At Methodist Children’s Hospital, providing your family with a positive experience and keeping your child moving toward a bright future is always our first priority. Our experienced team specializes in treating infants, children and teens with musculoskeletal conditions — everything from broken bones to congenital conditions such as clubfoot and hip dysplasia.

Placing a strong emphasis on communication and convenience, we’ll be by your family’s side from diagnosis and treatment through recovery, lending all the support your child needs to return to everyday activities as quickly and safely as possible. In fact, families in South Texas have been relying on Methodist Children’s for expert orthopedic care for more than 20 years.

Our orthopedic care team, which includes board-certified physicians, surgeons, specialists, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and many other providers, will take as much time as necessary to explain your child’s condition, treatment options and progress, and help you feel confident about every next step.

Learn how our orthopedics team can help your child. Call us today at (210) 575-0355.

About our program

We know broken bones, sprains, strains, and sports related injuries happen suddenly. Our orthopedic specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through all of our Methodist Healthcare facilities.

Orthopedics conditions we treat

At Methodist Children’s Hospital, we lead the way in diagnosing and treating pediatric orthopedic conditions of the spine, hip, hand, leg and foot, as well as traumatic bone and muscle injuries. Conditions we treat include:

  • Broken bones, sprains and strains
  • Benign bone tumors
  • Bone and soft tissue conditions related to cerebral palsy
  • Clubfoot and other complex foot problems
  • Hip dysplasia
  • In-toeing and out-toeing
  • Joint conditions related to arthrogryposis
  • Kyphosis and other spinal deformities
  • Different leg lengths and limb deformities
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Orthopedic problems associated with spina bifida and neuromuscular conditions such as muscular dystrophy
  • Orthopedic concerns caused by an infection or past injury
  • Scoliosis
  • Skeletal dysplasia
  • Sports injuries

If your child is experiencing orthopedic problems related to non-orthopedic condition, such as cerebral palsy or spina bifida, please know that we’ll work with other providers on your child’s care team in a coordinated way to ensure the best care possible.

We also strive to offer the least invasive treatment plan and avoid surgery whenever possible. However, should your child need surgery, the surgeon will use minimally invasive techniques that put less stress on the body and encourage a faster recovery.

Pediatric orthopedic treatment in San Antonio

Our orthopedics team is dedicated to providing the most innovative therapies for children with orthopedic conditions. Whether your child needs surgery, long-term interventions, or a course of physical therapy, rest assured we’ll be here to offer help, hope and solutions.

Your child’s treatment plan will be based on their unique needs. Treatment may include:

  • Braces and splints to aid movement
  • Non-surgical procedures, such as serial casting, to guide bones, joins and tendons into a more natural alignment
  • Occupational therapy to help children learn skills and participate in everyday activities
  • Physical therapy to improve mobility, range of motion, balance, strength and endurance
  • Prosthetics (artificial limbs) and orthotics (external braces)
  • Surgery, which can correct a deformity, improve mobility or ease painful symptoms

Specialized programs

Children who have a spinal condition need specialized care from a team of experts. That’s why we offer the Spinal and Thoracic Center at Methodist Children’s Hospital. There, your family will find comprehensive services that include a complete diagnosis, multiple treatment strategies and supportive rehabilitation therapy. Our unique, multidisciplinary approach addresses all aspects of your child’s needs, designing a comprehensive care plan like no other.

Visiting Methodist Children’s Hospital

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Orthopedic care at Methodist Healthcare

Orthopedic doctors, called orthopedists, take care of bones and joints. This includes knee pain, total joint replacement, issues that impact your spine and more. You might need to see an orthopedist if you have arthritis or osteoporosis, or if you've had a recent sprain, strain or broken bone.

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