Reconstruction of the upper and lower extremity is a highly sensitive and complex process, requiring seasoned, experienced surgeons with a deep understanding of intricate anatomy and biomechanics.

The highly skilled surgeons affiliated with Texas Orthopedic Hospital treat the most challenging limb reconstruction and trauma cases. Part of the globally-renown Fondren Orthopedic Group, they are trained in the most advanced surgical techniques and medical devices available today and treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Non-healing fractures
  • Non-union fractures
  • Bowlegs
  • Deformities
  • Bone infections
  • Bones shortened or misshapen following injury
  • Limb lengthening

In addition to surgical care, our patients have access to our multi-therapy, fully-licensed rehabilitation department to expedite their recoveries.

Limb Reconstruction Method - The Ilizarov Technique

One of the most successful methods for treating reconstruction and trauma to the extremities is the Ilizarov Technique, a method that utilizes circular external fixators to stabilize bony segments.

A series of rings are attached to connectors; tension wires and pins are affixed to the bone as well as the external rings. This stabilizes the entire bone, but moving the external rings allows for the precise movement of bone segments throughout the healing process. Orthopedic surgeons are able to compress, distract or lengthen portions of bone during the course of treatment. Patients who have had upper and lower extremity reconstructive surgery respond well to this technique.

The Ilizarov Technique is used for the treatment of complex problems, including:

  • Severe and complex acute fractures
  • Fracture nonunions (failure to heal)
  • Infected nonunions
  • Segmental defects (large areas of missing bone)
  • Chronic bone infections
  • Deformities

Limb Reconstruction Specialists

A specialty orthopedics hospital, Texas Orthopedic Hospital has long been recognized for patient care, satisfaction and safety. 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. We consistently rank within the Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Satisfaction as measured by Hospital Consumer Assessment Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).

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)