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Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital is a leader in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of orthopedic disorders. Affiliated orthopedic surgeons treat the full array of such injuries, including:

  • Fractures
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Torn Ligaments
  • Tendon Ruptures
  • Cartilage Injuries

We utilize the full array of nonsurgical treatments or, when necessary, the latest surgical techniques. Physicians and caregivers at our Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Centers throughout the bay area prepare athletes of all levels, including high school and college players, to compete at their highest level while preventing injuries. When injuries do occur, we focus on providing customized and specialized care to ensure the fastest possible recovery and a safe return to daily activities.

Individualized orthopedic care and customized treatment programs are delivered by experienced sports medicine-trained orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and athletic trainers.

Our services include inpatient and outpatient treatment for post-sports injuries and surgeries; orthopedic problems associated with shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot injuries; back, neck and shoulder pain; postoperative care following total joint replacement; knee ligament reconstruction; and soft-tissue injuries. Memorial Hermann Southeast tis proud to be the official healthcare provider of Pasadena Independent School District by providing medical support and services to their athletic programs.

For more information or for a physician referral, call (713) 222-CARE.

Specialty Services

Minimally Invasive Treatment for Herniated Discs

For patients with herniated discs who do not respond to therapy or medication, neurosurgeon J. Greg Bonnen, M.D., treats this problem surgically with a minimally invasive lumbar discectomy at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Bonnen has used the minimally invasive surgical approach to treat herniated discs, degenerative discs and deformity corrections.

Balloon Kyphoplasty

Balloon kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive, orthopedic treatment that stabilizes the fracture, thereby reducing pain and providing for correction of the deformity. Studies also report the following benefits:

  • Correction of vertebral body deformity
  • Significant reduction in back pain
  • Significant improvement in quality of life
  • Significant improvement in mobility, including the ability to perform daily activities such as walking, hobbies and work
  • Significant reduction in the number of days per month that a patient remains in bed
  • Low complication rate