Move better, live more

with United Regional Center for Advanced Orthopedics

New Building

The world-class Center for Advanced Orthopedics was constructed to help you level up and live your best life.

New Name

More than a new building, our new name reflects a recommitment to our legacy of excellence and a promise to not just be better but be different in ways that matter most to you and your goals.

New You

Here you won’t just find excellent treatment with the latest technology. You’ll also find a new you that moves more naturally, more comfortably, and more confidently.

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A knee revision, performed by Dr. Jason Hoffman, has allowed Walter to regain his mobility and get back to life.
Watch his story here.


If you need immediate orthopedic care for an injury or condition, we offer convenient self-scheduled and walk-in appointments at Orthopedics Express. Click below for more information.

Orthopedic Surgery involves the correction of injuries and disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints and ligaments. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports that one in seven Americans will experience a musculoskeletal impairment. Orthopedic injuries can affect individuals of any age, gender or physical condition.

At United Regional, our highly trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeons provide extensive diagnosis and specialized treatment plans for those who have experienced an orthopedic injury. As a complement to the orthopedic surgery, United Regional has licensed physical therapists to help reduce pain and increase function for everyday life.

Orthopedic Treatment Services

Our orthopedic surgeons perform more than 2,200 orthopedic procedures annually and have expertise in the following areas:

  • Mako Robot for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement and Partial Knee Surgery
  • Adult joint reconstruction and revision, including anterior hip, hip, knee, shoulder replacements and reverse shoulder replacements.
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Fusions for rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative arthritis and post-traumatic arthritis
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Hand surgery
  • Sports injuries

Are you preparing for joint replacement surgery?

Click below to download our guide to Joint Camp, a comprehensive educational program to assist you in knowing what you can expect on your joint replacement surgery.

Regional Anesthetics

Imagine having surgery on part of the body such as the hand, arm, shoulder, knee or foot and not having any pain following the surgery. Such a scenario is not entirely out of reach with regional anesthetics. Your anesthesiologist will discuss pain management options with you before your surgery.

Regional anesthesia is a technique in which only a portion of the body is numbed. This “blocking” of the nerves is accomplished by placing a local anesthetic medication near the nerves, which sends impulses for feeling and movement, to that portion of the body.

Regional anesthesia is particularly appealing to patients undergoing orthopedic procedures.

Regional anesthesia can be used during surgery to cause numbness at the site of the surgery but is more commonly used after surgery as part of a post-operative pain management plan.

Meet Our Orthopedic Physicians

Michael Hames, MD

Michael Hames, MD

Orthopaedic Associates, LLP
#1 West Medical Court
Wichita Falls, TX 76310

Brandon Perez, MD

Brandon Perez, MD

Orthopaedic Associates, LLP
#1 West Medical Court
Wichita Falls, TX 76310

Travis Veitenheimer, MD

Orthopaedic Associates, LLP
#1 West Medical Court
Wichita Falls, TX 76310

Steven Wilson, MD

Steve J. Wilson, MD

Orthopaedic Associates, LLP
#1 West Medical Court
Wichita Falls, TX 76310

Sport Medicine

United Regional’s Sports Medicine Program is dedicated to helping competitive and recreational athletes prevent sports-related injuries and to provide advanced diagnostics to detect injuries early before re-injury occurs, and treatment that gets athletes back to their sport safely and as quickly as possible. The program is comprised of athletic trainers, physical therapists and orthopedic surgeons.

United Regional serves as an institution of learning for Midwestern State University’s Athletic Training School. Our physical therapists also serve as clinical faculty providing classroom teaching and clinical instruction in the field of sports medicine.

Our team of orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists offer:

  • Post-injury follow-up with coaches and parents
  • Athletic injury screening and evaluation
  • Sports injury prevention programs
  • Pre-season physicals
  • Athletic event coverage

For more information about our Sports Medicine Program, call 940-781-8812.

