Blog Archive

How to Train to Prevent Running Injuries in Your Feet and Ankles Oct 1st, 2019

Running is one of the best ways to stay fit and keep your weight in check, but it isn’t without a few hazards. If you’d like to add running to your exercise regimen, our goal is to help you prevent stress (or any other) injuries so that you can reap...

Preventing Repetitive Stress Injuries in Youth Athletes: What Every Parent Should Know Aug 31st, 2019

Participating in sports gives kids of all ages a safe and structured way to improve their athletic skills, expand their physical limits, become more disciplined, and learn how to be part of a team.  These early life lessons are invaluable, but before your child jumps into their sports season, it’s...

Should You Have Both Knees Replaced at the Same Time? Aug 2nd, 2019

When your knees are stiff, painful, and can’t perform their job anymore due to arthritis, a complex fracture, or an injury that won’t heal, you may need knee replacement surgery. If both knees are shot, you face a dilemma: Should you replace them at the same time and get the...

When does a Rotator Cuff Injury Require Surgery? Jul 22nd, 2019

The group of muscles and tendons that make up the rotator cuff are often and easily injured or torn. Athletes, construction workers, and anyone who lifts heavy objects are most at risk to injure their rotator cuffs, but age is also a contributing factor.  For most, physical therapy is the...

When to Seek Help for Pain in Your Hand, Wrist or Elbow Jun 21st, 2019

Nowadays, you can develop pain in your hand, wrist, or elbow from seemingly any number of causes. For example, if you’re typing frequently on a computer keyboard, you may have an aching feeling in your palms and fingers at the end of a long week. On the other hand, if...

Tips for Returning to Sports After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair May 20th, 2019

No one likes the thought of surgery, but your rotator cuff injury had you sidelined and conservative treatments just weren’t the answer. You wanted to continue playing the sports you love, so arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgery was the best choice. With surgery behind you, it’s time to start working...

How to Prepare for Recovery After Knee Replacement Surgery Apr 16th, 2019

If you’ve decided to take the leap and replace your aging or damaged knee joint, our goal is to get you back up on your feet and moving as quickly as possible. After all, the whole goal of the surgery is to regain pain-free mobility — and 90% of those...

Life Without Chronic Pain: Why Hip Replacement Surgery has Such a High Satisfaction Rate Mar 14th, 2019

Dealing with chronic pain isn’t easy no matter where it originates. Pain that originates in your hip, however, can be debilitating given how important your hip joints are for mobility. Regardless of the cause behind your hip deterioration, there comes a point where chronic pain makes hip replacement surgery a...

How Stem Cells Can Speed Recovery After Orthopedic Surgery Feb 1st, 2019

Recovery is typically the longest and most arduous part of any surgery. One of the priorities of many surgeons is, after correcting the primary issue, minimizing aspects of damage to surrounding tissue. This is often the reason for long recovery times, particularly in orthopaedic procedures, such as joint replacement surgeries....

D Magazine: Texas’ First Custom Hip Replacement Patient Says “Every Day is Like a Birthday” Dec 12th, 2018

We’re proud to share our own Dr. Hohman successfully performed Texas’ first custom hip replacement! Read more about it here.  

Happy Holidays! Dec 4th, 2018

Happy Holidays to you and yours from all of us at Texas Orthopaedic Associates!

To Our Patients: Apr 8th, 2018

If you receive a letter from your insurance company stating that one or more of your Texas Orthopaedic Associates Physicians will no longer participate in your healthcare network effective June 2018 please rest assured this is not the case. We will still be in network with your insurance company. Please...

Welcome Dr. Robert J. Dimeff to our practice Jan 11th, 2018

We have added a new specialist in non-operative and regenerative medicine to our practice. Dr Dimeff starts January 2018.

Welcome Dr. Christopher Sakowski to our practice. Aug 29th, 2017

We have added a new orthopedic surgeon to our practice. Dr. Sakowski starts on September 1, 2017.

Pitch Smart helps educate pitchers on how to play the game safely. May 9th, 2016

Major League Baseball in partnership with USA Baseball have created a new web site called Pitch Smart to help educate youth baseball players, parents, and coaches about how to play the game safely. ASMI Medical Director Dr. James Andrews and Research Director Glenn Fleisig, Ph.D. serve on the Advisory Committee...

