ORTHOPEDICS

If your child has a broken bone or pain related to sports injuries, we invite you to visit one of our Fracture Care Clinics conveniently located in Arlington, Dallas, Frisco or McKinney where we provide you and your child with the highest quality of care and little to no wait time.

Our board-certified pediatric physicians have successfully performed more than 5,900 surgeries. Our recovery rates are proven to be fast due to pre-operative protocols such as stretching, hydrating and getting plenty of sleep before surgery.

Our Focus Is On Pediatric Orthopedics

Girl with a spine modelAt Medical City Children’s Orthopedic and Spine Specialists, our pediatric orthopedic physicians specialize in treating children in all areas of orthopedics. Our Fracture Care Clinics provide compassionate resources to assure that you and your child receive all the care and attention you need during the uncertainty of the severity of an injury or broken bone.

Orthopedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body’s musculoskeletal system, and pediatric orthopedists care for children of all ages, from newborns with clubfeet to young athletes requiring the proper resetting of broken limbs. This complex system, which includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves, allows your child to be active.

Our pediatric orthopedic physicians at Medical City Children’s Orthopedic and Spine Specialists treat conditions of the musculoskeletal system. This involves:

  • Diagnosis of the injury or disorder
  • Treatment with medication, exercise, casting, or surgery
  • Rehabilitation by recommending exercises or physical therapy to restore movement, strength and function
  • Prevention of injuries related to sports to manage the disease

Orthopedics Education and Training

Girl with sling on her armOur pediatric physicians have extensive training in the proper diagnosis and treatment of injuries and conditions of the musculoskeletal system. They have completed up to 14 years of formal education, including:

  • Four years of study in a college or university
  • Four years of study in medical school
  • Five years of training in an orthopedic residency at a major medical center
  • Two optional years of fellowship in pediatrics

After establishing a licensed practice, our orthopedic physicians have demonstrated mastery of orthopedic knowledge by passing certifying examinations given by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. They continue in a career-long Maintenance of Certification process and have been in practice for more than ten years.

In addition, our orthopedic surgeons spend many hours researching new techniques and technologies that will advance treatment. We are active members of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America and Scoliosis Research Society, where we contribute through writing white papers for distributing knowledge about advancements in orthopedic care.

The difference in our Fracture Care Clinics is how quickly we can see our patients, no appointment for fracture care is necessary, and how personal our interaction is between the patients and our Doctors.

“We spend a lot of time going over the physical aspects of what a family can expect. We work with the patient and their families to ensure that every member of the family is comfortable with the treatment plan.” Shyam Kishan, MD

Treatment

At Medical City Children’s Orthopedic and Spine Specialists, one of our pediatric orthopedic physicians will see you right away. Since we are affiliated with Medical City Hospital, we have access to surgery rooms every morning, so you never have to wait to schedule surgery. When you and your child arrive at our Fracture Care Clinics, we will take a history of your child’s illness or injury and then do a physical examination. This may be followed by diagnostic studies such as a blood test or an X-ray exam. They will then discuss your diagnosis and help you select the best treatment plan so that your child can live an active and happy life.

Nonsurgical Treatment

Our pediatric orthopedic physicians treat many musculoskeletal conditions without surgery—by using a medication, exercise, and other rehabilitative or alternative therapies. For most orthopedic conditions and injuries there is more than one form of conservative treatment. If necessary, your orthopedic physician may recommend surgery if your child does not respond to nonsurgical treatments.

Surgical Treatment

Orthopedic surgeons perform numerous types of surgeries. Common procedures include:
  • Fusion—a “welding” process by which bones are fused together with bone grafts and internal devices (such as metal rods) to heal into a single solid bone.
  • Internal fixation—a method to hold the broken pieces of bone in proper position with metal plates, pins, or screws while the bone is healing.
  • Joint replacement (partial, total, and revision)—when an arthritic or damaged joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint called a prosthesis.
  • Osteotomy—the correction of bone deformity by cutting and repositioning the bone.
  • Soft tissue repair—the mending of soft tissue, such as torn tendons or ligaments.

Our physicians at Medical City Children’s Orthopedic and Spine Specialists have experience and expertise in pediatric orthopedic injuries and conditions. Our board-certified physicians specialize in the treatment of children and adolescents and can give your child the care and attention they deserve.

Call 214-556-0590 to make an appointment.

Comprehensive services for children from birth through adolescence at four
convenient locations: Arlington, Dallas, Frisco and McKinney.