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Arthroscopic Surgery

An innovator in the field of Arthroscopic Surgery, Dr. Sanders offers the most advanced
Arthroscopic procedures for patients non responsive to conservative treatment. His years of...

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Foot & Ankle Specialist

Dr. Sanders specializes in injuries and conditions affecting the foot and ankle - from
bunions and ankle sprains to foot fractures and adult acquired flat foot deformity.
His approach combines an understanding...

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Advanced Rehabilitation

One of the most important parts of any treatment plan is rehabilitation or
reconditioning - helping the injured limb to begin moving as quickly as possible
to regain strength, restore range of motion and return to ...

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Reconditioning Program

Designed to restore full range of motion and strength

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Mark S. Sanders, MD, FACS Houston Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Dr. Mark S. Sanders is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and holds a Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.

He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

He is identified as one of Houston´s “Top Docs” by H Texas magazine.

Dr. Sanders began his private Orthopaedic surgery practice in Houston in 1986 and maintains his office at the River Oaks Medical Tower in the heart of the Galleria area.

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Dr. Sanders is featured on the cover and in an inside spread in the July/August issue of TexasMD.
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As one of the few Orthopaedic surgeons taking a proactive approach to the diabetic foot and ankle to reduce the number of severe limb and life threatening conditions affecting individuals with diabetes, Dr. Sanders will be spotlighted at the American Diabetes Association Expo 2014 at the Reliant Center on July 26. Come see us and receive a free Dorsiflexion screening. See event flyer.

Dr. Sanders is featured in a business spotlight in the Jewish Herald Voice. Read article.

Houston Orthopedic Specialist Mark Sanders, M.D., Launches Educational Initiative on the Diabetic Foot
Providing Educational Resources to Area Practitioners, Dr. Sanders Hopes to Reduce the number of Serious Diabetic Foot Problems with Early Detection and Treatment
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Houston Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Physician Mark Sanders, M.D., Joins American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
The Elite Membership Recognizes Sanders’ Work in Sports Injuries and Degenerative Joint Conditions
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Trauma, Sports Injuries, ACL Surgery, Skeletal Deformities, Foot & Ankle Problems – The Fastest Way Back

As an avid cyclist who enjoys tennis and skiing when his feet are back on the ground, Dr. Sanders has seen both sides of an injury and understands firsthand how his patients feel. He knows it´s all about getting up and back out there… fast. Applying his 32 years of experience as an orthopedic surgeon, researcher and active sportsman to an accelerated recovery plan, he does just that.

That´s why the Sanders Clinic is “THE FASTEST WAY BACK.”

At the Sanders Clinic, the athletic trainers, therapists and support staff work and play as hard as their patients. They understand how injuries occur and the fastest way to get back out there when they do.

Specializing in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction as well as injuries and conditions affecting the shoulder, knee, and foot and ankle, Dr. Mark Sanders is changing the outcome for athletes and active people everywhere. Renowned for his work with extreme athletes and a published author, his patients come from across the United States, Mexico and Canada for his cutting edge treatment and advanced rehabilitation program.

Dr. Sanders is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and holds a subspecialty certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.

With 32 years of experience in accelerated sports injury rehabilitation, including ACL surgery, he and his expert staff of certified trainers and therapists have developed an advanced plan to recondition the injured area from the inside out – while also strengthening the overall body to prevent a recurrence or new injury.

Dr. Sanders specializes in injuries of the ACL – performing over one hundred ACL reconstructions each year with successful, sustaining results.

He also specializes in injuries of the meniscal and articular cartilage and the patellofemoral joint, as well as conditions affecting the foot and ankle and injuries to the shoulder – such as ruptures of the rotator cuff, acromioclavicular (AC) joint dislocations, clavicle fractures and recurrent dislocation and subluxation of the shoulder.

Dr. Sanders is not only able to offer a number of surgical treatment options to his patients of every age and activity level, but also a successful non-surgical reconditioning program based on documented patient results, research findings and extensive knowledge.

Utilizing a personalized exercise routine developed and administered by one of his certified trainers as well as a nutritional program initially developed for athletes, Dr. Sanders is able to help the majority of his patients avoid surgery. These same principles are utilized in the rehabilitation of post surgical patients – for optimal results and rapid recovery.

ABOUT DR. MARK SANDERS

MD, FACS Houston Orthopedic Surgeon

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Sanders also holds a Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. He is identified as one of Houston´s “Top Docs” in H Texas magazine.

Dr. Sanders began his private Orthopaedic surgery practice in Houston in 1986 and maintains an office at the River Oaks Medical Tower in the heart of Houston’s Galleria area. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS). Dr. Sanders champions advances in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and the treatment of complex fractures, malalignment and joint degeneration. His research findings on the benefits of knee bracing in off road motorcyclists were recently published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

During his 35-year career in orthopedics, he has performed thousands of arthroscopic surgeries on severe shoulder, knee, and ankle injuries. His extensive knowledge of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and foot and ankle conditions has enabled him to help patients return to their previous level of athletic activity both with and without surgery. He is among the few surgeons who is prepared to take on serious complications resulting from unsuccessful surgeries other physicians refuse to treat. He regularly treats patients with tears of other knee ligaments, tears of the meniscal cartilages, dislocation of the patella, and malalignment disorders.

Dr. Sanders’ expertise extends also to the diabetic foot and ankle. His work in this area is reducing the number of serious limb and life threatening conditions affecting the diabetic foot and ankle.

He has treated thousands of patients with injuries to the Rotator Cuff – from impingement tendonitis, to massive rupture of the Rotator Cuff. In the majority of these cases, his patients responded well to conservative treatment.

When surgery is necessary, Dr. Sanders´ vast experience in arthroscopy provides patients with minimally traumatic surgical options – using well proven techniques for repair and reconstruction of the rotator cuff tendon and treatment for the unstable shoulder.

Despite his vast surgical experience, Dr. Sanders is one of the few orthopedic surgeons in Houston to also champion a healthy, non-surgical reconditioning program for common knee and shoulder injuries that combines personal certified trainers, a whole-body wellness plan and progress tracking. His innovative use of a nutritional plan and certified trainers has proven to be a successful combination in today’s health and activity-conscious society that is aging stronger than generations past.