Biography

Dr. Joshua Gary is an Associate Professor 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. Gary specializes in Orthopedic Trauma with an emphasis in minimally invasive treatment of pelvic and acetabular fractures and hip disorders in the young adult.  His areas of clinical interest include pelvic and acetabular fractures, complex fractures and dislocations, and malunion and nonunion surgery. 

Dr. Gary received his undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University. He attended medical school and completed his residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.  He then completed a fellowship in Orthopedic Traumatology at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Gary also spent time training in Auckland, New Zealand. 

Dr. Gary is an active member of several professional organizations including the Orthopedic Trauma Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and AO Trauma Faculty. Dr. Gary has been recognized as one of Houston’s top doctors by H Magazine and Texas Monthly. In 2015, he was awarded the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award.

Education

Undergraduate Degree
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Internship
General Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Residency
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Fellowship
Orthopaedic Traumatology, R Adams Crowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, Maryland

Contact Information

713.486.7560 Office
713.486.7512 Fax

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Trauma
Minimally invasive Pelvic and Acetabular fracture treatment
Complex fractures and dislocations
Malunions and nonunion surgery
Young adult hip disorders

Publications

Publication Information

Abstracts

Gary JL, Lefaivre KA, Gerold F, Hay MT, Reinert CM, Starr AJ. “Survivorship of the Native Hip Joint After Percutaneous Repair of Acetabular Fractures in the Elderly.” Injury 2011: 42(10): 114-51.

Podium Presentation – Orthopedic Trauma Association, October 2008

Podium Presentation – Canadian Orthopedic Association, July 2009

Podium Presentation – AONA Challenging Fractures Meeting, November 2010

Gary JL, Taksali S, Reinert CM, Starr AJ.”Ipsilateral Femoral Neck/Shaft Fractures: Are Cephalomedullary Nails Appropriate?” Journal of Surgical Orthopedic Advances 2011; 20 (2): 122-5.

Podium Presentation – Southern Orthopedic Association, June 2008

Podium Presentation – AONA Challenging Fractures Meeting, November 2010

Gary JL, Barber RC, Reinert CM, Starr AJ. “A Prospective Analysis of Thrombophilia in Trauma Patients Who Develop Pulmonary Embolism.” Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 2012: 72(1): 247-250.

Poster Presentation – Texas Orthopedic Association April 2010

Gary JL, VanHal M, Reinert CM, Starr AJ. “Functional Outcomes of Percutaneous Reduction and Fixation of Acetabular Fractures in the Elderly.” Journal of Orthopedic Trauma 2012; 26(5): 278-83.

Podium Presentation – Orthopedic Trauma Association, October 2011

Podium Presentation – AONA Challenging Fractures Meeting, February 2012

Gary JL, Mulligan M, Banagan K, Sciadini MF, Nascone JW, O’Toole RV. “Magnetic resonance imaging for the evaluation of ligamentous injury in the pelvis: A prospective case-controlled study.” Journal of Orthopedic Trauma 2014; 28(1): 41-7.

Poster Presentation – Orthopedic Trauma Association, October 2011

Podium Presentation – American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, February 2012

Gary JL, Paryavi E, Weaver MJ, Morgan JH, Gibbons SD, Ryan SP, Starr AJ, O’Toole RV. “The Effect of Surgical Treatment on Mortality After Acetabular Fracture in the Elderly: A Multicenter Study of 454 Patients.” Journal of Orthopedic Trauma 2015; 29(4): 202-8.

Podium Presentation – Orthopedic Trauma Association, October 2013, Scottsdale, AZ

Poster Presentation – American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, February 2014, New Orleans, LA

Seidel HH, Pommerening MJ, Wade CE, Holcomb JB, Kumeravel M, Burgess AR, Gary JL. “Mortality with Circumferential Pelvic Compression for Pelvic Ring Disruption in Polytraumatized Patients: A Retrospective Analysis of 1639 Pelvic Ring Injuries.” Texas Orthopedic Journal 2015; 1: 61-68.

Podium Presentation – 9th Annual American Surgical Congress, February 2014, San Diego, CA

“Apples to Apples”: Moving to the New OTA Fracture Severity Classification in Extremity Trauma Research.” Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC).

Poster Presentation – Orthopedic Trauma Association, October 2012

“Identifying Enrollment Challenges and Discovering Research Opportunities in an Orthopedic Trauma Consortium: The Value of a “Start-up” Registry.” The Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC) Study Group.

Poster Presentation – Orthopedic Trauma Association, October 2012

Prasarn ML, Doherty D, Achor T, Munz JW, Gary J, Burgess AR, Rechtine GR. “Comparison of Image Quality from C-arm Fluoroscopes when Used for Imaging the Pelvis.”