Welcome Dr. Raynor and Dr. Kruse to our practice. Feb 15th, 2016

We have added two new orthopedic surgeons to our practice.  Dr. Raynor started on September 1, 2015 and Dr. Kruse started with us on January 4, 2016.

N O T I C E – Effective 10/6/2014 Oct 6th, 2014

HYDROCODONE & HYDROCODONE COMBINATION DRUGSCLASSIFICATION CHANGE The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced that hydrocodone and hydrocodone combination products will be reclassified from Schedule III to Schedule II effective October 6, 2014. As of October 6, 2014, hydrocodone and hydrocodone combination prescriptions and refills will no longer be able...

Bill Currie May 15th, 2014

Information coming soon.

Dr. Michael Landers in Star Local News Aug 13th, 2013

When temperatures hit triple digits, the last thing on most Plano residents’ to-do lists is go outside and exercise strenuously. Dr. Michael Landers, a sports medicine physician with Texas Orthopaedic Associates in Plano, shares sound advice for dealing with the Texas heat… Read More…

Featuring Scott O. Paschal, M.D. Aug 9th, 2013

  Where were you born and/or grow up? I was born in Durham, North Carolina. At that time, my dad played professional baseball for the Durham Bulls, a Triple-A team. I grew up in Dallas after we settled here during my 3rd grade year.  Where did you go to school? Martha...

Christopher Miskovsky, M.D. Jun 14th, 2013

Dr. Miskovsky is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery with a Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of  Medicine in Washington, DC, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national  medical honors society. Dr. Miskovsky completed his Orthopaedic Surgery...

Miskovsky-CV Jun 5th, 2013

Certification Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery since 1998 Honors Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society as President – Student Council 1991President Medical School Class of 1992CIBA-GEIGY Award for Leadership 1992 Training UndergraduateUniversity of Vermont,  Burlington, Vermont;  1987Degree: None GraduateGeorgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.; 1988 – 1992Degree: Doctor...

2012 List of Best Doctors in Dallas Features Texas Institute for Surgery Physicians Oct 2nd, 2012

DALLAS, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — More than 40 physicians credentialed to practice at Texas Institute for Surgery at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas are recognized by D Magazine in its October issue, Best Doctors 2012. Best Doctors is an annual peer-review voting process. The nomination form asked board-certified doctors to...

“Friends in Kneed” Christina Gordon featured in a recent news article Sep 4th, 2012

Fall Sports: Staying Active While Being Safe for the Season Orthopaedic surgeons share tips to help athletes stay clear of sports injuries this fall ROSEMONT, Ill., Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Summer is coming to an end, and it won’t be long before athletes and sports enthusiasts take to the...

Dr. James Sterling on KDFW (Ch. 4) Aug 26th, 2012

Dr. James Sterling, physical medicine and rehabilitation physician on the medical staff of Texas Orthopaedic Associates, was interviewed on KDFW (Ch. 4) about baseline testing for concussion. Baseline testing helps to improve concussion care for local athletes and helps North Texas high schools comply with a new state law that requires that an athlete who...

Dr. James Montgomery on KDAF (Ch. 33) Aug 26th, 2012

Dr. James Montgomery, orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff of Texas Orthopaedic Associates, was mentioned in a story on KDAF (Ch. 33) about the website Friends in Kneed. The site provides a place for injured athletes who have sustained knee injuries to share what they are going through, ask questions, and gather support. The site...

Dr. James Montgomery in Dallas Weekly Jul 11th, 2012

Featured in Dallas Weekly, StreamingOR an innovative video technology that offers new options to doctors and patients devloped by Dallas entrepreneur Clayton Redmon, owner of StreamVenue Healthcare. Dr. Jim Montgomery, considered one of the nation’s leading specialists in sports medicine and knee surgery, is an avid user of Redmon’s device....

Dr. Robert Scheinberg on KTVT (Ch. 11) Jul 5th, 2012

Dr. Robert Scheinberg, an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff of Texas Orthopaedic  Associates, was interviewed for a story that ran Thursday on KTVT (Ch. 11). The story  featured StreamingOR, an innovative technology being used to stream live surgeries. An athletic trainer and kinesiology students from the University of Texas...

Dr. James Montgomery on WFAA (Ch.8) Jul 3rd, 2012

Dr. James Montgomery, an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff of Texas Orthopaedic Associates, was interviewed for a story that ran Friday on WFAA (Ch. 8). The story featured Friends in Kneed, a resource for recovering athletes. A teen patient created the website following her surgery to encourage young athletes...

