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Plano Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center

Michael S. Howard, M.D.

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Michael S. Howard, M.D. is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery who specializes in orthopedic surgery of the shoulder, elbow  and upper extremity.

Dr. Michael S. Howard Shoulder, Elbow, Hand & Wrist doctor in Plano, Frisco, McKinney and Allen

Education & Background

Michael S. Howard, M.D. joined Plano Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center in January 2017 and is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and fellowship trained in surgery of the upper extremity. Dr. Howard specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and elbow,  joint replacement of the shoulder, rotator cuff  repairs, fractures, as well as conditions affecting the ligaments and tendons of the upper extremity. He also as a clinical interest and background working with sports-related injuries and arthritis of the upper extremity.

Dr. Michael Howard joins Plano Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center from Knoxville, TN where he was a practicing orthopedic physician since 2013. He earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, OH. Dr. Howard then followed residency with a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. Howard served in Afghanistan and was the chief upper extremity specialist and director of orthopedic medical education at Travis Air Force Base in California. He has a passion and interest for orthopedic research and has participated in the publication and presentation of multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Howard is happily married with three girls. He enjoys spending time with his family, being active outdoors including snow skiing and watching sports.

 

 

 

White Papers by Dr. Howard:

Internal Fixation in a Combat Theater Hospital
The Effect of Biceps Reattachment Site
Bacterial Growth on Articulating Spacers: An In Vitro Study
Use of Sterile Pre-Fabricated Antibiotic Beads in the Combat Hospital Setting

 

Support Team

Certified Physician Assistant: Allie Ryan, PA-C
Medical Assistant: Bryan Freeland
Surgery Coordinator: Edith Granados

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Education

University of Kansas
Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, OH
Travis Air Force Base in California
Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA Fellowship

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Honors

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Associations

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons
Arthroscopy Association of North America

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COVID-19 Update

Updated March 26, 2020

Plano Orthopedic, in unison with the CDC and other governmental agencies is committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care while supporting social distancing and protective measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The health and safety of our patients, employees and their families is our highest priority.

Office Schedule

Our office is open and operating on a limited schedule to provide in-person critical care to our patients. Currently, we are transitioning our non-critical, in-person appointments to a telehealth platform for immediate care or scheduling appointments to a future date.

Telehealth Visits

Telehealth visits allow a patient to be cared for by our physicians and providers through video and audio technology.  You will then receive a link that you can utilize from either a computer (with video and audio capability), smart devices, or tablet.

Elective Surgeries

In accordance with governmental recommendations, all elective surgical procedures will be postponed until April 22nd. We are in the process of contacting our patients to reschedule for a later date.

Patients with urgent needs, may be scheduled sooner, but only after consultation with their provider. Please anticipate a call from our clinical teams.

Safety Screenings

For those patients with urgent needs, we are asking you NOT to present yourself in our office if you are feeling unwell, have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or have come in contact with a person who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Please contact us to reschedule your appointment. We will also be screening all patients upon entry and are asking that patients over age 18 do not bring a visitor with them. Please also wash your hands upon entering and exiting our facility and practice social distancing in the lobby.

We Appreciate your Cooperation and Understanding

We sincerely appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work together to protect our patients and staff. We hope you are confident in Plano Orthopedics as we expand our health and safety measures during this time, while continuing to provide care to our patients.

The COVID-19 situation is fluid and we will be updating this page as the situation continues to evolve.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 972-250-5700

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