Move better with Baylor Scott & White Health

Seeking orthopedic information usually means something hurts you or a loved one. We invite you to explore our resources to help combat pain and start the journey to moving better. If needed and when you’re ready, physicians on the medical staff specialized in all areas of orthopedics will customize a non-surgical or surgical care plan you both agree can be a home run. At Baylor Scott & White, you will be involved in choosing the treatment offering the best long-term solution to end your pain.

Not sure where to start? Discover your next steps by taking our pain assessments—quick questionnaires for your knee, back, hip or shoulder that reveal if it’s time to make an orthopedic appointment and with which specialist.

Learn more about specific orthopedic conditions, our orthopedic service specialties and features that can make your time with us more comfortable. Discover strengthening exercises and preventative information from our blog articles or consider if a clinical trial could be a fit for you.

Don't just ignore orthopedic pain. Let’s address it together so you can move better.

Bothered by knee, back, hip or shoulder pain?

Our short assessment can help determine if you should see an orthopedic specialist.

Orthopedic care services


Complex joint revision and musculoskeletal tumors

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

More about complex joint and musculoskeletal tumor program

Foot and ankle

If you’re bothered by foot pain, an ankle sprain or other condition, see your doctor to help prevent your foot and ankle pain symptoms from progressing.

If you need a physician, orthopedic foot and ankle specialists near you on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White medical centers across Texas can help get your feet on the treatment path that’s right for you.

Get ready to move better.

More about foot and ankle care

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.

More about hand and wrist pain and injuries

Hip preservation treatment

Hip preservation is an orthopedic treatment that preserves as much of your natural bone as possible while providing hip pain relief.

Whether hip pain is from a congenital condition or early osteoarthritis overuse, orthopedic surgeons trained in hip preservation treatment work to delay or prevent hip replacement surgery.

More about hip preservation

Joint wellness

Whether you or a loved one experience knee pain, hip pain or pain in a shoulder or ankle joint, with advances in technology and surgical procedures, you now have even more options for joint surgery. In addition to traditional approaches, Baylor Scott & White also offers several specialized procedures that help reduce joint replacement recovery time.

Joint wellness experts are able to treat your orthopedic joint pain from your shoulders to your ankles conservatively or, if necessary, by performing partial or total joint replacement surgery traditionally, through the anterior hip approach, one day post-operative discharges and even using robotic surgery*. We also offer total reverse shoulder replacement.

Sometimes knee replacement complications and other joint complications arise that require examination from a physician experienced in complex joints. If you’ve had a joint replaced but are experiencing knee pain, hip pain or instability, learn more about our complex joint revision services or search our orthopedic oncologists to make an appointment.

*Robotic joint replacement surgery is available at the following medical centers:

Hip or knee pain? Watch our 20-minute webinar, Resolving Hip or Knee Pain, to learn how you can move better.

More about joint pain treatment

Neck and back pain

Orthopedic spine physicians utilize a variety of services to relieve neck and back pain, including a physical therapist who can teach you strengthening exercises and improve your body mechanics.  Austin area residents may find relief from their neck or back pain through chiropractic care, a part of orthopedic services there. Other treatment options from orthopedic spine experts may involve medication, injections or spine surgery.

Orthopedic trauma

Falls and motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of trauma injury.

Trauma ratings at Baylor Scott & White range from Level I, which handles all cases of trauma to Level IV hospitals which provide advanced trauma life support before transferring patients to a higher level trauma facility.

More about trauma services

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.

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

Shoulder pain

Bone spurs and rotator cuff issues are some common upper extremity conditions impacting active and sedentary lives.

Conservative treatment, like sports therapy, may not alleviate shoulder pain long-term.

When that happens, Baylor Scott & White Health not only offers a full array of orthopedic surgery procedures to correct conditions of the upper extremities, but we also feature 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.

More about treatment

Is shoulder pain limiting your normal activities?

Take this brief pain assessment to see if you should make an appointment with a shoulder surgeon.

Take the shoulder pain assessment

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, such as an ACL tear or ACL injury, and sometimes your brain by sustaining a concussion.

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

  • Learn about our centers and sports medicine programs for injury prevention and improved physical performance.
  • If you are experiencing new pain or pain from a previous injury, speak to your doctor about sports therapy and find a rehabilitation location convenient for you.
  • Sports teams across Dallas-Fort Worth 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.
More about sports medicine services

Orthopedic service features

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

  • SportsCare is a personal concierge service across North Texas that helps connect athletes and the active to orthopedic specialists and other treatment access.
  • Comprehensive services such as bloodwork, imaging and rehabilitation are often provided on the same hospital campus as your preferred orthopedic physician.
  • Robotic orthopedic surgery is offered in multiple medical centers in North Texas, Temple, Waco and Austin.
  • Nurse navigation walks with you through services that are part of your care.
  • Dedicated orthopedic units feature private rooms and nursing staff trained specifically in the care of orthopedic patients.
  • Rehabilitation gyms are located within the orthopedic units.
  • Physical therapists are specially trained to rehab orthopedic patients.
  • Joint replacement pre-operative class guides help patients prepare for and recover well from joint surgery.
  • Our back and neck surgical education guide will help you or your loved ones have a better surgical experience.
  • Free parking and complimentary valet are available at most Baylor Scott & White Medical Centers.

Clinical trials

  • Total joint arthroplasty

    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, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center –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:

    Dorian Wood

  • Knee joint surface lesions

    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:

    Ruth King

  • Shoulder arthroplasty

    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:

    Temilola Majekodunmi

  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

    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.

    For more information, contact:

    Benjamin Welling

Education and resources

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