Biography

Dr. Karl Rathjen is an assistant chief of staff at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  He is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.  Dr. Rathjen is an honor graduate of The Univeristy of Texas at Austin and received his medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Parkland Hospital / The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and a fellowship in pediatric othopaedic surgery at Rady Children's Hospital/University of California San Diego.

Education

Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (1990)
Internship
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1991), Surgery
Residency
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1995), Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship
Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego (1996), Pediatric Orthopaedics

Research Interest

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

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured 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
Asymmetrical Arthrogryposis of the Upper Extremity Associated With Congenital Spine Anomalies.
Fletcher, Nicholas D., Rathjen, Karl E., Bush, Patricia, Ezaki, Marybeth. J Ped Ortho. December 2010 30 (8) 936-941.
Guided Growth for the Correction of Pediatric Lower Limb Angular Deformity
Saran, N.; Rathjen, KE J Am Acad Orthop Surg September 2010 18 528-536

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Scoliosis Research Society