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Our experts can help protect and restore your orthopedic movement through treatment choices meaningful to your situation and your goals.
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Move better with Baylor Scott & White

There are several ways Baylor Scott and White orthopedic services can help you move better every day.

Read blog posts about joint wellness, back or neck wellness and sports medicine, try our strengthening exercises, take our knee pain assessment, download treatment guides for knee and hip pain, review our services and features, or determine if you meet the criteria to join an orthopedic clinical trial.

Orthopedic service features

We offer many services and features within most of our orthopedic programs to help enhance your experience with us. These services and features vary in availability by medical center.

  • SportsCare personal concierge service across North Texas, Temple and Waco helps primarily connect athletes and the active to orthopedic specialists and other treatment access
  • Nurse navigation to walk with you through your surgical experience
  • Dedicated orthopedic units with private rooms and staff trained specifically in the care of orthopedic patients
  • Rehabilitation gyms located within the orthopedic units
  • Physical therapists specially trained to rehab orthopedic patients
  • Joint replacement pre-operative class guides
  • Comprehensive services
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Education and resources
We offer a variety of injury prevention and lifestyle tips to help you move better.

Orthopedic care services

Let us serve your personalized needs and those of your loved ones. Our niche orthopedic services include pediatrics, hip preservation, complex joint revision and musculoskeletal tumors, scoliosis and trauma.

  • Back and neck
  • Elbow and shoulder
  • Foot and ankle
  • Hand and wrist
  • Hip preservation
  • Joint wellness
  • Complex joint revision and musculoskeletal tumors
  • Sports medicine
  • Orthopedic trauma
  • Pediatric orthopedics

Back and neck

Move better through your back and neck

We offer a variety of services through experts who can help with your specific needs, including strengthening exercises, rehabilitation, medication or surgical consults with spine specialists.

Elbow and shoulder

Conservative treatment may not alleviate elbow or shoulder pain long-term. When that happens, Baylor Scott & White Health not only offers a full array of surgical procedures to correct conditions of the upper extremities, but also features procedures that are not widely available such as reverse total shoulder replacement, revision shoulder surgery and revision shoulder replacement often through current, minimally invasive techniques.

Foot and ankle

If you’re bothered by foot or ankle pain, see your doctor to help prevent your symptoms from progressing. If you need a physician, foot and ankle specialists on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White medical centers can help get your feet on the treatment path that’s right for you. Get ready to move better.

Hand and wrist

Your fingers, hands, wrists and elbows are integral in daily living. With them you play music or sports, text your friends, work or hold hands with your loved ones. While many upper extremity conditions can be treated through medication or rest, some may require surgery by an orthopedic specialist.

Hip preservation

Hip preservation is a service that preserves as much of your natural bone as possible while alleviating pain. Whether hip pain is from a congenital condition or early osteoarthritis from over use, surgeons trained in preservation work to delay or prevent hip joint replacement.

Joint wellness

With advances in technology and surgical procedures, you now have even more options for joint replacement. In addition to traditional approaches, Baylor Scott & White also offers several specialized procedures that help lessen recovery time.

Joint wellness experts are able to treat your joint pain from your shoulders to your feet conservatively or if necessary, by performing partial or full joint replacement surgery traditionally, through the anterior hip approach, one day post-operative discharges and robotically*.

If you’ve had a joint replaced but are experiencing pain or instability, learn more about our complex joint revision services or search our orthopedic oncologists to make an appointment.

*Offered in Temple and Waxahachie

Complex joint revision and musculoskeletal tumors

Offered at our Dallas, Plano and Temple hospitals, these complex services offer a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal disease, including bone and soft tissue cancer, infected joints and joint revision surgery.

Sports medicine

Whether you’re an athlete or just living a full life, quick movement, body mechanics, overuse, poor posture or taking a misstep can do an "end-run" on your joints, tendons and ligaments, and sometimes your brain by sustaining a concussion.

Comprehensive care is our game plan for athletes, the active and those with sports-like injuries.