Meet Our Sports Medicine Physicians

Travis Veitenheimer, MD

Orthopaedic Associates, LLP
#1 West Medical Court
Wichita Falls, TX 76310

Hip & Knee

At United Regional, we treat a variety of hip and knee conditions.

Hip pain is most often caused by:

  • Fracture
  • Arthritis
  • Insufficient blood flow

Arthritis and insufficient blood flow can often be treated through surgery and physical therapy. Hip fractures often lead to total hip replacement because less than 50% of those who suffer a hip fracture are able to return to their normal level of activity.

Most knee injuries can be categorized by into three types:

  • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) injury
  • MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament) injury
  • Meniscus (Cartilage) tears

These soft tissue injuries are often corrected by minimally-invasive surgical procedures and physical therapy programs. However, with a severe knee injury or chronic pain, a total knee replacement may be required.

Knee Align

Enhancing Surgical Precision with GPS Guidance for Knee Surgeries.

During knee surgeries, Dr. Jason Hoffman utilizes the advanced technologies of KneeAlign, a hand-held computer navigation unit that provides real-time navigation and alignment information throughout the surgery. The KneeAlign computer gives more accurate alignment without insertion of a rod, making it less invasive with less blood loss. It works through sophisticated micro-sensors, deploying the same precision technology that keeps satellites and space stations in orbit and aircraft straight and level.

What are the benefits?

Partial Knee Replacement performed with KneeAlign:

  • Partial Knee Replacement performed with KneeAlign:
  • Less pain
  • Quicker recovery and rehabilitation
  • More normal feeling knee
  • Smaller incisions
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • No pre-operative CT-scan or MRI-scan procedure required
  • No extra incisions for affixing bone

Total Knee Replacement performed with Knee Align

  • Less blood loss
  • A more accurate and aligned knee implant
  • Surgeon has 100% control of the KneeAlign technology throughout surgery, based on real-time data
  • KneeAlign doesn’t require pre-operative
  • CT-scan procedure, eliminating unnecessary exposure to radiation
  • KneeAlign doesn’t use bone screws to affix its technology, so patients don’t experience extra incisions during the surgery screws to robotic tracking technology

Joint Replacement

Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

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In 2023, United Regional received a 2-year re-certification for the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.

The advanced certification is for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care.

Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with advanced disease-specific care standards and total hip and total knee replacement requirements, including orthopedic consultation, and pre-operative, intraoperative and post-surgical orthopedic surgeon follow-up care.

Established in 2016 and awarded for a two-year period, the advanced certification was developed in response to the growing number of patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement surgery, as well as the increased focus on clinical evidence-based patient care as it relates to pain management, quality of life issues, functional limitation in mobility and the return to normal daily activities.

Patients in need of joint replacements can come to United Regional with confidence that they will receive a standard of care that meets rigorous standards for quality.


Total Joint Replacement

You don’t have to live with severe joint pain and the limitations it creates in your life. In fact, there are many treatment options available at United Regional for this condition. And for those who don’t experience adequate relief with medication and other non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy or injections, joint replacement surgery can reduce your pain and increase joint function, helping you to return to the activities you once enjoyed.

Joint Replacement Surgery Performed at United Regional

  • Anterior Hip
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Reverse Shoulder

Joint Revision

Modern hip and knee implants can typically last for 20 or 30 years, but if a second procedure is required, you’ll likely be referred to a revision surgeon. Revision surgeries remove the old joint and replace it with a new one. Revision surgery requires an assessment of the bone surrounding the implant, and reconstruction of the remaining bone and soft tissue before a new implant is affixed to the bone.

Revision surgery may be needed if the following occur:

  • The knee or hip replacement becomes painful because the components have begun to wear and loosen.
  • Frequent dislocation of the joint.
  • A fracture of the surrounding bone.
  • Infection of the replacement joint.

