• Sports Medicine

    Amateur, Student, or Professional athletes alike, don’t let an injury keep you from the sport you love!  

    Let North Texas Orthopedics get you back in the Game!

     

     

     

     

  • Joint Replacement

    Getting you back to your full, active, and mobile lifestyle is North Texas Orthopedics specialty. 

    Knee, Hip, and Shoulders, we’ve got you covered!

     

     

  • Upper & Lower Extremity

    Injuries to the hand or feet, two of the most intricate parts of the body, can significantly impact your quality of life… Fortunately the solution is right at your fingertips.  

    So take a step in the right direction & choose North Texas Orthopedics Upper & Lower Extremity Specialists!

  • Trauma

    Trauma injuries can occur at a moment’s notice, from a torn tendon on the playing field to a compound fracture from a fall off a ladder, you can never be prepared. 

    Fortunately, North Texas Orthopedics physicians are prepared for you & can treat a wide range of traumatic injuries.

  • Spine Center

    Don’t let neck or back pain slow you down! The North Texas Orthopedic Spine Center provides the latest in minimally invasive techniques as well as Pain Management & Rehabilitation. 

    Our specialist will get you on the road to the pain free and healthy lifestyle you deserve!

     

     

What if I have metal in my body? Can I have an MRI?

Any surgically implanted metal in the body is generally non-magnetic. As you remember from science thereMR are two types of metal: ferromagnetic and non-ferromagnetic. If non-magnetic metal is in your body and the scan is in that area a large black hole  or “bloom” will appear in the image distorting the body part. Currently the metal implanted is usually no too significant in producing a “blooming” artifact. Always let the technologist if you have any metal or electronic devices implanted in your body.


Ferromagnetic metal can be a problem and needs to be investigated by the technologist. Shrapnel, welding shavings. Metal shavings, bb’s bulletts, or especially metal shaving in the eye can be very dangerious. Most of the time the body encases this metal with connective tissue and insulates it from the magnetic waves. Unfortunately the eye does not produce connective tissue and the magnet can pull metal out of the eye causing blindness. Patients with this condition have to be evaluated for remaining shavings and sent to an opthomologist for treatment prior to scanning.


Ladies with bobby pins have to remove them as the magnet will pull them out of their hair. They can get under the covers of the magnet and service will have be called to come remove them beore a scan can be performed. If you just had your hair done bue sure to schedule your appointment right before your next hair appointment so you can take out all of your bobby pins before you come in for your MRI scan.


Any implanted electrical devices such as pain pumps, insuln pumps, pacemakers, bone stinulators and neurostimulators are frequently unsafe in an MRI scanner. You will be asked for the manufacturer and model number of the device so it can be dtermined if it is safe in a magnetic environment. If you were not given a card at the time of the surgery when the device was implanted call the office of the physician who performed the surgery and ask them for the manufacturer and model number. Ocassionally you will have to sign for a transcript of the surgery from  the facility  where the procedure was performed.

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2535 Ira E Woods Avenue, Grapevine, Texas 76051 
Phone: (817)-481-2121

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651 S Main St., Suite 100,  Keller, Texas 76248
Phone: (817)-481-2121