Lower Extremity (Hip, Knee, Foot & Ankle)

The ability to walk upright on two legs is central to the human experience. We don’t often contemplate the complexity or precise degree of coordination required for walking until injury or disease limits the function of our lower extremities. Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine specialists treat conditions and injuries of the foot, ankle, knee, leg and hip, including tibial fractures, sports-related injuries and trauma to the lower extremities. Our goal is to quickly produce accurate diagnoses and effective treatment to speed up your recovery.

Lower Extremity Conditions We Treat
Houston Methodist offers surgical and non-surgical orthopedic treatment for a wide range of lower extremity conditions and injuries: 

  • Arthritis
  • Cartilage damage
  • Degenerative conditions of the hips, knees, ankles and feet
  • Dislocations
  • Foot and ankle injuries and conditions (Achilles tendon injuries, bunions, diabetes-associated problems, heel pain, recurrent ankle sprains)
  • Hip joint replacement , resurfacing and arthroscopy
  • Hip preservation surgery
  • Joint instability
  • Knee arthroscopy, joint replacement , osteotomy (surgery to realign your knee)
  • Ligament and tendon tears
  • Limb preservation
  • Lower leg non-fractures (shin splints ) and fractures (displaced, non-displaced and stress fractures)

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Houston Methodist’s advanced techniques and minimally invasive treatments are employed when possible, providing excellent results with reduced recovery time.


Our physicians specialize in managing the lower extremities at the following convenient Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine locations.