​​​​​​​​​​​​​If you suffer from throbbing knees, aching hips or painful shoulder rotation, there are physicians on the medical staff who specialize in orthopedics who may help with your bone and joint needs.

At Baylor Scott &​ White Medical Center – Sunnyvale we are committed to offering solutions that can help improve your range of motion, decrease your pain and improve your quality of life.

The orthopedic surgeons on the medical staff are highly trained and designed to provide you with solutions for a hip, knee, shoulder or joint replacement. We work together to analyze your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves so you can feel like yourself again.​​

  • Knee Replacement Surgery

    ​​​​​​If chronic knee pain is keeping you from doing the things that you love, an orthopedic surgeon can explain your options for knee replacement surgery.

    Treatment options available at Baylor Scott & White – Sunnyvale are designed to offer minimally invasive surgery options to provide you careful attention and optimal surgery outcomes.

    Before electing for surgery, one of our orthopedic surgeons can help you better understand knee pain. There are a variety of trea​tment options available, depending on your condition, preferences and preferred outcome.

    Some common causes of knee pain include:

    • ACL injury
    • Arthritis
    • Bursitis
    • Cartilage injury
    • Dislocation
    • Tendinitis
    • Torn ligament
    • Torn meniscus

    The orthopedist on the medical staff can look at the cause of your knee pain, and create a plan tailored to your needs.

    Benefits of Knee Replacement Surgery

    If you have been struggling daily with knee pain and your activities have been severely restricted, you might be a good candidate for a knee replacement. Your orthopedic surgeon will want to take X-rays and blood tests to help finalize your diagnosis.

    Some common myths of knee surgery include:

    • Myth # 1 – You have to be over 50 to consider joint replacement. Age is not the main factor that physicians consider when evaluating a painful knee.
    • Myth #2 – Joint replacements wear out every 10 years and have to be replaced. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, more than 90 percent of modern total knee replacements are still functioning well after 15 years after the surgery.
    • Myth #3 – Knee replacement surgery involves a long hospital stay. As minimally-invasive surgical techniques become widespread, knee replacement surgery requires anywhere from one to four days in the hospital following the day of surgery.
    • Myth #4 – Knee replacement surgery should be a last resort. Damaged and arthritic knees continue to degenerate over time and it’s never too soon to talk to your physician about your options.
    • Myth #5 – The pain from knee replacement surgery is going to be unbearable. While you will experience some pain after your surgery, we are committed to helping manage your pain and helping you progress steadily through recovery, which will help lessen your pain in the long run.​​
  • Hip Replacement Surgery

    ​​​​​​If you suffer from chronic hip pain, you might find yourself struggling to walk upstairs or even put on your shoes. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center– Sunnyvale provides a number of options to help you get the hip pain relief you deserve.

    As you talk to an orthopedist, you can better understand your hip pain, and develop a treatment plan based on your condition, preferences and preferred outcome.

    Some common causes of hip pain include:

    • Arthritis
    • Bursitis
    • Dislocation
    • Fracture
    • Labral tear
    • Lumbar conditions – herniated discs, sciatica, etc.
    • Muscle strain or sprain
    • Tendonitis

    Benefits of Hip Replacement Surgery

    The orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff will evaluate the level of pain and the impact on your activities that you have been experiencing with your hip pain. Your physician will take x-rays and run blood tests to determine the level of joint degeneration.

    You may be a good candidate for a hip replacement if you:

    • Are unable to walk properly
    • Have trouble standing in the kitchen to prepare a meal
    • Have interrupted sleep because of the pain
    • Have not been helped with non-surgical treatment
    • Have become dependent on a cane or walker
    • Unable to bend the joint properly

    If you are experiencing swelling, redness, heat in the area, signs of infection, or extreme pain, you may be suffering from a different hip condition and you should seek medical help immediately.​​

  • Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy

    When it comes to therapy and rehabilitation, there is rarely one approach that works for everyone. Whether you need long-term rehabilitation from a chronic condition, or a short-term program to get you back on your feet, we can help at the Physical Therapy Center, a department of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Sunnyvale.

    Our facility is equipped with the staff, tools and machines designed to help you improve your range of motion, strength and balance. We will customize a therapy program for your unique needs.

    We help a number of people needing therapy with:

    • Degenerative joint diseases
    • Post-surgical rehabilitation for knee, hip, hand and shoulder
    • Joint injury
    • Back, neck and joint pain
    • Balance conditions
    • Neurological dysfunctions
    • Children with special needs including speech and occupational therapy
    • Speech therapy for neurological conditions (Parkinson’s, stroke and swallowing)
    • Sports injuries for adults and children
    • Work injury rehabilitation

    We look forward to assisting with you, through a number of therapy options including:

    • Occupational therapy
    • Physical therapy
    • Speech language pathology​​​