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Dr. Shaun Machen

Orthopedic Surgery
El Paso, TX
29 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

19 Answers
39 Agrees
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaun Machen
Orthopedic Surgery 29 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 further damage can occur to the knee in terms of meniscal tears, cartilage damage, and tears of other ligaments. A brace won't protect you.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaun Machen
Orthopedic Surgery 29 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaun Machen
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Therapy: Chondromalacia patella is a sofening and a fissuring of the cartilage on the underside of the kneecap. Having strong quad and hamstring muscles will help you control your patella and will reduce pain. Leg press and body weight squats are helpful, as are lunges. Be sure to stretch your quad muscles daily. Topical pain medicine can be surprisingly helpful as well.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Machen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 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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