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Dr. Brody Flanagin, Orthopedic Shoulder Surgeon

Meet Dr. Flanagin

Dr. Brody Flanagin is a Dallas area board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic, reconstructive and replacement surgery of the shoulder. Dr. Flanagin treats a wide array of shoulder conditions and combines minimally invasive, cutting-edge techniques and traditional open surgical approaches in order to help his patients achieve a pain-free, active lifestyle. He believes in providing personal and compassionate care in order to meet the individual needs of his patients. 

Training and Education

Dr. Flanagin earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine before completing his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine. He was then selected for the prestigious Baylor/WB Carrell Clinic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery Fellowship with Dr. Sumant “Butch” Krishnan and Dr. Buz Burkhead in Dallas, TX, which is certified by the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons society. Following his fellowship, Dr. Flanagin spent additional time with Dr. Gilles Walch and Professor Pascal Boileau in France learning advanced shoulder reconstruction techniques before starting his practice. In addition, he is the author of several peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters and has presented at national meetings.

Skills and Specialities

Dr. Flanagin diagnoses and treats disorders of the shoulder. Dr. Flanagin is able to get many of his patients back to a pain-free lifestyle with nonsurgical treatment. However, when surgery is necessary, he uses both minimally invasive arthroscopic and open shoulder surgery to repair damaged ligaments, tendons, and bones.

Having studied with some of the most esteemed shoulder surgeons in the world, Dr. Flanagin spent a number of years training, learning advanced shoulder reconstruction techniques before starting his private practice. Some common conditions Dr. Flanagin treats includes rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocations, shoulder arthritis, shoulder fractures, AC joint injuries/dislocations (“separated shoulder”), frozen shoulder, and biceps tendon injuries. He utilizes the latest advancements in orthopedic surgery including arthroscopic (“minimally invasive”) shoulder surgery, anatomic and reverse total shoulder replacement, AC joint reconstruction, arthroscopic stabilization for dislocations, and modern techniques such as the Latarjet procedure for traumatic anterior instability. He also specializes in revision ("redo") shoulder replacement surgery.

Teaching Experience

  • 2015    Lab Faculty, San Diego Shoulder Institute Annual Meeting
  • 2014    Lab Faculty, Orthopaedic Summit 2014: Ultrasound Injection Workshop of the Hip, Shoulder, Foot & Ankle
  • 2014    Lab Faculty, San Diego Shoulder Institute Annual Meeting
  • 2014    Lab Faculty, Current Solutions in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Pre-Course Cadaveric Lab

Lectures

 

  • 2017 Chicago Trauma Symposium, “Breakout Session: Current Shoulder Trends”
  • 2017 Chicago Trauma Symposium, “Debate: Complex Proximal Humerus Fractures – ORIF vs Reverse Arthroplasty”
  • 2017 Chicago Trauma Symposium, “Role of Arthroscopy in Shoulder Trauma
  • 2017 Texas Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, “Shoulder Controversies: Massive Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears”
  • 2015    San Diego Shoulder Institute Annual Meeting, “TSR/Reverse Cadaver Lab: Tips for Revision”
  • 2015    San Diego Shoulder Institute Annual Meeting, “A Potpourri of Reverse Cases and Decisions”
  • 2015    Baylor University Medical Center at Garland Family Medicine Residency Education Seminar, “Knee Pain”
  • 2015    Baylor University Medical Center at Garland Community Education Symposium, “Finding Freedom from Shoulder and Elbow Pain”
  • 2015    Baylor University Medical Center Community Education Symposium, “Finding Freedom from Shoulder and Elbow Pain”
  • 2014    Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation CEU Seminar, “Shoulder Injuries: Surgical and Conservative Treatment Options”
  • 2014    Baylor Scott & White Health Triage and Primary Care of Orthopedic Injuries Conference, “Shoulder and Elbow”
  • 2014    Baylor University Medical Center Community Education Symposium, “Finding Freedom from Shoulder and Elbow Pain”
  • 2014    Baylor University Medical Center at Garland Family Medicine Residency Education Seminar, “Shoulder Pain”
  • 2014    Baylor University Medical Center Practical Updates for Primary Care, “Shoulder Pain”
  • 2014    AAOS Annual Meeting Instructional Course Lecture, “Rotator Cuff Repair Techniques”
  • 2013    San Diego Shoulder Institute Annual Meeting, “Case Presentations”
  • 2013    Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Spring Symposium, “Surgical Reconstruction of Lesser Tuberosity Osteotomy: Macrame”                                   
  • 2013    Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Spring Symposium, “Convertible Stems in Joint Arthroplasty: Is It Really a Bright Idea?”
  • 2013    Current Solutions in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, “Clavicle Fractures”
  • 2013    Current Solutions in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, “Proximal Humerus Fractures: Case Presentations & Complications”
  • 2010    Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University School of Medicine, “Total Hip Arthroplasty in Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip”
  • 2009    Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, Yale University School of Medicine, “Benign Bone Tumors”

LICENSURE & CERTIFICATION

  • 2015            ABOS Part 2 (Board Certified)
  • 2012            ABOS Part 1
  • 2012            Texas Medical License
  • 2012            Federal DEA License

Honors and Awards

  • 1st place, Resident Anatomy Competition, Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Resident/Fellow Paper Award, Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma Best PGY3 Orthopaedic Teaching Resident of the Year, Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Graduation with Highest Distinction, University of Michigan
  • James B. Angell Scholar, University of Michigan
  • Golden Key National Honors Society
  • University Honors, University of Michigan
  • First Year Chemistry Achievement Award, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
  • Class Honors, University of Michigan
  • William J. Branstrom Freshman Prize, University of Michigan

Professional Affiliations

  • Candidate Member, American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Associate Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Editorial Board, The American Journal of Orthopedics
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Texas Medical Association/Dallas County Medical Society
  • Texas Orthopaedic Association

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