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Dr. Bruce Prager

Sports Medicine
Arlington, TX
43 years experience

Locations

Office

Arlington, TX

Address

400 W. Arbrook Blvd., Ste. 120, Arlington, TX
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About

Bio

I am a N.J. native who moved to TX after completing my residency and sports medicine fellowship. TX has been our home ever since. I practice orthopedics in Arlington, TX. I do see all orthopedic conditions, but my surgical practice involves mostly shoulder and knee procedures. We have a standing policy that any referring physician will have their patient seen within 48 hours. We also provide office notes to referring physicians within 24 hours of seeing the patient.

Specialties
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Sports Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

145 Answers
72 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Healing: A bone bruise is actually bleeding into the bone. You will not see it on xray, but will on an mri. Bone bruises can take days to months to heal. I ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Knee Problems : You mention that you had meniscus surgery, but also note that you have had cortisone and euflexxa injections. Why ? At age 35 you are young to have d... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
MRI: Mri's are very sensitive and will show chondral damage. There are 4 grades: i: softening, ii: fraying, iii: crabmeat appearance, iv: bare bone. Mr... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Workout Vitamins: To my knowledge there are no specific vitamins or minerals that are going to affect your workout. Most people get the required minerals from their di... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
AC separation: Most of the time we treat ac separations with a sling. In some cases, especially in thin patients we may do surgery to try and reduce the ac joint. T... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Shin Splints: This is an inflammation of the fascia or covering of the muscles. Make sure you stretch before running. Also add leg strenghtening exercises: leg pre... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Loosing Weight: If you are trying to lose weight and train 4 hours a day with a 2000 cal diet that is a lot of time and not much caloric intake. Muscle weighs more t... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Depends: Is there any discoloration or swelling. Is the pain present if you extend your elbow and try and lift something. If this is the case then the odds are... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Greenstick Fracture: A greenstick fracture is a fracture of the wrist in a pediatric patient. Children's bones are much more flexible and a fracture can affect one cortex... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Knee Pain: Pain behind the knee can be from a muscle sprain and sometimes from a cyst. Has she had a specific injury ? Does she have the pain only when she flex... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Knee Clicking: You may have iliotibial band syndrome. This is a band of muscle running along the outside of your thigh, down to your knee. Try doing some stretches f... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Bone Bruise: There is really not much protection of the shin from a direct blow. Since there is not much muscle coverage you won't see brusing as you would in the... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Smoothie Recipe: I drink smoothies with protein powder after my workout and as a snack between meals. Isopure is available with no carbs which is ideal. I use vanilla... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Partial ACL PCL Tear: A partial acl and PCL tear in a 25 year in a young active person is not very common. The most important factor we consider in deciding to reconstruct... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Knee Pain: It does not sound like a joint problem such as arthritis. Circulation problems in your legs can sometimes become symptomatic with standing. Do you g... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Knee Bursitis: Fluid over the knee can occur after working on your hands and knees. If the fluid is drained it usually will resolve. Sometimes it may take multiple ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Legs and Stomach: Losing weight in your stomach is probably easier then your legs. Cut the carbs out completely, no breads, rice, tropical fruits. Have a zero or low c... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Running: Some people's knees are very sensitive to running near the curb. Usually it is due to the excess stress caused by the angle. Some people will run 1/... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Joint sprain: A sprained joint is when there is an injury to the ligament. Ligaments give stability to a joint. When you sprain a joint such as an ankle you are str... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Tongue bruise: I know personally that you can badly lacerate your tongue from biting. The tongue is mostly muscle and usually repairs itself when cut. I did check w... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Maybe: If your waist size increased then weight training by itself is not going to get you back into your jeans. You need to get onto a low carb diet. Cut o... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Laceration: The most important points to make is to control bleeding with some type of pressure and keep the wound clean. If you have tap water available then ma... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Depends: You did not mention what part of your foot that you fractured. If it is a metatarsal fx you may want to get an aircast boot. This is different then ot... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Exercise: Getting rid of fat on your legs is difficult. It seems much harder then other areas. That being said if you are fairly free from fat in other areas of... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Running`: I usually tell my acl patients to wait 3 months before running. They usually have been on a bike for at least 6-8 weeks by that time. You should ease... