Cogdell Orthopedic Program: From Diagnosis to Recovery
We offer everything from diagnostic services to surgery to rehabilitation.
The Cogdell Orthopedic Program provides evaluation and treatment for:
- Joint pain
- Broken/fractured bones
- Sports injuries
- Muscle sprains/strains
Dr. Mark Nordyke, MD
Dr. Nordyke is a 1982 graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston. He was born and raised in Lubbock and is a graduate of Coronado Senior High School. He then earned a B.A. in Chemistry and Masters of Science in Chemistry from Texas Tech University.
Over the years, Dr. Nordyke has served as the team physician for Lubbock area schools including South Plains College. He continues to consult and provide training for coaches and sports trainers for the local schools.
Dr. Nordyke provides orthopedic care for fractures and sprains as well as surgical repair when needed. Most of Dr. Nordyke’s surgeries are performed by endoscopy or arthroscopy; these methods are much less painful, less invasive and result in a quicker recovery time. He has also become well known in West Texas for his excellent repairs for the rotator cuff.
“Patients are always pleased to know that we are able to treat many Orthopedic conditions with minimally invasive techniques right here at Cogdell Memorial Hospital.”
What Conditions are Treated?
- Fractures and Sprains: Casting and fixation devices applied for stabilization and healing
- Shoulder Injuries: Arthroscopic repair for rotator cuff tendon tears, impingement syndrome, and recurrent dislocations
- Knee Injuries: Arthroscopic repair for meniscal (cartilage) tears, chondromalacia (wearing or injury of cartilage cushion), and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears with instability
- Wrist Injuries: Endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery (incisions are usually less than an inch and a half long)
- Loose bodies of bone and/or cartilage: Arthroscopy is used to remove loose bodies from the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, or wrist
Advantages of Arthroscopic Surgery
In the past, treatment often involved extensive surgery; large incisions, a hospital stay, and a prolonged recovery period. Today, with the help of an arthroscope, orthopedic surgeons can easily examine, diagnose, and treat problems in the joint that previously may have been difficult to identify.
What is Arthroscopic Surgery?
An orthopedic surgeon makes a small incision in the patient’s skin and then inserts pencil-sized instruments that contain a small lens and lighting system to magnify and illuminate the structures inside the joint. Light is transmitted through fiber optics to the end of the arthroscope that is inserted into the joint.
By attaching the arthroscope to a miniature television camera, the surgeon is able to see the interior of the joint through this very small incision rather than a large incision needed for surgery.
According to the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, more than 4 million knee arthroscopies are performed worldwide each year.
Results and Recovery
The television camera attached to the arthroscope displays the image of the joint on a television screen, allowing the surgeon to look, for example, throughout the knee. This lets the surgeon see the cartilage, ligaments, and under the kneecap. The surgeon can determine the amount or type of injury and then repair or correct the problem, if it is necessary.Most patients are home several hours after the surgery. Follow up visits with their surgeon and outpatient physical therapy aid in the recovery.
Dr. Mark Nordyke
Cogdell Orthopedic Clinic
For an appointment call 325-574-7240
Dr. Darrell Franks
Cogdell Family Clinic
For an appointment call 325-573-1300