Dr. Jason Hoffman specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of preexisting total joint arthroplasty. “When a knee or hip replacement becomes painful, there are many potential causes for the pain. As a joint surgeon specializing in knee and hip replacement, I have the expertise to evaluate, diagnose, and treat a preexisting total joint arthroplasty. “

Learn more about Dr. Hoffman by clicking below

Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Orthopedic surgeons at United Regional offer a surgical solution for patients who have significant pain and little to no movement in their shoulder.

Reverse shoulder replacement surgery may help patients with rotator cuff arthropathy, a medical condition in which the rotator cuff muscles (the muscles around the shoulder joint) have torn to a point where they can no longer move the shoulder joint and allow it to function normally.

Patients with shoulder weakness due to arthritis, a previous shoulder injury such as a shoulder fracture, rotator cuff tear and/or failed previous shoulder surgeries may also benefit from the reverse shoulder prosthesis.

Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Orthopedic surgeons at United Regional now offer a new surgical solution for patients who have significant pain and little or no movement in their shoulder.

In a healthy shoulder, the upper arm bone (humerus) ends in a ball shape. This fits into a socket formed by the shoulder blade (scapula). Together the ball and socket form the shoulder. There are many medical conditions that prevent the shoulder joint from functioning normally.

With the reverse shoulder replacement, the positions of the ball and socket are switched. The implant is designed so that the ball portion is attached to the scapula and the socket is placed at the upper end of the humerus.

Anterior Hip Replacement

Patients who have decided with their physician that a hip replacement is the best option to treat their hip pain, may be eligible for the Anterior Hip Replacement.

This type of replacement is one of the least invasive procedures which have proven to be a surgical technique that minimizes the pain and the time from surgery to recovery.

How is the Anterior Hip Replacement done?

The Anterior Approach to hip replacement surgery allows the surgeon to reach the hip joint from the front of the hip as opposed to the side or the back of the hip.

This way, the hip can be replaced without detaching muscle from the pelvis or femur during surgery. The surgeon simply works through the natural opening between the muscles. The most important muscles for hip function, the gluteal muscles that attach to the pelvis and femur, are left untouched and therefore, do not require a healing process to recover from the trauma of surgery.

What are the benefits of the Anterior Hip approach compared to the traditional approach for hip replacements?

Anterior Hip Replacement allows patients to immediately bend their hip freely and bear full weight when comfortable, resulting in a more rapid return to normal function.

Potential advantages over conventional hip replacement include:

  • less pain
  • smaller incision
  • shorter hospital stay
  • faster recovery
  • no muscle detachment
  • reduced blood loss

Elbow & Shoulder

At United Regional, we treat a variety of elbow and shoulder conditions.

Elbow pain is most often a result of:

  • Inflammation of the tendons (“tendonitis”)
  • Fractures
  • Hyperextension (“tennis elbow”)
  • Arthritis

These conditions are most often treated through surgical procedures and physical therapy programs.

Shoulder pain comes from swelling, inflammation, tearing or bone spurs around the four tendons that make up the rotator cuff. Common causes of this type of pain are:

  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations

Surgical procedures and physical therapy may be recommended to treat the source of pain. However, for more severe cases, a shoulder replacement may be required.

Hand & Wrist

At United Regional, we treat a variety of hand and wrist conditions.

Hand and Wrist pain is most often a result of:

  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Ulnar nerve transposition/ tennis elbow
  • Repair of extensor/flexor tendons
  • Trigger fingers
  • Joint fusions
  • Sports injuries to upper extremities
  • Arthritis – Hand & Wrist
  • Arthritis – Thumb
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Finger Injuries and Conditions
  • Fractures of the Hand and Fingers
  • Avascular Necrosis (AVN, Osteonecrosis)
  • De Quervain Syndrome
  • Fractures of the Wrist
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Tendonitis / Tendinitis

These conditions are treated through surgical procedures and physical therapy programs.

Foot & Ankle

At United Regional, we treat a variety of foot and ankle conditions.

Foot and Ankle pain is most often a result of:

  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Ligament tears
  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Bunions
  • Bone Spurs

These conditions are treated through surgical procedures and physical therapy programs.