William J. Bryan, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Bryan has been in practice for over twenty-five years at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. He is licensed by the state of Texas and is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. Over the course of his career, Dr. Bryan has served as the team physician for the Houston Astros, the Houston Hotshots and the US cycling team. Dr. Bryan was a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine, and holds adjunct appointments at both Texas Woman’s University and Rice University.

Description of Research

Dr. Bryan’s research is in emerging technologies for total hip replacement and total knee replacement. His current research includes the study of clinical outcomes of total knee and mobile bearing unicompartmental prostheses.

Areas Of Expertise

Total knee replacement Total hip replacement, prostheses, outcomes
Education & Training

, Hospital for Special Surgery - New York
, Berkshire Medical Center
, Baylor College of Medicine

Comparison of isometric and anatomic reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament: A cadaveric study
Parker, DA, Alexander, JW, Conditt, MA, Uzodinma, ON & Bryan, WJ 2008, Orthopedics, vol 31, no. 4, pp. 339-343. DOI:

Relationship of closed and open chain measures of strength with perceived physical function and mobility following unilateral total knee replacement
Rossi, MD, Hasson, S, Kohia, M, Pineda, E & Bryan, W 2007, Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, vol 30, no. 1, pp. 23-27.

Mobility and perceived function after total knee arthroplasty
Rossi, MD, Hasson, S, Kohia, M, Pineda, E & Bryan, W 2006, Journal of Arthroplasty, vol 21, no. 1, pp. 6-12. DOI:

Anatomic and radiographic analysis of arthroscopic tack placement into the superior glenoid
Trusler, ML, Bryan, WJ & Ilahi, OA 2002, Arthroscopy, vol 18, no. 4, pp. 366-371. DOI:

Posterior elbow impingement
Bartz, RL, Bryan, WJ & Lowe, W 2001, Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine, vol 9, no. 4, pp. 245-252.

Letters to the editor [2]
Bryan, WJ 2001, American Journal of Sports Medicine, vol 29, no. 6, pp. 830-831.

Baseball shoulder and elbow injury rehabilitation of varsity, high school, intercollegiate, and professional baseball players
Bryan, WJ, Labossiere, D, Coleman, E & Bartz, R 2001, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review, vol 9, no. 2, pp. 154-164.

Disability days in major league baseball.
Bryan, WJ 2001, American Journal of Sports Medicine, vol 29, no. 6, pp. 830-831.

Displaced Salter-Harris type I injury in a gymnast: A slipped capital humeral epiphysis?
Dalldorf, PG & Bryan, WJ 1994, Orthopaedic Review, vol 23, no. 6, pp. 538-541.

Rehabilitation parameters in total knee replacement patients undergoing epidural vs. conventional analgesia
Pati, AB, Perme, DC, Trail, M, Henry, PK & Bryan, WJ 1994, Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, vol 19, no. 2, pp. 88-92.

The use of epidural morphine in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty
Baker, MW, Tullos, HS, Bryan, WJ & Oxspring, H 1989, Journal of Arthroplasty, vol 4, no. 2, pp. 157- 161.

Isolated infraspinatus atrophy: A common cause of posterior shoulder pain and weakness in throwing athletes?
Bryan, WJ & Wild, JJ 1989, American Journal of Sports Medicine, vol 17, no. 1, pp. 130-131.

Author's Response
Bryan, WJ 1989, American Journal of Sports Medicine, vol 17, no. 5, pp. 732. DOI:

The axillary nerve and its relationship to common sports medicine shoulder procedures
Bryan, WJ, Schauder, K & Tullos, HS 1986, American Journal of Sports Medicine, vol 14, no. 2, pp. 113-116.

Dislocation and failure of an articulated total hip replacement. A case report
Bryan, WJ & Reeve, RE 1986, Orthopedics, vol 9, no. 8, pp. 1113-1115.

Replacement of the patello-femoral joint with the total condylar knee arthroplasty
Ranawat, CS, Rose, HA & Bryan, WJ 1984, International Orthopaedics, vol 8, no. 1, pp. 61-65. DOI:

Total knee arthroplasty in juvenile arthritis
Ranawat, CS, Bryan, WJ & Inglis, AE 1983, Arthritis and Rheumatism, vol 26, no. 9, pp. 1140-1144.

Tuberculosis in a rheumatoid patient. A case report
Bryan, WJ, Doherty, JH & Sculco, TP 1982, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, vol No. 171, pp. 206-208.

Complications of distal radial fractures: Pins and plaster treatment
Chapman, DR, Bennett, JB, Bryan, WJ & Tullos, HS 1982, Journal of Hand Surgery, vol 7, no. 5, pp. 509-512.

Methylmethacrylate stabilization for enhancement of posterior cervical arthrodesis in rheumatoid arthritis
Bryan, WJ, Inglis, AE, Sculco, TP & Ranawat, CS 1982, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A, vol 64, no. 7, pp. 1045-1050.