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Specialty Care

Orthopedic Surgery
Phone: 832-227-7678 (West) | 832-822-3100 (Main) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land)
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Texas Children's Specialty Care Sugar Land
15400 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus
18200 Katy Freeway, 5th Floor
Houston, TX 77094

Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
6701 Fannin Street, 8th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Scott D. McKay, MD

Attending Physician
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Fellowship Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery 2011
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Residency Orthopaedic Surgery 2010
Baylor College of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2005


Scott McKay is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports injury care and arthroscopy.  He believes in shared decision making with his patients and their families when developing a customized treatment plan for their particular condition.  
He is has given multiple lectures at the state, national, and international level on multiple topics in pediatric orthopaedic surgery. He was one of 3 traveling fellows to South America through the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA) in 2017.  He is also an active participant on multiple research interest groups in the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRiSM) society.
He is a certified bilingual health care provider at Texas Children's Hospital (Spanish), and enjoys regular volunteer pediatric orthopaedic service in Latin America.

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Organization Name Role
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Fellow
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Active Member
Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRISM) Member; Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee Chair 2021
Texas Orthopaedic Association
Member, Co-Program Director 2016 Annual Meeting

Selected Publications

Four Risk Factors for Arthrofibrosis in Tibial Spine Fractures: A National 10-Site Multicenter Study.  Bram JT, Aoyama JT, Mistovich RJ, Ellis HB Jr, Schmale GA, Yen YM, McKay SD, Fabricant PD, Green DW, Lee RJ, Cruz AI Jr, Kushare IV, Shea KG, Ganley TJ.  Am J Sports Med 2020 Oct;48(12):2986-2993. doi: 10.1177/0363546520951192. Epub 2020 Sep 8. PMID: 32898426.

Sport Participation and Specialization Characteristics Among Pediatric Soccer Athletes.  McLeod TV, Israel M, Christino MA, Chung JS, McKay SD, Lang PJ, Bell DR; PRiSM Sports Specialization Research Interest Group, Chan CM, Crepeau A, Davis E, Fletcher AL, Laniak J, McCaffrey K, Pacicca D, Riederer M, Rizzone K, Rush JK, Zaslow T.  Orthop J Sports Med 2019 Mar 27;7(3):2325967119832399. doi: 10.1177/2325967119832399. eCollection 2019 Mar. PMID: 30944839.

Classification and Treatment of Pediatric Tibial Spine Fractures: Assessing Reliability Among a Tibial Spine Research Interest Group.  Ellis HB, Zynda AJ, Cruz AI Jr, Sachleben B, Sargent C, Green D, Schmale G, Jagodzinski J, Rhodes J, Mistovich J, Fabricant PD, McKay S, Lee RJ, Yen YM, Ganley T.  J Pediatr Orthop 2021 Jan;41(1):e20-e25. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000001654.  PMID: 32991493.

Anterior cruciate ligament tear patterns in young patients: An arthroscopic multicenter study  Kushare, I ; Beran, M ; Klingele, K ; Attia, E ; Jain, M ; Singh, S ; Elabd, A ; McKay, SDJournal of clinical orthopaedics and trauma 2021-05, Vol.16, p.168-175.

Multispecialty Intraoperative Approach for Treatment of Intra-Articular Knee Venous Malformations  Kini, Sameer ; Desai, Sudhen B ; Chau, Alex ; Kukreja, Kamlesh U ; Kan, J Herman ; McKay, Scott D;  Techniques in orthopaedics (Rockville, Md.), 2020-01-15, Vol.Publish Ahead of Print .

Preoperative assessment of pediatric supracondylar humeral fractures by orthopaedic residents and orthopaedic surgeons: is there a difference?  Haruno, Lee S ; Hill, Jaclyn F ; Sanderson, Cody J ; Browne, Theodora ; Zhu, Huirong ; McKay, Scott D ;  Current orthopaedic practice, 2019-01-23, Vol.30 (2), p.136-141.

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