BACKUP FORMS POST May 31st, 2012

Please complete the following online forms before your first appointment. Each form will open in a new window, please complete one at a time. Please scroll to bottom of page and click submit upon completion of each form. If you have any problems or questions completing the forms, please contact...

D Magazine names eight Texas Orthopaedic Associates physicians to its 2010 “Best Doctors.” Oct 27th, 2010

The physicians at Texas Orthopaedic Associates are among the most highly trained and experienced specialists in the demanding disciplines of orthopaedics and sports medicine. With fellowship-trained and board-certified physicians, the group offers expertise in the following orthopaedic subspecialties: * Sports injuries and arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder and hip.*...

Michael Landers, D.O. Mar 12th, 2010

Dr. Michael Landers is board certified in family practice and holds a certificate of added qualifications in Sports Medicine. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a deep commitment to sports medicine in secondary and higher education. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Biochemistry in 1995....

Texas Orthopaedic Associates has teamed up with Dallas Orthopedic Center to raise the bar... Oct 12th, 2009

Texas Orthopaedic Associates has teamed up with Dallas Orthopedic Center to raise the bar, bringing patients an even higher level of service and expertise than ever before. Our areas of expertise include treatment of the knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, foot, ankle, hand, wrist and spine as well as physical rehabilitation.

D Magazine names eight Texas Orthopaedic Associates physicians to its 2009 “Best Doctors.” Oct 12th, 2009

TOA orthopedists Michael Champine, John Early, Jim Montgomery, Scott Paschal, John Racanelli, Timothy Schacherer, Robert Scheinberg and James Sterling have all been honored by being named to D Magazine’s 2009 roster of “Best Doctors in Dallas.” This is the highest total of any orthopedic practice in the region, and one of the...

Treatment Forms Oct 2nd, 2009

For your convenience, we have included electronic forms that will need to be completed before treatment at TOA. Click the links below to download the forms in pdf format: Archived Forms

David Heck, OPA-C, ATC, LAT Sep 27th, 2009

David grew up in Allen, Texas.  He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1992 with a bachelors degree in health.  Serving as an Athletic Trainer for the Texas A&M football team, he gained invaluable experience in the field of Sports Medicine.  He attained certification as an orthopaedic physician assistant in...

Darren Hughes, PA-C Sep 27th, 2009

Darren grew up in Sherwood, Oregon.  He graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1996 with a bachelors degree in biology.  He then attended University of North Texas Health Sciences Center for Physician Assistant Studies and graduated in 2000.  Darren is very active in his church here in Dallas including teaching...

Kassidy Todd, PA-C Sep 27th, 2009

Kassidy grew up in Rocksprings, Texas where she was a 14-time Texas State Champion in track and cross country.  She went on to run track at Baylor University where she received a Bachelors of Science in Education.  Kassidy attended PA school at George Washington University in Washington, DC and graduated...

Before Your Appointment Sep 23rd, 2009

Please complete the following online form before your first appointment. The form will open in a new window. Please cycle through each page and click submit upon completion of the form. If you have any problems or questions completing the form, please contact the office where you have scheduled your...

Plano Sep 22nd, 2009

Address 6020 W. Parker Road, Suite 240Plano, Texas 75093

Dallas-Walnut Hill Lane Sep 21st, 2009

Address 8210 Walnut Hill Lane,  Suite 130Dallas, Texas 75231

Dallas-Greenville Avenue Sep 20th, 2009

Address 7115 Greenville Ave., Suite 310Dallas, Texas 75231

Thornton-CV Sep 15th, 2009

Certification Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery Honors UT Southwestern Medical Center – Assistant Clinical ProfessorAlpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical SocietyThe Donald Imrie Award for Most Outstanding Performance in Orthopedic SurgeryResearch Grant, The Institute for Sports Medicine Research, New York, NYMedical Alumni Scholarship, University of Mississippi Medical CenterAcademic Excellence Scholarship,...

Schacherer-CV Sep 15th, 2009

Certification Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery since 1988 Honors Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor SocietyD Magazine,  “Best Doctors” – 2001 – PresentTexas Monthly Magazine “Super Docs” – 2005 – Present Training UndergraduateU.S. Naval Academy; Annapolis, Maryland; 1971 – 1975;Degree:  Bachelor of Science GraduateMedical College of Virginia; Richmond, Virginia; 1975...

