Board certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. McKenna is the chief medical officer and co-founder of Riordan-McKenna Institute. He has performed over 20,000 surgeries and is a co-founder of Biologic Therapies, a product development and research company dedicated to the advancement of autologous adult stem cell therapy. He patented the BioMac™ bone marrow aspiration catheter, an improved method of harvesting bone marrow, now becoming the standard for extraction.
Dr. McKenna is an inventor and surgeon, treating world-class athletes and developing numerous surgical and non-surgical stem cell application protocols. He is a leading advocate of Autologous Stem Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine focusing on advancing the clinical benefits in orthopedics.
Dr. McKenna treats surgical and non-surgical condition with bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) and amniotic membrane tissue products.
- long bone non-unions;
- avascular necrosis of the femoral head;
- severe clavicle non-unions; cartilage regeneration;
- chondrogenesis and soft tissue repair of the shoulder;
- chronic tendonopathy;
- tendon ruptures;
- common, often difficult, foot and ankle injuries;
- and wrists fractures.
After receiving his undergraduate degree and earning his medical degree at Oklahoma State University, Dr. McKenna completed his orthopedic residency at the Dallas/Ft Worth Medical Center and his trauma fellowship at Tampa General Hospital. With over 20 years in private practice, Dr. McKenna has successfully built McKenna Orthopedics and North Central Texas Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.
Dr. McKenna currently resides in Southlake, Texas with his wife Keri and three daughters, Megan, Milan and new baby Tess.
“My commitment to the health and well-being of our patients and our community is what drives my practice. I love my profession. Every day I am humbled by the trust that patients extend to me and the staff. I work diligently to continue to provide the latest technology and quality orthopedic care to patients and their families.”
Dr. R. Wade McKenna