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Jeffrey Padalecki, MD
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Dr. Jeffrey Padalecki is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee and hip.
Dr. Jeffrey Padalecki is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee and hip.

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Osteoarthritis of the shoulder can be a debilitating condition among the older adult population. Typically beginning as arthritis, it can take years of wear and tear to cause osteoarthritis and the symptoms that can become unbearable for some patients. For these patients, once conservative and joint preserving options have been exhausted, shoulder replacement surgery is often recommended to return full joint function.
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Injuries to the meniscus cartilage of the knee are among the most common injuries encountered in sports, typically caused by an unnatural twisting or squatting motion. The most common symptoms of meniscal tears are pain, stiffness and swelling. People with a meniscus tear may report a feeling of instability or that the knee is going to “give way.”
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The gluteus medius and minimus muscles are key stabilizers of the hip joint and serve very important functions during walking and sporting activities. An injury to these muscles may cause significant pain and weakness in patients. If you have experienced an injury to one of these muscles, contact Dr. Jeff Padalecki – Austin, Texas hip specialist.
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Athletes, in particular, are at risk for a shoulder dislocation when participating in competitive activities. In addition, athletes who compete in sports that involve overhead movements are especially at risk. Dr. Padalecki discusses shoulder instability and shoulder dislocations in depth here.
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The ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, is one of the four major ligaments of the knee. Most frequently seen in athletes or those who participate in sports, ACL injuries range in severity from small strains to a complete ACL tear. These injuries tend to occur during activities that involve sudden stops or changes in direction, causing the knee to buckle or shift. Dr. Jeff Padalecki, knee specialist in Greater Austin, Texas, specializes in returning patients to the activities they love following an ACL injury.
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Snapping hip syndrome is a condition characterized by an audible “click” or “snap” that originates near the outside of the hip joint during flexion, extension and rotational motions. Many patients report the snapping sensation when walking, swinging the leg or rising from a chair. Austin, Texas hip specialist, Dr. Jeff Padalecki shares more on this condition.
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The knee is composed of four major ligaments that maintain the joint’s stability for walking, pivoting and virtually any athletic activity. These ligaments work together to prevent excessive, unnatural motion between the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (leg bone). While the majority of knee ligament injuries typically only involve a single ligament, there are certain occurrences that can cause multiple ligaments to become damaged at the same time. Dr. Jeff Padalecki – Austin, Texas knee specialist - shares the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for this complex knee injury here.
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A rotator cuff injury can occur from the natural aging process, during a sports activity or from overuse while on the job. If a patient experiences a rotator cuff repair that hasn’t healed correctly, or has re-torn following surgery, a revision rotator cuff repair may be recommended by Dr. Jeff Padalecki, orthopedic shoulder surgeon serving the Austin, Texas area.
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Dr. Jeff Padalecki – Austin, Texas shoulder surgeon - will often try and treat biceps tendonitis through conservative measures first, which usually involves rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy. However, if biceps tendonitis causes extreme pain and disability without response to initial treatment, a surgical biceps tenodesis may be the next recommended treatment.
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For the third year in a row, Dr. Padalecki has been recognized as a Texas Rising Stars Top Doctor. The selection process for Super Doctors is a rigorous multi-step process designed to identify physicians who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
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