Patients seeking treatment for the arthritis represent about 25% of all visits to primary care clinics(1). Globally there are about...

A Solution for Hip Pain with Dr. Ronald Hillock Mar 26th, 2015

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the head of the femur is a one of the more challenging causes of hip pain I am asked to treat. I have good news; we have a new treatment option that is less invasive and more likely to result in healing of the bone and elimination of...

Ronald W. Hillock, MD Provides Landmark Surgery for Amputee Mar 23rd, 2015

Featured in the Winter 2015 edition of Healthcare Quarterly, “A Leg Up” is an article by Laura Carroll about Nurse Elizabeth Baily-Smith is walking again after being a landmark patient in the field of prosthetics. Visit the full article at Vegas Inc.  Inside the exercise room of Matt Smith Physical Therapy, Elizabeth...

Michael D. Thomas, M.D. Voted Best in Orthopedic Surgery Mar 12th, 2015

Vegas Seven Magazine has named Michael D. Thomas, M.D. as Top Doc 2015, Best in Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Thomas specialties include Pediatric Orthopedics, Scoliosis and Spine Deformities in Children and Adolescents. He is fellowship trained in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. For the...

Watch the Fox 5 “The More Show” interview with Ronald W. Hillock, M.D. on Joint Replacement Surgery Feb 18th, 2015

https://youtu.be/azxqgPTM0Ng Fox 5 Las Vegas “The More Show” interview with Ronald W. Hillock, M.D. of Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center and patient Suzanne Streeper discussing joint replacement surgery. Click here to watch the full interview Click here to request an appointment with Dr. Ronald Hillock at Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center.

Welcome to Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center! Jan 19th, 2015

Join Us For A Tour! It’s important to trust your health care providers. Watch this new video to learn more about Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center and our Providers. https://youtu.be/dgxbtKMACA0

Ronald W. Hillock, MD is Making History: Nurse is First US Osseointegrated Amputee Oct 1st, 2014

Article from LER (Lower Extremity Review) Magazine- August 2014 By Samantha Rosenblum (Read the article on the LER website by clicking here) It was a first for Las Vegas physical therapist Edward Dolegowski, PT: An amputee reported that her prosthesis felt like her leg. “She smiled because she was surprised. And...

Daniel D. Lee, MD Named Vitals.com Top 10 Doctor Sep 15th, 2014

Dr. Lee has been recognized as Vitals Top 10 Doctor in the state of Nevada. Vitals Top 10 Doctor is part of the Vitals Awards & Recognition Program, based on collective patient ratings and reviews of their doctors. Dr. Lee is now among those physicians so highly regarded that his...

Arthur J. Taylor, M.D. Identifies Successful Non-Surgical Treatment for Dupuytren’s Contracture Aug 12th, 2014

Dr. Arthur Taylor has completed a research study focusing on a non-surgical treatment for Dupuytren’s Contracture. Dupuytren’s contracture is a thickening of the fibrous tissue layer underneath the skin of the palm and fingers. Although painless, the thickening and tightening (contracture) of this fibrous tissue can cause the fingers to...

Holman Chan, M.D. Rated #1 Orthopedic Surgeon in Henderson, Nevada Aug 8th, 2014

Congratulations to Holman Chan, M.D. who is ranked the #1 Orthopedic Surgeon in Henderson, Nevada on RateMDs.  RateMDs is one of the most popular websites in the world where patients have the opportunity to review their experience with physicians and medical practices.  Dr. Chan specializes in Foot and Ankle surgery,...

Thomas C. Kim, M.D. Advises on Female Soccer ACL Injuries in Las Vegas Jul 21st, 2014

“Free Kicks and Safer Knees” By PAUL HARASIM LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL What Coach Danny Stone tells them to do — his British accent makes it sound like actor Jude Law is barking out orders — they do. They jog and run forward, backward, laterally. They stretch their calves, quadriceps, hamstrings,...

Russell T. Nevins, M.D. Nominated For Inspired Excellence in Health Care Awards Jul 11th, 2014

Congratulations Russell T. Nevins, M.D. for his nomination for the Las Vegas Heals Dr. Roy W. Martin 3rd Annual Inspired Excellence in Health Awards. Inspired by the pioneer exploits of Dr. Roy W. Martin, Las Vegas’ first chief surgeon, these awards recognize physicians who have demonstrated achievements of exceptional leadership and...

Local woman receives cutting-edge surgery in Las Vegas by Ronald W. Hillock, M.D. Jul 7th, 2014

By Beth Fisher. CREATED Jul 3, 2014 ABC 13 News Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — Thousands of people lose their limbs every year, and they’re finding hope right here in Las Vegas. A local surgeon is the first in the country to bring a cutting edge surgery to amputees in...

Ronald Hillock, M.D. Featured on ABC 13 News with Beth Fisher Jul 3rd, 2014

Dr. Hillock has successfully performed the first and only above the knee prosthetic surgery on an amputee patient in the United States.  ABC 13 Las Vegas news anchor Beth Fisher highlights Dr. Hillock’s achievement in Orthopedic and Oncology medicine in an interview “Oseointegration Amputee Management.” Dr. Hillock performed the surgery...

Nevada Orthopedic Supports Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Jun 16th, 2014

Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center attended the 2014 Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Expo on June 11, 2014. It was an incredible opportunity to network with other business representatives in Southern Nevada. The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in Nevada. Founded in...

Bradley S. Baker, M.D. Named Vitals.com Top 10 Doctor Jun 13th, 2014

Dr. Baker has been recognized as Vitals Top 10 Doctor in the state of Nevada. Vitals Top 10 Doctor is part of the Vitals Awards & Recognition Program, based on collective patient ratings and reviews of their doctors. Dr. Baker is now among those physicians so highly regarded that his...

Ronald Hillock, M.D. Identifies New Treatment Option for Knee Arthritis Oct 21st, 2013

Millions of patients suffer from knee pain due to arthritis and Ronald Hillock, M.D is on the forefront of research to identify new treatment options for his patients. Dr. Hillock’s most recent research studied injections of Platelet Rich Plasma combined with Eufflexxa® (a synthetic preparation of hyaluronic acid joint lubricant) as a treatment for...

Proud Sponsor of Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada Aug 5th, 2013

Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center is a proud sponsor of Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada. The vision of Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada is to be one of the leading charitable medical clinics in America. Their mission is to provide quality healthcare and support in a culture of caring...

Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center Welcomes Holman Chan, M.D. Mar 19th, 2013

Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center welcomes Holman Chan, M.D. to our Henderson office. Holman Chan, M.D. was born in Vancouver, Canada. He received a Bachelor of Science in 2002 from The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Dr. Chan attended The University of Alberta, Edmonton where he received a Doctor in Medicine...