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Orthopedic care

Orthopedists are doctors who take care of the entire musculoskeletal system. They diagnose and treat conditions such sprains, strains, broken bones, arthritis and osteoporosis. Some of the treatments they offer include recommending lifestyle changes, applying casts and performing surgeries, such as ligament repairs or total joint replacements.

Orthopedic and spine care in San Antonio

At Methodist Healthcare, our goal is to eliminate or reduce your pain while providing you with the high-quality care you deserve.

If you are among the millions of people in South Texas living with chronic pain or if you've experienced an injury, accident or fall, our multidisciplinary team of orthopedic specialists are trained in the latest technologies to diagnose and treat your condition.

Related specialties

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For more information about our orthopedic services or to find a surgeon, please call Methodist Healthcare at (210) 575-0355.

Comprehensive orthopedic care

Our experienced team of orthopedic specialists use the latest techniques and advancements in technology to develop a personalized treatment plan for a variety of orthopedic, joint, spine and sports injuries including:

Orthopedic conditions

  • Achilles tendon injury
  • Ankle impingement
  • Ankle sprain
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Concussion
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Golfer's elbow
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle cramps
  • Muscular or tendon strains
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Overuse injury
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Shin splints
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Stress fracture
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Trauma

Spine conditions:

  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Degenerative Back Conditions
  • Degenerative Neck Conditions
  • Disc Replacement
  • Herniated or Ruptured Disc
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Stress Fracture
  • Trauma

Sports medicine conditions

As the healthcare provider of the San Antonio Spurs, San Antonio FC, UTSA Athletics and some of the largest school districts in South Texas, the orthopedic physicians in the Methodist Sports Medicine program are trusted to take care of our community’s highest profile athletes and rising stars.

  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Overtraining syndrome
  • Patellar tendon injury
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Separated shoulder (AC Joint Injury)
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylosis (Low Spine Stress Fracture)
  • Sports hernias
  • Sprains & strains
  • Stress fracture
  • Tendonitis
  • Turf toe
  • Whiplash

Treatments and services

Our orthopedic specialists take a multidisciplinary approach to provide individualized care in a patient-centered environment:

Orthopedic and Spine treatment options

  • Hip replacement
  • Joint replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Loose body removal
  • Lumbar laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally-invasive spine surgery
  • Nerve decompression
  • Total ankle replacement
  • Physical therapy & rehabilitation
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Spinal fusion

Sports Medicine treatment options

  • Non-surgical treatment options
  • Physical therapy and rehab for sports injuries
  • Sports physicals
  • Strength and stability training

Rehabilitation and therapy services

Depending on your treatment plan, rehabilitation or therapy services may be encouraged before you can be safely discharged home. Our rehabilitation centers offer inpatient therapy that helps patients maximize their capabilities after experiencing a stroke, hip fracture, brain injury, amputation or other orthopedic conditions. Our fully equipped rehabilitation gym helps patients return to the most meaningful and productive life possible. Methodist Healthcare has six inpatient rehabilitation centers as well as outpatient therapy options throughout San Antonio for your convenience.

Specialized programs and services providing advanced treatment options throughout San Antonio

Joint replacement centers

The Joint Replacement Centers throughout Methodist Healthcare are dedicated inpatient centers for elective joint replacement surgeries. The Joint Replacement Centers are home to orthopedic surgeons, technicians, nurses, occupational therapists and physical therapists who help knee and hip replacement patients return to their favorite activities as soon as possible. These coordinated care programs are designed to provide a care approach from pre-op education through recovery for all joint replacement patients.

Joint Replacement Center locations:

Brain and Spine Centers:

  • Methodist Hospital Northeast Brain and Spine Center
  • Methodist Hospital Stone Oak Brain and Spine Center
  • Methodist Hospital Texsan Brain and Spine Center

Very Important Athlete Program

A key benefit of the Methodist Sports Medicine program is our Very Important Athlete (VIA) Program that provides expedited access to one of Methodist Healthcare’s ERs when an athlete has a medical emergency during a sporting event. Working alongside head athletic trainers at various participating schools, the Methodist Sports Medicine athletic trainers coordinate care so that injured athletes can receive prompt evaluation by our ER medial team.

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