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. Orthopedic specialists on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White – 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, our specially trained orthopedic specialists and nurses are focused on helping you beat your orthopedic challenges.
We provide the following orthopedic services:
- Total joint replacement – knees, hips, shoulders
- Anterior hip replacement
- Joint wellness program
- Minimally invasive treatment for joints
- Joint reconstruction
- Hand surgery
- Foot and ankle surgery
- Comprehensive sports medicine services
- Orthopedic cancer and tumor consultation services
Total Joint Replacement
You rely on your hips, knees, shoulders and elbows every day. After years of constant use, they may begin to wear out. Or you may experience an accident that injures or fractures them. With advances in technology and surgical procedures, orthopedic surgeons on our medical staff offer a variety of options for your joints, including total joint replacement. This approach completely replaces the damaged joint with an implant designed to provide a good-as-new joint.
Anterior Hip Replacement
A technique that allows the surgeon to get to the hip joint from the front has direct benefits for patients. Anterior hip replacement allows access to the hip joint through natural muscle planes instead of cutting through hip muscles. Patients who are candidates for this surgical technique typically experience reduced pain and recovery time. The surgeon will advise if you are a candidate for this procedure.
Joint reconstruction can help relieve pain and restore function in joints that have undergone a previous procedure. Correction of a previous joint repair or replacement is typically more complex than an initial joint procedure. Orthopedic surgeons on our medical staff have the special expertise required to perform these complex procedures.
Hand surgery treats diseases and injuries that cause pain and impair the strength, function and flexibility of your wrist and fingers. 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 to help hand surgery patients regain strength and range of motion in their hands, wrist and fingers.
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 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 (279.3627).