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Child forearm fx: It is unusual for a child to break a bone in the forearm without any swelling, but that being said it is not impossible. There may be a hairline fract... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Hyperlordosis: Lordosis usually refers to increased curvature of the lumbar spine. If your posture is poor then it may accentuate lumbar lordosis. Most people h... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Baker's Cyst: A baker's cyst or popliteal cyst occurs behind the knee joint. It may remain swollen or it may vary. A cyst is a fluid filled cavity which usually c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Depends: Bone spurs can occur almost anywhere. The most common site i see in practice is in the heels. However, spurs occur in the spine and around any joint.... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Don't: It just does not make any sense to be taking pills while you are working out. There is no upside that i can think of. From a clinical point there is... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Dislocated hip: A true dislocated hip is a surgical emergency. Do you mean that your hip feels like it wants to slide out of joint ? We need more information
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Finger fracture: There is no way short of an xray to tell if a thumb that is injured has a fracture. That said an obvious deformity after trauma is a good indication t... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Building Muscle: If you are trying to build muscle then you need protein. Most people consume too much carbs. Also you are much better off having 5 meals a day then 3... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Depends: When you say pain inside the knee you need to be more specific. As in real estate, location, location , location. Is it behind the kneecap? Is it late... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Six pack: To flatten your belly you need to cut out carbs. No breads, beer, tropical fruits, etc. You also have to do aerobic exercise such as running, stair s... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
All tears different: First not all rot cuff tears need to be fixed.Partial and full thickness tears which are not painful or debillitating do not ned to be repaired. If yo... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Eating right: The simplest way to watch what you eat to get back into shape: no breads except full grain, stay away from carbohydrates. You will never miss them a... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Depends: Weight loss is difficult, but if you are determined it can be done. Diet along with cardiac exercise is the best way to go. Eat 5 meals a day and cut... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Don't think so: I don't think you can selectively lose weight in your face. If you have excess weight in your face then undoubtedly you have it elsewhere. Losing ove... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Contentment: I am extremely happy with my career choice as an orthopedic surgeon. Most of the time the work we do as a quick reward of patient satisfaction. I hav... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Osteoporosis vs OI: Osteoporosis is when the bone becomes weak due to age and decreased calcium metabolism. The bone canal (central portion) becomes wide and thus the bon... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Epicondylitis: Most common symptoms are inability to shake hands or grab something from the refrigerator. Pain on the lateral (outside) of the elbow is tennis elbow ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Rib Fractures: Physical exam is the first thing that needs to be done. A good chest xray will usually pick up rib fractures. Rarely is a more advanced imaging neces... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Knee Injury: If you are still having pain in your knee two months after a skating injury there are questions which need to be answered. Did your doctor examine yo... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Ankle Injury: If you have an avulsion fracture of the talus it depends on the size of the avulsion. Not seeing your xray it is tough to recommend treatment. Howeve... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Central Knee Pain: One thing comes to mind: bursitis. There are sacs over the patella which can get irritated for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes they swell and sometim... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Depends: Fractures of the back can vary with neurologic symptoms to small fractures of the spinous process. Older patients can get compression fractures of th... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Plantar Fascitis: Stretch every morning your achilles tendon. Also if you have some spare time during the day stretch some more. Wear shoes with a heel. It will take so... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Swelling : Swelling after a knee scope can last several days to several weeks. It depends on what was done, the amount if any of swelling prior to surgery and ho... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 43 years experience
Facial weight loss: If you are heavy overall and lose weight then your are going to see some loss in the face. Selectively losing weight in the face is not possible.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Prager is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Prager is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! thank you doctor, your caption make me feel better due to I will take arthroscopy surgery in next monday and can play basketball within 6 weeks
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im female. workout everyday, included is hr of cardio. i eat good but i do eat tropical fruits so maybe i need to cut that down till i see the results um looking for. thank u
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Thank you. Unfortunately we were assigned a doctor that doesn't seem to have time to explain things out and rarely let's us ask questions.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Medical College, NY
Graduated 1979MD

Awards

Top Sport Medicine Specialist , Third Place, Texas - Winter
2013
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