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Orthopedic Surgery & Sports MedicineAdvanced Treatment for Muscles, Joints, Bones & Tendons

Paradigm Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, southeast Louisiana’s preeminent provider of advanced care and treatment for conditions affecting the body’s muscles, joints, bones and tendons.  At Paradigm, our mission is to provide an extraordinary healthcare experience to every patient—delivered by one of the most esteemed physician teams in the nation.

Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine Physicians

Christopher A. Sanchez, MDOrthopedic Surgeon

Christopher A. Sanchez, MD

Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine
995 Robert BoulevardSlide, LA 70458
P: (985) 520-0909

Practice Focus - Sports Injuries, Carpal Tunnel, Orthopedic Trauma, Hip Replacement, Shoulder Surgery,...

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Richard P. Texada, MDOrthopedic Surgeon

Richard P. Texada, MD

Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine
995 Robert BoulevardSlidell, LA 70458
P: (985) 520-0909

Practice Focus - Sports Injuries, Carpal Tunnel, Orthopedic Trauma, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery, H...

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From Initial Diagnosis Through Treatment & Rehabilitation

Our orthopedic surgeons employ the most advanced techniques and procedures to help you or your loved ones overcome musculoskeletal conditions caused by illness, injury, and the wear and tear of everyday life.  Utilizing state-of-the-art diagnostic services and the latest non-surgical and surgical methods, we strive to maximize function and minimize discomfort for our patients.  You’ll enjoy peace of mind knowing that you’re receiving orthopedic care from an experienced staff widely recognized for their diagnostic and therapeutic expertise.


Musculoskeletal pain is the number one reason why people visit their doctors each year. Many people know that orthopedic surgeons treat broken bones, and replace painful joints, but did you know that orthopedic surgeons also treat patients for these problems as well?

• Sports injuries
• Back pain, ruptured disks and spinal stenosis
• Bone tumors
• Carpal tunnel, hand arthritis and hand injuries
• Orthopedic trauma
• Achilles tendon injuries, bunions and foot and ankle injuries
• Arthritis


    Orthopedic surgeons treat patients of all ages — from newborns to the elderly – with diverse conditions and varied lifestyles the physicians at Paradigm Orthopedics are committed to exploring nonsurgical options first.  Patients’ individual needs are met through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve active, pain-free lifestyles. The patient and their relatives are encouraged to ask questions, discuss treatment options and to take an active role in the entire process.

    When surgery does become necessary, Paradigm physicians utilize the latest minimally invasive techniques to minimize trauma and restore the patients quality of life in the shortest time possible.

  • Common procedures performed include:

    Total joint replacement
    Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which certain parts of an arthritic or damaged joint, such as a knee joint, are removed and replaced with an artificial joint that moves like a healthy joint.

    Total knee replacement
    If you have very severe arthritis, for example, total knee replacement surgery may be an option. When knee replacement surgery is performed, the cartilage of the knee joint is replaced with a metal and plastic implant. Sometimes, the artificial joint is anchored in place with bone cement or a material is used that allows the bone tissue to grow into it.

    Total hip replacement
    The procedure involves removing the ball and socket of a joint with arthritis and inserting a new ball and socket to allow movement at the new joint. There are many types of total hip replacement implant options including the type of material (metal and ceramic), and how the implant is designed to work.

    Total shoulder replacement
    This procedure involves replacing damaged bone and cartilage with an implant made of metal and plastic. It is much like the hip procedure. This procedure can improve range of motion at the shoulder joint.

     Rotator cuff repair
    The rotator cuff helps keep your shoulder anchored and helps it to move, too. A tear in the cuff can limit your range of motion and cause pain. Many times these tears can be repaired with surgery to relieve pain and improve strength and functioning of the shoulder.

    Arthroscopic surgery 
    Arthroscopy is a method of viewing or performing surgery on a joint by use of an arthroscope, which consists of a tube, a lens, and a light source using fiber optics to visualize the surgical area. Our orthopedic surgeons perform shoulder, knee and other repairs with arthroscopy. The incision made for inserting the arthroscope is very small, and fewer stitches may be required. The advantage to arthroscopy is a smaller incision heals more quickly and there is less trauma to tissue.

    Ankle surgery
    A variety of problems with the ankles and wrists require surgical treatment. Overuse injuries, rheumatoid arthritis, stress fractures and sprains can often be treated with surgery if more conservative treatment fails.

    ACL reconstruction
    The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the major stabilizing ligament of the knee. When it ruptures, reconstruction can be performed in a number of ways. Harrison orthopedic surgeons use state-of-the-art reconstructive techniques using tendon grafts.

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