Dr. Braden Hartline is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston.
Dr. Hartline is a board-eligible (American Board of Orthopedic Surgery) orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement. Dr. Hartline’s clinic focus is on primary (first time) hip and knee replacement along with revision (redo) hip and knee replacement. He creates individualized treatment plans for patients based on their desired activity level and the amount of disease that is present. Coupled with a personal approach, Dr. Hartline utilizes and is trained on the most up-to-date surgical practices, including but not limited to anterior hip replacement, hip resurfacing, and robotic-assisted joint replacement.
Dr. Hartline joined UT Ortho after completing a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction (Total Joint Replacement) at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to his fellowship training, he completed his residency at the University of Texas at Houston. In addition to his surgical training, he was involved in orthopedic clinical and patient outcome-based research. He completed two post-doctoral research years in orthopedic research. These years in research molded his focus on patient outcomes and guiding treatment to maximize patient outcomes. He completed his medical school at St. Georges University. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where he majored in Human Biology.
In addition to his clinical and Assistant Professor duties, Dr. Hartline is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS). He continues to be active in research activities to further improve the orthopedic profession.
Dr. Hartline is a native Texan and Houstonian. When not busy with patient responsibilities he enjoys spending time in and around the Houston community with his wife Kim and their daughters, and dog.
- Undergraduate Degree
- Bachelor of Science, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
- Medical Degree
- Doctor of Medicine, St. Georges University, Grenada
- Orthopedic Surgery Internship, University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Houston, Texas
- Orthopedic Surgery Residency, University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Houston, Texas
- Adult Reconstruction Fellowship, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Areas of Interest
- Operative and Non-operative treatment of hip and knee arthritis, all causes. (Ex, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, post-traumatic, avascular necrosis, hip dysplasia, congenital and other malformations…)
- Primary Total Hip and Knee replacements
- Various, patient specific surgical approaches to hip and knee replacement (Ex, direct anterior hip replacement, posterior hip replacement)
- Partial knee replacements
- Hip resurfacing
- Complex and revision hip and knee replacements
- Chronic and acute total hip and knee infections
- Peri-prosthetic fractures around hip and knee replacements
- Painful hip and knee replacements
- Robotic and computer assisted hip and knee replacements
Research and Publications:
- Matheney L, Briggs K, Hartline BE, Steadman JR. “Do Expectations of Knee Treatment Change Based on Activity Level?” Presented at: Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, April 25-27, 2013.
- Matheney L, Briggs K, Hartline BE, Steadman JR. “Do Expectation of Knee Treatment Change Based on Kellgren-Lawrence Grade?” Presented at: Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, April 25-27, 2013.
- Clanton TO, Matheney L, Hartline BE. “Outcome Following Lateral Ankle Ligament Repair versus Reconstruction.” Presented at: Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, April 25-27, 2013.
- Heydemann J, Hartline B, Gibson ME, et al. Does Transsacral-transiliac Screw Fixation of and Uninjured Sacroiliac Joint Affect Outcomes at One-Year Follow Up? Presented at: AAOS Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 2-4, 2016.
- Hartline B, Achor T. Presenter of “Video Tour” for “Use of 95 Degree Angled Blade Plate to Treat a Proximal Femur Fracture. OTA Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, October 2017.
- Clanton TO, Betech A a, Bott AM, Matheny LM, Hartline BE, Hanson TW, McGarvey WC. Complications After Tendon Transfers in the Foot and Ankle Using Bioabsorbable Screws. Foot Ankle Int. 2013;34(4):486–490. doi:10.1177/1071100713477625. PMID: 23399887
- Clanton TO, Chacko AK, Matheny LM, Hartline BE, Ho CP. Magnetic resonance imaging findings of snowboarding osteochondral injuries to the middle talocalcaneal articulation. Sports Health. 2013;5(5):470–5. doi:10.1177/1941738113497671. PMID: 24427420
- Heydemann J, Hartline B, Gibson ME, et al. Do Transsacral-transiliac Screws Across Uninjured Sacroiliac Joints Affect Pain and Functional Outcomes in Trauma Patients? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015:15–19. doi:10.1007/s11999-015-4596-z. PMID: 26472585
- Hartline B, Achor T. Use of 95 Degree Angled Blade Plate to Treat a Proximal Femur Fracture. AAOS Orthopaedic Video Theatre. 2017.
- Hartline, B. E., & Achor, T. S. (2018). Use of the 95-degree Angled Blade Plate to Treat a Proximal Femur Fracture. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 32 Suppl 1, S26–S27.
- Rogers, N. B., Hartline, B. E., Achor, T. S., Kumaravel, M., Gary, J. L., Choo, A. M., … Warner, S. J. (2019). Improving the Diagnosis of Ipsilateral Femoral Neck and Shaft Fractures: A New Imaging Protocol. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume, 1–9.
Book Chapters, Letters, Other
- “STAR Total Ankle Replacement in Young Patient” September Case of the Month. Case Report for SBI. 2012. Authors: Thomas O. Clanton M.D., Nicholas A. Viens M.D., Braden Hartline M.D.
- “Achilles Tendon” Foot and Ankle Online
- Authors: Thomas O. Clanton M.D., William C. McGarvey M.D., … Braden E. Hartline M.D.
- “Lateral Ankle Injuries and Ligaments” Foot and Ankle Online
- Authors: Thomas O. Clanton M.D., William C. McGarvey M.D., … Braden E. Hartline M.D
- Ambrose CG, Hartline BE, Clanton TO, Lowe WR, McGarvey WC. Polymers in Orthopaedic Surgery. In: Advanced Polymers in Medicine. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015:129–145. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-12478-0_5.