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Dr. Keith Ward Louden, MD

Orthopedist

4/5(23)
800 8th Ave Suite 506 Fort Worth Texas, 76104
Rating

4/5

About

Keith Ward Louden, MD, FAAOS, is a skilled orthopedic surgeon who diagnoses and treats patients at Granbury Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Granbury, Texas. Furthermore, he has staff memberships at several local hospitals, including Medical City Surgery Center Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas. Medical City Fort Worth, formerly Plaza Medical Center, is licensed for 320 beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services in a wide range of specialties, including cardiac care, neurosciences, oncology, surgical services, orthopedics, kidney and liver transplants and emergency care. As an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Louden has dedicated training and unique experience in the diagnosis and preoperative, operative, and postoperative treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. He has an impressive professional journey that spans eighteen years and has expanse knowledge and unrivaled expertise in all facets of his specialty. Throughout his many years of experience, he has upheld a steadfast commitment to the ethical and professional standards of his practice, as evidenced by his sterling record, and ensures an impeccable degree of patient satisfaction in all facets of his work.

Education and Training

University of Texas School of Medicine Medical Degree 1995

Board Certification

Orthopedic Surgery from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr. Keith Ward Louden, MD's Expert Contributions
  • Keith W. Louden, MD, FAAOS

    Dr. Keith W. Louden treats patients at Medical City Surgery Center Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas. As an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Louden is trained and experienced in the diagnosis and preoperative, operative, and postoperative treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system....

  • What exercises to avoid with arthritis?

    In general, exercises to maintain leg strength with limited pounding on the knee. Exercises on a bicycle, elliptical and swimming are excellent because the knees are moving without the pounding Best of luck, Dr. L READ MORE

  • Do you need physical therapy after scoliosis surgery?

    Absolutely, physical therapy will typically begin the date of surgery to get you moving. As your recovery progresses flexibility and restoration of strength become the focus. Best of luck, Dr. L READ MORE

  • Can a chiropractor help with carpal tunnel syndrome?

    The chiropractor may be able to provide instructions on stretching exercises to relieve some of the pain from pressure. Using a simple wrist brace at night for a few weeks is often very helpful. Further treatment will require a medical doctor's expertise. Good luck, READ MORE

  • Broken wrist problems?

    She should see the orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation and treatment recommendations. She may need physical therapy as well. Good luck, Dr. L. READ MORE

  • Can I sleep with a posture corrector?

    If you are able to, I can not see why not. Good luck, Keith READ MORE

  • What does it mean when the inside of your bone hurts?

    The answer is it depends. There are a number of structures on the inside of the knee that can cause pain in addition to bone including cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. If the pain persists you should see your physician for further advice. READ MORE

  • How soon can you walk after scoliosis surgery?

    Typically, the same or the next day starting slowly of course, and building up time and distance gradually. Good luck with your surgery. READ MORE

  • My girlfriend has pain after her shoulder blade popped?

    There are over 20 muscles that attach to the scapula. A partial muscle tear is the most likely injury. However, if the pain is severe it warrants medical attention. READ MORE

  • Distal radius fracture?

    It is not unusual for a ganglion cyst to cause symptoms or be caused by another abnormality in the wrist. You need to have it evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon soon. Good luck, Dr. L READ MORE

  • Wrist injury?

    It sounds like you may have de Quervain's tenosynovitis. It is a common condition well-described on orthoinfo.org and WebMD. Good luck, Dr. L READ MORE

  • Can having a knee replacement lead to a torn hip labrum?

    Very, very unlikely absent a discrete injury during physical therapy. Your orthopedic surgeon can order imaging and discuss your options further. Good luck, Dr. L READ MORE

  • Bone density test?

    It is a non-invasive modified X-ray of the hips and lumbar spine to determine density. Good luck, Dr. L. READ MORE

  • Hip bone fractures?

    Typically, orthopedic surgeons as well as all physicians recommend fixing hip fractures in the elderly to prevent the complications associated with immobility which are often severe or fatal such as pneumonia or blood clots. Once medically optimized, operative intervention is the most conservative treatment approach for geriatric hip fractures. His treating physicians can walk you through the options as well as risks and benefits. Good luck, Keith READ MORE

  • I have trigger finger?

