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Dr. Shaun Machen

Orthopedic Surgery
El Paso, TX
30 years experience male

Locations

Office

El Paso, TX

Address

4801 Alberta Ave., El Paso, TX
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About

Bio

I am a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon. I completed a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and am board certified in Sports Medicine as well. I have been in practice for 10 years. I enjoy taking care of all manner of pediatric orthopaedic conditions, including scoliosis, and Sports Injuries.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

11 Answers
26 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaun Machen
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Some thoughts...: This sounds like ileotibial band syndrome (itb syndrome) the it band is a broad band of fascia that runs along the outer part of your thigh to below ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaun Machen
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
You have genu varum: The medical term for bowlegedness is genu varum. This condition can be problematic because it overloads the medial or inside part of your knee joint.... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaun Machen
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Foot ulceration: Diabetics have loss of protective sensation to their feet. This occurs because excess glucose in the blood causes pathological changes to the nerves.... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaun Machen
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Not Recommended: Football is a contact sport. The risk of sustaining a subluxation (partial dislocation) event is high with cutting and pivoting. When this happens f... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Shaun Machen
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Vitamin E Oil: Scar massage with vitamin E oil or cream can help to reduce scars on the skin. Scarring within the knee itself will respond to range of motion exerci... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaun Machen
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Some thoughts...: When it comes to knee pain--"motion is lotion" keep your knee moving through stationary cycling. Quad strengthening such as leg presses and body wei... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaun Machen
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Yes, it sounds like you have strep throat and need antibiotics. Go to the er or to an emergicare type place if you can't get in to see your doctor.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaun Machen
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
No: Bcls is basic cardiac life support. Also known as cpr. Acls is advanced .... In acls doctors and nurses learn to use drugs and cardioversion (elec... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaun Machen
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Thoracic prominence: When a person has scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, the spine can rotate as well as curve. The rotation of the spine causes the ribs on one side ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaun Machen
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Quad strengthening: Crepitus is caused by softening and fibrillation of the cartilage on the underside of the kneecap. If your kneecaps do not track well within the groo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaun Machen
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
4 weeks: The small bones of the toe are called phalanges. A phalanx fracture will generally heal in about 4 to 6 weeks depending on your age. Children heal f... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Machen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Machen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! osteochondritis the same as osteonecrosis?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Helped my football career stay in motion
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Thanks for your quick reply! I really appeeciate

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Graduated 1992MD

Awards

Retired Colonel, US Army, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star

Affiliations

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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