Scott O. Paschal, M.D. Sep 15th, 2009

Recognized as a leading authority in sports medicine and in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder, Dr. Scott Paschal is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to each and every patient. Dr. Paschal ranked in the top 2% of his medical school class.  After completing...

Steven J. Thornton, M.D. Sep 15th, 2009

Dr. Steven Thornton is recognized as a leader in the age of minimally invasive surgery. His expertise includes arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, elbow, and hip with an emphasis on advanced arthroscopic techniques. While attending the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Thornton was elected to the...

Payne-CV Sep 15th, 2009

Certification Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in 1987 Training UndergraduateSouthern Methodist University, Dallas, TX; 1969 – 1974Degree – Bachelor of Arts, Political Science GraduateUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX 1975 – 1979Degree – Doctor of Medicine Research TrainingDivision of Cardiology Basic ScienceResearch Laboratory, Exercise...

Sterling-CV Sep 15th, 2009

Certification American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; 1999; recertified 2009American Board of Preventive Medicine / Public Health; 1994Certified Impact Concussion Physician Honors United States Olympic Festival, Colorado Springs, CO; 1995US Team Physician, 1996 Paralympics, Atlanta, GeorgiaUS Team Physician, 1998 Winter Olympics, Nagano, JapanHead Physician – 2000 Paralympics, Sydney, AustraliaFellow,...

Early-CV Sep 15th, 2009

Certification Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery since 1996 Honors R. Wofford Cain Distinguished Chair in Bone and Joint Disease Research; 1996 – 2004Consultant Reviewer:  Journal Bone and Joint Surgery, American; 2001 – PresentOral board Examiner:  American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery; 2004Clinical Professor Orthopaedic Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center; 2004 –...

Racanelli-CV Sep 15th, 2009

Certification Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery since 1995 Honors Team Physician, World Cup USA 1994 Soccer;Cotton Bowl – Dallas, TexasTeam Physician, Jesuit High School – Dallas, TexasD Magazine “Best Doctors in Dallas” – 2001 –  PresentTexas Monthly Magazine “Super Doctors” – 2005 – Present Training UndergraduateUniversity of Southern California; Los...

Montgomery-CV Sep 15th, 2009

Certification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery since 1984 Honors 25 Great Physicians in Texas by Becker’s Meridian Surgical Partners 201170 Top Knee Surgeons in America by Becker’s ASC Review 2011Charles Reinert Teaching Award; 2010The Pete Matsen Award for Teaching Excellence; 1999 and 2005Physician for the US Delegation for the United...

Champine-CV Sep 15th, 2009

Certification Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery  since 1996 Honors D Magazine, “Best Doctors in Dallas” 2001 – PresentTexas Monthly “Super Doctors” 2005 – PresentValedictorian, University of Texas Health Science Center;  San Antonio, Texas (Medical School) 1988Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Medical Honor Society – 1987 as a junior studentPhi Kappa Phi...

Walter-CV Sep 15th, 2009

Certification Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery since 2000 Honors 5-A All-Conference Football; 1986Valedictorian, Jenks High School, Tulsa, Oklahoma; 1987Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Fleming Scholar, Stanford University; 1987Stanford Freshman Crew, Stanford University; 1987 – 1988Stanford Lacrosse – Varsity – Letterman, Stanford University; 1988 – 1991Letter of Commendation – Biology, Stanford University;...

Paschal-CV Sep 15th, 2009

Certification Board certified in orthopedic surgery since 1990Diplomate American Board of Orthopedics Surgery:1990 – 2000 Diplomate American Board Recertification in Orthopedics,Maintenance of Certification:January 1, 2001 – December 31, 2010January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2020 Honors D Magazine “Best Doctors”Texas Monthly Magazine “Super Doctors”, 2005 – PresentUT Southwestern Medical Center...

Turnage-CV Sep 15th, 2009

Certification Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 1995 Honors Emory University Hospital Assistant Clinical Professor, Atlanta, Georgia; 1998 – 2000Teacher of the Year Award, Emory University Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; 1998 – 1999U.S. Paralympic Games, Venue Medical Officer for Cycling and Archery; 1996Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor...

F. Corry Payne, III, M.D. Sep 14th, 2009

Dr. F. Corry Payne’s busy practice includes patients of all ages, but the Dallas native admits feeling “right at home” treating even the youngest of athletes. For the past two decades, the orthopedic surgeon has repaired the knee injuries – his specialty being ACL reconstructions – and the bumps and...

