Dr. Houston Braly 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).

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and specializes in hip and knee reconstructive surgery concentrating on primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty as well as partial knee replacement. He was named Physician of the Year at Memorial Hermann’s Orthopedic and Spine Hospital in 2018.

In addition, he performs total hip replacements through both anterior based muscle sparing and posterior approaches. His practice also encompasses the treatment of developmental disorders of all ages that require joint replacement, lower extremity and periprosthetic fractures, as well as treatment of complex infections involving the joint replacement. Dr. Houston Braly’s practice is centered around the patient with the goal of obtaining the best outcome.

Dr. Houston Braly joins UT Ortho from Duke University School of Medicine, where he completed a fellowship in Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgery. He graduated magna cum lade from Texas A&M University with an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, where he finished medical school and his orthopedic surgery residency.

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. In residency, he was selected as an American Orthopedic Association Emerging Leaders Program Resident Representative. He also published research involving the treatment of distal tibial nonunions with bone marrow aspirations. During both residency and fellowship, he has participated in several clinical research projects, with a focus on preventing infections involving joint replacement.

A native of Houston, he was actually named after his great-grandfather. Growing up he spent lot of his free time accompanying his father, also an Orthopedic Surgeon, on hospital rounds and surgery. He learned to love anatomy and appreciate the hard-work and satisfaction of helping others at an early age, earning his Eagle Scout at age 14. He is married to his wife, Kristina, whom he met in medical school and currently practices as an Anesthesiologist. They welcomed their first child, Harper, in November 2017.


Undergraduate Degree
BS, Biomedical Science, magna cum laude, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Medical School
McGovern Medical School, formerly The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, Houston, TX
Orthopaedic Surgery, McGovern Medical School, formerly The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, Houston, TX
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center

Contact Information

Medical Assistant
Jessica Covey –

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

– Total and Partial Knee Replacement
– Complex Revision Knee Replacement
– Anterior and Posterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
– Complex Revision Hip Replacement
– Computer Assisted Hip and Partial Knee Replacement
– MAKOplasty (Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement)
– Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement
– Surgical and Non-Surgical Fracture Management of Extremities
– Management of tendonitis, arthritis, sprains, and strains


Publication Information


Braly HL, O’Connor DP, Brinker MR. “Percutaneous autologous bone marrow injection in the treatment of distal meta-diaphyseal tibial nonunions and delayed unions.” J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Sep; 27(9): 527-33.


Incidence of Infection in Total Hip Arthroplasty with and without Localized, Directed HEPA-Filtered Airflow System, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), H. Braly MD, T. Clyburn MD, R. Warth MD.

Evaluating the Air Curtain versus Vertical Laminar Flow in Reduction of Periprosthetic Joint Infections in the Operating Room, Duke University Medical Center, H. Braly MD and D. Attarian, MD.

Does Performing a Proximal Fibular Epiphysiodesis Make Difference When Performing a Proximal Tibial Epiphysiodesis? Shriners Hospitals for Children- Houston, H. Braly MD and A. Scott MD.

Additional Information


2017-Present: Piedmont Orthopedic Society

2016-Present: American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Fellow Member

2011-Present: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Resident Member

2007-Present: American Medical Association
Texas Medical Association
Harris County Medical Society

1998-Present: National Eagle Scout Association