Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Service at The University of Texas Health Science Center provides the full spectrum of care for athletes of all ages and skill levels. Our fellowship-trained sports medicine doctors are committed to helping you manage and prevent injuries, getting you back to the game as soon as possible. Our sports medicine doctors specialize in the treatment of a wide variety of injuries to the shoulder, elbow, knee, hip, foot and ankle, as well as several experts in sports-related concussion evaluation and management.

Our sports medicine experts can be found on the sidelines of high schools, universities, and professional events throughout the city. Currently, sports medicine specialists at UT serve as Team Physicians, Assistant Team Physicians, and consultants for:

  • Atascocita High School
  • Bellaire High School
  • Cy Lakes High School
  • Duchesne Academy
  • George R. Ranch High School
  • Houston Astros
  • Houston Baptist University
  • Houston ISD
  • Houston Rockets
  • Houston Texans
  • Humble High School
  • Humble ISD
  • Katy High School
  • Katy Taylor High School
  • Lutheran North High School
  • Mayde Creek High School
  • Montgomery High School
  • New Caney High School
  • New Caney ISD
  • Northbrook High School
  • Oak Ridge High School
  • Pasadena High School
  • Pasadena ISD
  • Pearland High School
  • Porter High School
  • Richmond Foster High School
  • Second Baptist High School
  • Seven Lakes High School
  • St. Pius High School
  • St. Thomas University
  • Summer Creek High School
  • Terry High School
  • Texas A&M
  • Thompkins High School
  • The Woodlands High School
  • University of Houston
  • University of Texas
  • Waltrip High School
  • West Columbia High School
  • Yoakum High School

Our team of highly-trained sports medicine specialists bring the highest-level of orthopedic care to Houston and the surrounding communities. With 26 locations in the Greater Houston area, our Sports Medicine doctors are able to offer the winning combination of world-class care and convenience.  We are dedicated to creating the most accessible network of Sports Medicine specialists, offering appointments within 24-48 hours.

Our Approach

As part of the Ironman Sports Medicine Institutes, our specialists employ a multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of a wide variety of sports-related injuries. Working closely with Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Primary Care and Internal Medicine physicians, Neuropsychologists, Physical Therapists and strength and conditioning coaches, our team is able to offer individualized care and customized treatment programs. Several members of our team were athletes at the college or professional level, giving them the unique ability to understand the experience through the eyes of both the patient and the physician.

We are not only fellowship-trained, but maintain an active presence in the sports community. Our team includes the head team physician for the NFL Houston Texans, NBA Houston Rockets, MLB Houston Astros, and University of Houston athletics. Our specialists can be seen in the training rooms and on the sidelines at St. Thomas University, Houston Baptist University, as well as numerous high schools and elite clubs in Houston and the surrounding communities.

Conditions

Shoulder
Labral tears and shoulder instability
Rotator cuff tear repair
Partial shoulder resurfacing and replacement
Total and reverse shoulder replacement

Knee
ACL, PCL, and multi-ligament knee reconstruction
Meniscus repair
Knee cartilage transplantation
Patellar instability reconstruction
Partial and total knee replacement

Elbow
Elbow arthroscopy
Elbow ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction, “Tommy John” surgery
Elbow replacement

Ankle
Ankle arthroscopy
Osteochondral defects (OCD)
Ankle ligament reconstruction

General
Fracture repair surgery
Tendon repair and reconstruction
PRP and other biologic injections

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