Houston Methodist Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Ranked #16 in the Nation for Orthopedics


Houston Methodist Hospital is ranked No. 16 in the nation and Best in Texas by U.S. News & World Report for Orthopedics. 


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Our Team

Our fellowship-trained surgeons perform more than 20,000 orthopedic procedures each year. Our experts treat professional sports teams, fine arts organizations, and service high school and youth teams. Houston Methodist is the official health care provider for the Houston Texans, Houston Astros, Rice University Athletics, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo®, Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet.


In addition to being Houston’s most trusted orthopedics provider, our surgeons are leaders on a national scale in both the education of future orthopedic surgeons as well as orthopedic research. The surgical team at Houston Methodist Orthopedic Surgery Department has also been recognized by the Hip Society with the prestigious Otto Aufranc Award for innovation in joint reconstruction.


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Active Clinical Trials


Patient Encounters in 2023


Peer-Reviewed Publications


Surgical Cases in 2023

Our Research

Our researchers are making great strides in areas such as regenerative medicine, surgical infection prevention, growth factors for tissue recovery in arthritis cases, and imaging for improved preoperative evaluation and surgical planning. Houston Methodist has also developed and progressed orthopedic devices and procedures implemented worldwide. 


Our faculty collaborate with the Center for Musculoskeletal Regeneration, a multidisciplinary translational research laboratory that recognizes that the body has incredible healing capabilities and works to harness these to their fullest potential for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications. Our team also works with the Center for Human Performance, an innovation hub for the development of next generation human performance devices, technologies and training regimens.

$6 Million DOD Grant for Fracture Repair Research
The Center for Musculoskeletal Regeneration awarded $6 million for development of a bionanoscaffold that quickly heals and regenerates damaged bones.
Lessening Pain After Knee Replacement Surgery
Our researchers found infusing morphine and vancomycin directly into the tibia during knee replacement reduces pain and pain medication after surgery.
Rare Wrist Bone Fusion Sighting in College Pitcher
In a serendipitous finding, Houston Methodist orthopedic surgeons discovered a rare bilateral carpal fusion in a high-level college athlete’s wrist.
Blood Flow Restriction & Shoulder Rehabilitation
BFR is effective for shoulder injuries, confirmed a Houston Methodist study that identified optimal occlusion pressure for rehabilitating patients.

Education & Training

Houston Methodist and Rice University have joined forces to advance research to prevent injuries, improve rehabilitation, enhance performance, and maximize return to life, work and sport. At the Center for Human Performance, academic researchers and university students work side by side with student athletes, trainers and coaches to advance research and education in human performance.


In addition to CME programs, conferences and seminars, Houston Methodist orthopedic surgeons also conduct weekly conferences for hand surgery, sports medicine and joint replacement.  

Orthopedic Surgery Residency
We equip residents with abundant resources for education with an emphasis on personal development as orthopedic surgeons.
Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship
Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offers a one-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited fellowship.
Orthopedic Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offers a one-year, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited fellowship.
Spine Surgery Fellowship
A one-year of extensive training in the evaluation and treatment of diverse spinal disorders for both orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons.
For Patients

For Patients

Houston Methodist’s orthopedic experts use cutting-edge techniques and technology to prevent, diagnose, manage and treat the full range of orthopedic conditions.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery News & Events

Leading Medicine Blog — For Professionals
In The News — Recent Press
Events — Virtual & In-Person
Leading Medicine Blog — For Professionals
In The News — Recent Press
Events — Virtual & In-Person