Orthopedic Services

Orthopedic Specialists Focused on You

University Health System orthopedic doctors diagnose and treat painful conditions caused by injury or disease to your muscles, bones or joints. Our goal is to help you reduce or relieve pain and get you back to an active life as quickly as possible.

Our team provides advanced care for all adult and pediatric orthopedic conditions, with a specialty focus on:

Nationally Recognized Orthopedic Care

We are San Antonio and South Texas’ first and only health system to earn Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) — a prestigious designation earned only by healthcare providers with a proven track record for providing excellent care and positive outcomes.

As a nationally recognized teaching hospital, in partnership with UT Medicine San Antonio, expect a higher level of care with advanced treatment options and innovations.

Conditions

University Health System orthopedic specialists see thousands of patients every year.

We treat adults and children with a wide range of orthopedic conditions, caused by:

  • Trauma
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Tumors
  • Infection
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Falls
  • Amputations

Our focus is on caring for you and determining the best course of treatment based on your needs. If we can avoid surgery, we will. But if surgery is needed, our orthopedic surgeons work closely with primary care physicians, rehabilitation experts and other specialists to provide you with the best care available.

Testing & Diagnosis

Our team takes advantage of the latest technology and advanced procedures to diagnosis your condition correctly and as quickly as possible. Tests and diagnostic procedures we use include:

  • X-ray
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Ultrasound
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan
  • Bone scan
  • Bone density scan

Once you’re diagnosed, real-time test results are quickly shared with the appropriate specialists through our integrated electronic medical record system in the area.

Treatments

We offer comprehensive treatment options, beginning with nonsurgical options whenever possible. Anti-inflammatory pain medications, interventional pain management, such as spinal injections, and occupational/physical therapy are often combined to provide the pain relief you need.

When surgery is necessary, University Health System is the leading choice for referring physicians and patients alike. Our orthopedic surgeons use advanced techniques to reconstruct bones, tendons, or joints and restore function, including:

  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Total and partial hip replacements
  • Total and partial knee replacements
  • Total and partial shoulder replacements

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