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$$ Karl Eric Rathjen, MD Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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UTSW Physician Practicing at Children's Health


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Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Languages Spoken: English
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Biography

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

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

Conditions & Treatments

Conditions & Treatments

Conditions

Acute Pelvic Fracture 

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Research Interests

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

Selected 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

Professional Activities

Professional Associations and Affiliations

  • 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