Christine Quatro, D.O.

 

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Dr. Christine Quatro is the founder of Varsity Orthopedics, one of the few specialty orthopaedic practices dedicated to the care of injured children and teenagers.

Dr. Quatro is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, specializing in pediatric orthopedics. Dr. Quatro completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery at Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee, one of the largest regional sports medicine centers in the Central Midwest. Dr. Quatro has the highest level of training available to a specialized physician in the U.S. and is one of the most experienced specialists in all of North Texas.

Dr. Quatro graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in biology. She earned a degree in osteopathic medicine from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri. She then completed a five-year, post-graduate residency program in orthopedic surgery, with electives at Denver Children's Hospital.

Varsity Orthopedics addresses the entire spectrum of bone and joint injuries related to active teens and children, specializing in the teen athlete participating in all types of varsity sports, including cheerleading, dance and gymnastics across the entire northeast Tarrant county.

Over the years, Dr. Quatro has developed particular expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of torn ACLs; shoulder pain and dislocation; and knee cap injuries commonly seen in youth sports. As a specialty clinic that sees active young athletes playing at a high level, overuse syndrome is a common as well as serious problem caused by over-training.

Dr. Quatro is an outspoken advocate that children and teens have different needs from the adult, due to the fact that they have growth plates that are still evolving. Consequently, the child or teen athlete is not appropriate for adult therapy clinics and need the unique skill set of a fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeon.

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What is the difference between a D.O. and M.D.?

M.D.s practice allopathic medicine, the classical form of medicine, focused on the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. MD stands for Medical Degree.

D.O.s practice osteopathic medicine which proponents say “is a more holistic view of medicine in which the patient is seen as a whole person rather than treating the symptoms alone.” D.O stands for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.

Both types of physicians can prescribe drugs. Both types specialize in surgical or non-surgical subspecialty niches.

The medical training for an M.D. and D.O. is virtually indistinguishable with the exception that osteopathic physicians have additional training and exposure to manipulation. Both MD and DO physicians complete conventional residencies in hospitals and training programs. Both are licensed in all states and have identical rights.

There are about 800,000 physicians in the United States today; the vast majority — 750,000 — are MDs. Only 50,000 are D.O.s, or about 10% of the physician population. Like M.D.s, D.O.s specialize in a variety of categories, from family practice to specialities like orthopedics.

Advocates of osteopathic medicine argue that the D.O. degree provides additional emphasis on musculoskeletal issues and wellness, which can provide yet another facet to the physician’s expertise with assessing and treating injury to bones and joints.

Delivering Fitness
by Dr. Christine Quatro

Varsity Orthopedics is pleased to announce that Christine Quatro, D.O., has published a book entitled Delivering Fitness for expectant mothers.

Women in all stages of pregnancy will benefit from the customized fitness program that provides information and tips on specific exercises, strength training and nutrition. The chapters also include a sections on what to expect during each trimester and the goals you should be reaching for.The book features a foreword by fitness expert Larry North.

Dr. Quatro’s pregnancy fitness program is demonstrated and outlined on four removable posters that are perfect to display wherever you exercise. The instructions are clearly explained and easy to follow.

Delivering Fitness is the perfect accompaniment to any woman’s healthy pregnancy.

Co-author Erinn Mikeska is a certified personal trainer (CPT) and aerobics instructor. Erinn teaches pre- and post-natal fitness classes and special populations fitness classes. She is active in the Your Body Fitness, Inc., program.


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