A fracture, also known as a broken or cracked bone, occurs when a strong force or impact is placed on a bone from a traumatic injury, such as a sports injury, motor vehicle accident, or fall. Fractures require immobilization to heal properly. Minor fractures can often be immobilized with a brace, splint, or cast. More complicated fractures may require surgery to achieve proper healing.
St. Joseph Health Orthopedic Fracture Clinic is a comprehensive fracture care center for traumatic injuries of the skeletal system. Our clinic offers the only fellowship-trained orthopedic trauma surgeons in the region who specialize in the care of traumatic fracture injuries. Our surgeons provide the highest quality care on both complex, life threatening injuries needing surgery and simple, non-operative fractures requiring splints and casts. The clinic offers on-site digital X-ray and ultrasound imaging and easy access to advanced CT and MRI imaging.
Fracture care starts at the time of injury but continues beyond fracture healing and into rehabilitation of the affected limb. Our team treats the whole patient, providing education on injury recovery and prevention. Physicians and facilities in the Brazos Valley can refer their patients to the Orthopedic Fracture Clinic for definitive fracture care.
If you suspect that you may have a fracture or would like more information about making a referral, call 979.821.7676.
Meet Our Team
Anthony Zissimos, MD
Dr. Zissimos earned his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of California Davis, where he also served as a resident in orthopedic surgery. He is fellowship trained in orthopedic trauma and knee surgery. Prior to joining St. Joseph Health, Dr. Zissimos and his wife owned and operated Sierra Tahoe Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Lake Tahoe, California. Dr. Zissimos co-founded the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Sports Medicine program, where he volunteers in overseeing the care and rehabilitation of injured cadets. Dr. Zissimos is board-certified by the America Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
Chris Henderson, MD
Dr. Henderson specializes in orthopedic trauma surgery, caring for complex fractures of the extremities and pelvis. He earned his bachelor’s degree with highest honors from Texas A&M University and went on to medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Following his orthopedic residency at the University of Iowa, he completed a fellowship in orthopedic trauma and shoulder/elbow surgery. Dr. Henderson is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. When he isn’t practicing medicine, he enjoys fishing, hunting, biking, traveling and spending time with his wife, two daughters, and son.
If you have been referred from another Emergency Room or physician’s office, please call our clinic and we will set up an appointment time that best meets the needs of the patient. To schedule an appointment at the Orthopedic Fracture Clinic, call 979.821.7676 during normal clinic hours. If you sustain an injury outside of clinic hours, go to your nearest emergency room and ask to be referred to St. Joseph Health Orthopedic Fracture Clinic.