UT Health Science Center Orthopaedic Surgeon removes 12 year-old boy's bone tumor without amputation

Just six months ago, 12-year-old Joe Cedillo was in extreme pain and unable to sleep. At first, his mother thought her little league baseball pitcher just fell or caught the ball wrong, but when his condition didn't improve, she took her slugger to the doctor and got an answer she never expected. Thanks to an X-ray, doctors discovered he had a deadly tumor growing in his arm.
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Dr. Rajiv Rajani discusses how obesity has has led to an increase in osteoarthritis, particularly in the knees and hips.

Bone Up On Knee and Joint Health
More than a million people undergo a hip or knee replacement surgery every year. What are the best, most effective ways for the 50-plus set to keep their knees and hips in good shape?
By Jeff Schnaufer
CTW Features
Here’s a little-known fact: For some people, with every pound they gain, it can feel like 5 to 7 extra pounds for their knees. So if you gain 10 pounds by the time you are 50, your knees may feel like they are lugging around at least 50 more pounds.

Dr. Rajiv Rajani answers the question, I became an orthopaedic surgeon because...?

Dr. Rajiv Rajani answers a few questions about his decision to become an Orthopaedic surgeon, and a few other interesting questions.
See his answers here.

Palladino, Michael G., DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Palladino joined the Department of Orthopaedics as a faculty member in June 2009. Currently he is an Assistant Professor, Chief of Podiatry and the Podiatric Residency Program Director within the Division of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery at UTHSCSA.

Kilpadi, Krista L., MD PhD

Dr. Kilpadi completed her postgraduate research fellowship at UTHSCSA under the direct mentorship and supervision of Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS. She also finished an orthopaedic internship and holds a PhD degree in biomedical engineering. She is actively involved in numerous research projects, clinical trials and publications within the division.


Year   Degree   Discipline   Institution

2007 Internship Orthopaedic Surgery University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio , TX


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