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Orthopedics and the Injured Brain by Dr. John Roaten

Orthopedics and the Injured Brain:

Information on how the child’s brain is affected by trauma or other disease processes, and the range of severity that can be seen with this type of pathology. We will also discuss the common problems seen in such a patient running from scoliosis and the treatment options/ management, and also other limb deformities and muscle tone abnormalities that can create them. Management of each type of condition including when to see a physician and what to expect from those visits will be discussed.

About Dr. John Roaten:

I am a Native Texan from Rockport, TX and grew up hunting and fishing the coastal waterways. After graduating as Salutatorian in high school, I attended Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, TX graduating with a 4.0 GPA with a degrees in Biology, Biochemistry, and Leadership studies. I went on to attend University of Texas Medical School in Galveston, TX. I have since completed a 5 year residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX followed by my first fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery. I currently practice in Fort Worth, TX where I have a broad scope of practice in all things pediatric orthopedics, including trauma, spine surgery and scoliosis, cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular diseases, sports surgery, and a multitude of other limb and foot deformities. I love what I do even when it is most difficult because I feel we can make such an impact on young people’s lives. When I’m not at the hospital, you can find me running along the Trinity River, cycling around west Fort Worth, or swimming in the lakes or pools around the city. I am a 3 time Ironman finisher with plans to tackle even more. Most importantly, I have been married to my wonderful wife for 8 years.


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