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How To Help Your Child Avoid Concussions Jan 19th, 2021

You want your child to explore their interests fully and passionately. But you also want them to stay safe and free of injury. So when your son or daughter tells you that they want to play a sport that raises their risk for concussion, you feel torn. When 53% of...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Everything You Need to Know About HIIT Nov 9th, 2020

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is all the rage, both in gyms, in online coaching videos, and athletes’ at-home or in-training routines. What is HIIT? How does it work? And why is HITT changing how we work out? David Lintner, MD, an orthopedic and sports medicine specialist in Houston and Baytown,...

Dr. Lintner, MD featured in Houston Chronicle Oct 16th, 2020

I have been embedded with the Astros in their "playoff bubble" for almost a month. While this has been disruptive to my practice, most of my patients have been understanding and excited for the Astros during their playoff run! We are still providing care via telemedicine visits with me while...

From Little League to Major League and Everything in Between, We Can Treat Your Elbow Injury Sep 21st, 2020

Practice makes perfect. Or at least gets you closer to your goals. But because practice in baseball involves making the same motions over and over, it can also cause an injury. If you tore the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in your elbow, you might wonder if you’ll ever play again....

The Benefits of Physical Therapy in Preventing and Recovering From Injuries Aug 6th, 2020

Almost all adolescents who play sports at the competitive level get injured at least once in a year, according to a study from Sweden’s Karolinska Institute. Even professional athletes — with all of their coaching, practice, and skill — experience about 2,000 injuries per 10,000 players. That puts professional athletics...

How to Stay in Shape During COVID-19 Restrictions Jul 23rd, 2020

Sports and staying active has been a part of your life for as long as you can remember. Playing outdoor games as a kid, hitting a game-winning homerun, pushing your body to the max. You’ve continued with your active spirit throughout your life. Then the country shut down for the...

How To Get Back In The Game After A Meniscus Tear Jun 1st, 2020

Every time you suit up to play a sport, you run a risk of getting injured, whether you’re a professional, student athlete, or a weekend warrior. Running, stopping, and jumping puts stress on your knees, which makes meniscus tears one of the most common types of injuries an athlete can...

Dynamic Warm Up with Houston Texans’ Roland Ramirez Jan 26th, 2015

Thank you to Roland Ramirez, Houston Texans Assistant Athletic Trainer and Director of Rehabilitation for working withHouston Methodist Sports Medicine to assemble this video on Dynamic Warm Up. This is key for preparation, injury prevention, and performance optimization. Dynamic Warmup with Roland Ramirez  

Interesting article on Tommy John Surgery. Nov 22nd, 2014

Jon Roegele has compiled lots of information about pro players having Tommy John surgery. Though the return to play rate is excellent, we really can’t tell how well these players pitched after their return from surgery. ERA/WHIP/innings pitched/FIP/BB, etc would help tell the story of how well these players actually...

White Water Kayaking after Rotator Cuff Repair Sep 2nd, 2014

One of our patients, 73 year old L.D. has returned to white water kayaking after finishing her rehab following repair of a large rotator cuff tear.  She continues to run Class 4 rapids without pain. She can even put the kayak on top of her car by herself!  

Annette Monks rocks! National Champion!! Dec 9th, 2013

Annette Monks has recovered from her shoulder injury and subsequent surgery to become a multiple National Champion in competitive dance. She did her post-operative rehab with Mo at Houston Methodist’s  Timmons facility. She says “the shoulder being healed put me over the top!” How about that?!?  

New surgical video on Rotator Cuff Repair Augmented with Stem Cells and Growth Factors. Nov 28th, 2013

  Rotator Cuff Repair can be improved by using the patient’s own stem cells to stimulate healing. This is a video of real surgery in which I harvest the patients stem cells from his bone marrow in the same shoulder were I am repairing his rotator cuff.  We have the...

Your Own Stem Cells Can Help You Heal Nov 19th, 2013

Since 2012 Dr. Lintner has been using patients’ own stem cells to augment their healing after shoulder and knee surgery. The results are promising! Click here to see the interview with Channel 13 and Dr. Lintner.

Take ownership of your own digital health record on your smartphone! Nov 2nd, 2013

Electronic medical records are growing but they are unwieldy for physicians and not accessible to patients who may want/need to have their records with them as they travel, visit different physicians, etc. Or to simply have your child’s immunization records when you are filling out the summer camp application.  ChartSpan...

Stems cells for shoulder or knee surgery? Oct 24th, 2013

For the last 18 months I have been taking advantage of the stem cells naturally present in your bone marrow to accelerate my patients healing after... For the last 18 months I have been taking advantage of the stem cells naturally present in your bone marrow to accelerate my patients...

