Adam M. Freedhand, M.D.
- Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Adam Freedhand is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Adam Freedhand specializes in Total Joint Reconstruction with an emphasis on minimally invasive surgical techniques including direct anterior hip replacement, partial and total knee replacement. In every effort to enhance patient care and outcomes he utilizes technologies such as robot assisted surgery and computer navigation.
Dr. Freedhand received his undergraduate degree from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He attended medical school at State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn, New York. He completed his internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Dr. Freedhand went on to complete a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction and Sports Medicine at Insall Scott Kelly Institute in New York. During his advanced training, Dr. Freedhand was involved in approximately 1,500 joint replacement surgeries.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Freedhand is actively involved in training of future total joint surgeons, sharing his expertise with residents and post graduate physician education. Passionate about the development of patient-centric pathways and protocols to optimize the joint replacement experience, his research focus is the design of instruments used in minimally invasive joint replacement procedures of the hip an knee.
Dr. Freedhand is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Before pursuing medicine, Dr. Freedhand took a four year hiatus to pursue his athletic career as a flatwater kayak racer. Competing with several national teams, Dr. Freedhand possesses the unique experience of orthopedics from the perspective of both the patient and physician.
- Undergraduate Degree
- Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
- Medical School
- State University of New York Health Science Center Brooklyn, New York, New York
- Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Adult Reconstruction and Sports Medicine Fellowship, Insall Scott Kelly Institute, New York, New York
Areas of Interests
Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
Computer Assisted Hip Replacement
MAKOplasty (Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement)
Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement
Amir Pourmoghaddam, Stefan W Kreuzer and Adam Freedhand. Early Clinical Outcomes of Application of Neck Preserving Stems in Hip Arthroplasty. Bone Joint J 2013 vol. 95-B no. SUPP 34 108.
Amir Pourmoghaddam, Stefan W Kreuzer and Adam Freedhand. Early Clinical Outcomes in Robotic Assisted Bi-Unicompartmental Total Knee Replacement Compared to Unicompartmental and Conventional Knee Arthroplasty. Bone Joint J 2013 vol. 95-B no. SUPP 34 381.
Amir Pourmoghaddam, Stefan W Kreuzer and Adam Freedhand. Major and Minor Complications Following Minimally Invasive Anterior Approach With Fracture Table for Total Hip Arthroplasty. Bone Joint J 2013 vol. 95-B no. SUPP 34 382.
Contribution of the acetabular labrum to articulating surface area and femoral head coverage in adult hip joints: an anatomic study in cadaver. Tan V, Seldes RM, Katz MA, Freedhand, AM, Klimkiewicz JJ, Fitzgerald RH Jr. Am J Orthop. 2001 Nov;30(11):809-12
Traumatic Atlanto-occipital Dislocation in Children. Cain E, Freedhand AM, Speigel D, Dormans J, Drummond D. The Resident’s Conference, American Orthopedic Association, February 1998, Sacramento, CA
The Direct Anterior Approach to Hip Reconstruction Chapter 8: ARCH Table and C-arm Navigation with Anterior Approach, SLACK incorporated; Manuscript in preparation