"Pediatric orthopedics " simply refers to the medical care of children’s bones. When it comes to youth, extra care is required to lower the risk of damage to bones that are still developing. Treatment by a board-certified or highly experienced pediatric orthopedic doctor can help prevent long-term complications that may otherwise affect a child's gait and growth.

Children's Orthopedic Specialties

At Texas Orthopedic Hospital, we treat a wide range of conditions, including traumatic injuries, sport injuries and congenital or developmental orthopedic disorders. Our fellowship-trained surgeons are experts in a wide range of specialties within pediatric orthopedics, including:

  • Fracture and dislocation repair
  • Sports medicine
  • Spinal disorders, such as scoliosis and spina bifida
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Treatment of limb-length discrepancy
  • Deformity correction
  • Orthopedic oncology
  • Treatment of bone infections
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Congenital abnormalities of the extremities and spine
  • Metabolic bone disorders

Pediatric Orthopedic Specialists

Hospital stays can be particularly stressful on youth. The pediatric orthopedists and healthcare staff at Texas Orthopedic Hospital are fully trained to calm, soothe and reassure both patient and parent. The majority of the pediatric orthopedic surgeons at Texas Orthopedic Hospital are members of the Fondren Orthopedic Group, a group globally recognized for leadership in orthopedic medicine.

A specialty orthopedics hospital, we have long been recognized for our high level of patient care, satisfaction and safety. We consistently rank within the Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Satisfaction as measured by Hospital Consumer Assessment Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). We've been named one of Healthgrades' America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™ and among the Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety.

Awards & Recognition

U.S. News & World Report

  • High Performing in Hip Replacement (2020-2024)
  • High Performing in Knee Replacement (2020-2024)
  • High Performing in Hip Fracture (2021-2024)
  • High Performing in Spinal Fusion (2021-2024)


  • Ranked #1 in Texas for joint replacement 3 Years in Row (2022-2024)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for 12 Years in a Row (2013-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Outpatient Back and Neck Surgery in 2024

Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement
  • Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery

The Joint Commission

  • Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification (2019-2026)