For more than five decades, the experts at Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine have served as team doctors for the Houston Astros — trusted to keep the players at the top of their game. But we don’t just work with elite athletes. We learn from them. By finding innovative ways to treat their injuries, we’re better able to treat yours.


Common Injuries for Astros Players and Fans

Our team of specialists gives you access to the latest, most advanced care — from prevention to treatment and recovery. 


The rotator cuff is a network of four muscles that come together as tendons to form a covering around the head of
the upper arm bone.


The types of injuries result in fractures, dislocations, sprains and bruises.


The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) helps to stabilize the knee. 


The meniscus is cartilage that keeps the femur and tibia from grinding against one another, helping the knee joint to move smoothly.

Access Same-Day Specialized Orthopedic Care

When you need immediate orthopedic care, count on the highly trained doctors and staff at Houston Methodist Orthopedic Injury Clinics to quickly evaluate and treat your injury — so you can get back to moving and doing the activities you love.


Our Partnership

Our strong partnership with the Houston Astros dates back five decades, when our doctors first began providing care to the team.

The world-class team that treats the Houston Astros can help keep you moving.


Head Team Physician:
David Lintner, MD

Team Physicians:
Vijay Jotwani, MD
Michael Hopson, MD