Houston Orthopedic Surgeon for Knee Injury or Shoulder Injury

Orthopedic Sports Medicine Specialist


Dr. David Lintner, Houston Sports Medicine Orthopedic SurgeonDr. David Lintner specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder and elbow and is active in teaching orthopedic surgeons the latest techniques.  Having worked with the Astros for 25 years he also specializes in injuries to throwers’ shoulders and elbows. He has written more than forty scientific articles about ACL injuries, thrower’s injuries, and other sports medicine issues. Dr. Lintner has been named to the US News and World Report’s ‘The Best Doctors in America” and has been recognized for over a decade as a “Texas Super Doc” by Texas Monthly.

He is known for Tommy John surgeries in competitive baseball players, including numerous pro and collegiate pitchers.   Thrower’s Elbow  In June 2005, Dr. Lintner was named Chief of Sports Medicine at the The Houston Methodist Hospital after serving in a similar capacity at Baylor College of Medicine for four years. He was recently named “Outstanding Educator” in Sports Medicine in consecutive years.

He is the past President of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association, and a member of the Baseball Commissioner’s Medical Advisory Committee. He served as the physician for the World Baseball Classic in 2009, and since 1994 continues in the capacity as the Head Team Physician for the Houston Astros, as well as Team Orthopedist for the Houston Texans.astros logo 2013

Team Physician for the Houston TexansHe served as the original Head Team Physician for the Houston Dynamo Major League Soccer Team, and is also the Head Team Physician for Lee College and was recently named a “Lee College Legend” for his work supporting the college’s student-athletes. In addition he is Team Physician for many high schools in the Greater Houston area.

Dr. Lintner has been published extensively in orthopedic literature and is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is also Board Certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine.

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Areas of Practice

Dr. David Lintner stands ready to assist you in the following areas:

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Dr. David Lintner - Houston Orthopedic Surgeon