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At Baylor Scott & White – McKinney, the bone and joint specialists on our medical staff offer orthopedic services that combine clinical care and patient education to diagnose, treat and provide follow-up care for many orthopedic conditions. Patients receive care in a dedicated orthopedic care unit.

Our multidisciplinary team assesses patient needs based on a thorough examination, as well as advanced bone imaging technologies. Depending on the diagnosis, we offer many orthopedic treatment options, ranging from medication to minimally invasive surgery and total joint replacement.

We also offer a specialized sports medicine program for athletes of all ages and activity levels.

After your treatment is complete, our orthopedic specialists can prescribe the right kind of rehabilitation to get you moving again.​

Joint Replacement

Is Joint Replacement Right for You?

When pain affects your lifestyle, you should talk to your doctor or seek a referral to one of the orthopedic specialists on the Baylor Scott & White – McKinney medical staff to determine if joint replacement is right for you. Your doctor may first try conservative treatments, including:

  • Medications to reduce inflammation
  • Walking aids
  • Physical therapy and exercise

You may be a candidate for joint replacement surgery if:

  • Conservative treatments do not relieve symptoms
  • Pain or limited range of motion affects daily activities
  • You avoid using the affected joint

Younger patients with hip joint damage may be a candidate for a procedure called hip resurfacing, which leaves more bone intact than a total joint replacement.

If you are older and worried about joint replacement surgery, talk to your doctor. Research has shown that even if you are older, joint replacement can restore movement and help you feel better. In fact, studies show that patients over 55 who have had total knee and total joint replacement surgeries still function well after 20 years.

Sports Medicine

Sports are a great way to stay fit, achieve goals and have fun. But when an injury forces you to the sidelines, you want to get back in the game. Our experienced staff with the orthopedics and sports medicine services at Baylor Scott & White – McKinney can help.

The sports medicine specialists on our medical staff that can help:

  • Reduce pain from sports or overuse injuries
  • Repair ligament, cartilage or tendon injuries sustained in football, soccer, hockey, baseball, golf, tennis or other sports
  • Repair trauma/fractures, such as broken limbs, collarbones or kneecaps
  • Teach injury-prevention strategies

Whether you need to be able to throw, jump, lift, run, swing or swim, our staff is experienced in a wide variety of sports and orthopedic injuries.

Anterior Hip Replacement

A New Route to a New Hip

For many people who suffer from arthritis, hip pain, stiffness and/or limited hip movement, the only option for relief is a conventional total hip replacement done through the posterior (back) or lateral (side) of the body.

At Baylor Scott & White – McKinney, we believe in options. That’s why we offer anterior hip replacement, a proven, minimally invasive technique that usually minimizes pain and the time from surgery to recovery.

Anterior hip replacement offers many potential benefits:

  • It allows the surgeon to get to the hip joint from the front of the hip rather than having to cut and then reattach muscles around the hip as in the conventional approach.
  • In the anterior approach, an orthopedic surgeon reaches the hip by working through natural openings between muscles. By not having to cut the muscles, there is usually decreased pain and healing time.
  • With a conventional approach, typically there are strict precautions for hip movement, which can slow down recovery. With the anterior approach, patients are allowed to bend their hip freely post-operatively and can bear full weight as soon as comfortable. This usually results in a more rapid return to normal function.
  • The HANA® operating table makes it easier to access the hip through a small, soft-tissue-preserving incision.

Baylor Scott & White – McKinney offers board certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic specialists on its medical staff and quality equipment and technology. With the anterior hip replacement, we combine all of those to create a new and improved total hip surgery that provides improved results and quality of life.

Orthopedic Care Center

Orthopedic Care in a Healing Environment

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney is proud to offer a dedicated orthopedic care center with a warm, healing environment and hotel-like atmosphere.

The orthopedic unit was designed and equipped specifically for patients recovering from musculoskeletal conditions.

It is staffed by caregivers specially trained to help patients recover from orthopedic injuries and procedures, such as orthopedic trauma, joint replacement surgery and sport medicine treatments.

The new unit includes:

  • 16 private rooms specifically designed to accommodate orthopedic patients
  • Meals featuring freshly prepared menu items by our executive chef
  • Flat screen televisions in each room
  • Private bathrooms
  • A gymnasium on the unit for convenient access to therapy sessions

Get Orthopedic Treatment in McKinney

If you are experiencing joint pain or have been injured, the first step is to make an appointment with an orthopedic physician on the Baylor Scott & White – McKinney medical staff who can evaluate your condition and recommend treatment options.

Joint Revision Surgery

Advanced Repair or Replacement

Joint revision surgery can help relieve pain and restore function in joints that have undergone a previous procedure. It's not unusual for artificial hip, shoulder, elbow and knee joints to require revision. Even when the initial outcome of the original replacement procedure is good, the need for revision can arise for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Normal wear of an artificial joint. Most prostheses have a life of 10 to 20 years. As time passes, an artificial joint may fit less securely and lose effectiveness or break.
  • Pain. Any pain or discomfort that persists after recovery from a joint procedure may indicate one or more problems and could be a reason to consider revision.
  • Infection of surrounding tissue. Infection can cause weakness or damage to the joint.
  • Structural defects. Debris from components of an artificial joint can cause problems.
  • Musculoskeletal tumors. This serious condition in the joint or surrounding soft tissue can lead to functional impairment.

Specialized Treatment for Complex Challenges

Correction of a previous joint repair or replacement is typically more complex than an initial joint procedure. The cause, previous damage and structural issues complicate these cases and call for specialized expertise.

Baylor Scott & White – McKinney features experienced joint revision surgeons on the medical staff.

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