PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDIC DOCTORS
Our board-certified pediatric doctors have successfully performed more than 6,000 surgeries. Because of our experience, our recovery rates are proven to be fast due to pre-operative protocols such as stretching, hydrating and getting plenty of sleep before surgery.
Focusing on Pediatric Orthopedic Conditions
At Medical City Children’s Orthopedics and Spine Specialists, our doctors specialize in treating children. Also, our Fracture Care Clinics provide compassionate resources to assure that your child receives the best care available and as quickly as possible.
Orthopedics is a medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of a child’s musculoskeletal system. As such, our doctors specialize in the care of children of all ages. To clarify, these patients range from newborns with clubfoot to young athletes requiring the proper resetting of broken limbs. At our practice, we treat bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves, which allows your child to be active.
Firstly, our doctors treat conditions of the musculoskeletal system that involve:
- 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
To sum up, our doctors have extensive training in the proper diagnosis and treatment of injuries and conditions of the musculoskeletal system. With advanced training, our doctors 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 doctors have demonstrated mastery of knowledge by passing certifying examinations given by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Subsequently, they continue in a career-long certification process and have been in practice for more than ten years.
In addition, our surgeons spend many hours researching new techniques and technologies that will advance treatment. Also, we are active members of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America. We also belong to the Scoliosis Research Society, where we contribute by writing white papers about advancements in care.
“The difference in our Fracture Care Clinics is how quickly we can see our patients. Therefore, an appointment for fracture care is necessary, we just want people to come to our office and we will treat the patient quickly with outstanding care.”
“Normally, we spend a lot of time going over the physical aspects of what a family can expect. For instance, 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
At Medical City Children’s Orthopedic and Spine Specialists, one of our doctors 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. Meanwhile, this may be followed by diagnostic studies such as a blood test or an X-ray exam. Then they will discuss your child’s diagnosis and help you select the best treatment plan for a full recovery.
To repeat, our pediatric orthopedic doctors treat many musculoskeletal conditions without surgery. For instance, they use medications, exercises, and other rehabilitative or alternative therapies. For most orthopedic conditions and injuries there is more than one form of conservative treatment. If necessary, your doctor may recommend surgery, if your child does not respond to nonsurgical treatments.
- 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.
Above all, our doctors have experience and expertise in pediatric orthopedic injuries and conditions. Thus, our board-certified doctors 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.