Getting regular exercise is a proven path to improving health and boosting the immune system, but joint pain and other orthopedic injuries can keep many from enjoying the benefits of an active lifestyle.


If you’re experiencing acute pain, don’t wait to have it checked out. Depending on your medical history and the kind of injury or pain you are experiencing, there are many ways to work with Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Baytown orthopedic specialists during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Orthopedic Injury Clinics: “We provide expert care for patients who suffer acute orthopedic injuries, fractures, broken bones, sprains and painful or swollen joints,” said Dr. Mark Franklin, orthopedic surgeon at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital.


Video visits: Our orthopedic providers can perform an examination virtually and, when needed, order diagnostic studies (X-ray or MRI).


In-clinic appointments: “We can still schedule in-clinic appointments for patients, however, patients experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should not come to the clinic,” Franklin said.


To ensure the safety of our patients and staff, patients who come to the clinic will be thoroughly screened, including temperature checks.


Home deliveries: To provide additional safety and convenience, patients can receive crutches, braces and boots delivered directly to their homes.


Same-Day Orthopedic Injury Clinics

Our orthopedic specialists are available to safely see patients. We recommend that all new and established patients call to schedule a same-day appointment at the Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital Orthopedic Injury Clinic. Major insurance plans are accepted. The clinic provides treatment for:


• Acute orthopedic injuries

• Concussions

• Fractures and broken bones

• Injured tendons

• Minor dislocations

• Painful or swollen joints

• Sports injuries

• Sprains and strains

• Torn ligaments


Our orthopedic specialists are available to safely see patients. Call 281.427.7400 to get started.


Chronic conditions, spine injuries, motor vehicle accidents and workers’ compensation injuries are not treated at the injury clinic. Call 281.428.2273 to schedule an appointment with the appropriate physician for those conditions.