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Meet the Doctor

Scott A. Smith, MD
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
General Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Scott A. Smith, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Smith also holds a certificate of added qualification (CAQ) in sports medicine. He has a special interest in knee surgery, comprehensive arthritis management, fracture care, and osteoporosis. Dr. Smith is distinguished as a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and he has been voted by his peers to the Texas Monthly Super Doctors® list from 2007-2017.

Dr. Smith received a bachelor of science in biology from Texas A&M University and a medical degree from Texas Tech University. He completed his orthopedic residency at Michigan State University. He serves on the staff of all area hospitals, and he is active in the Arthritis Foundation. Dr. Smith also volunteers as team physician for Westwood High School in the Round Rock School District and the Austin Spurs professional basketball team.

Dr. Smith is happily married and has four children. He is an avid sports fan and participates in basketball, golf, tennis, and running. He is actively involved with his church and enjoys spending time with his family in his free time.

Dr. Smith’s Personal Statement

Welcome to Texas Orthopedics. I’m Scott A. Smith, MD. Hopefully by reading this page you can understand some of my philosophy toward musculoskeletal care. First of all, I love my job. Yes, it takes some work, and it definitely was a long time in school, but it is all worth it to be able to provide the best care I can for my patients.

I think the human body is an amazing “machine.” I am privileged to be able to help it heal itself most of the time. Therefore, I consider myself a “conservative” surgeon, if there is such a thing. This means I would rather not operate if I can avoid it. Sometimes, however, the most conservative approach is an operation. Case in point: a severely arthritic knee with no remaining cartilage has little hope of being pain-free without somehow smoothing out the rough exposed bone in the joint. That’s where a knee replacement is a wonderful thing and has the most predictable outcome. In two months, most patients are much better than they were before surgery. A non-operative course would never improve the knee’s function and pain.  Therefore, not having a surgery prolongs the pain and suffering, sometimes for many years. 

My job is to allow you, the patient, to select which course you wish to pursue through thorough education about your condition, the treatment options, and expected outcomes. Together we can decide which course of treatment is best for you.

I am happy to treat all types of patients in my practice, from a seven-foot-tall professional basketball player (I’m the team physician for the Austin Toros basketball team), a high school athlete (I’m the team doctor for Westwood High School), to an elderly individual with an arthritic hip or knee, and just about anyone else with an ache or pain. 

Texas Orthopedics is a wonderful place to work for many reasons. One of the most important reasons is that we, the physicians, have a very broad base of knowledge covering all aspects of orthopedic specialties. Sports medicine, arthritis, fractures, hand, spine, and essentially all aches, pains, strains, and conditions are covered here at Texas Orthopedics. We are also a full-service practice with one site MRI, bone density, physical therapy, and a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center. This greatly facilitates patient care. Communication between each area is seamless. You never have to go retrieve your records or X-rays from one location to bring to the next. 

If you have a condition I haven’t seen before, chances are one of my other partners has! Personally, I pride myself at being up-to-date on all the newest technology, especially in the areas of hips, knees, and shoulders. That being said, my conservative upbringing in Brenham, Texas won’t let me be too accepting without proof of new technology’s value.

Ever since I began practice in Austin in 1996, I have had the privilege of caring for thousands of individuals, all of which have taught me many things about orthopedics, people, and life. I hope that your ache or pain resolves without ever needing medical attention. If it doesn’t, I hope to see you at Texas Orthopedics, Sports & Rehabilitation Associates. 

Very Truly Yours, 

Scott A. Smith, MD