Elbow Specialist for Katy, Sugar Land & Houston
Dr. J. Michael Bennett is a very experienced and Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and a Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Physician. As an elbow specialist, he’s treated all kinds of elbow injuries in all types of patients, from the elite professional athlete to the Weekend Warrior, to the Baby Boomer who gardens on the weekends. Dr. Bennett stays up to date with the latest technologies and techniques for treating elbow injuries and he’s very experienced in using minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques for surgery. Dr. Bennett is now offering the Tenex procedure for tennis elbow, which provides faster pain relief and quicker return to normal activities for certain patients. Most times for most patients, surgery is not required. To make an appointment with Dr. J. Michael Bennett, please call our Houston and Sugar Land clinics at 281-633-8600 or click the Book an Appointment button to schedule an appointment online.
Here’s what one of our patients said:
Dr. Bennett performed arthroscopic surgery on my injured elbow when I was 14 years old. Years of pitching had torn up my elbow and caused humeral osteochondritis dissecans. I was playing with no pain 9 months later, and now I may be in line for a college scholarship for pitching thanks to Dr. Bennett. He also inspired me to want to pursue a career in orthopedic surgery. by Zach.
Here’s a video by Dr. Bennett describing his experience as an Elbow Doctor:
This is a transcript of Dr. Bennett’s video:
Hello and welcome. My name is Dr. J. Michael Bennett. I’m an orthopedic and sports medicine physician in the Sugar Land and Katy and Houston areas. I specialize in minimally invasive and open surgery of the shoulder, elbow and knee.
I did my residency at the Baylor College of Medicine in Downtown Houston, followed by an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship in Miami with UHZ Sports Medicine Institute. I have extensive experience working with any number of types of pathologies, particularly involving the elbow, and any range of ages from children to the baby boomers and anything in between. We specialize in sports medicine, but the idea of sports medicine is to get you back to your activity of choice whether that’s playing tennis on the weekends or playing golf or swinging a baseball bat or even just going outdoors and working in the garden. The idea is to get you back to your quality of life.
We see a significant number of elbow injuries. I’ve been practicing as an orthopedic surgeon for 7+ years. We often see very minor injuries such as such as a tendinitis or bursitis, or even very complex injuries such as chronic tendon injuries or tendon tears that need a significant reconstruction of the ligament or a tendon.
We want you to be informed, it’s our goal here to make sure that you’re educated on your disease process or your injury and your options are explained to you. I want to make it clear that surgery is not the only option and there are other options in addition to surgery. As a matter fact the majority of injuries we see are treated without surgery.
Your treatment may be just a matter of changing your technique for your tennis swing or how you hold the bat or a tennis racket or just strengthening certain muscles in certain areas or even changing your shoe wear. This actually can make a big effect in the kinematics of your body, which in turn affects the rate of injury.
Many of these things just need to be explained to the patient, and we want to make sure that you understand this. And like I said, the majority of the injuries that we see can be prevented, and oftentimes surgery is not indicated, But if surgery is indicated, we want to make sure that you that you’re comfortable with proceeding with surgery and that you are comfortable with our office and with our abilities and that you understand every step of the way from the preoperative process to the surgery itself to the postoperative process.
You’ll be educated on the how the injury occurred, in addition to the anatomy, in addition to the plan, and we will go through each option of the plan. There’s always a plan A and B and C, in case something else is identified during the procedure, and then we will extensively discuss the postoperative course, which is actually outlined in the specific protocol that you be given post operatively to take to a licensed physical therapist in your area.
If you need more information regarding our experience in dealing with elbow injuries please feel free to visit our website at orthopedicsportsdoctor.com or jmichaelbennett.com or call our office at 281-633-8600 for a consultation. Thank you.
If you’re dealing with an elbow injury or a chronic condition like osteoarthritis of the elbow or elbow bursitis, you shouldn’t ignore it. Call our office at 281-633-8600 to schedule an evaluation.
This is a medical animation that may help answer your questions about elbow injuries and treatments.