Orthopaedic, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation Programs

at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Las Colinas

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

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U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals - Rehabilitation

Nationally Ranked Care

UT Southwestern Medical Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's top 15 hospitals for rehabilitative care and has earned "High Performing" ratings for orthopaedic care, hip replacements, and the treatment of hip fractures.

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 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 players to college and professional competitors, 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 Our Orthopaedic Experts

Edward Arrington, M.D.

Edward Arrington, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Arrington specializes in ligamentous knee injuries, complex knee reconstructive procedures, sports shoulder injuries, shoulder instability, and complex shoulder reconstructive procedures. He is a prolific researcher who has published numerous journal articles and book chapters.

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Michael VanPelt, D.P.M.

Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. VanPelt 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 is the go-to consultant for the UT Southwestern Sports Medicine Program.

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Dustin Harris, M.D.

Dustin Harris, M.D.

Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine, Shoulder Injuries
Dr. Harris specializes in shoulder injuries, knee injuries, and concussions. He serves as game-day physician for the National Hockey League’s Dallas Stars, team physician for Irving High School, and ringside physician for USA Boxing. He previously served as team physician for the San Jose State University (Division I), San Jose City College, and Valley Christian High School football teams.

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Donald Kasitinon, M.D.

Donald Kasitinon, M.D.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine
Dr. Kasitinon specializes in treating musculoskeletal and sports injuries. His primary clinical interests include musculoskeletal ultrasound, team and event coverage, adaptive sports, chronic overuse injuries of the elbow and shoulder, and regenerative orthobiologic therapies. He currently serves as a physician for the UT Arlington men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams and has previously served as a team physician for Stanford University (NCAA) and Menlo College (NAIA).

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Our Services and Treatments

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

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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.