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Dr. Tandy Freeman

Orthopedic Surgery
Dallas, TX
38 years experience

Locations

Office

Dallas, TX

Address

7115 Greenville Ave, Suite 310, Dallas, TX
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About

Bio

Tandy R. Freeman, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon based in Dallas, TX, is the Medical Director and Head Team Doctor of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s (PRCA) Justin Sportsmedicine Team and Medical Director of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) and has served in various roles for a number of amateur and professional teams including Head Team Physician for the Dallas Mavericks (National Basketball Association, 1996-2001), as well as maintaining a sports medicine practice devoted to treating the injuries of all types of athletes. He specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgeries of the knee and shoulder.

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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

29 Answers
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
One week to never.: This question can't be answered in a few short sentences because the answer depends on which of the several ligaments about the knee is/are injured an... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
With expert guidance: Appropriate treatment of a torn ligament depends a variety of factors including which ligament is injured, how badly it is injured, what other structu... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
4-6 weeks: A "bone bruise" is actually a fracture or break in the bone within the marrow of the bone that does not extend through the outer shell (a bit like scr... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Before beginning ...: Before beginning rehab for a shoulder dislocation, you should be evaluated (minimum of exam and x-rays by a qualified physician) to rule out injuries,... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
It depends.: Most AC sprains (types 1, 2, 3) are treated effectively without surgery and athletes return to competition within 1-6 weeks depending injury severity.... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
See a physician: You should see a doctor for an examination and, if indicated an x-ray. Only with confirmation of the diagnosis will you be able to be sure of appropri... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Typically, splinting: Boxer's fractures are usually treating with a splint or cast for several weeks. In cases with excessive angulation or rotation, the fracture needs to ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Weaker than ligament: Epiphyseal (growth plate) injuries are common in children's sports because the ligaments are better able to resist certain loads than the caritilage l... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Sometimes: Some meniscal tears become asymptomatic without surgery. Generally, such tears occur in patients over the age of 30 and are not associated with trauma... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
See a doctor.: Treatment ranges from non-operative treatment to removal of the torn piece to repair. Variables influencing the proper treatment of a torn meniscus in... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
3-6 months: Recovery time depends on a variety of factors including the presence of other injuries (e.g. Nerve injury, rotator cuff tear), whether the procedure i... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Possibly: You should ask your surgeon as it depends on the nature and extent of the procedure being performed.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Arthritic changes: Chondocalcinosis is a condition with deposition of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals in the articular or joint surface cartilage (white stuff o... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: You should see a doctor for a thorough medical exam. Depending on your symptoms, age, risk factors for a variety of conditions, and exam findings, the... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Get evaluated: If you have sustained a concussion, you should be seen by someone trained in the evaluation and treatment of concussions to screen for more serious in... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Surgery: Persistence of symptoms (pain, swelling, locking, catching, giving way) due to a torn meniscus after a period of several weeks of non-operative treatm... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Severity: Stress fractures develop over time due to excessive demand placed on a bone. A stress reaction is a stage in the development of a stress fracture.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
6 weeks to 6 months: Most clavicle fractures heal uneventfully allowing a return to non-contact activities within 6-8 weeks with longer recovery times for contact or colli... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Ankle bracing has been shown to be effective in reducing the incidence of recurrent ankle sprains. Properly used, they are more effective than taping;... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
If healed, nothing. : Typically, a broken bone that has healed completely as determined by both clinical exam and x-rays does not require protective bracing or padding upon... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Not yet: While it is possible to grow cartilage that has the gross appearance of articular cartilage, the regenerative cartilage does not have the same microsc... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Depends: Burning pain and numbess in the extremities suggets a neurogenic origin, that is an irritated or injured nerve. Involvement of both legs suggests eith... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Bruises, sprains, ..: Bruises, sprains, torn cartilage. The most common ligament injury is a sprained medial collateral ligament (mcl) which usually is treated without surg... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Exercise and bracing: Ankle sprains are the most common ligament injuries in sports and the most common injury in basketball. Studies show that completion of a program of p... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Daily.: Typically, exercises to maintain or regain motion are done daily or multiple times a day and strengthening exercises may be done daily or every other ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Before resuming play: All injuries in athletes should be evaluated by a trained health care professional prior to return to participation. As a rule of thumb, the sooner an... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Increase <10%/week: Gradually increasing mileage is the best way to reduce your risk of injury. A good rule of thumb is to avoid increasing your weekly mileage and the di... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Cuff injuries ...: Cuff injuries aren't all the same and aren't all treated the same way. Some injuries respond well to non-operative treatment with resolution of pain a... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Therapy vs surgery: Combination of meniscal tear & a acl tear usually requires surgery. If you opt for non-operative treatment, you should have an mr of the knee to confi... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Freeman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Freeman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for this information, I hurt my shoulder 1 and a half years ago and my shoulder blade and neck are still giving me problems.
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Your helpful advice is very much appreciated. Thank you so much.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, TX
Graduated 1984MD
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