Karl Eric Rathjen, MD $$

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Languages Spoken:
English,

Locations

UT Southwestern Pediatric Group

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Biography

Karl Rathjen, M.D., is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Children’s Health℠ and professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is a member of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, the Scoliosis Research Society, the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Rathjen is an honor graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW). He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Parkland Hospital / UTSW and his fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery at Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California.

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (1990)
Internship
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (1991), General Surgery
Residency
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1995), Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship
Childrens Hospital-San Diego (1996), Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Conditions

Acute Pelvic Fracture 

Treatments

    • Research Interests

      • Clubfoot
      • Developmental dysplasia of the hip
      • Limb Lengthening
      • Physeal Injuries and growth disturbance
      • Spinal deformity
    • Publications

      • Treatment of Limb-Length Discrepancy with Epiphysiodesis, Rathjen, KE, Saran, N Management of Limb-Length Discrepancies 2011 Monograph Series 45 27-31
      • Treatment of Limb-Length Discrepancy with Epiphysiodesis, Rathjen, KE, Saran, N Management of Limb-Length Discrepancies 2011 Monograph Series 45 27-31
      • Pediatric Trauma:Pelvis and Hip, Rathjen, KE, McIntosh, AL Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 2011 10 727-737
      • Physeal Injuries and Growth Disturbances, Rathjen, KE, Birch, JG Rockwood and Wilkins’ Fractures in Children 2010 7th Edition 91-119
      • A Comparison of Two Nonoperative Methods of Idiopathic Clubfoot Correction: The Ponseti Method and the French Functional (Physiotherapy) Method, Richards, Stephens B., S Faulks, KE Rathjen, L Karol, C Johnston, S Jones J Bone Joint Surg Am November 2008 90 2313-2321
      • Clinical and Radiographic Results After Implant Removal in Idiopathic Scoliosis, Rathjen, KE, M Wood, A McClung, Z Vest Spine September 2007 32(20) 2184-2188
    • Professional Activities

      • American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
      • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
      • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
      • Scoliosis Research Society
      • Spina Bifida Association of America - Professional Advisory Committee