Poster Presentation – 2013 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, March 2013

Gary JL, Schneider PS, Romero JA, Meeks EG, Ambrose CG, Munz JW, Achor TS. “Complications of grade III-B open pilon fractures in an urban level I trauma center.”

Podium Presentation – American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, February 2014, New Orleans, LA

M Burn, JL Gary, M Holzman, JW Munz, M Galpin, CG Ambrose, TS Achor, M Kumaravel “Do Sacral Screw Pathways Exist in a Pediatric Patient Population and Do They Change with Age?”

Podium Presentation – Orthopedic Trauma Association, October 2014, Tampa, Fl

Poster Presentation – American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, March 2015, Las Vegas, NV

PS Schneider, BA Cotton, M Galpin, Z Radwan, JW Munz, TS Achor, ML Prasarn, JL Gary “Can Thrombelastography Predict Venous Thromboembolic Events in Patients with Severe Extremity Trauma?”

Podium Presentation – Orthopedic Trauma Association, October 2014, Tampa, Fl

Poster Presentation – One AO Multidisciplinary Meeting, February 2015, Las Vegas, NV

Poster Presentation – American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, March 2015, Las Vegas, NV

Poster Presentation – Canadian Orthopedic Association, June 2015, Vancouver, BC

JA Tank, PS Schneider, TS Achor, E Davis, M Galpin, ML Prasarn, AM Choo, JW Munz, TS Achor, JF Kellam, JL Gary “Early Mecdhanical Failures of the Synthes Variable Angle Locking Distal Femur Plate: The Value of a Registry in Post-Market Surveillance.”

Poster Presentation – One AO Multidisciplinary Meeting, February 2015, Las Vegas, NV

ML Prasarn, JL Gary, M Horodyski, GR Rechtine. “Comparison of Circumferential Pelvic Sheeting Versus Commercially Available Pelvic Binders on Unstable Pelvic Injuries: A Biomechanical Cadaveric Study.”

Poster Presentation – Orthopedic Trauma Association, October 2014, Tampa, Fl

JB Wilkerson, AR Burgess, CE Wade, JB Holcomb, M Galpin, E Fox, J Tomasek, M Pommerening, JL Gary. Orthopedic Injury Location, Thrombelastography, and Their Relationship to Pulmonary Embolism

Podium Presentation – 10th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, February 2015, Las Vegas, NV

G Konopka, A Ritchey, M Galpin, JL Gary. Is Cepahlomedullary Fixation Required with Intramedullary Nailing of Subtrochanteric Femur Fractures with an Intact Lesser Trochanter?

Podium Presentation – Texas Orthopedic Association, April 2015, Austin, TX

Poster Presentation – Western Orthopedic Association, July 2015, Couer d’Alene, ID

SJ Prater, JL Gary, M Harbison, M McNutt, T VonWeckstern. Reducing Emergency Department Length of Stay for Non-Critical Trauma Patients with a Severe Mechanism of Injury Requiring Admission to the Hospital

Poster Presentation – Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, May 2015, San Diego, CA

Refereed Original Articles in Journals

Gary JL, Richards BS: Infantile Tibia Vara: Correction of Recurrent Tibial Deformity Following Epiphysiolysis. Orthopedics 2008; 31(5): 503.

Zide JR, Gary JL, Huo MH: Management of Periprosthetic Femur Fractures. Operative Techniques in Orthopedics 2009; 19(3): 155-62.

Bates P, Gary JL, Singh G, Reinert CM, Starr AJ: Percutaneous treatment of pelvic and acetabular fractures in the obese. Orthopedic Clinics of North America 2011; 42(1): 55-67.

Gary JL, Lefaivre KA, Gerold F, Hay MT, Reinert CM, Starr AJ: Survivorship of the Native Hip Joint After Percutaneous Repair of Acetabular Fractures in the Elderly. Injury 2011: 42(10): 114-51.

Gary JL, Taksali S, Reinert CM, Starr AJ: Ipsilateral Femoral Neck/Shaft Fractures: Are Cephalomedullary Nails Appropriate? Journal of Surgical Orthopedic Advances 2011; 20 (2): 122-5.

Gary JL, Barber RC, Reinert CM, Starr AJ: A Prospective Analysis of Thrombophilia in Trauma Patients Who Develop Pulmonary Embolism. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 2012: 72(1): 247-250.

Gary JL, VanHal M, Reinert CM, Starr AJ: Functional Outcomes of Percutaneous Reduction and Fixation of Acetabular Fractures in the Elderly. Journal of Orthopedic Trauma 2012: 26(5): 278-83.

Gary JL, Mulligan M, Banagan K, Sciadini MF, Nascone JW, O’Toole RV: Magnetic resonance imaging for the evaluation of ligamentous injury in the pelvis: A prospective case-controlled study. Journal of Orthopedic Trauma 2014; 28(1): 41-7.

