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Dr. Mark S. Sanders, MD, FACS Houston Orthopedic Surgeon
Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, holder of a Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and identified as one of Houston´s "Top Docs" in H Texas magazine, Mark S. Sanders, MD, FACS began his private Orthopaedic Surgery Practice in Houston in 1986. He maintains an office at the River Oaks Medical Tower, on the Southwest Freeway in Houston, Texas and is member of the medical staff at Victory Medical Center and Doctors Hospital in Houston. He also maintains a clinic at the North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville, Texas, where he is Chief of the Medical Staff.
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 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 32 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 has enabled him to not only help patients return to their previous level of athletic activity both with and without surgery, and is amongst the few surgeons who regularly take on serious complications resulting from unsuccessful surgeries performed before his treatment. Dr. Sanders has also treated numerous patients with tears of other knee ligaments, tears of the meniscal cartilages, and dislocation of the patella.
Dr. Sanders' expertise extends also to the region of the shoulder. 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 non-surgical treatment.
When surgery is necessary, Dr. Sanders´ vast experience in arthroscopy provides patients with less traumatic surgical options. Dr. Sanders uses well proven minimally traumatic techniques for repair and reconstruction of the rotator cuff tendon, and also has special expertise problems resulting from the Unstable Shoulder. Dr. Sanders believes that most of these problems, when not traumatic in origin can be managed without surgery. In younger athletes surgery is more commonly necessary. Surgical treatment for these active people is a minimally traumatic combination of arthroscopic and open surgery which can tolerate accelerated rehabilitation and return to contact sports in three months, with a redislocation rate of 1-2% This represents a dramatic improvement in the previous standard of treatment which relied on either arthroscopically or openly applied sutures and suture anchors, a long period of immobilization and time off sports, and a redislocation rate of close to one in five patients.Despite his vast surgical experience, this New York native is one of the only Orthopaedic Surgeons in Houston to 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.
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- Common Orthopedic Problems:
- Foot And Ankle
- Common Knee Problems
- Torn Cartilage (Meniscus)
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
- Pediatric ACL Reconstruction
- Salvage Of Prev. Failed Acl Surgery
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)
- Medical Collateral Ligament (MCL)
- Articular Cartilage Lesions
- Patellofemoral Disorders
- Arthritis Of The Knee
- Total Knee Replacement
- Terrible Triad
- Fractures And Dislocations
River Oaks Medical Tower
4126 Southwest Freeway Suite 1730
Houston, Texas 77027
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Houston Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Physician Mark Sanders, M.D., Joins American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Houston Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Mark Sanders, Among 1,259 Initiated from Around the World into American College of Surgeons
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