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Bone and Joint Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Your bones and joints are keys 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.

For Williamson County and the greater Austin metro area, the Bone and Joint Program at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Round Rock, is the destination of choice for comprehensive orthopedic care. Using advanced diagnostic imaging to precisely pinpoint your orthopedic issue, the program brings all of the necessary resources together under one roof to offer complete treatment and rehabilitation services for common and complex musculoskeletal conditions.

Board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic specialists on the medical staff of Baylor Scott & White – Round Rock, use their expertise and experience to address a wide variety of orthopedic issues. From joint wellness to sports injury to intricate and minimally-invasive surgical approaches, our team of orthopedic specialists, sub-specialists and specially trained clinicians are focused on helping you beat your orthopedic challenges and return to normal activities of daily life.

Why patients choose our program

  • 40,000 square-feet of clinic and treatment space conveniently located on the campus of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Round Rock. This specialized orthopedic center, in addition to 11 satellite locations in clinics throughout the Austin/Round Rock region, supports other Baylor Scott & White medical centers in the region – Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Taylor, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lakeway, Austin clinics – with diagnostic and treatment expertise for complex cases.
  • 40+ specialists and subspecialists, plus experts in both surgical and non-surgical treatment approaches.
  • On-site support services including physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy, occupational therapy, hand therapy, sports medicine, athletic training, and Fusionetics.
  • Advanced diagnostics and diagnostic radiology including X-ray and access to computerized tomography (CT) scanners, high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) scans and ultrasound imaging.   

Whatever your orthopedic problem, we have the solution

The program provides patient-focused, quality oriented care for a multitude of orthopedic issues:

  • Total joint replacement – knees, hips, shoulders
  • Anterior hip replacement
  • Hand and wrist care
  • Foot and ankle care
  • Minimally-invasive treatment for joints
  • Joint reconstruction
  • Spine Center
  • Sports medicine

Total Joint Replacement

You rely on your knees, hips and shoulders every day. After years of constant overuse or trauma, they may begin to wear out. As a result, many people experience the pain and quality-of-life limiting aspects of arthritis.  With advances in technology and surgical procedures, the orthopedic surgeons on our medical staff offer a variety of options for treating your joint issue, including total joint replacement. This approach completely replaces the damaged joint with an implant designed to provide you with a good-as-new joint that will help you regain range of motion, significantly reduce or eliminate pain, and resume your normal life.

  • Our joint replacement specialists have performed thousands of procedures, providing them with the expertise and experience to help patients achieve their highest level of functioning.
  • Our orthopedic surgeons are on the leading edge of prosthesis development to ensure better, longer-lasting implants.
  • Our integrated approach to joint replacement features a rapid recovery program that employs an intensive therapy approach.

Anterior Hip Replacement

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 faster recovery time. Your surgeon will advise you if you are a candidate for this procedure.

Hand and Wrist Care

Our Hand Clinic treats diseases and injuries that cause pain and impair the strength, function and flexibility of hands, wrists 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 problems. The Center also offers an extensive hand therapy program where specially-trained occupational therapists help hand surgery patients regain strength and range of motion.

Foot and Ankle Care

Many Central Texans experience foot and ankle problems ranging from sprains, flat feet and bone spurs, to plantar fasciitis, rheumatoid arthritis, neuropathies, Achilles tendonitis, heel pain, bunions, hammertoe and hallux rigidus (stiff big toe). Our foot and ankle specialists treat these as well as orthopedic trauma, neuropathies, tendon and ligament injuries, and sports related injuries.  Our staff provide solutions including custom-made orthotics as well as surgical procedures.

Minimally Invasive Treatment for Joints

Many joint problems can be treated successfully with minimally-invasive surgical approaches. Often, these procedures are performed through the laparoscope. Sometimes, our specially trained orthopedic surgeons use robotic technology. The goal of any surgery is to achieve the optimum outcome for the patient including little-to-no pain and improved range of motion. Your orthopedic surgeon will advise you if you are a candidate for a minimally-invasive surgery.

Joint Reconstruction

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 the medical staff have the special expertise required to perform these intricate procedures.

Spine Center

Neurologists, neurosurgeons and spine specialists treat a wide array of spine ailments including:

  • Spinal fractures (cervical, thoracic and lumbar)
  • Herniated disks
  • Low back pain
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal cord injuries

Sports 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 for children, adolescents and adults is our game plan. Physicians on the medical staff who are specialists in sports medicine work with specially-trained physical and occupational therapists as well as athletic trainers to repair and rehabilitate all sports- related injuries, from the simple to the complex:

  • Shoulder and elbow pain (frozen shoulder, rotator cuff, fractures, ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction)
  • Hand and wrist pain (carpal tunnel, arthritis)
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain (ACL, MCL and LCL tears, tendonitis, torn meniscus)
  • Ankle and foot pain

If surgery is recommended, many minimally-invasive procedures are available to repair a wide variety of sports injuries. Your surgeon can recommend the best surgical procedure for your problem.

Sports injury screenings are available by qualified personnel to assess level of injury and provide advice on appropriate treatment.  A screening can be scheduled by calling 512.509.TEAM.​

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Patients recovering from bone and joint diseases and injuries frequently participate in rehabilitation to improve strength and increase range of motion. The goal is to return the patient to his or her highest level of function. Physiatrists, physicians on the Baylor Scott & White medical staff that specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation, oversee this phase of the patient’s recovery as one of the final steps in his or her continuum of care. From the moment a bone or joint patient enters our doors, the entire care team is collaborating to plan for optimum outcomes and discharge home. The rehab team includes:

  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Hand therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Orthotics/prosthetics specialists
  • Athletic trainers

A Relentless Dedication to Research
As part of the largest non-profit healthcare system in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White Health conducts research studies and clinical trials conducted by fellowship-trained surgeons, basic scientists, post-doctoral clinical researchers, orthopedic residents and medical students.  The overall goal is to develop new approaches to treatment that will help patients overcome pain and regain the confidence and mobility to live their lives to the fullest.  And because we have access to this knowledge, our patients throughout our system benefit from these discoveries.

For more information about the Bone and Joint Program at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Round Rock, or to schedule an appointment, call:

  • Sports Medicine: 512.509.TEAM
  • Spine Center: 512.509.BACK
  • Orthopedics: 512.509.8800
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