Neymar and his broken back

Anybody watching the World Cup or familiar with soccer has heard of Neymar; the star of the Brazilian National Soccer team and plays his club ball next to Messi at Barcelona. During a game against Columbia in the Quarterfinals of the World Cup, Neymar was involved in an aerial challenge with a Columbian player that [...]

October 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|

New Mexico’s Physicians boost State Economy- drive $5.5 B

A new report released on April 17,2014 titled “The Economic impact of Physicians in New Mexico” showed that the 4,188 patient care physicians in the state generate $5.5 billion in economic activity and provide 39,385 jobs. *Each physician Supported 9.4 jobs Generated $1.3 million in economic output Supported $774,000 in total wages & benefits Supported $45,665 in local and state taxes In addition, the study found [...]

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Dr. Saiz serves as faculty to other Spine Doctor’s

Did you know Dr. Paul Saiz will serve as faculty to other Spine Doctor’s on Feb. 28 & March 1st at the Zimmer “Current Techniques in Complex Spine Surgery” course in Henderson,  Nevada. Paul Saiz, MD will be discussing Spine Fusion in deformity cases as well as the benefits of trabecular metal in the Spine. Dr [...]

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Why do complications happen?

Once a back or neck surgery decision is made; a consent form is signed detailing risks and benefits of surgery. Typical benefits from surgery include a decrease in back-neck &/ or leg-arm pain, more motion, less reliance on medications and improved function. The downside of surgery involves complications. This typically involves unexpected negative results such [...]

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Morbid Obesity: Does it increase problems with surgery?

As surgeons, we always attempt to provide as much information as possible to our patients ahead of surgery. Obesity has always been thought of as increasing the risk of back or neck pain and experiencing problems associated with surgery. The article reviewed the California Hospital In-Patient databases and compared outcomes in obese individuals undergoing spine [...]

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What does a Physician Assistant (PA) do?

A common question I often hear, “What role does your PA serve?” In private practice, Physician Assistant’s become the right hand person to the Physician. They learn the thought processes of the MD and often will be the first line of treatment. With new or returning patients they will order Physical Therapy, Epidural injections, additional [...]

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What is Bone Graft?

A common question patient's ask is "What is bone graft." Typically, the fusion process (growing new bone in an area without bone) requires a blood supply, live bone cells, stability and support to allow mature bone to form. Local Autograft:  Bone removed during a surgery ex: laminectomy, can be morselized and given back to the patient [...]

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We’re proud to support Dr. Saiz!

Dr. Saiz will be speaking at the Zimmer Spine 2014 National Sales Meeting in Las Vegas from Jan 30- Feb 2. He is recognized nationally as an expert in tantalum metal implants in the spine. Dr. Saiz has 9 years’ experience in using this unique material to help with spine fusions. We here at Las [...]

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On behalf of Las Cruces Orthopaedic’s

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a Wonderful New Year!

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Dr. Saiz does it again!

Las Cruces Orthopedic Associates would like to congratulate Dr. Paul Saiz for his involvement in a recent publication entitled "Advanced Radiographic Imaging Results in Patients with Trabecular Metal Spinal Implants". Dr Saiz is one of the authors of the manuscript which appears in The Journal of Spine & Neurosurgery September 2013 issue.  Paul Saiz, MD [...]

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