What is Orthopedics?
Orthopedics is the study of prevention or correction of the body’s main structures, which includes the muscles, bones, and joints.
Orthopedic surgeons have many years of training in the surgical, medical, or physical treatment and/or rehabilitation of the body’s complex musculoskeletal system. There are many specialties that an orthopedic physician may have extensive training in such as joint replacement, sports medicine, ankle, shoulder, or knee reconstruction, foot issues and scoliosis or other diseases of the spine.
The physicians of Texas Regional Clinic are devoted to providing the highest level of quality care and treatment of the musculoskeletal system in a compassionate and personalized way. This includes the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and nerves. We specialize in fracture and trauma treatment for children and adults, hand surgery, joint replacement surgery, sports medicine, spine surgery and general orthopaedic care.
Our team of nine specialists cover a wide range of orthopaedic specialties. From hip, hand to spine, our board-certified surgeons can offer you top-notch care.
Total Joint Replacement
Fractures & Trauma
Foot & Ankle
We realize patients need to cancel their appointments, however we require a 24-hour notification of the cancellation to enable us to offer your appointment to another patient.
If you fail to cancel the appointment you may be billed a cancellation fee payable upon your next visit.
What to expect on your first visit:
Once you have been scheduled an appointment with one of our physicians, it is very important that you provide our office with any past medical records pertaining to the reason we will be seeing you for. This should include any films, ie, MRI scans, CT scans, plain x-rays etc. You may request your primary care physician to forward this information to us, or you may bring it with you to your initial appointment.
It is also necessary for you to bring a list of current medications you are taking and their directions.
We anticipate thirty minutes to register you on your first visit. To avoid coming thirty minutes early you may print your paper work off and have them filled out when you arrive for your appointment.
One of our physicians will then see you. He will interview you regarding your symptoms. He will may perform a neurological examination. This clinical examination will include testing of your strength, sensation, reflexes, and coordination.
In some instances further diagnostic tests may need to be ordered before the physician can give the patient a diagnosis. Our office staff will arrange for these tests to be scheduled for you at Memorial MRI and Diagnostic.