    Trigger finger is caused by an inflamed tendon triggering or catching under the pulleys on the palm side of the finger. The surgical procedure simply releases the offending pulley. Best of luck, Dr. L READ MORE

  • Can a herniated disc affect your walking?

    Yes, a disc herniation can compress the spinal cord or spinal nerves impacting strength, balance, and coordination. You should get evaluated asap. Call your doctor. Good luck, Dr. L READ MORE

  • Numbness in leg?

    The most common reasons are a pinched nerve or loss of blood supply. This symptom should be medically evaluated soon. Good luck, Dr. L READ MORE

  • Broken wrist?

    A broken wrist is more likely in this case. No one can tell if you have a fracture without X-rays or other imaging. Please get this evaluated. Good luck, Dr. L READ MORE

  • Knee fluid?

    The picture of the knee shows a significant effusion. Typically, drainage of the excess synovial fluid in combination with analysis of the synovial fluid to determine the cause of the arthritis and synovitis. A return to your orthopedic surgeon is warranted. The surgeon or a rheumatologist can direct you appropriately. Good luck, Dr. L READ MORE

  • My knee?

    A repeat medical evaluation is required in this case. On occasion, fractures don't show up on the initial X-rays. Blood clots occur more frequently with any leg injury, and an ultrasound is the diagnostic test. Good luck, Dr. L READ MORE

  • Large reddish bruise?

    It is unlikely that they are related. Although it is quite common to pull or tear a calf muscle, which can hurt for weeks. Your regular physician can point you in the right direction, and it is always best to get it checked. Good luck, Dr. L READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

cardiac care, neurosciences, oncology, surgical services, orthopedics, kidney and liver transplants and emergency care

Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2016 Vitals.com 
  • Patients’ Choice Award 2018 Vitals.com 

Treatments

  • Torn Meniscus
  • Pain

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons  
  • Texas Orthopaedic Association  
  • Texas Medical Association  
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons  

Fellowships

  • Detroit Macomb Hospitals Association   1985

Internships

  • University of Texas Health Science Center1986

Fellowships

  • Detroit Macomb Hospitals Association1985

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Texas Orthopaedic Association, Texas Medical Association

Hobbies / Sports

  • All Sports, Hiking, Camping

Favorite professional publications

  • Orthopaedic Journals

Dr. Keith Ward Louden, MD's Practice location

Medical City Surgery Center Fort Worth

800 8th Ave Suite 506 -
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
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Dr. Keith Ward Louden, MD has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 23 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Orthopedist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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Get to know Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Keith Ward Louden, who serves patients in Fort Worth, Texas.

Dr. Louden is an orthopaedic surgeon who continues to provide exceptional care and support to his patients within his own private practice in Fort Worth, Texas. 

With an impressive professional journey that spans well over two decades, he is affiliated with several hospitals in the local area, including Baylor Surgical Hospital at Fort Worth and Medical City Fort Worth. 

The doctor’s acclaimed career in medicine began in 1995 when he earned his medical degree from the University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio. He then went on to complete both his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Among his many achievements, Dr. Louden is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). Founded in 1934, the ABOS exists to serve the best interest of the public and the medical profession by establishing educational standards for orthopaedic residents and by evaluating the initial and continuing qualifications and competence of orthopaedic surgeons.

A Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, he holds professional membership status with several societies and associations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Texas Orthopaedic Association, and the Texas Medical Association. 

Orthopaedic surgery or orthopaedics, also spelled orthopedics, is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders. They work in clinical and hospital settings.

Throughout his many years of experience as a clinician, Dr. Louden has upheld a steadfast commitment to the ethical and professional standards of his practice, as evidenced by his sterling record. He was honored with the Compassionate Doctor Award (2014, 2016, 2018) and the Patients’ Choice Award (2018). 

Outside of the office, he enjoys hiking, camping, and participating in sports. 

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