When to See a Specialist for Your Child’s Knee Pain

With the warm weather on its way, parents are likely to be faced with kids complaining of knee pain. They fall, overdo it playing sports, combined with bending, climbing and stretching the wrong way. Sometimes they may complain about it, and then never mention it again. But other times the pain becomes severe and doesn’t go away. It is important to know when to see a specialist for your child’s knee pain.  » Read more about: When to See a Specialist for Your Child’s Knee Pain  »

Workers comp wackiness!

We recently hosted several teams at the annual Las Vegas workers comp bowling tourney. What a great and goofy afternoon!
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Putting Patients First

Practice features full-time advocate
Because our patients are what keep us growing and succeeding, we understand the value of having a seamless line of communication between all parties. As the only orthopedic practice in Southern Nevada with a dedicated patient advocate, we at Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center have placed emphasis on this area of our business to ensure satisfaction. With Rana Crisostomo leading the way as our Patient Advocate, we are more than certain that our patients are getting the best service possible day in and day out.  » Read more about: Putting Patients First  »

NOSC winter newsletter is here!

The winter 2016 edition of On The Move, Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center’s newsletter, is now available and linked below. This newsletter offers referring practices updates, insights and tips to make their patients’ experiences with NOSC as stress-free and satisfying as possible.

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Summerlin expo a big hit

Representatives of Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center recently attended a health and wellness expo at Downtown Summerlin. Several hundred people visited the practice’s information booth. Events such as this are just one of the many ways that the practice educates the community about the expertise and capabilities of its physicians.  » Read more about: Summerlin expo a big hit  »

Meet Our Providers: Thomas C. Kim, M.D.

At Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center, all of our Orthopedic Surgeons are board certified and fellowship trained in their respective specialties.  We offer quality health care you can trust.  As a patient, it is important to learn about the orthopedic surgeon that you are visiting at our office.
Join us for our new blog series, “Meet Our Providers” to learn more about our providers and their specialties.

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What is Pain?

Pain is often the trigger to seek medical care and many patients experiencing pain seek treatment with an orthopedic surgeon.   At Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center, our board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons will identify why you are experiencing pain.  After the reason for pain and discomfort is diagnosed, our orthopedic surgeons will create an individualized treatment strategy for you.
There are two categories to describe pain, Acute and Chronic.  The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons describes pain as “a sensory and emotional reaction precipitated by actual or anticipated injury;  » Read more about: What is Pain?  »

Michael D. Thomas, M.D. Voted Best in Orthopedic Surgery

Vegas Seven Magazine has named Michael D. Thomas, M.D. as Top Doc 2015, Best in Orthopedic Surgery.  Dr. Thomas specialties include Pediatric Orthopedics, Scoliosis and Spine Deformities in Children and Adolescents.  He is fellowship trained in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

For the past five years, Vegas Seven has produced a comprehensive guide to the Las Vegas Valley’s best doctors.
The annual Top Doctors guide is one of our most popular issues of the year,  » Read more about: Michael D. Thomas, M.D. Voted Best in Orthopedic Surgery  »

Thomas C. Kim, M.D. Advises on Female Soccer ACL Injuries in Las Vegas

“Free Kicks and Safer Knees”
What Coach Danny Stone tells them to do — his British accent makes it sound like actor Jude Law is barking out orders — they do.
They jog and run forward, backward, laterally. They stretch their calves, quadriceps, hamstrings, groins, hips.
It is 6:30 p.m. as members of the Las Vegas 99s girls club soccer team begins its practice in Summerlin’s Crossing Park, where the temperature has “cooled” to 97 degrees.  » Read more about: Thomas C. Kim, M.D. Advises on Female Soccer ACL Injuries in Las Vegas  »