Doctor for Children – Orthopedic and Spine Specialists

 

For centuries, doctors advised that Children need specialized care and require special attention to detail. Finding the right doctor for your child when they’re in pain and injured can amount to a herculean task  — especially when it first happens.  When it comes to a child’s musculoskeletal system, you need to see an orthopedic doctor. Their bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and any related problems should get examined and treated by an orthopedic specialist.

At Medical City Children’s Orthopedic and Spine Specialists, we cater to the orthopedic needs of children. With a fellowship-trained and board-certified team of orthopedic children doctors armed with years of experience and extensive knowledge, we will treat your child with the most advanced medical technology available. 

Please note that not all orthopedic doctors can treat children. For instance, it takes specialized training to become a pediatric orthopedist.  These children’s doctors learn about peculiarities of children, their growth plates and how their body differs from adults.

Our Services

The orthopedic doctors at Medical City Children’s Orthopedic and Spine Specialists offer treatment for children for the following:

Cerebral Palsy

A one time event causes Cerebral Palsy and becomes recognisable about a year after birth.  This condition originates from meningitis, premature birth, and the brain being deprived of oxygen at birth. This condition affects coordination, movement, muscles, and the manifested effect of this condition varies from one person to the other.

There are many treatment options for cerebral palsy ranging from physical therapy to surgery.

Our team of specialists endeavors to take care of the child both physically and mentally.  Therefore, we ensure the patients gain access to a wide range of services to improve their health and lifestyle.

Children with Broken Bones and Fractures

There are different types of fractures and include the elbow, collarbone, arm, ankle, hip, knee, leg, and more. It’s not uncommon for a child to get a broken bone as they play, play, and play — giving them endless opportunities to get injured.

As a parent or guardian, you must pay close attention to your kids to prevent extreme accidents and injuries that could lead to broken bones. To recognize a child with a fracture, look out for one or all of the following symptoms; intense pain, swelling, bruising or bleeding, inability to walk. For kids who can’t talk, they may point to a body part or cry when a doctor or parent touches a fractured bone.

No matter the type of fracture your child gets, the doctors at Medical City Children Orthopedic and Spine Specialists will do the absolute best to ensure that your child gets treated quickly and recovers as fast as possible.

Clubfoot

Our Doctors can easily fix a clubfoot.  With proper and expert care, your child’s feet will look normal and perform all practical functions effectively. At Medical City Children Orthopedic and Spine Specialists, our physicians advise that clubfoot should get treated as early as possible — treatments to children as early as a few days old.

Kyphosis

Doctors report that they are seeing more  kyphosis in both children and adolescents. Doctors classify Kyphosis as either major or minor. For children, kyphosis can get corrected with exercises, physical therapy, and proper posture most of the time.

The physicians at Medical City Children Orthopedic and Spine Specialists possess extensive knowledge and unmatched experience in treating complex spinal conditions like kyphosis, so you should rest assured that your child will get world class attention.

Limb Lengthening for Children

The difference in limb length appears quite common. However, when the difference becomes more than a couple of inches, a discussion with our specialists about a limb lengthening procedure should occur.

Various options exist for limb lengthening to choose from and treatment depends on the discrepancy once growth stops. A child may require more than one treatment option to get the best result.  So, our specialists will evaluate your child’s case and determine which treatment plan would provide the best option for success.

Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy, a genetic disorder, affects the normal function and development of muscles in your body. Although today’s treatments do not provide a cure for Muscular Dystrophy, we work in close contact with the parents to manage the condition and create an individual plan specific to the child’s needs.

We help to ensure that the child enjoys mobility and a comfortable and fulfilling long life.

Scoliosis

Scoliosis, a condition in which the spine curves, appears as a complex spinal condition that can arise at any point in life.

Due to the complexity of this deformity, we work hand in hand with our parent medical institute; Southwest Scoliosis Institute to provide the very best scoliosis care for your child and ensure they can live a fulfilled life without pain.

