Orthopedic Services

Orthopedic Specialists Focused on You

University Health 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:

Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement

University Hospital is home to the premier Level I Trauma Center for adult care and the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in South Texas. Additionally,our team of rehabilitation experts offer the best care available to help you recover quickly and with little interruption to your normal daily activities.

Our orthopedic surgeons are dedicated to providing the most comprehensive state-of-the-art care for joint replacement for the hip, knee and shoulder and we work closely with other specialists to ensure that you get the treatment you need before and after surgery.

We are San Antonio and South Texas’ first 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 Health San Antonio, expect a higher level of care with advanced treatment options and innovations.


University Health 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
  • Osteoarthritis

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.


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 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:

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