Pediatric orthopedic surgery and sports medicine surgical services at Live Oak Surgery Center encompass a wide range of treatment procedures focusing on injuries, diseases, and disorders affecting the entire musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system is made up of the bones, joints, and adjacent soft tissues, including:
Injuries and conditions that affect these areas of the musculoskeletal system are treated by our orthopedic surgeons. Conservative methods (non-surgical), such as medications and/or physical therapy, are the first option of treatment whenever possible, however, for serious injuries or conditions that have been unresponsive to these treatments, LOSC offers state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgical procedures performed by extensively trained orthopedic surgeons.
Surgeons of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at Live Oak Surgery Center Plano
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology, and Sports Medicine
- Cyrus E. Abbaschian, MD – Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology, and Sports Medicine
- Nathan F. Gilbert, MD – Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology, and Sports Medicine
- Allaaddin Mollabashy, MD – Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology, and Sports Medicine
- James Lee Pace, MD – Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
- Kathryn Bauer, MD – Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
- Dustin M. Loveland, MD – Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
- Christopher N. Redman, MD – Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Orthopedic surgeries and minimally invasive surgical procedures performed by extensively trained orthopedic surgeons include treatment for:
- Sports injuries
- Knee pain
- Back pain and spinal disorders
- Foot/ankle conditions
- Hand/wrist conditions
- Shoulder conditions
- Neck pain
- Hip conditions
- Fracture care and trauma
- Limb deformity
- Bone tumors
- Microvascular problems
Commonly Performed Orthopedic Surgeries
Surgical and non-surgical treatments for all manners of bone fractures are routinely performed at LOSC. Common types of fractures we treat include:
- Stable (broken bones are aligned)
- Compound/open (skin may be pierced)
- Oblique (angled pattern)
- Transverse (horizontal break)
- Comminuted (broken in 3 or more pieces)
Arthroscopic knee surgery is typically performed for knee injuries/conditions involving less damage, including:
- Torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament)
- Torn meniscus
- Dislocated kneecap
- Damaged cartilage
Knee replacement (arthroplasty) is used to treat damaged knee joints, which often occur due to arthritis (post-injury arthritis, osteoarthritis/wear, and tear, or rheumatoid/inflammatory arthritis). Total or partial knee replacement may be recommended depending on the severity of damage to the joint.
Arthroscopic shoulder surgery is performed to diagnose and treat a wide range of shoulder conditions. Subacromial decompression surgery (acromioplasty) is a common procedure used to treat shoulder impingement syndrome. Other shoulder surgeries routinely performed at LOSC include:
- Labrum repair for SLAP tears
- Bankart repair for shoulder dislocation
- Rotator cuff repair
- Capsular release for frozen shoulder
- AC joint reconstruction
- Biceps tenodesis/tenotomy for a biceps tear
- Shoulder replacement surgery
Hip replacement (arthroplasty) can be a successful treatment for patients with severe arthritis pain or hip fracture. With less severe hip joint damage, hip arthroscopy can be utilized to identify and treat common hip problems such as:
- Inflamed hip tissue
- Damaged cartridge
- Extra bone formation
Our orthopedic hand surgeons have keen expertise in dealing with the intricate anatomy involved with hand and wrist surgeries.
Hand/wrist procedures commonly performed include:
- Carpal tunnel release
- Trigger finger release (tenolysis)
- Tendon repair
- Joint replacement surgery
- Joint fusion (arthrodesis)
- Ganglion cyst removal
- Hand fasciotomy
Orthopedic surgeons routinely treat ruptured and/or herniated discs by performing a discectomy (a portion of the disc is removed alleviating pressure on nearby nerves). Spinal fusion surgery is utilized to correct vertebrae problems, such as:
- Fractured vertebra
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis
Other spinal surgeries include:
- Spinal decompressions: We offer various procedures to relieve spinal cord pressure and/or nerve root pressure.
- Laminectomy: Part of the vertebral bone (lamina) is removed, typically to alleviate spinal stenosis pain.
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Orthopedic sports medicine focuses on injuries and musculoskeletal problems that commonly occur in conjunction with sports, recreational activities, or exercise. Our sports medicine experts are extensively trained to treat all manners of athletic injuries in children.
In cases that require surgery, we offer the least invasive, most technologically-advanced treatments available to return our patients to normal athletic activity as quickly and safely as possible.
Common Sports Injuries
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can become torn due to acute force to the knee, often from pivoting, twisting, or a hard landing. During sports, this may occur while changing directions or stopping suddenly. A torn ACL causes knee instability and, in most cases, requires ACL reconstruction, which can be performed with minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery.
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) can become torn due to a sharp blow to the outside of the knee. When the ligament is separated from the bone, surgery may be necessary. During MCL repair, the torn ligament is fixated to the bone with suture anchors or screws.
The meniscus can be torn even during simple activities, especially with age. A torn meniscus may cause instability, as well as pain, swelling, or stiffness. Arthroscopic surgical options include:
- Meniscus repair: Torn pieces are sutured together
- Partial meniscectomy: A torn portion of the meniscus is trimmed or removed
- Total meniscectomy: Complete removal of the meniscus
Cartilage in the shoulder can be torn as a result of repeated overhand motion (pitching, serving, throwing, swimming). Common labral tears are:
- Superior labrum anterior-posterior (SLAP) tear
- Bankart tear
Arthroscopic surgery for labral tears can include removing the torn portion of the labrum or reattaching with sutures.
Rotator Cuff Tear
The rotator cuff tendons or muscles can become torn with repetitive arm motion. Complete rotator cuff tears typically require surgical repair. Rotator cuff surgery involves reattachment of the torn tissue to the humerus. For partial tears, debridement (trimming the loose tissue) may be sufficient treatment.
Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Injury-Separated Shoulder
The AC joint can be bruised, sprained, and/or completely torn by a direct fall onto the shoulder. AC injuries that involve torn ligaments usually need surgical repair. Shoulder (AC) separation surgery involves realigning the shoulder blade with the clavicle and repairing the involved ligaments.
The ball and socket of the shoulder can become partially or completely separated. Complete dislocations require medical attention, but any shoulder dislocation can become a recurring injury. Arthroscopic shoulder surgery can repair the damaged cartilage and ligaments and stabilize the shoulder joint.
Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) Injury
Pitchers can sustain UCL injuries as a result of repetitive stress during throwing, although any athlete who frequently puts force on the elbow is at risk. The UCL can stretch, causing an inability to hold the arm bones together during the repetitive motion. UCL reconstruction (Tommy John surgery) involves reinforcing the ligament using a tendon from another part of the body.
The orthopedic surgeons at Live Oak Surgery Center (LOSC) understand that any injury can limit the enjoyment of daily activities. Our goal is to provide the highest quality care, in combination with the most advanced medical techniques, to help each patient enjoy a pain-free, healthy lifestyle.
Disclaimer: These pages are not intended to provide medical
or surgical advice or physician instruction on medical care or treatment. If you are a patient, consult with your doctor about treatment options that may be appropriate for your medical condition.