Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children was established in 1921 to provide care to children with polio. Today, the hospital is a world leader in the treatment of pediatric orthopedic conditions. We strive to improve the care of children worldwide through innovative research and teaching programs, training physicians from around the world. TSRHC treats Texas children with orthopedic conditions such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand disorders, hip disorders, and limb length differences, as well as certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia.
Founded almost thirty years ago to meet the unique challenges of children born with limb deficiencies or those with limb loss due to trauma or disease, today TSRHC's Prosthetics department is a thriving area of comprehensive patient care, with close to 2,000 patient visits each year. The Prosthetics department at TSRHC provides prosthetic services and on-site custom fabrication for the largest amputee population in the Southwest. The goal of this area of patient care is that each child can not only achieve independent mobility, but have the tools necessary to be successful in a number of areas. TSRHC prosthetists create specialized upper and lower limbs for patients with amputations or limb deficiencies, allowing them to participate in all types of activities such as golfing, running, gymnastics, drawing and playing musical instruments. These limbs are often the link for our patients to lead active, fulfilling lives. The Prosthetics department also provides guidance for patients and their families to help them prepare both emotionally and physically for the challenges they may face in using an artificial limb. Through the generous support of friends in the community, all services at the hospital are provided without charge to patient families.