Jeff Zhao, DO provides expert care at the Dallas Orthopedic and Shoulder Institute to patients from Sunnyvale, Texas and the greater east Dallas area who have sustained bone fractures.
Fracture care is an in-depth area of orthopedics that addresses each stage of recovery following a bone fracture, far beyond resetting a bone and applying a cast. The initial stage of fracture care involves emergency care, diagnosis, and setting and splinting. Some bone fractures do not require surgery, but still need special attention and care to ensure the bone heals properly. Surgical fracture care is complex and can involve extensive post-operative care including external hardware, traction, slings, and extensive physical and occupational therapy. In fact, most fractures require some form of physical or occupational therapy. Each patient follows his or her own journey through recovery, beginning with emergency care through to rehabilitation. The types of treatment and therapy needed are determined by the type of fracture the patient has sustained.
Most bone fractures don’t break the skin so you can’t necessarily see the fracture. Fractures occur after accidents such as falling or being hit with an object. The 3 most common signs of a broken bone are severe pain, swelling, and deformity. In some cases, patients may hear a snap or grinding noise when the injury occurs. It is common to feel pain when weight is put on the injury or when it is touched or moved. Many patients also experience faintness, dizziness or nausea when a bone is broken. If you think you have broken a bone, it is essential to seek emergency care. The more quickly you receive treatment the sooner you will be out of pain and on your way to recovery.
Depending on the kind of fracture experience, patients may have the broken bone and surrounding area immobilized with a plaster cast. This is the most common treatment for broken bones as it holds the bones in place while the bone tissue re-knits. When some mobility is permissible, the patient may wear a functional cast or brace to allow controlled or limited movement. When the fracture is severe, traction may be necessary to gently pull the bones into correct alignment during the healing process or external fixation which uses metal pins or screws attached to both the bone a metal frame outside of the body to hold the bones in place.
We accept the following insurance plans and workers compensation. Please contact the office for further accepted insurance information. IMPORTANT: It is the patient's responsibility to know the stipulations of their insurance policy, including referral & fee policies. We recommend that the patient verify coverage and benefits before their appointment, as well as ensure proper referrals have been requested and are in place before their scheduled appointment. Thank you.
"Dr Zhao is wonderful...He was very thorough in explaining the damage and the options for treatment...Very thankful I found him"
"This doctor is absolutely the best. He fixed my husband's hand and he absolutely back to normal"
"Dr. Jeff Zhao is great...He was very patient and informed us of all the different options we had...I highly recommend Dr. Zhao"
"I love the doctor here. He's more concerned about you..He explains everything in detail"
"Very professional! Dr Zhao spent a lot of time with me and explained things with me in plain terms. He understands my pain. Very friendly office staff too!"
"Dr. Zhao is a great doctor he explained everything very well and worked with me and my schedule"
"Great doctor. He spends a lot of time with me and does not use difficult medical terminology that is hard to understand"
"Every one in office was very friendly. Dr. was very clear and specific, I would definitely come back and recommend "
"I was in and out quickly but felt that I was thoroughly checked out. I think Dr. Zhao is a great doctor."
"Dr. Zhao is the best! ... He really makes it easy. Short wait time, really nice offices, incredibly friendly staff, and an honest diagnosis...can't ask for more!"