Move better

Bones and joints are key to your ability to live a normal, productive life. Fractures or disease, such as arthritis, can damage bones and joints, limiting your ability to complete daily activities and negatively impacting your quality of life.

The orthopedic doctors in Waco on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest use their expertise to precisely diagnose and treat a wide variety of orthopedic issues.

From joint wellness to complex and minimally invasive surgical approaches, the specially trained orthopedic specialists and nurses here in Waco are focused on helping you beat your orthopedic challenges.

Orthopedic care services

Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest offers orthopedic expertise, treatment options and resources for orthopedic patients in Waco.

  • Sport medicine

    From a pick-up game of basketball to pumping iron with bad form to years of serving a tennis ball, sports activities can do an "end-run" on your bones and joints. Sometimes it takes the professional expertise of a sports medicine specialist—utilizing the latest diagnostic equipment and technologies—to help get you back in top form. Comprehensive care is our game plan, and helping athletes of all ages avoid injuries through proper form, strength and conditioning is our primary focus. The Waco sports medicine specialists on the medical staff work with exercise physiologists and specially trained physical therapists and technicians to repair and rehabilitate all sports-related injuries, from the simple to the complex:

    • Shoulder/Elbow pain
    • Hand/Wrist pain
    • Hip pain
    • Knee pain
    • Ankle and foot pain

    For more information about orthopedic and sports medicine services at Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest, call 1.844.BSW.DOCS (1.844.279.3627).

    Learn more about sports medicine

  • Hand surgery

    Hand surgery treats diseases and injuries that cause pain and impair the strength, function and flexibility of your wrist and fingers. Waco orthopedic surgeons on our medical staff with expertise in these complex procedures treat carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, Dupuytren's contracture (a disabling hand disorder in which thick, scar-like tissue bands form within the palm and may extend into the fingers) and other issues. Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest also offers an extensive hand therapy program in Waco to help hand surgery patients regain strength and range of motion in their hands, wrist and fingers.

  • Joint replacement

    Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest offers one-day joint replacement discharge from our Waco hospital for eligible patients undergoing total hip replacement surgery or total knee replacement surgery.

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  • Foot care

    Podiatrists in Waco on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Health – Hillcrest diagnose, evaluate and treat a wide range of conditions that affect the foot, ankle and lower leg.

    Learn more about foot care

Education and resources

We offer a variety of injury prevention and lifestyle tips to help you move better.