The Orthopedics Program cares for children with any type of orthopedic problem, such as clubfoot, hip dysplasia, and Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. The goal of the team is to provide medical care and support for the child and their family and caregivers.

Program Staff and Services

Patients with a referral from their primary care physician can call (512) 324-0137. An evaluation will be arranged and information communicated to the family. Team recommendations will be shared with the primary care physician and other medical providers.

Members of the multidisciplinary team include:

  • Pediatric orthopedist
  • Orthotist
  • Physical therapist
  • Social workers
  • Radiology
  • Child life specialist
  • Nurse coordinator

Evaluation

Visits with the team are conducted at the Specialty Care Center. The program is held five times a month. During the visit, X-rays may be obtained to fully evaluate the child. After X-rays, the family will meet with the team and discuss treatment options. This gives the family the opportunity to express concerns and ask questions. A written recommendation will be sent to the family.