The Orthopedics Program cares for children with any type of orthopedic problem, such as clubfoot, hip dysplasia and Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. The only orthopedic care program in Central Texas recognized by U.S. News & World Report in 2016-17, the  goal of our 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 orthopedic surgeon
  • Orthotist
  • Physical therapist
  • Social workers
  • Radiology
  • Child life specialist
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurse coordinator

Tops in Pediatric Orthopedics

The orthopedics program at Dell Children’s Medical Center was ranked 47th 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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Evaluation

Visits with the pediatric orthopedic 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.