Dr. Alfred Mansour is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, where he serves not only as Director of the Comprehensive Hip Preservation Program but also as Director of Pediatric Orthopedics. Dr. Mansour brings a wealth of experience in sports medicine, having previously served as Team Physician for the NBA’s Houston Rockets for a duration of seven years and subsequently transitioning as Team Physician for the NFL’s Houston Texans Football Club.
Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Mansour completed dual fellowships in both Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery with an emphasis on the full spectrum of hip preservation. His combined training experiences have shaped his subspecialized expertise and approach to both sports medicine and hip preservation in children and athletic adults. He is one of only a handful of surgeons nationally employing both arthroscopic and open surgical techniques including periacetabular osteotomy for complex hip problems including femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and hip dysplasia. He also specializes in fractures and growth plate injuries of the extremities, patellar instability, osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), ACL ruptures, and cartilage injuries of the hip and knee. His knee expertise includes complex knee osteotomies in the athletic population.
Dr. Mansour received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, while becoming a seven-time NCAA All-American swimmer and a finalist for NCAA National Scholar Athlete of the Year. His experience at the elite level of athletics as a competitor and physician gives him a unique perspective in caring for high-level athletes of all ages.
He attended medical school at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed both his internship and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Mansour went on to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at Children’s Hospital Colorado and an additional fellowship in Sports Medicine from the prestigious Steadman Hawkins Denver Clinic, serving as an assistant team physician to the Denver Broncos Football Club and Colorado Rockies Baseball organization.
Dr. Mansour is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, where he serves on multiple national committees. He has been recognized by H-Texas Magazine and Houstonia Magazine for multiple years as one of the “Top Doctors” in Texas in both pediatric orthopedics as well as sports medicine.
His research interests include knee osteotomies and deformity in sports medicine and hip preservation and he has presented at a multitude of national meetings. He has numerous publications in a variety of orthopedic journals and frequently lectures on the topics of hip preservation in adolescents and young adults, knee alignment, and osteotomies in sports medicine, pediatric sports medicine, and trauma.
Pediatric Sports Medicine
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Refereed Original Articles in Journals
Lalonde, J., Rabalais, R.D., Mansour A., Burger, E., Riemer, B., Lu, Y., and Baratta, R. New Tension Band Material for Fixation of Transverse Olecranon Fractures: A Biomechanical Stud. Orthop. 28(10):1191-4, 2005.
Rabalais, R.D., Burger, E., Lu, Y., Mansour A., and Baratta, R. Comparison of Two Tension-Band Fixation Materials and Techniques in Transverse Patella Fractures: A Biomechanical Study. Orthop. 21(2):128, 2008.
Magnussen, R., Mansour A., Carey, J., and Spindler, K. Meniscus Status after ACL Reconstruction is Associated with the Presence of Radiographic Signs of Osteoarthritis at 5-10 Year Follow-up: A Systematic Review. J Knee Surg. 22(4):347-57, 2009.
Mansour A., Block, J., and Obremskey, W.T. A Cadaveric Simulation of Distal Femoral Traction Shows Safety in MRI. J. Orthop. Trauma 23:658-662, 2009. January 14, 2015
Nyman, J., Munoz, S., Jadhav, S, Mansour A., Yoshii, T., Mundy, G., and Gutierrez, G. Quantitative Measures of Femoral Fracture Repair in Rats Derived by Micro-computed Tomography. J. Biomech. 11;42 (7):891-7. 2009.
Mansour A., Kelley, M., Hatmaker, A., Holt, G., and Schwartz, H. Verification of Musculoskeletal Findings on FDG-PET-CT Scans Performed for Melanoma Staging. Ann. Surg. Oncol. 17(4):1144-51, 2010
Mansour A., Wilmoth, J., Mansour AS., Mencio, G., Lovejoy, S., Martus, J. Immediate spica casting of pediatric femoral fractures in the operating room versus the emergency department: comparison of reduction, complications, and hospital charges. J. Pediatr. Orthop. 30(8):813-7, 2010.
Kinkartz J., Mansour A., and Noonan T. Post-arthroscopic Elbow Chondrolysis after Continuous Intra-articular Ropivacaine Infusion. J. Shoulder and Elbow Surg, 21(11):e1-e5, 2012.
Mansour A., Watson J., and Martus J. Displaced Dorsal Metaphyseal Cortex Associated with Delayed Extensor Pollicis Longus Tendon Entrapment in a Pediatric Smith’s Fracture. J. Surg. Orthop. Advances, 22(2):173-5, 2013 Summer.
Mansour A., Genuario J., Young J., Murphy T., Boublik M., and Schlegel T. National Football League Athletes’ Return to Participation following Surgical Reattachment of Complete Proximal Hamstring Ruptures. The Amer. J. Orthop.: E38-E41, 2013.
Mitchell JJ.1, Sjostrom R., Mansour AA., Irion B., Hotchkiss M., Terhune EB., Carry P., Stewart JR., Vidal AF., Rhodes JT. Incidence of Meniscal Injury and Chondral Pathology in Anterior Tibial Spine Fractures of Children. J Pediatr Orthop.: July 2, 2014.
Mansour A., Kuhn JE. “Sternoclavicular Joint Reconstruction using Semitendinosus Autograft”, in Operative Techniques: Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2011.
Mansour A., Eilert RE. “Pediatric fracture principles and growth plate injuries”, in Hak DJ, Ipaktchi KR, and Morgan S, (authors): Orthopedic Trauma Call for the Attending Surgeon, Slack Incorporated Publisher, March 2013.