Elective Surgery Safely Resumes at North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center

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The specialty-trained surgeons at North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center have resumed elective surgery, or scheduled nonemergency surgery, for their patients. Since the state has eased restrictions preserving the stocks of health care resources, including personal protective equipment, ventilators, etc., North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center offers elective and emergency surgical treatment and in-office care while continuing to follow health authority safety guidelines to protect their patients and staff. Patients in need of specialized bone, joint and muscle care are encouraged to call (817) 481-2121 to schedule a safe appointment in their Grapevine office at 2535 Ira E. Woods Ave. and in their Keller/Alliance office at 4501 Heritage Trace Parkway, Suite 101, in Fort Worth. Telemedicine appointments are also available.

“Surgery for nonlife-threatening conditions was halted in order to conserve the supply of personal protective equipment, which is what we use for every surgery,” says North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center CEO Lora Fulmer. “Our supply of medical resources has been deemed more than adequate by our governor, and thereby, we are resuming surgery so area residents no longer have to wait for the advanced orthopedic care they need.”

North Texas Orthopedic & Spine Center provides surgical care in the state-of-the-art operating rooms of hospitals and surgery centers throughout the region. Their surgeons and specialized medical staff strictly follow the latest and highest standards in patient safety and take extra precautions. 

The practice continues to adhere to the strict protocols they have in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in their offices. These protocols extend to pre- and postoperative care in addition to the measures taken to keep operating rooms and equipment sterile. The safety measures in practice at North Texas Orthopedic & Spine Center include:

  1. Asking patients who have a fever of 100 degrees or higher or are suffering from any flu-like symptoms to call their office to reschedule appointments. 
  2. Asking patients who have had contact with anyone who has been in one of the areas where the virus has been prevalent, or who has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, to please wait two weeks before making an appointment.
  3. Asking patients who believe they are suffering from seasonal influenza or the coronavirus to contact their primary care physician.
  4. Restricting the number of visitors allowed to accompany a patient to only one.
  5. Requiring patients to wear face coverings.
  6. Disinfecting their patient areas between patients.
  7. Limiting the number of people allowed in their offices.
  8. Offering telemedicine appointments for new and existing patients.
  9. All of their staff members are wearing face masks.

“We’re so proud of our state and community for working together to combat the spread of COVID-19 and support our local, front-line health care workers,” says Fulmer. “These efforts have reduced the strain on our health system as much as possible, and we are excited to once again offer our patients safe elective surgical treatment to ease pain and help them regain their function and strength.”

While North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center resumes scheduling patients for elective surgery as well as initial and follow-up appointments in their offices, their providers also offer telemedicine visits to provide remote consultation for bone, joint and muscle problems. In the event of a fall or other accident, North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center’s Orthopedic Urgent Care at their Grapevine office continues to offer immediate care for urgent orthopedic injuries, such as sprains, fractures or dislocations.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment with one of North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center’s experts, please call (817) 481-2121.