Orthopedic bone and joint care in Central Texas | Ascension
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Orthopedic bone and joint care in Central Texas

Experienced orthopedic specialists at Ascension Texas diagnose and treat children and adults with orthopedic conditions throughout Central Texas.

If you or a family member is living with bone or joint pain, or has experienced an injury, schedule an appointment with an orthopedic and sports medicine specialist at Ascension Texas. As the largest provider of orthopedic and sports medicine care in Central Texas, our care team delivers some of the most advanced treatment options for children, teens and adults. Sometimes, injuries and orthopedic conditions need surgery. Your orthopedic specialist has the expertise to deliver the latest in minimally invasive orthopedic surgery. 

Every visit starts with a conversation about you and how you are feeling. Tell us about any new injuries or joint pain. Your doctor may use advanced diagnostic imaging to get a clear picture of your condition. Together, you and your doctor will create a care plan with a goal of reducing pain and increasing your mobility. Your care plan may include medication, physical therapy or surgery. If surgery is needed, you’re at the right place with specialists in orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation. And your care team connects the dots for you including any additional or follow-up care, so you can focus on getting back to the things you love.


Bone, muscle and joint pain shouldn’t wait

Delaying care for knees, hips, ankles, hands or shoulders can mean more damage to joints and worsening overall health. Talk to your doctor about new symptoms, including pain you feel while you move throughout the day or that affects your quality of sleep. At Ascension Texas, our orthopedic surgeons diagnose and treat children and adults with: 

  • Arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • Bone and hip fracture
  • Bone inflammation, including Osgood-Schlatter disease and calcaneal apophysitis 
  • Bursitis (inflammation around joints) and tendinitis (inflammation in tendons)
  • Cartilage disorders
  • Frozen shoulder and rotator cuff tears
  • Hand, wrist, and elbow injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Joint (hip and knee) injuries 
  • Joint ligament and meniscus tears, including ACL and MCL
  • Pediatric bone fractures, including fractures in soft bones and incomplete fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis, and foot and ankle conditions
  • Tennis elbow
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (hip disorder)

The largest provider of orthopedic and sports medicine care in Central Texas

When you choose Ascension Texas, you get a multispeciality care team, including orthopedic doctors, orthopedic surgeons, physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors, sports medicine specialists, physical therapists, rehabilitation therapists and more. Your care team works together to deliver specialized care – from diagnosis through recovery. As part of an integrated national network, our doctors and care teams are sharing best practices, knowledge and research – bringing all the care you need close to home, at locations throughout Central Texas.

As your care needs change, we’re ready with care that’s right for you. You’ll find that managing your bone and joint health is easier with a team ready to support you.

Ask about virtual (telehealth or online) appointments as part of your ongoing care. You'll be able to talk with your doctor one-on-one by video from your phone or computer and get the care that's right for you.


Knee replacement

If you have knee pain from arthritis or an injury, the Ascension Texas orthopedic surgery care team is here for you. Our specialists listen to understand you. Then, we create a personalized care plan that’s right for you. Treatment options may include: pain management and joint injections; arthroscopy joint procedures, partial knee replacement and total knee replacement.


Hip replacement

If hip pain is making the simplest tasks such as walking, seem difficult, our specialists listen to understand you and your health concerns. Treatment options may include: hip IT band bursitis and joint injection hip labral tear repair, hip revision surgery, arthroscopy joint procedures, anterior hip replacement, posterior total hip replacement, or minimally-invasive robotic surgery.


Foot and ankle surgery

Specialists at Ascension Texas have the expertise to diagnose and treat foot injuries and conditions in adults and children. Common conditions include: heel pain, plantar fasciitis, bunions, arthritis, sprains and fractures. If surgery is needed, your orthopedic specialist is experienced in minimally-invasive surgery.


Hand, wrist, and elbow surgery

Nonsurgical and surgical treatment options are available to help relieve wrist and hand pain. Common hand conditions include: broken bones in the hand, wrist, and arm, carpal tunnel syndrome, dislocated finger, hand arthritis, trigger finger, and wrist sprain.


Pediatric orthopedics

From sports injuries and simple fractures to more complex bone diseases and conditions — we have the expertise to deliver advanced orthopedic care for children and teens. Common conditions include: dislocated hip; hand, arm, shoulder, ankle and foot conditions, leg length discrepancy and reconstruction, spine and scoliosis, and sports injuries.


Physical therapy

Understanding how to recover from your injury or after surgery helps improve your overall health. Our rehabilitation care team is here to help. We offer outpatient physical therapy appointments, with flexible hours around your work or school schedule. 


Regenerative medicine for joint pain

Your doctor and care team understand how chronic joint pain can make simple activities hard to do. We listen to understand how your pain is affecting your daily life. Then, we work with you to create a care plan, from targeted therapies and non-surgical treatments to daily exercises. Treatments may include: bursitis injections, cartilage restoration, or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, an orthobiologic treatment.


Shoulder surgery

If you have pain in your shoulder or difficulty raising your arms, our orthopedic surgeons offer many minimally invasive surgical options, as well as open surgical procedures if needed. 


Spine surgery

Getting the right spine care at the right time for your back pain is critical for your health. At Ascension Texas, our spine care team specializes in both non-surgical and surgical care options. Common spinal conditions include: arthritis, herniated disk, muscle strain, sciatica, orthopedic stress fracture, spinal stenosis and scoliosis. 


Sports medicine

Ascension Texas also provides sports medicine and sports performance care for  active teens and adults. When injuries occur we work together to help you return to the activities and sports you enjoy.


Trauma fracture care

Our ER care teams care for dislocations, knee and hip injuries, bone fractures, spine injuries and back pain. From the ER, we connect you to an orthopedic specialist for your follow-up care. 

If you experience a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911. 


Get a second opinion from an orthopedic surgeon

Get the confidence and peace of mind that your doctor and care plan are right for you. It's easy to get a second opinion at Ascension Texas. We can review your medical records and healthcare history to answer your questions and discuss options. Talk with one of our doctors about a personalized care plan.

When you are facing a new diagnosis, have been injured or are considering surgery, there’s a lot to think about. We can discuss both therapeutic or surgical treatment plans. Our team of highly experienced orthopedic specialists can provide you with a second opinion based on experience and as part of an integrated national network of care.

Before your appointment, check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered or required.

Insurance coverage for surgery

Talk with your insurance provider about insurance coverage options for having an outpatient orthopedic surgery, such as total knee replacement. Orthopedic surgery may be covered by various insurance plans as well as Medicare. First, you need to be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon.


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