Houston Orthopedic Surgeon for Knee Injury or Shoulder Injury
Archive | Shoulder Injuries

Annette Monks rocks! National Champion!!


annette monksAnnette 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.

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 technology to prepare the stem cells and growth factors in the OR while the repair is being completed, then injecting them into the repair site to foster more rapid and thorough healing.  This technique was recently featured on Houston’s ABC Channel 13 News.Video

Stems cells for shoulder or knee surgery?

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 shoulder and knee surgery. Using the Biomet Biocue system, I aspirate the marrow, concentrate the stem cells then re-inject them into the repair site during surgery. This can be done for knee and shoulder surgery. This way my patients get the advantages of using stem cells to accelerate healing after surgery. The cool thing is it can be done right at the time of the repair… no need for a second procedure to obtain the stem cells!

This video shows the aspiration of bone marrow from a patients right shoulder while we are doing a rotator cuff repair. We punch a hole in the bone (that we would have anyway during the course of the repair), take the marrow, and then a technician will concentrate the stem cells from the marrow while I am doing the repair with my surgical team.  Once the repair is complete I inject the stem cells into the repair site. If you look at the video monitor in the background you can see what we are watching inside the shoulder with the arthroscope while obtaining the marrow.

Calcific Tendonitis

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

Physical exam of the elbow and shoulder

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” videos of the physical examination of the elbow.    So, here you go! This shows how I typically evaluate the athlete’s elbow, with emphasis on diagnosing thrower’s injuries.

Physical Examination of the shoulder by Dr. David Lintner. This video shows how to examine the athlete’s shoulder with emphasis on the rotator cuff, labrum, and ligaments. Issues common to thrower’s shoulders are highlighted.

Dr. David Lintner - Houston Orthopedic Surgeon