James C. Sterling, M.D. Sep 14th, 2009

A board certified sports medicine, sports medicine concussion and conservative spine specialist, Dr. James C. Sterling uses a holistic approach to alleviate musculoskeletal problems and return patients to daily routines and recreational activities. Dr. Sterling was the Head Physician for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy, charged with...

John S. Early, M. D. Sep 14th, 2009

John S. Early, M.D. is a board certified Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the care of foot and ankle abnormalities. His interests range from the management of toe deformities to restoring weight-bearing function with complex reconstructions. His specialty is managing severe fractures of the foot and ankle and correcting neuromuscular imbalance...

James B. Montgomery, M.D. Sep 14th, 2009

Considered one of the nation’s leading specialists in sports medicine and knee surgery, Jim Montgomery accolades are many. An official member of the U.S. Olympic team, he has held the top medical positions in the Olympics organization – as Physician to the U.S. Delegation for the 2004 Olympic Games in...

John A. Racanelli, M. D. Sep 14th, 2009

A graduate of the University of Southern California, John A. Racanelli, M.D., came from California in the early 1980’s to attend the medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Following his residency at Parkland Hospital, Dr. Racanelli completed a one – year sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship...

James C. Walter, M.D. Sep 14th, 2009

Dr. James C. Walter specializes in arthroscopy and the treatment of sports-related injuries.  He is committed to the highest quality of care for all athletes ranging from youth to professional. A native of Oklahoma, Dr. Walter attended Stanford University.  In 1991 he earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences and graduated...

Michael J. Champine, M.D. Sep 14th, 2009

Michael J. Champine, M.D. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in adult reconstructive surgery.  This area of expertise includes total knee replacement and total hip replacement.  Dr. Champine has specialized training and expertise in the most up to date techniques, such as minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally...

Maria A. Turnage, M.D. Sep 14th, 2009

Dr. Maria Turnage is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a specialty dedicated to the nonsurgical treatment of various orthopedic and neurological disorders. Since completing her residency at the prestigious Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago in 1994, Dr. Turnage has practiced in both academic and private practice settings. She practiced...

Landers-CV Sep 12th, 2009

Certification Board Certified In Family Practice since October 2003Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine from AmericanCollege of Osteopathic Family Physicians and AOASM Honors President’s Scholar, University of OklahomaPresident, Golden Key National Honor Society, University of OklahomaClass President, Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic  MedicineVice President, Sports Medicine Club...

Kendra Braselton Knowles, PA-C Jul 27th, 2009

Kendra Braselton Knowles is a board certified Physician Assistant.  She has been with Texas Orthopaedic Associates since January 2003.  Kendra works primarily with Timothy Schacherer, MD, who specializes in upper extremity orthopaedics. Kendra grew up in Oklahoma City and attended the University of Oklahoma.  She was accepted to the Physician...

Greg Meyer, OPA-C, LAT, ATC, OT-SC Jul 27th, 2009

Greg Meyer, board-certified as both an Orthopedic Physician Assistant and a state-licensed Athletic Trainer, In addition to assisting the TOA physicians with surgery and patient care, Meyer works closely with local public and private schools, athletic clubs and local colleges to provide them quality sports-medicine care. Meyer works primarily with...

Robert R. Scheinberg, M.D. Jan 14th, 2009

Dr. Robert R. Scheinberg is regarded as a leader and authority in the field of sports medicine.  He treats athletes whose levels range from professional and collegiate to high school and recreational.  As a team physician for the United States Ski Team and multiple local high schools, he has a...

Scheinberg-CV Jan 14th, 2009

Certification Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery since 1995 Honors D Magazine “Best Doctors” 2001 – PresentTexas Monthly Magazine “Super Docs” 2005 – PresentPresident Texas Sports Medicine SocietyTeam Physician, United States Ski Team1994 Men’s Downhill – Saalbach Hinterglem, Austria World Cup1994 Men’s Technical – Kranjska Gora, Solvenia World Cup1995 Men’s Technical...

Jason LaFon MS, PA-C Jan 12th, 2009

Jason LaFon MS, PA-C is a new provider at Texas Orthopedic Associates.  He has over 9 years of experience in orthopedic foot and ankle injuries such as fracture care, sprains, sport-related injuries, and overuse syndromes.  Additionally, he has experience as a surgical assistant as well as post-operative care in total...