Dr. Ken Mathis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Mathis specializes in Total Joint Reconstruction.

Dr. Mathis received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He attended Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center Southwest in Dallas Texas. Following his internship at The University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri and residency at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana, Dr. Mathis went on to complete a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction and Total Joint Arthroplasty at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Mathis is a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Texas Orthopedic Association, and the Houston Orthopedic Society.


Undergraduate Degree
Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Medical School
The University of Texas Health Science Center Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Louisiana State University, Shreveport, Louisiana
Adult Reconstruction and Total Joint Arthroplasty Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas


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“Limitations of Qualitative Angiographic Grading in Aortic & Mitral Regurgitation”. Croft, C. H.; Libscomb, K.; Mathis, K.B.; Firth, B.G.; Nicod, P.; Titton, G; Winifred, M.D.; and Hillis, L.D. The American Journal of Cardiology 53: 1593-1598, 1984

“What Functional Activities are Important to Patient’s with Knee Replacements?”. Weiss, J.M., Noble, P.C., Conditt, M.A., Kohl, H.W., Roberts, S., Cook, K.F., Gordon, M.J., Mathis, K.B. Clinical Orthopedics 2002 Nov ;(404): 172-88

“What Functional Activities Are Important to Patients With Knee Replacements?”. Weiss, J.M., Noble, P.C., Conditt, M.A, Kohl, H.W., Roberts, S., Cook, K.F., Gordon, M.J. Mathis, K.B. Clinical Orthopedics 2003 Nov; (416): 120-8

“Extraarticular Abrasive Wear in Cemented and Cementless Total Knee Arthroplasty”. Noble, P.C., Conditt, M.A., Thompson, M.T. Stein, J.A., Kreuzer, S., Parsley, B.S., Mathis, K.B. Clinical Orthopedics2003 Nov; (416): 120-8

“Computer Simulation: How can it help the Surgeon Optimize Implant Position?” Noble, P.C., Sugano, N., Johnston, J.D., Thompson, M.T. Conditt, M.A., Engh, C.A., Sr., Mathis, K.B. Clinical Orthopedics 2003 Dec; (417): 242-52.Review

“Wear Damage of Patellar Components in TKA”. Conditt, M.A., Noble, P.C., Allen, B., Shen, M., Parsley, B.S., Mathis, K.B. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2004

Does Total Knee Replacement restore Normal Knee Function? Noble, PC, Gordon MJ, Weiss JM, Reddix RN, Conditt MA, Mathis, KB. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2005 Feb; (431): 157-65.

Cracking and impingement in ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene acetabular liners. Birman MV, Noble, PC, Conditt MA, Li S, Mathis KB. J Arthroplasty. 2005 Oct; 20(6 Suppl 3):87-92.

Surface damage of patellar components used in total knee arthroplasty. Conditt MA, Noble PC, Allen B, Shen M, Parsley BS, Mathis KB.J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005 Jun;87(6):1265-71

Does neck/liner impingement increase wear of ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene liners? Usrey MM, Noble PC, Rudner LJ, Conditt MA, Birman MV, Santore RF, Mathis KB.J Arthroplasty. 2006 Sep;21(6 Suppl 2):65-71.

The John Insall Award: Patient expectations affect satisfaction with total knee arthroplasty. Noble PC, Conditt MA, Cook KF, Mathis KB. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2006 Nov;452:35-43

A computerized bioskills system for surgical skills training in total knee replacement. Conditt MA, Noble PC, Thompson MT, Ismaily SK, Moy GJ, Mathis KB. Proc Inst Mechanical. Eng [H]. 2007 Jan;221(1):61-9

Making minimally invasive THR safe: conclusions from biomechanical simulation and analysis. Noble PC, Johnston JD, Alexander JA, Thompson MT, Usrey MM, Heinrich EM, Landon GC, Mathis KB. Int Orthop. 2007 Aug;31 Suppl 1:S25-

Initial Results of Managing Severe Bone Loss in Infected Total Joint Arthroplasty Using Customized Articulating Spacers. Incavo SJ, Russell RD, Mathis KB, Adams H.J Arthroplasty. 2008 Jul 8.

Towards the reduction of medication errors in orthopedics and spinal surgery: Outcomes using a pharmacist-led approach. Weiner BK, Venarske J, Yu M, Mathis K. Spine: 1 January 2008 – Volume 33 – Issue 1 – pp 104-107

Books, Book Chapters and Reviews

“An Orthopedic Perspective of Osteoporosis” Heggeness, M.D. and Mathis, K.B., Osteoporosis, 1097-1111,1996, Academic Press

“Pre-operative Templating in Revision THR” Mathis, K.B.; Noble, P.C.; Tullos, H.S., Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty Bierbaum BE, Bono JV, McCarthey JC, Thornhill TS, Turner MD (editors. Springer, New York Inc., 1999

“An Orthopedic Perspective of Osteoporosis” Heggeness, M.D. and Mathis, K.B.,Osteoporosis, Second Edition, Academic Press,2001