Gary JL, Sciadini MF: Injury to the Anterior Tibial System during Percutaneous Plating of a Proximal Tibia Fracture: A Case Report. Orthopedics 2012: 35(7): e1135-8.

Gary JL, Paryavi E, Weaver MJ, Morgan JH, Gibbons SD, Ryan SP, Starr AJ, O’Toole RV: The Effect of Surgical Treatment on Mortality After Acetabular Fracture in the Elderly: A Multicenter Study of 454 Patients. Journal of Orthopedic Trauma 2014: DOI: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000223.

Gary JL, Davis S, Routt ML: Ganglion Cyst Associated with a Displaced Transverse Acetabular Fracture: A Case Report. Orthopedics & Muscular System: Current Research. 2014; 3(2):151.

Gary JL, Kumaravel M, Gates K, Burgess AR, Routt ML, Welch T, Podbielski JM, Beeler AM, Holcomb JB: Imaging Comparison of Pelvic Ring Disruption and Injury Reduction With Use of the Junctional Emergency Treatment Tool for Preinjury and Postinjury Pelvic Dimensions: A Cadaveric Study with Computed Tomography. Journal of Special Operations Medicine. 2014 Winter; 14(4): 30-34.

Gary JL, Munz JW, Burgess AR: “Push-past” Reaming as a Reduction Aid with Intramedullary Nailing of Metadiaphyseal and Diaphyseal Femoral Shaft Fractures: A Technical Trick. Orthopedics. 2014; 37(6):393-6.

Eagan M, Kim H, Manson TT, Gary JL, Russell JP, Hsieh AH, O’Toole RV, Boulton C. “Internal Anterior Fixators for Pelvic Ring Injuries: Do Monaxial Pedicle Screws Provide More Stiffness than Polyaxial Screws?” Injury 2015: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2015.01.040

MJ Beltran, JL Gary, CA Collinge. The Management of Distal Femur Fractures with Modern Plates and Nailes: State of the Art. Journal of Orthopedic Trauma 2015; 29(4): 165-72.

Gary JL. Acetabular fractures in the elderly. Clinical Medicine Insights:Trauma and Intensive Medicine 2015; 6: 9-17.

Seidel HH, Pommerening MJ, Wade CE, Holcomb JB, Kumeravel M, Burgess AR, Gary JL. Mortality with Circumferential Pelvic Compression for Pelvic Ring Disruption in Polytraumatized Patients: A Retrospective Analysis of 1639 Pelvic Ring Injuries. Texas Orthopedic Journal 2015; 1: 61-68.

Invited Articles

Gary JL. Acetabular fractures in the elderly. Clinical Medicine Insights:Trauma and Intensive Medicine 2015; 6: 9-17.

Book Chapters

Routt ML, Gary JL. BD Browner, JE Jupiter, C Krettek, PA Anderson eds. Elsevier 2015, 1107-1161. ”Surgical Treatment of Acetabular Fractures, in: Skeletal Trauma: Basic Science, Management and Reconstruction.”

Gary JL, Bates P, Starr AJ. M Tile, D Helfet, J Kellam, M Vrahas eds. Thieme 2015, 625-37. “Image intensifier-assisted closed techniques of reduction and fixation, in: Fractures of the Pelvis and Acetabulm.”

 

Additional Information

Professional Courses Taught

OTA Residents Annual Fracture Course – October 2011, San Antonio, TX

Synthes Advanced Fracture Course for OR Personnel – January 2012, Houston, TX

OTA Residents Annual Fracture Course – October 2012, Minneapolis, MN

Smith and Nephew Mini Surgical Approaches for Internal Fixation (SAIF) Course – August 2013, Houston, TX

OTA Residents Annual Fracture Course – October 2013, Scottsdale, AZ

AAOS/OTA Pelvis and Acetabular Course – October 2013, Rosemont, IL

Edward T. Smith Annual Lectureship – November 2013, Houston, TX

AO Basic Fracture Course for Residents – January 2014, New Orleans, LA

AAOS Instructional Course Lecture: Techniques and Decision Making in Common Fractures: A Case-Based Small Group Discussion – AAOS Annual Meeting, March 2014, New Orleans, LA

Smith and Nephew Master’s Fracture Forum – May 2014, Huntington Beach, CA

AO Basic Fracture Course for Residents – June 2014, Marco Island, FL

Smith and Nephew Mini Surgical Approaches for Internal Fixation (SAIF) Course – September 2014, Houston TX

AO Basic Fracture Course for Residents –September 2014, Houston, TX

AO Basic Fracture Course for Residents – October 2014, Atlanta, GA

AO Advanced Fracture Course – February 2015, New Orleans, LA

AAOS Instructional Course Lecture: Techniques and Decision Making in Common Fractures: A Case-Based Small Group Discussion – AAOS Annual Meeting, March 2015, Las Vegas, NV