Todd C. Johnson, MD, FAAOS
Orthopedic Sports Medicine Center
Healing and helping patients live with improved mobility and movement, and less pain, is what inspires Dr. Todd Johnson every day. As a board certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in sports medicine, reconstructive procedures, and joint replacement, he believes in providing conservative, nonoperative care as the first course of action. Surgery is a last resort.
“The majority of my patients get better through nonsurgical treatment, such as an individualized program of exercise, injections, bracing, and pain management,” says Dr. Johnson. “If surgery is needed, I use the latest minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. For example, most ACL reconstructions, rotator cuff repairs, and joint replacement procedures can be done with much smaller incisions, making recovery faster and more comfortable.”
Dr. Johnson is compassionate and communicative, and cares for the person while also treating their disease or condition. He also enjoys making a real connection with his patients. “I treat patients using the Golden Rule, treating them as I would want to be treated with sympathy and empathy. I’ve been a patient myself and have seen it from their point of view. I slow down and help each patient understand their diagnosis and treatment options—to ease their mind, build trust, and assure them their body can heal itself with time,” he says.
Sports Medicine and Prevention
Dr. Johnson’s “open door policy” with local athletic trainers and sports teams reflects his dedication to educating student athletes to help prevent injuries. When an injury occurs, he works closely with the athletic trainer, physical therapist, and other providers involved to return an athlete to a high level of competition as soon as they are physically able to do so.
“My goal is to help athletes safely get back into the game as soon as possible, and to help them understand how to prevent future injuries,” he says.
What Dr. Johnson’s Patients are Saying
“Absolutely excellent visit with Dr. Johnson. He met me immediately after being escorted to the exam room and a treatment plan for my pain was executed in a truly professional manner. Highly recommend Dr. Johnson for all your orthopedic needs.” – K.S.
“Dr. Johnson is a very skilled surgeon with a warm bedside manner. He’s done three joint replacements on me in prior years, and he’ll do another soon.” – P.M.
Dr. Johnson has been recognized as a “Surgeon of Excellence” by MPIRICA and was one of only three DFW knee replacement surgeons who ranked (or performed) at or above the 90th percentile for surgeons across the country. He has been named one of the Best Doctors in Dallas and Best Doctors Collin County by D Magazine, most recently in 2018, and as garnered four Living Magazine Readers’ Choice Best Orthopedic Surgeon awards. In his leisure time, Dr. Johnson and his family spend time fishing, boating, and raising Angus cattle on their farm in Edgewood.
Call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Todd Johnson at Orthopedic & Sports Management Center today.
1975 Alpha Drive, Suite 204
Rockwall, Texas 75087
2241 Peggy Lane, Suite A
Garland, Texas 75042