While state mandates for universal masking, capacity, and occupancy have been lifted under Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s order, CDC guidance on masking, social distancing, and infection control precautions are still encouraged within the order.

Shriners Children’s Texas will continue to adhere to the universal masking policy and all other COVID-19 precautions that have been in place to keep our patients, families, and workforce safe.

At Shriners Hospitals for Children, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, we are closely monitoring updates from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are actively following their recommendations.

If your child has an upcoming appointment, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location.

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At Shriners Children’s Texas, we know that children have different needs than adults. Their young bodies are still in the process of maturing so they require unique, specialized care. Our team in Galveston has the expertise and resources to focus on individual conditions in the growing child to provide skilled and personalized non-operative and operative treatment.

Specialists with pediatric expertise in the following fields support our team of orthopaedic surgeons in the comprehensive care management of patients’ underlying orthopaedic problems:

  • Anesthesia
  • Genetics
  • Pediatrics
  • Plastic surgery
  • Thoracic surgery

Shriners Children's Texas has outstanding physical and occupational therapy and orthotics and prosthetics departments. Our nationally recognized, state-of-the-art motion analysis center rounds out the care we provide to our orthopaedic patients.

Collaborative approach to care

Our treatments and innovations have evolved over the past 90 years, but our philosophy has never changed – to provide the best orthopaedic care and patient service possible in order to improve the quality of life for our patients. As a team working with parents, our goal is to assist each child physically, emotionally and socially. All care and services are provided regardless of the families’ ability to pay. We are committed to supporting children and their families every step of the way.

Orthopaedic care for lower extremities

Shriners Children's Texas offers comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and non-operative and operative management for infants, children and adolescents with complex disorders of the lower extremities. No matter the cause of a lower extremity condition, our goal is to provide comprehensive care that improves all aspects of life.

Lower extremity conditions treated:

  • Cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular diseases
  • Arthrogryposis and other congenital contracture syndromes
  • Chest wall deformities (pectus carinatum and excavatum)
  • Clubfoot and other congenital and acquired foot deformities
  • Hip conditions
  • Limb deficiencies of the hip, femur, tibia, fibula and foot
  • Limb length discrepancies
  • Orthopaedic differences due to genetic conditions
  • Orthotics and prosthetics for limb positioning and deficiencies
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease)
  • Post-fracture complications
  • Rachitic/metabolic bone-related diseases
  • Skeletal dysplasias and short stature
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) and Legg-Calvé-Perthes

The medical team

Pediatric Orthopaedics
William Phillips, M.D., Interim Chief of Staff

Lindsay Stephenson. M.D.

Sports Injuries
Alfred Mansour, M.D.