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Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital provides orthopedic treatment for a full range of disorders. Treatments range from non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures to surgery and rehabilitation for muscle, joint and bone injuries and abnormalities.

Specific treatment areas include:

  • Sports medicine
  • Muscle and nerve surgery
  • Hand injuries
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Total joint replacement, including hip, knee, ankle and shoulder
  • Bone reconstruction
  • Upper extremity — shoulder, elbow, hand

Orthopedic treatments at Memorial Hermann Southwest also include our Joint Replacement Program, an innovative program that provides comprehensive rehabilitation to patients who undergo hip or knee replacement surgery. Because our programs are hospital-based, patients have access to around-the-clock emergency services and complete diagnostic resources such as laboratory, X-ray, CT scan, MRI and fitness testing.

For a physician referral, please call (713) 222-CARE.

Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder Pain Treatment

Is your hand, wrist or shoulder pain preventing you from completing routine tasks at work or home? Hand, wrist or shoulder pain can be the result of repetitive actions that stress your joints or tendons. Over time, arthritis can also cause joint pain.

At Memorial Hermann Southwest, skilled nursing staff works in conjunction with affiliated physicians and surgeons to effectively treat hand, wrist and shoulder pain with physical therapy, medication or, in some cases, surgery.

Submit your questions or request an appointment using the form on the right or call (713) 456-HAND (4263) for more information. Specialists are standing by to discuss your hand, wrist and shoulder pain treatment options – both non-invasive and minimally invasive hand, wrist and shoulder surgery as well as physical therapy. Advances in hand, wrist and shoulder surgery shorten recovery time and require minimal rest.

Joint Replacement Program

The Joint Replacement Program at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, a team of orthopedic surgeons, specially trained nurses, therapists and other caregivers treats and rehabilitates these debilitating conditions.

The Program has set up a unique program to treat and rehabilitate people that come in for hip and knee replacement surgery. The program gives patients the opportunity to share the joint replacement experience in a group setting, from pre-operative education to post-operative rehabilitation.

Prior to surgery, patients attend two separate classes to learn about their surgeries and the rehabilitation process that immediately follows.

The program begins immediately after surgery when patients begin a four-day, post-operative rehabilitation. Dressed comfortably, patients are referred to as “campers” and participate in group therapy, dining and other activities that assist them in regaining strength and mobility.

Learn more about the pre-operative and post-operative process.

For more information, call (713) 456-6948. For physician referral, call (713) 222-CARE (2273).