Orthopedics is the study of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of problems with bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. There are a lot of professions that offer non-surgical treatment alternatives for many orthopedic conditions, such as chiropractic, podiatry and occupational therapy. The most common conditions in orthopedics are musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders. Currently, more than one in four Americans suffer from a musculoskeletal impairment, with back and knee being the most prevalent.
Patients looking for excellence and innovation in orthopedic procedures will find them at the Medical Center. Some of our institutions have nationally recognized orthopedic care services, Joint Replacement Clubs and support groups, pediatric and geriatric orthopedics, and rehabilitation. Procedures available to patients at the Medical Center include total knee and hip replacement, shoulder care, spine surgery, orthopedic trauma care and orthopedic rehabilitation.
Some of the best orthopedic physicians and specialists in south central Texas work and research at the Medical Center to bring patients the best and latest in sports medicine, cartilage restoration, orthopedic reconstruction, joint replacement and advanced spine procedures. Specialists are also available to help patients recover after surgery through a friendly rehabilitation process. The Medical Center is also home to the Acute Rehabilitation Center, which is accredited by The Joint Commission and The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, to assist patients during every step of the rehabilitation process.
Many of the institutions in the Medical Center specialize in Orthopedic Services. The hospitals listed below are not inclusive of all the institutions that provide this service.