Move better with Baylor Scott & White Health

We're your home base for all things orthopedic. Make the move to being active again by teaming up with an orthopedic specialist.

Find resources to help combat hip pain, back pain, knee pain, replaced joint pain, shoulder pain and sports related injuries. Discover your next steps by taking our pain assessments—quick questionnaires to determine how we can best help you with discomfort in your knee, back, or hip.

Don't just ignore orthopedic pain. Move past it. And move better.

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, Temple and Waco that helps connect athletes and the active to orthopedic specialists and other treatment access.
  • Nurse navigation walks with you through your surgical experience.
  • Dedicated orthopedic units feature private rooms and 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 are helpful.
  • Comprehensive services are available.
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
Dislocated joint

A dislocation occurs when extreme force is put on a ligament, allowing the ends of two connected bones to separate.

Dislocated joint treatment
All dislocations require immediate medical attention because fractures can also occur with dislocations.

Some joint dislocations may go back into place by themselves. However, for those dislocations that do not go back into place, you will need treatment to place the joint back into its proper position so it will heal.

Treatment plans for patients with a dislocated joint will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of dislocation and personal preferences.

Dislocated joint treatment options may include:

  • Medication
  • R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression and elevation)
  • Surgery
  • Splint or cast
  • Pain management
Elbow and shoulder

Tennis elbow, 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 elbow or 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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple 

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 specialists provide a variety of services to relieve neck and back pain through orthopedic doctors who can help with your specific needs, including strengthening exercises, rehabilitation, medication or spine surgery consults with spine doctors.

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.

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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
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, 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.
More about sports medicine services

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.