Dr. Shawn HaydenShawn Hayden MD, PhD, MBA

Dr. Shawn Hayden believes in providing an extremely high quality, high tech orthopedic experience for his patients. His state of the art orthopedic center is well equipped with some of the latest medical diagnostic and treatment technologies. Onto Orthopedics is always striving to innovate. Our practice also reviews some of the latest medical literature. In 2004, Dr. Hayden was a pioneer in the use of electronic medical records in north Texas. He then focused on learning new high-tech orthopedic techniques, such as robotic as well as arthroscopic surgery. These advances can promote quicker recovery periods as well as better outcomes.

Advanced Techniques and Technologies 

Dr. Hayden utilizes many advanced in-office diagnostic techniques and technologies. Our ultrasound machine provides a noninvasive way to look for damage to the inside of your joints. The orthopedic surgeon also uses the Mi Eye 2. This is a small minimally invasive camera that can capture live videos of the interiors of several joints in the comforts of the office. Our direct radiology (DR) X-ray panel provides a clearer image of possible bone damage with a lower x-ray exposure than traditional CR X-ray systems.

Personalized Treatment

Dr. Hayden, with his conservative yet comprehensive approach to patient care, works to make the patient feel comfortable right from the first appointment.  Well organized in his approach towards surgery, Dr. Hayden has handled a number of joint, sports, trauma, and spine surgeries skillfully. His treatment plan is prepared based on the individual’s specific needs and life situation, along with all available options for therapy. Dr. Hayden's regenerative medicine and minimally invasive in-office solutions such as PRP (platelet rich plasma) treatments are often alternatives to surgery.

Unlike many orthopedic surgeons today, Dr. Hayden believes patients benefit from personalized care. Other practices have made it increasingly difficult to see their physicians by requiring new patients to see any number of assistants first. Dr. Hayden believes in a close physician-patient relationship from the moment you walk through the door. He provides a personal talk with every patient and performs a thorough clinical examination himself. When you visit Dr. Hayden, rest assured that you will receive a uniquely personalized approach to your orthopedic treatment.
Dr. Hayden has trained in numerous orthopedic procedures, from minor injury care to extensive trauma surgery. To learn more about some of his areas of care, please visit the following links:

 The Physician's Biography


Originally from Massachusetts, Dr. Hayden graduated from Harvard College. He received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and his orthopedic training at the Harvard Combined Orthopedics Residency Program. Dr. Hayden is also fellowship trained in orthopedic trauma and spine surgery at The Massachusetts General Hospital and The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

His Ph.D was received at the UT Southwestern Medical Center with research in computer science and anatomy. He is a diplomate of the the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Hayden is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery. In 2011, Dr. Hayden received his MBA from the University of Tennessee.

Today Dr. Hayden runs Onto Orthopedics, a high quality private orthopedic medical practice in Plano, TX. Dr. Hayden's focus has always been in providing high-tech, high quality care to his patients. For this reason, he is constantly training on some of the latest diagnostic and operative technologies. Visit the "our latest technologies" page to learn more about a few of these technologies. Please contact us at 214-731-3008 to schedule an appointment.