One of the benefits of visiting Orthopedic Associates is that you have access to a full range of services from a variety of specialists. Whether you are dealing with chronic pain or you need treatment for a recent injury, our doctors are just a call away to support your needs.
With a team of 12 physicians, we can address every specialty within the orthopedic industry. Dr. Kent F. Dickson, M.D., is part of the team, offering specialties focused on upper extremities: hand, wrist, shoulder, and elbow. Dr. Dickson provides services in our in-house surgery center, including services using x-ray, MRI, and PT.
You can book an appointment with Dr. Dickson directly. Or, talk to our office to find the specialist that best suits your needs. We strive to provide each patient with a truly personalized experience, with a variety of options to help you enjoy a full, thriving life.
Dr. Kent F. Dickson: Skills and Education
After completing his medical education at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1992, Dr. Dickson continued his training to specialize in hand surgery. He received his board certification through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2000. In 2001, Dr. Dickson completed an additional certification of added qualification in hand surgery.
Dr. Dickson speaks English, Spanish, and French. Even though Dr. Dickson grew up in Colorado, he’s been serving patients in the local North Texas community since 1998. He currently lives in Flower Mound with his wife and three children.
Specialized Services from Dr. Dickson
Dr. Dickson’s interest is in upper extremity surgery, focusing on the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. One of the reasons he stands out in the industry is because he excels in arthroscopic treatments to provide minimally-invasive solutions for people of all ages.
The goal of each surgery is to correct the issue using the least invasive treatment available. Dr. Dickson’s emphasis is on helping each patient return to pain-free, normal activities as soon as possible. This minimally-invasive approach reduces downtime and speeds up recovery.
Dr. Dickson is skilled in treating a range of patients, from professional athletes and world record holders to weekend warriors. He often works with high school athletes to help them stay in the game and minimize injuries on the field.
For more information about Dr. Dickson’s training and specialties, visit his bio page.
Hand, Wrist, Shoulder, and Elbow Treatments
Just because Dr. Dickson is a surgeon doesn’t mean that every treatment plan is focused on surgical procedures. The team at Orthopedic associates offers a range of solutions, with the priority placed on the most conservative treatment possible. First, we start with an in-depth diagnosis, then evaluate both non-operative and surgical methods to meet each person’s needs.
The hands are one of the most critical parts of the body that affect daily function in many ways. Whether you are throwing a football or typing at a computer all day, it’s vital that you have the ability for precision movements and fine motor skills. The utmost care is required to ensure optimal results for each hand and wrist injury. Dr. Dickson and other specialists at Orthopedic Associates can help with a variety of conditions affecting the hands and wrists. Available treatments include
- Finger joint replacement
- Carpal tunnel release
- Digital nerve repair
- Finger joint fusion
- Tendon repair
- Trigger digit release
- Joint synovectomy
- Ganglion cyst removal
As we move up the arm, the elbow is the next joint that affects everything from your golf game to a handshake at a business conference. Most problems affecting the elbow are related to insufficient recovery, leading to overuse injuries.
Dr. Dickson and our team at Orthopedic Associates provide a range of treatment options for these conditions. Available elbow treatments include:
- Cold laser therapy
- Medial epicondylectomy
- Cubital tunnel release
- Arthroscopic debridement of the elbow
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections
- Radial tunnel release
The function and strength of the shoulder are critical to support movement in the hands and elbows. Even though shoulders have an impressive range of motion, these movements make the shoulder one of the most vulnerable joints in the body.
A variety of procedures are available for patients needing shoulder treatment, including:
- Cold laser therapy
- Joint injections
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections
- Rotator cuff repair
- Shoulder impingement surgery
- Suprascapular nerve block
- Shoulder replacement
The above treatments for shoulder, wrist, elbow, and hand conditions are just a brief overview of the services available from Dr. Dickson.
Our team at Orthopedic Associates takes each patient through an in-depth evaluation process, using physical exams and digital imaging to understand the full condition. Then, we can create a custom treatment plan to suit the unique needs of each patient.
Personalized Care to Reduce Your Pain
We stay by your side through all stages of the treatment process, helping to optimize your results and minimize your pain. Our approach starts with the least invasive methods first before moving on to more in-depth treatments as needed.
While pain relief is an essential focus of this treatment approach, we also prioritize function and strength to ensure mobility and performance. Athletes often benefit by working with an orthopedic surgeon to improve their abilities on the field.
Additionally, these personalized services are available when you need them the most: if an unexpected injury or accident occurs. Suppose you’ve recently experienced an injury on the sports field or after an accident. In that case, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dickson or one of our other specialists.
Dr. Dickson’s Industry Reputation
Personal relationships are a priority for Dr. Dickson and the other specialists here at Orthopedic Associates. Here are some of the great reviews patients have shared about Dr. Dickson:
- “Dr Dickson and his staff are “top shelf”. Had appt to assess condition. I appreciated his directness and informative consultation, both pros and cons. Surgery followed and I cannot say enough positive about how I was treated by his surgical staff at the surgery center. Dr Dickson takes care of business and everything has gone just as he said so far. Still in recovery, so far so good!” (Healthgrades)
- “Dr. Dixon is an easy person to talk to and will relate the nature of your injury to you in very easy to understand and down to earth terms. I highly recommend him.” (Vitals)
- “I was able see Dr Dickson PA in a few days from my first call for appointment. This was for a new issue, but, repeat visit to this office. I use them for all my physical injuries I have experience over the last 10 or more years.” (Healthgrades)
Do You Need to Talk to a Hand and Wrist Specialist?
You don’t need to have unbearable pain to book an appointment with an orthopedic doctor. Often, minor functional issues and chronic pain indicate a deeper problem that a specialist could correct.
Scheduling an appointment right away allows us to use minimally invasive treatments that are ineffective in the progressed stages of injury. It’s easier for us to restore function when you contact us as soon as possible.
An injured hand, wrist, or shoulder can affect almost every area of your life. Don’t put up with the pain. Instead, call Orthopedic Associates for an appointment so you can learn about available treatments and services.