Dr. Shephard is an orthopaedic surgeon committed to the reconstruction of arthritic joints. He is focused on the treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and all other forms of joint destruction by means of surgical preservation and replacement of affected joints. In a recent effort to focus on providing the most modern treatment options he has completed a fellowship in adult joint reconstruction at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. During this comprehensive educational period Dr. Shephard gained experience in industry-leading minimally invasive joint replacement techniques, partial joint replacement techniques, as well as joint resurfacing procedures. He is particularly excited about direct anterior hip replacement which is a minimally invasive total hip replacement procedure currently new to the Lubbock area.
From Pecos, Texas, Dr. Shephard moved to Lubbock where he subsequently attended Texas Tech University earning both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Biology. His Doctorate of Medicine was achieved at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. After returning to Lubbock to complete residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center he practiced general orthopaedic surgery for four years at Covenant Medical Center. During this time Dr. Shephard not only became a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, but also completed two tours of duty with the United States Army Reserve. He treated wounded soldiers in Mosul, Iraq while part of a combat support hospital and again in 2011 with a forward surgical team in Afghanistan. Dr. Shephard rounded out his orthopaedic experience with the recent completion of a comprehensive joint replacement fellowship in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Shephard is excited to be back on the South Plains and is proud to be a part of the group at Lubbock Sports Medicine. He is offering new and comprehensive treatments for all hip, knee and shoulder joint problems and is taking new patient appointments now.
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Dr. Shephard's Physician Assistant is Holly Short PA-C
Patients with hip and knee issues experience severe and debilitating pain. On the other hand, patients can also expect a high rate of success with treatment. And new procedures – like minimally-invasive surgery and computer-aided navigation – show even greater promise and improved recovery times. Success is also contingent on a physician whose experience ensures these new techniques are applied effectively. You can be confident Lubbock Sports Medicine’s hip and knee specialists are not only current on the latest advancements, but come with the highest volume of surgical experience in the region. Patient Education Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) Hamstring Muscle Strain Hip Bursitis Hip Strains Muscle Strains in the Thigh Snapping Hip (IT Band Friction) Sports Hernia (Athletic Pubalgia) Treatments & Surgeries Activities After Hip Replacement Anesthesia for Hip and Knee Surgery Dislocation After Total Hip Replacement Hip Arthroscopy Hip Conditioning Program Hip Implants Hip Resurfacing Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement Total Hip Replacement Direct Anterior Hip Replacement Hip Physicians
The back is a large, complex area of the body that contains muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and much more. More importantly, the back serves as home to the spinal column and has the responsibility of protecting it. Movement of the arms, hips, legs, and head can all be affected by an injury to the back. Few areas of the body are as complex, but our therapists have long been well-versed in the intricacies of the back. Though we don't normally see patients for back injuries (refer to a neurosurgeon specialist instead), our therapist are trained in innovate treatments that'll treat the whole body's motion and return you to top form! Patient Education & Treatments Low Back Pain Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis Back Pain in Children Osteoporosis and Spinal Fractures Herniated Disc Fractures in Thoracic or Lumber Spine Sciatica Perparing for Low Back Surgery Spine Conditioning Return to Play Protocol Low Back Pain Exercise Guide Visit lubbocksportsrehab.com or click the logo below for more information about setting up an appointment today! Back Therapists in Lubbock Mark A. O'Keefe Mark Caffey Kerry Wimberly Jon Murray DPT, PT, MS, CAFS PT, CAFS LAT, ATC, FAFS LAT, ATC, FAFSRead More
The shoulder is another complex joint of the body. It allows for a full range of motion including circular, anterior (pushing), posterior (pulling), and lateral movements. The large range of motion also increases its likelihood of suffering complications or injuries. The deepest layer of the shoulder is the bone and joint, with the next layer comprising of ligaments and the outermost layer of muscles and tendons. When you experience pain in the shoulder, it hinders your simple, daily activities and large portion of your active movements. Our physicians and clinicians carry special knowledge about the shoulder and with that extensive experience, we will achieve the best result for each patient, including innovative and progressive procedures exclusively offered to you from Lubbock Sports Medicine. Patient Education Biceps Tendon Tear at the Shoulder Burners and Stingers Chronic Shoulder Instability Common Shoulder Injuries Frozen Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tears Shoulder Dislocation Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff Tendinitis Shoulder Injuries in the Throwing Athlete Shoulder Joint Tear (Glenoid Labrum Tear) Shoulder Separation SLAP Tears Treatments & Surgeries Shoulder Arthroscopy Shoulder Surgery Shoulder Joint Replacement Rotator Cuff Tears: Surgical Treatment Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Conditioning Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement Shoulder Physicians in Lubbock
The neck provides the bridge between head and body. Similar to the back, it is made up of multiple muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and bones. It houses the cervical spine and the vertebrae play a vital role in protecting the spine. This complex region places the importance of proper understanding of function to help properly strengthen in order to prevent injury. Though we don't normally see back or neck patients at Lubbock Sports Medicine, our team at Lubbock Sports Rehab is ready to provide effective and innovative therapy for you. At Lubbock Sports Rehab, the emphasis is placed on your body mechanics to treat the source of your pain. Since the site of your pain is not always the source of your pain, it takes a thorough, in-depth approach to fully treat you and your body. Come experience the difference at Lubbock Sports Rehab! Patient Education & Treatments Neck Pain Neck Sprain Backpack Guidelines Cervical Radiculopathy Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Neck Therapists in Lubbock Mark A. O'Keefe Mark Caffey Kerry Wimberly Jon Murray DPT, PT, MS, CAFS PT, CAFS LAT, ATC, FAFS LAT, ATC, FAFSRead More
Protecting your head has become of increasing importance in sports today. With our expertise and certified ImPACT clinicians, Lubbock Sports Medicine is the leading source for treatment of sports-related head injuries on the South Plains. Stan Kotara, PA, has been working with the ImPACT program with great success. Patient Education Concussion ImPACT Helmet Safety Return To Play Concussion Management Treatments Head Injury Treatment Concussion Treatment Helmet Information Getting back in the game ImPACT Assessments available at LSM ___________________________________________________________________________________________ What is the ImPACT program? ImPACT stands for Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing. It is the premier concussion management program in the country and Lubbock Sports Medicine is bring it to you. This computerized evaluation system provides our clinicians with neurocognitive assessment tools and services that will be integral in return to play decisions. Have a look at the ImPACT Concussion Management Model for yourself and you’ll see why this is the leading concussion management program in the country! Important facts about the ImPACT Test: The ImPact Test is The ImPact Test is Not __________________________________________________________________________________________ Stan Kotara talks with Karen McKay on "Healthwise" about Concussion Management ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Head & Concussion Physicians in Lubbock
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