Over the last 10 years, Medical City Children’s Orthopedic and Spine Specialists has been dedicated to treating fractures, scoliosis deformities, complex orthopedic conditions in infants through adolescents. It is critical that you have a pediatric orthopedic specialist treat your young patient to assure that they have the best possible outcome.
Because we treat patients for Scoliosis, Spina bifida and other complex orthopedic conditions, there is no age restriction for treatment, and it can progress into adulthood.
Our board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeons, Shyam Kishan, MD, Richard Hostin, MD, and Kathryn Wiesman, MD have successfully performed more than 5,900 surgeries for scoliosis and the complex spinal conditions and is the reason why it is the revered practice for treating children with complex orthopedic conditions. If you have pediatric patients who are suffering from the pain of scoliosis or complex orthopedic issues, you can trust our physicians and clinicians at Medical City Children’s Orthopedic and Spine Specialists to give your young patients the time, individual attention and treatment they need to get back to a more normal life.
You can be assured that your pediatric patient will be well taken care of. They may or may not require treatment. In some cases, scoliosis curves may not need treatment and they will lead a productive life. In the case of fractures, we assess the break and factor in growth plates as we determine timing and proper treatment. We examine, diagnose and, when appropriate, coordinate with you as the patient’s physician to customize the best possible treatment plan. If treatment is in order, we spend the necessary time that it takes to explain our recommended course of action to our patients and their parents so that expectations and anxiety are properly handled. We understand that there are physical and emotional issues that factor into the best possible solution. If surgery is the most effective treatment option, we explain the procedure and address any concerns with the patient and the parents. We thoroughly map out the surgical process, necessary rehabilitation and timeline for recovery. We are believers in doing as much pre-surgery treatment as possible. With children, stretching and eating properly prior to surgery will reduce the time in the hospital as well as any unnecessary blood loss. We communicate back to you, their physician, before and after the surgical procedure. Our goal is that both you, your patient and the parents are anxiety free during the whole process.
Our quest for finding new and better treatments led us to be actively involved in spinal deformity research. Richard Hostin, MD, Kathryn Wiesman, MD and Shyam Kishan, MD conduct studies regarding spinal conditions. All are members of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) and conduct and publish studies on a regular basis. • PSNA – Pediatric Orthopedic Association of North America • AAOS – American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons • NSF – National Science Foundation “Scoliosis treatment technology changes very rapidly and there are many ways to treat patients now,” says Dr. Hostin. “I lecture to groups around the country – pediatricians, primary care physicians, internists and to try to keep them updated on the latest advances in scoliosis treatment. The reality is that in the 21st century, we can treat scoliosis in children and adults. And we can treat them very effectively.”
We have built our practice around making it easy for parents to get orthopedic treatment for their children. We have fracture care clinics every day at four locations – Arlington, Dallas, Frisco and McKinney. At the fracture care clinics, parents can bring their children in without an appointment and avoid long wait times to see one of our pediatric specialists. Because we are pediatric orthopedic physicians and surgeons, we specialize in incorporating what a child needs for treatment rather than treating them as we would adults. Factoring in growth plates into our treatment plan is very different than how we would, for example, set a bone of an adult whose growth is complete. There are orthopedic diseases and conditions that may require treatment beginning as an infant or young child, such as spina bifida, club foot, scoliosis or cerebral palsy. As the child grows, they may not outgrow the disease and must be seen into adulthood. Because we are not restricted by a cut off at age 18, we can remain the child’s physician regardless of the age, so treatment is consistent.
You may make a referral directly to our office by calling 469-414-0905. We are the reliable source of answering your questions and getting your patients in as quickly and smoothly as possible for treatment.