John R. Faust, MD

John R. Faust, MD

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John R. Faust, MD

Dr. John Faust specializes in the non-operative and operative treatment of musculoskeletal (bone and joint) problems in children and adolescents. During medical school his infant daughter was diagnosed with hip dysplasia. She was treated non-operatively with a harness and now her hips are normal. This experience inspired Dr. Faust to specialize in pediatric orthopedics. He treats patients with all pediatric orthopedics problems but has a particular interest in spine and hip deformities as well as arthroscopy. His research on early onset scoliosis as well as hip dysplasia has been presented at national and international medical society meetings.

Dr. Faust is passionate about caring for children and volunteers locally and internationally. He has been on medical mission and education trips and in Mexico, Honduras, and El Salvador. He also served a mission for his church in Brazil. Dr. Faust and his wife have four children that keep them very busy. The family specializes in swimming with floaties, riding bikes faster than their mother approves, and perfecting innocent mischief.

Education:

  • Doctor of Medicine
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Residencies & Fellowships:

  • Residency
    The University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Fellowship
    Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite

Professional Associations:

Areas of Expertise & Interest:

PEDIATRIC SPINE DEFORMITIES
“Growth friendly” spine procedures:

  • Scoliosis casting (EDF casting)
  • Magnetic lengthening growing rods (MAGEC rod)
  • Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib (VEPTR)

HIP DISORDERS
Hip preservation procedures:

  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) (a.k.a “Ganz” osteotomy)
  • Surgical hip dislocation

SPORTS MEDICINE
Hip preservation procedures:

  • Hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, and elbow arthroscopy
  • ACL reconstruction in growing children
  • Patellar stabilization
  • Shoulder stabilization

FOOT DEFORMITY

  • Ponseti casting for clubfoot

FRACTURE CASTING & SURGERY

For additional information on injury prevention and health promotion please visit: http://orthokids.org/

PATIENT RESOURCES: PEDIATRIC

The following information is available to provide information and education for our patients.

“Why should I bring my child to a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon?”

 
 

What is the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME External Fixator?

The TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME fixator is an external device for limb correction, lengthening and/or straightening that is based on the ILIZAROV™ method. This external fixator takes advantage of the body's natural ability to grow healthy new bone tissue and gives the surgeon the ability to accurately move bones to their correct anatomic alignment.

The TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device fits around your limb and is attached to the bone with pins or wires that extend from the rings, through the skin and bone to the other side.

The TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device is a circular, metal frame with two rings that connect with six telescopic struts that can be independently lengthened or shortened relative to the rest of the frame. This allows for six different axes of movement, which gives the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device the ability to correct even the most difficult congenital deformities and trauma cases.

When using the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device, your surgeon inputs information about your original bone deformity into an advanced web-based computer application. This information is then interpreted by the software and a day-by-day treatment plan is created. The software also creates an image of your deformity on screen and shows how the bones should be moving each day, until the bones are completely set in proper alignment.

You then make daily adjustments to the struts, depending on your prescribed course of treatment. As the adjustments are made, the rings are repositioned with respect to each other, moving bones in the directions necessary for treatment.

Your surgeon is able to make a side-by-side comparison of current X-Rays and the projected plan of treatment graphics created by the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device software. This comparison ensures that your bones are healing in the correct alignment and at the appropriate pace.

The TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME External Fixator is a winner of the Medical Device Excellence Award.

Source: ©2016 Smith & Nephew, All Rights Reserved.

Adjusting the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device

The TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME fixator is an external device for limb correction, lengthening and/or straightening that is based on the ILIZAROV™ method. This external fixator takes advantage of the body's natural ability to grow healthy new bone tissue and gives the surgeon the ability to accurately move bones to their correct anatomic alignment.

The TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device fits around your limb and is attached to the bone with pins or wires that extend from the rings, through the skin and bone to the other side.

The TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device is a circular, metal frame with two rings that connect with six telescopic struts that can be independently lengthened or shortened relative to the rest of the frame. This allows for six different axes of movement, which gives the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device the ability to correct even the most difficult congenital deformities and trauma cases.

When using the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device, your surgeon inputs information about your original bone deformity into an advanced web-based computer application. This information is then interpreted by the software and a day-by-day treatment plan is created. The software also creates an image of your deformity on screen and shows how the bones should be moving each day, until the bones are completely set in proper alignment.

You then make daily adjustments to the struts, depending on your prescribed course of treatment. As the adjustments are made, the rings are repositioned with respect to each other, moving bones in the directions necessary for treatment.

Your surgeon is able to make a side-by-side comparison of current X-Rays and the projected plan of treatment graphics created by the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device software. This comparison ensures that your bones are healing in the correct alignment and at the appropriate pace.

The TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME External Fixator is a winner of the Medical Device Excellence Award.

Source: ©2016 Smith & Nephew, All Rights Reserved.