Women in Healthcare: TruOrtho

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TruOrtho, PLLC

Left to right: Jamie Lynch, M.D. | Amanda Mar shall-Rodriguez, M.D. | Naomi N. Shields, M.D.

TruOrtho is the first and only ALL FEMALE Orthopaedic practice in the U.S. Our fellowship-trained specialists are dedicated to the care of all problems related to the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, foot & ankle. We provide the highest level of concierge orthopaedic care using advanced technology in a relaxing and engaging environment.

Amanda Marshall-Rodriguez, M.D.


What area of Orthopaedics do you specialize in?

I specialize in minimally invasive knee and hip replacement surgery. I have over 14 years of experience providing care for those suffering with arthritis of the lower extremities. The minimally invasive technique does not violate the muscle-tendon attachment of the knee, resulting in a quicker recovery and less pain after joint replacement.

What prompted you to choose joint replacement surgery?

No other surgery in all of medicine is more life-changing than replacing an arthritic joint.

What new research or treatments are you most excited about?

The use of stem cells for the treatment of osteoarthritis is extremely exciting. Prior to private practice, I was on faculty for 8 years at the University of Texas Health Science Center, where I conducted research on stem cells and their potential to differentiate into various cell types such as cartilage. I currently utilize stem cells in the appropriate clinical setting in an effort to postpone surgical intervention such as joint replacement.

What non-profit organization(s) do you support, and why are you passionate about it?

I co-founded a charity that provides the gift of mobility to the less fortunate of the world. Women Orthopaedist Global Outreach has performed over 350 joint replacements free of charge in over 6 countries since its inception in 2009. WOGO.org

Jamie Lynch, M.D.


What area of Orthopaedics do you specialize in?

I am a board-certified sports medicine, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon, with a focus in shoulder and sportsrelated injuries. I bring extensive experience in upper and lower extremity orthopaedic disorders, but I am most
passionate about sports injuries and shoulder pain.

I have a special interest in athletes, no matter the level of competition. During my training, I was on staff as a
team doctor for both NFL and NHL professional teams. I have also been on the sidelines of youth, high school, and
collegiate sporting events.

What type of issues do you see more often in women?

Many sports injuries occur in both men and women; however, we see a high rate of ACL knee injuries in youngwomen. Muscular imbalances play a role in this injury and can be addressed with appropriate prevention programs.
We also see an increased amount of shoulder fracture and wrist fractures related to osteopenia and osteoporosis.

Do you have any advice for women to help prevent Orthopaedic injuries?

Stay active and stay strong. Building muscular strength leads to stability of your joints; this makes you feel better and protects you from injury. No matter what your fitness level, keep moving.

How have the events of the past year changed the way you work with patients?

We added telemedicine visits to our practice, and we have made ourselves available to our patients 24-hours a day

What new research or treatments are you most excited about?

In the treatment of many orthopaedic issues, we are learning more about regenerative medicine. Some of these
options we now offer as office-based treatments.

Why did you decide to go into the field of Orthopaedics?

During my medical school training had the opportunity to observe a total shoulder replacement and thought it was
the coolest thing I had ever seen. Right then, I was hooked and knew I wanted to become an orthopaedic surgeon.

What do you love most about your job?

I absolutely love operating and helping patients to return to their active lifestyles.

18626 Hardy Oak Blvd STE 101

San Antonio, TX 78258

(210) 878-4116



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