  • If you are experiencing pain or have aggravated a previous injury, speak to your doctor and find a rehabilitation location convenient for you.
  • Sports teams across DFW, Temple and Waco may choose a Baylor Scott & White SportsCare concierge liaison for help connecting players and family members with primary care doctors or physician specialists. Concierge liaisons are licensed athletic trainers.
  • Learn more about our sports concussion treatment program.
  • Orthopedic sports medicine surgeons on the medical staff are skilled at treating and repairing all types of orthopedic injuries resulting from participating in sports or even injuries that result from everyday life.

Orthopedic trauma

Falls and motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of trauma injury. Trauma ratings at BSWH range from level 1, which handles all cases of trauma to level 4 hospitals which provide advanced trauma life support before transferring patients to a higher level trauma facility.

Pediatric orthopedics

Whether your child experiences a sports injury from a game or a sports-like injury from roughhousing or has a congenital concern, we can help. Call 1.844.BSW.DOCS or search our online directory for a pediatric orthopedist near you.

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's orthopedic services in Temple

Clinical trials

For more information, contact:

Dorian Wood
Dorian.Wood@BSWHealth.org

Preoperative Staphylococcus Aureus decolonization before total joint arthroplasty: Mupirocin vs non-antibiotic alcohol based nasal antiseptic.

Study examining two pre-operative methods aimed at reducing surgical site infections.

Inclusion criteria: Patients (male or female) between the age of 18 to 99 years old that are undergoing a total hip or knee surgery at Baylor University Medical Center, Baylor Medical Center at Uptown and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Plano starting February 2019.

Exclusion criteria: Patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty for trauma. Patients undergoing revision arthroplasty for infection. Patients who are allergic to oranges. Patients who are allergic to Mupirocin.

For more information, contact:

Ruth King
Ruth.King@BSWHealth.org

A Prospective Multicenter Open-label Randomized Controlled Trial of Agili-C™ vs. Surgical Standard of Care (SSOC) for the Treatment of Joint Surface Lesions of the Knee

Study for individuals suffering from knee pain and have been told their cartilage is injured, or suffer from mild to moderate knee arthritis or knee lesions.

Inclusion criteria: 21-75 years; Up to three treatable joint surface lesion(s), ICRS Grade III or above, on the femoral condyles and/or trochlea. Symptomatic total treatable area 1-7 cm2; Must be physically and mentally willing and able to comply with the postoperative rehabilitation protocol and scheduled clinical and radiographic visits. Signed and dated consent form. Non-responsive to physical therapy for at least three to four weeks.

Exclusion criteria: Malalignment more than eight degrees varus OR eight degrees valgus according to standing X-ray. Lack of functional remaining meniscus, at least 5mm rim at the end of the procedure. Meniscal transplantation in the past six months. Any known tumor of the index knee. Any known history of intra-articular or osseous infection of the index knee.

For more information, contact:

Temilola Majekodunmi
Temilola.Majekodunmi@BSWHealth.org

The Most Effective Local Infiltration Analgesic (LIA) in Reducing Overall Opioid Use and Nausea in the Acute Postoperative Period of Shoulder Arthroplasty Patients; a Prospective,  Blinded, Randomized, Observational Study

Study evaluation to determine the least opioid and antiemetic intake during the acute post-operative period in shoulder arthroplasty patients.

Inclusion criteria: >18; Diagnosed shoulder arthropathy. Patients scheduled for shoulder arthroplasty.

Exclusion criteria: Prior known allergy to either one of the SOC infiltrative analgesic agents (Bupivacaine, Bupivacaine liposome or Multimodal analgesic containing Ropivacaine, Ketorolac, Epinephrine and normal saline) 

For more information, contact:

Benjamin Welling
Benjamin.Welling@BSWHealth.org

Evaluation of Resilience Affecting Postoperative Outcomes after Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Evaluating preoperative patient resilience (defined broadly as the capacity "to bounce back or recover from stress"), as measured by the Brief Resilience Scale (BRS) and its correlation with postoperative outcomes.

Inclusion criteria: All adult (>18yo) patients undergoing arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.

Exclusion criteria: Revision surgery, pregnant and non-English speaking patients.

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