Orthopaedic, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation Programs

at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Las Colinas West

6121 N. Highway 161, 3rd Floor, Suite 300
Irving, Texas 75038 (Directions)
469-647-4700

New Patient Next Day Appointments! or Call Today! 817-882-2663

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Nationally Ranked in Orthopaedics

UT Southwestern Medical Center is ranked among the nation's best hospitals for orthopaedic care, according to U.S. News & World Report for 2020-21.

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Our Orthopaedic, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation Programs help patients achieve the highest possible level of physical, functional, and cognitive independence after an injury or illness. We offer comprehensive care by a team of experts at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Las Colinas West.

We also provide nonsurgical treatment options for patients suffering from joint, back, and neck pain, including conditions such as arthritis, acute musculoskeletal injuries, degenerative disc disease, and herniated discs.   

Our goal is to work with patients to alleviate pain and improve quality of life​. We specialize in the care of all athletes: from pediatric and adolescent athletes to college and professional athletes, as well as weekend warriors and master athletes. We believe all patients and injuries are different, and we work with each patient to develop uniquely suited and individualized treatment plans.

Get to Know a Few of Our Orthopaedic Experts

Meet Dr. Shah

Jay P. Shah, M.D., specializes in sports injuries, ACL reconstruction, and other complex issues of the knee and shoulder. He became a member of the UT Southwestern faculty in 2017 and has served as an assistant team physician for four of Houston’s major league teams – the Texans (NFL), Rockets (NBA), Astros (MLB), and Dynamo (MLS).

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Meet Dr. VanPelt

Michael VanPelt, D.P.M., specializes in surgical treatment of foot and ankle sports injuries in adolescent and adult athletes, as well as foot and ankle trauma and reconstruction. He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2007 and is a go-to consultant for the UT Southwestern Sports Medicine Program.

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Meet Dr. McCrum

Christopher McCrum, M.D., specializes in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine for the knee, lower leg, and shoulder. He became a member of the UT Southwestern faculty in 2017 and specializes in the care of active individuals, including pediatric athletes, elite and professional athletes, masters athletes, weekend warriors, and all patients looking to improve their mobility and function.

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Our Services and Treatments

  • Achilles injuries
  • ACL tears
  • Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle
  • Ankle sprains
  • Cartilage repair and transplantation
  • Elbow ligament injuries
  • Joint preservation
  • Knee ligament injuries
  • Meniscus injuries
  • Rotator cuff injuries and treatment
  • Shoulder dislocation and instability
  • Stem cells and regenerative medicine
  • Stress fractures
  • Throwing athlete injuries

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Existing patients may also schedule an appointment using MyChart.

Jay P. Shah, M.D.

Jay P. Shah M.D.

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - General Orthopaedics
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Sports Medicine for the Knee & Lower Leg

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Michael VanPelt, D.P.M.

Michael VanPelt D.P.M.

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - General Orthopaedics
  • Foot & Ankle Conditions
  • Foot & Ankle Surgical Treatments

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Our physicians also coordinate the care of patients with complex disorders, assuring that all aspects of their health receive the proper care.

Preparing for Your Appointment

To make the most of your time with the doctor, prepare a list of questions ahead of time and bring it to your appointment.

On the day of the appointment, please arrive 30 minutes early to allow time for parking and registration. We do our best to see patients at their scheduled appointment time. 

Please bring the following items:

  • Personal identification
  • Current insurance card
  • Method of payment
  • Current medications
  • Completed paperwork, if you received forms before the visit

To facilitate ongoing communication, we recommend patients sign up with MyChart, which allows patients to communicate directly with doctors, request prescription refills, update contact information, view test results, and request clinic appointments. Sign in or sign up for MyChart.

Canceling an Appointment

If you need to cancel your appointment, please notify the center at least 48 hours in advance so that we can accommodate other patients waiting to schedule an appointment.

Prescriptions and Refills

It is very important that you do not run out of your medication. Be sure that you have sufficient refills to last until your next appointment with your provider. We are happy to provide you with a written prescription upon request.

If you run out of refills, please call your pharmacy and your pharmacist will fax a refill request to us. Please allow us 24 to 48 hours to process refill requests.