Prep for Sports! Agility training is key! Oct 15th, 2013

Dr. Lintner is interviewed by KPRC  Channel 2 reporter Rachel McNeill regarding how to prepare for sports that involve cutting and jumping. Strength... Dr. Lintner is interviewed by KPRC  Channel 2 reporter Rachel McNeill regarding how to prepare for sports that involve cutting and jumping. Strength is important, but you can...

Calcific Tendonitis Sep 25th, 2013

Check out the surgical video of calcific tendonitis of the rotator cuff. http://youtu.be/n4SGhw5hE5U

Physical exam of the elbow and shoulder Aug 6th, 2013

Want to diagnose an elbow injury? A shoulder injury? After presenting this topic at the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association annual meeting we... Want to diagnose an elbow injury? A shoulder injury? After presenting this topic at the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association annual meeting we have received  many requests for a “how to”...

Football is coming, are you ready for the heat? Jul 29th, 2013

Dr. Lintner is interviewed about preparing for football practice in the heat. It is important to acclimate for the heat by exercising outside BEFORE... Dr. Lintner is interviewed about preparing for football practice in the heat. It is important to acclimate for the heat by exercising outside BEFORE football (...

Is Field Turf Safer than Natural Grass? Sep 14th, 2012

Field Turf vs Natural Grass in American Journal of Sports Medicine Here is very good article written by other NFL team physicians regrding the injury rates on these popular playing surfaces. The old artifical turf was associated with higher injury rates, but this paper examines the newer type of turf that hopefully...

Core exercise using Swiss Ball by Dr. Coleman ( Astros Strength Coach) Sep 7th, 2012

Core Exercise using Swiss Ball by Dr. Coleman, Houston Astro Strength Coach  This is a simple but effective modification to the typical “Dead Bug” exercise routine that helps build oblique strength. This translates to more power with baseball, lacrosse, golf, etc.

Dr. Lintner interviewed about faking of injuries in the NFL. Sep 27th, 2011

Listen to “Faking of injuries in the NFL?”

US News and World Report names Dr. Lintner to “The Best Doctors in America” Sep 6th, 2011

Dr. David Lintner was named to the US News and World Report list of The Best Doctors in America. Dr. Lintner is the Chief of Sports Medicine at The Methodist Hospital and The Methodist Center for Sports Medicine, the Head Team Physician for the Houston Astros, a Team Orthopedist for...

Radio Interview Aug 30th, 2011

Listen to Dr. Lintner’s interview on Sports Radio 610 Regarding Heat Illness in Athletes. Avoid Heat Illness in Athletes.

How Texas is Striving to Make Football Safer Aug 25th, 2011

Dr. Lintner is interviewed in Dave Campbell’s 2011 Texas Football magazine article regarding concussions, heat illness, and what Texas is doing to make football safer. Read about it here: 2011 Texas Football-Concussion article

A Little Preparation Can Make for Safer Skiing Dec 28th, 2010

Dr. David Lintner was recently interviewed on the Methodist Minute about how to prevent ski injuries. Listen to the audio from the interview below…Methodist Minute – Safer Skiing

Dr. Lintner Interviewed About Sore Knees Nov 24th, 2010

Dr. David Lintner was recently interviewed on Sports Radio 610 about sore knees, especially among “weekend warriors.” Knee pain can be related to age, inflammation along growth plates, stress fractures, or even weight issues. Listen to the audio from the interview below…Play this “Methodist Minute” audio.

Dr. Lintner Interviewed about Platelet Rich Plasma Injections Oct 19th, 2010

Dr. David Lintner was recently interviewed on Sports Radio 610 about Platelet Rich Plasma Injections, which is sometimes referred to as, “blood spinning.” A simple procedure that is completed right in the office, PRP requires drawing blood from the patient and placing it in a centrifuge machine, which separates the...

Viscosupplementation Treatment for Arthritis Sep 10th, 2010

The first line of treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee aims to relieve pain. Normally, pain relievers such as ibuprofen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used, along with physical therapy, applications of a topical analgesic and injections of a corticosteroid. However, some people have a reaction to NSAIDs and...

Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate Sep 10th, 2010

Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate are over-the-counter nutritional supplements commonly used to treat osteoarthritis. In contrast to many over-the-counter supplements, Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate have been fairly well studied and favorable results have been found by independent researchers. This is in marked contrast to most nutritional supplements where there is no...

New Platelets Treatment Helps Athletes Recover from Injury Without Surgery Dec 10th, 2009

Astros fans have seen Doug Brocail pitch many times from the mound. But last May, he made a play for first that took him off the mound for months. “When I hit the bag there was a popping sound and I was in excruciating pain,” said Brocail. At the time,...