The Orthopedics subspecialty was officially launched in 1972, but this wasn't the first time orthopedic care was provided at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Paul R. Harrington began providing care for children in the 1950s. His area of specialization was the treatment of scoliosis, and he developed the first device for straightening this spinal deformity - the Harrington Rod. Leading Orthopedic care remains a priority for us today.
Our program treats children for all types of bone, neuromuscular and spine disorders, as well as a variety of orthopedic injuries. We offer access to more than 14 multidisciplinary specialty programs and clinics.
Orthopedics at Texas Children’s Hospital
Ranked one of the top Orthopedic programs in the country, we have over 36,000 outpatient clinic visits each year.
The Texas Children’s Hospital Orthopedic program is one of the best in the country. With more than 14 specialized programs and clinics, the team treats everything from minor fractures to complex disorders, ensuring the highest level of individualized care for patients from newborns to young adults. In May 2015, Texas Children’s welcomed Dr. John Dormans as the new chief of orthopedics.
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Overview
Texas Children’s Orthopedics and Sports Medicine teams care for children across Houston at our seven clinic locations. Board-certified sports medicine doctors work collaboratively with orthopedic surgeons, a pediatric and musculoskeletal fellowship-trained radiologist, as well as with other Texas Children’s subspecialists at Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Children’s West Campus.