Spina Bifida

Spina Bifida appears as a condition that affects the development of the backbones, spinal cord, nerves, and the fluid-filled sac which surrounds the spinal cord.

This condition can cause the part of the spinal cord to develop externally instead of inside the body. Although this neurological condition cannot become cured, the doctors specializing in children at Medical City Children’s Orthopedic and Spine Specialists offer expert care to manage the condition and prevent complications allowing your child to live an almost normal, healthy, and fulfilling life.

Spondylolisthesis

Sports injuries are common among children as they grow to become more competitive and play for much longer than usual. Spondylolisthesis, a sports injury, causes a vertebrae to slip in the spine because of hyperextension.

Usually, children with spondylolisthesis do not know a spinal problem exists, because it usually does not generate any back pain. The symptoms most often occur when the child experiences a growth sprout. Spondylolisthesis can become cured depending on several factors like; age and health of the child, the extent of slippage, and severity of the symptoms.

Depending on those factors, our doctors take different treatment approaches to spondylolisthesis  These include: bracing, physical therapy, surgery, and conservative treatment.

Why are We The Best For Your Children?

When you choose us, you can rest assured that you will get excellence. Our doctors have been fully trained in the meticulous diagnosis, treatment, and management of the full spectrum of children’s musculoskeletal systems, from birth through their teenage years. We invite you to speak with previous patients to evaluate our ability to provide the best possible orthopedic solutions. Matter of fact please visit our video page to see and listen to previous patients.

Doctors Kathryn Weisman, Shyam Kishan, and Richard Hostin have together successfully evaluated over 30000 patients with complex conditions and performed over 6,000 surgeries.

When it comes to the management of fracture care, scoliosis, infection, clubfoot, hand and limb deformities, cerebral palsy, hip, and spine disorders affecting children, there’s no better person to entrust your children to.

At Medical City Children’s Orthopedics and Spine Specialists, we believe every child provides different and special situations. One size does not fit all.  This makes us prioritize each individual case that comes our way, providing orthopedic solutions and individual treatment plans with accuracy and precision.

Our practice prioritizes removing pain for as many children as possible. So no matter the condition of your child, ranging from simple fractures to complex orthopedic issues like clubfoot or scoliosis, we treat your child and family like they’re ours.

Scoliosis Research Society

We belong to the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), an international society with world recognition amongst the world’s premier spine societies. This provides access and commitment to improving our knowledge and widening our horizons in musculoskeletal and spinal deformities alongside modern treatment techniques.

This ensures that whatever care we provide for your child, it will improve the quality of life.

Uninterrupted Care

For over 14 years, the doctors at the Medical City Children’s Orthopedic and Spine Specialists has been completely dedicated to the wellbeing of children. 

Some of the complex orthopedic conditions we treat, require treatment from childhood into adulthood. Because of this, we will work with the parents to ensure that the treatment plans do not get interrupted. You will not need to get another specialist when your child turns 18, as we will provide continuous care till adulthood and old age. We guarantee that we will keep you well informed of all events in your child’s medical journey.

Our Offices for Children

We know that taking care of children with any complex conditions can lead to tension and anxiety.  So we do our part in easing your stress by explaining everything. We completely break down our recommended steps of action so you and your child can easily understand. If surgery becomes necessary, we explain the process and risks while also addressing all concerns. We believe that parents should not worry about what comes next for their child.  We will outline the complete medical plan and if the plan needs changing because of new drugs or therapies, we will quickly advise the parents. 

To make our pediatric orthopedic care available for everyone, we have offices in the following four different locations:

  • Arlington
  • Dallas
  • Frisco
  • McKinney

At these clinics, parents can bring their children in without needing to book an appointment. We also understand that your child continues to grow and so we do not administer adult treatments. Instead, we factor in your child’s growing bones and growth plates into our treatment plans.