We provide pediatric and adult patients with a comprehensive range of orthopaedic care including innovative nonsurgical and surgical options. Our orthopaedic surgeons are leaders in the newest surgical procedures available, including arthroscopic and minimally invasive procedures for the shoulder, knee, spine, and hip; joint replacement and reconstructive surgery; and trauma surgery for orthopaedic injuries.
Our surgeons, medical doctors, and health care professionals treat patients at UT Southwestern University Hospitals, Children’s Medical Center, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Parkland Memorial Hospital, and the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Committed to Orthopaedic Innovations
UT Southwestern’s skilled physicians are committed to excellence in patient care while expanding the field of orthopaedic surgery with groundbreaking research and new surgical techniques. Several examples include:
- Our surgeons have pioneered minimally invasive percutaneous surgery – especially for fractures of the acetabulum (the bowl-shaped spot on each side of the pelvis where the leg bone fits). This surgical technique allows for incisions that are so small that the wounds don’t break open during healing (dehiscence).
- We were the first in North Texas to use a gender-specific (female) prosthetic for knee replacement.
- Our orthopaedic surgeons are experts in surface replacement joint preservation surgery and minimally invasive muscle-sparing hip surgery. We are among a small number of surgeons in Texas pioneering arthroscopic hip replacement surgery, an innovative approach that allows for better long-term movement and shorter recovery times.
- Our Spine team was the only group in Texas involved in an acclaimed 20-year international study to understand why back and neck pain occurs and to find ways to improve treatment. (“The Foundation of a New Paradigm of Disc Degeneration: The Twin Spine Study.”)
- For some patients with severe rotator cuff damage and its complications, UT Southwestern performs an innovative operation called reverse total shoulder replacement. This operation reverses the joint’s ball-and-socket configuration, allowing a patient to use a different set of muscles to move the arm.