Children are not small adults. The pediatric orthopedic surgeons at El Paso Children’s Hospital know the intricacies of a child’s bone structure and are trained to treat a child’s orthopedic needs. The pediatric orthopedic surgery department uses the latest cutting-edge technology and medical advances for state-of-the art surgical procedures. The surgeons specialize in all aspects of pediatric orthopedics including sports injuries, limb lengthening and reconstruction, ligament reconstruction, guided growth, adolescent hip problems, hip preservation, bone infections, and traumatic injuries.

The multidisciplinary team includes pediatric anesthesiologists, pediatric physical therapists, pediatric interventional radiologists, sports medicine specialists, and child life specialists. The team works together with the child and family to determine the best treatment for the child.

The pediatric orthopedic team uses a multidisciplinary approach and strives to provide compassionate, coordinated, family-centered care with excellent patient outcomes.

Our Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons Specialize in the Treatment of:

  • Adolescent Hip Problems
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
  • Bone Infections
  • Bow Legs
  • Broken Bones
  • Brachial Plexus Program
  • Cerebral Palsy & Spina Bifida
  • Club Foot
  • Concussions
  • Congenital Deformities
  • Elbow, Hand, Wrist Injuries
  • Femur Fractures
  • Foot & Ankle Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Injuries
  • Hip Preservation
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knock Knees
  • Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Orthopedic Birth Defects
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis & Spinal Program
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Spina Bifida Program
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Traumatic Injuries

Our Team

Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso

Dr. Rajiv Rajani, MD


Dr. Shawn Diamond, MD

Dr. Gil Gontre, MD

Dr. Ahmed Thabet-Hagag, M.D.

Associate Professor Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Norman Ward, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon and Assistant Professor Orthopedic Surgery