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Our Patients’ Success Stories


Our Patients’ Success Stories

It is scary and depressing when you have a major injury. In Dr. Lintner’s office we understand  and will work with you as a team to do everything possible to get you back to the activities you love. These stories are just a few stories about some of our patients who faced their injuries head on and worked hard to overcome the obstacles. All have agreed to share their stories with you, as they want to be examples for those of you facing surgery, rehab, and time off of your sport

These are just a few examples of what top shelf  surgical care, high quality post-op physical therapy and dedication from the injured athlete can accomplish. You can do it too!

L.D. returns to white water kayaking after a large rotator cuff repair.  She is 70+ years old and still riding Class 4 rapids. Impressive!

Taylor Taska recovers from Tommy John surgery and earns All-America honors for Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas.

Taylor had Tommy John Surgery by Dr. Lintner in January 2011, earned Lone Star Conference Honorable Mentionin 2012 after hitting .346. He returned with a vengeance in 2013, with an ERA of 3.32, 9-3 record and leading the LSC in HR, slugging, and total bases. Dr. Lintner has performed over 200 TJ surgeries to date.

He earned:

2014 Lone Star Conference Preseason Player of the Year
2013 Lone Star Conference Co-Player of the Year
2013 Lone Star Conference Tournament MVP
2013 Daktronics All-America First Team
2013 NCBWA Division II All-America Second Team
2013 Rawlings/ABCA Division II All-America Third Team
2013 Daktronics South Central Region Player of the Year
2013 ABCA South Central Region First Team


Competitive Dance National Champion

Annette Monks has returned to form and won two National Championships in competitive dance following her surgery and subsequent rehabilitation (both at Houston Methodist). She worked with Mo at Houston Methodist’s Timmons facility and returned to dance training and quickly regained her strength, range of motion, and obvious grace. Two national championships and multiple regional crowns later she continues to enjoy full use of her shoulder.

“The shoulder being healed put me over the top! Thanks again for everything!”

Annette Monks, 2013

2 time National Champion

Rodeo after Rotator Cuff Repair

Eight months after surgery to repair of his right rotator cuff, R.R. is back to competitive calf roping.  It takes a lot of hard work to recover after this surgery,  but the results are worth it.

calf roping after rotator cuff surgery photo

calf roping 2 after rotator cuff surgery photo

NCAA Track All-American

Kevin Anding, All-American Track Athlete, recovered from knee surgeries and hip injuries to become a Division 1 All-American and PAC 12 Champion for Oregon.  He worked so hard to triumph over his injuries to compete (and win) at the highest level. Kevin was also All-ACC and All-Academic ACC while at U. Virginia.  Read his thoughts on what it takes to triumph over the adversity that injuries present.

Injuries Happen. So can success.

By Kevin Anding


 NFL defensive back returns from shoulder surgery

Charles “Peanut” Tillman, a Pro-Bowl cornerback for the Chicago Bears, was referred to Dr. Lintner at Houston Methodist for surgery on a shoulder injury that was limiting his ability to compete at the professional level.  After  his shoulder repair he did what Peanut does: worked his butt off! He did intense rehab, then entered the pre-season football prep phase with a vengeance. Peanut has not had any shoulder problems since and continues to play at the highest level, reaching the Pro Bowl multiple seasons.

High school running back overcomes two torn knee ligaments to become a Division 1 Football Player

Keith Whitely injured his knee and tore two ligaments ( PCL and LCL) while playing high school football his senior year. He was worried that no colleges would want him because of the injury. He had surgery to repair his PCL and LCL, dedicated himself to his rehab, and decided this would not hold him back. Because of this the scholarship offers still came! He overcame the injury and is now playing for the University of Nevada Las Vegas.


“My son was seen by Dr. Lintner his senior year in high school. He had knee surgery to repair the PCL and LCL along with some meniscus damage. He fully recovered and is now a freshmen on the UNLV football team. Thanks Dr. Lintner for helping fulfill a dream,  you are the best.”

K. Whitely Sr. 2013

Dominating Girls Lacrosse

Eden tore her ACL in the fall of her junior year in high school. She was a heavily recruited multi-sport athlete whose focus was lacrosse.  Like most athletes with torn ACL’s  she and her family feared that this would keep her from realizing her dream of playing D1 lacrosse in college.  But, she took it as a challenge to come back better than before. She underwent ACL reconstruction, hit the rehab hard with her therapists and her athletic trainers at school.  And now after a four year career at Johns Hopkins she will attend medical school!

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Eden Epner, St. John’s (Texas)

The junior midfielder had 12 draw controls, six goals and three assists in the Mavericks’ two Final Four games, as St. John’s won its eighth state title. Epner, who missed the field hockey season in the fall with a torn ACL, finished the season with 55 goals and a team-high 54 draw controls. She was named to the All-State and Southwestern Preparatory Conference All-Conference team.”, May 2013

NFL Defensive lineman returns after shoulder surgery on his rotator cuff.

A.C. was referred for shoulder surgery after tearing his rotator cuff in a game. As a NFL defensive lineman he requires tremendous arm strength to compete. Due to the pain and weakness he was unable to play and came to Houston Methodist for surgery by Dr. Lintner. After a secure repair and dedicated rehab, A.C. returned to play at the highest level.

J.W. returns to Varsity Soccer after ACL Surgery

J.W. hurt her knee and like most thought her life was over. But with the support of her family, coaches, and physical therapist she recovered nicely from surgery and is back! She is a multi-sport athlete again.

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