Orthopedic care

Orthopedic pain and injuries are very common. Orthopedic conditions may be a result of aging, injury or overuse. At HCA Houston Healthcare, we offer advanced orthopedic care, including surgical options, to relieve your pain and help you return to a pain-free lifestyle. Our orthopedic services are expansive and include:

The health of your bones and joints is vital to maintain your ability to work, move and perform daily activities. Our orthopedists and orthopedic surgeons take care of your joints, ligaments, bones, tendons, muscles and nerves. In addition to the orthopedic services offered at HCA Houston hospitals, HCA Houston-affiliate Texas Orthopedic Hospital provides specialized, designated orthopedic care.

Imaging and diagnostics services

Understanding and diagnosing your orthopedic pain is the first step in our treatment process. The facilities at HCA Houston Healthcare provide state-of-the-art imaging equipment and technology, which allows us to visualize your injury and develop the most effective treatment plan for you. Our imaging goes beyond pictures of your bones, it is able to show us detailed images of joints, bones and surrounding tissues. We use the following imaging technologies:

  • X-rays
  • Sonography
  • Computed tomography (CT) scans
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Nuclear medicine bone scan

Orthopedic treatment options

Orthopedic conditions can be treated in a variety of different ways depending on the severity of pain and damage to surrounding cartilage. Treatments may include:

Joint replacement surgery is typically performed on the hips, knees and shoulders. Surgery is an option when there is severe damage to the joint, typically caused by arthritis. During surgery, the damaged bone and cartilage are removed and replaced with a prosthetic. Following a joint replacement procedure, patients are expected to attend physical therapy to help regain full range of motion and minimize pain.