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.

Patients with a referral from their primary care physician can call (512) 324-0137.

Program Staff and Services

After your primary care physician has given you a referral, 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

Best Hospital - Pediatric Orthopedics (Ranked 49th)

The orthopedics program at Dell Children’s Medical Center was in the top 50 on U.S. News and World Report’s annual list of best hospitals. Scores are based on a variety of patient outcome and care-related factors, such as patient safety and nurse staffing.
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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.