Texas Orthopaedic Surgical Associates
Edward M. Mairura, MD and John R. Harris, MD
Dr. Edward M. Mairura and Dr. John R. Harris are affectionately known to their patients as “the bone docs”. They understand that whether they’re treating an octogenarian who’s still young at heart, a school or pro athlete chomping at the bit to get back in the game, or a weekend warrior who needs activities to destress from the week, their training, experience, and compassion can make all the difference.
“We love listening to our patient’s needs, getting to know them, and providing them with the best, evidence-based options to maximize non-surgical treatment first, before considering surgery,” Dr. Mairura said. “We work with each patient to meet their expectations and allow them to go back to the daily activities and hobbies they love.”
A desire to help change people’s lives with new and exciting medical technology is what led Dr. Harris to a career in medicine. “I developed a hobby of woodworking early in medical school,” he said. “I fell in love with orthopaedics from the first case I saw that involved drills, screwdrivers, and tools that were just like the ones in my garage. It was fascinating—and I was hooked.”
For Dr. Mairura that motivation looked a little different. “During medical school, my uncle was diagnosed with osteosarcoma of the pelvis,” he said “I took him to his appointments and met his treating orthopaedic surgeon. I was intrigued by his bedside manner, his compassion, level of knowledge, and communication skills. We kept in touch and he invited me to work in his lab and perform research. It was during this time that I decided to become an orthopaedic surgeon; to one day help people with musculoskeletal issues the way Dr. Yaszemski helped my uncle.” Now, he specializes in helping his ever-growing patient base with state-of-the-art hip and knee replacements, arthroscopic treatment of knee and shoulder sports injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, sports-related injuries, and pediatric and adult trauma.
Dr. Harris offers the latest techniques for treating focal cartilage injuries in the knee and shoulder.
“I also have the most up-to-date training on arthroscopic techniques for shoulder and knee injuries, joint replacement, and carpal tunnel syndrome,” he said. “I also treat fractures and soft tissue injuries around the body and have a special interest in complex cartilage and meniscal injuries in the knee.”
Although both physicians are experienced surgeons, they only consider surgery after all conservative options have been exhausted. “Advances in our field have been remarkable,” Dr. Harris said. “Where traditional surgery used to mean months of painful recovery time, newer less-invasive laparoscopic surgery has our patients back doing the things they love, within weeks.” Both surgeons are devoted husbands and active members of our community and Dr. Harris is a proud father of four energetic kids.
Visit TheBoneDocs.com to find out more or to schedule a consultation.
2800 East Broad Street
Mansfield, Texas 76063