Shoulder Specialist for Houston, Katy & Sugar Land
Dr. J. Michael Bennett is a Shoulder Specialist. He’s Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and he’s earned a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine. In fact, he completed a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at the prestigious UHZ Sports Medicine Institute in Miami. Dr. Bennett was also nominated by his peers for inclusion in the most recent Texas Super Doctors® listing.
Here’s what one of Dr. Bennett’s patients said recently:
Rated 10 of 10, excellent care, physician and staff. Dr. Bennett made me feel at ease because of your ability to calmly and compassionately explain my condition. I feel blessed by the concern and care that I was given by you and your staff. Jan Q. March 19, 2013
Our office has many years of experience in treating injuries and pathologies of the shoulder including rotator cuff injuries, broken clavicles (collar bones), dislocated shoulders, Bankart lesions, Hill-Sachs lesions, and acromioclavicular joint separations (AC joint separations). Our first goal is help you understand the anatomy of your shoulder and your shoulder injury or pathology. Our second goal is to help you make a decision you’re comfortable with for your treatment plan. and our third goal is to provide you with the knowledge and the support you need to succeed in any post-treatment rehabilitation. It’s important for you to know that most of our patients do not require surgery and conservative measures such as strengthening exercises and medication are effective for many patients. This is how we perform a typical orthopedic shoulder examination in our office.
This is Dr. Bennett talking about his practice as a shoulder specialist:
Here’s a transcript of the video:
Hello and welcome. My name is Dr. J. Michael Bennett. I’m an orthopedic sports medicine physician practicing in the Houston, Katy, Sugar Land regions. I am a sports medicine trained physician. I did my fellowship at the University of Miami at the UHZ Sports Medicine Institute. I also finished an orthopedic surgery residency at the Baylor College of Medicine.
During my fellowship and during my residency training we did a fair amount of shoulder injuries or took care of a fair amount of shoulder injuries. One of our specialties here at our clinic is dealing with shoulder injuries particularly in active adults and our end result is to get you back to your quality of life.
During my training I’ve dealt with everything from the elite athlete to the weekend warrior to a baby boomer who is just trying to pick up the grandkids. We see everything from shoulder bursitis which is just an inflammation of the shoulder to fractures of the shoulder, including a clavicle fracture or a proximal humerus fracture, which is the top part of the shoulder to any kind of tendon injury, which is any rotator cuff injury of the shoulder, or biceps injury of the shoulder. We also see shoulder instability in a lot of our younger athletes, who have recurrent dislocations of the shoulder.
I’ve been in practice now for 7+ years in these areas, and we have done hundreds of shoulder procedures. We want you to be informed. It is our goal here to make sure you’re educated on your disease process, on your injury, and step-by-step explain to you your options, and 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 the injuries we see are treated without surgery. It’s just a matter of changing your technique regarding 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 affect the rate of injury.
So many of these things just need to be explained to the patient and we want to make sure that you understand this. Like I said the majority of the injuries that we see can be prevented and and oftentimes surgery is not indicated. But if it is indicated we want to make sure that you that you are comfortable with proceeding with surgery and you’re 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 how the injury occurred in addition to the anatomy and in addition to the plan and will go through each option of the plan, there’s always a Plan A, B, or C in case something else is identified during the procedure, and then we will extensively discussed the postoperative course which is actually outlined in a specific protocol that you’ll be given postoperatively to be taken to a licensed physical therapist in your area.
So once again we want make sure that you understand that we want you to be comfortable. We want you to have a very good understanding and be very well-educated on your pathology and your injury so that you feel confident in making the decision to choose us and we feel very honored and privileged to have you as a patient. So please feel free to call our office at 281-633-8600 for a consultation or feel free to visit the website at JMichaelBennet.com or orthopedicsportsdoctor.com. Thank you very much.
If shoulder surgery is necessary, for some patients and treating some injuries the Comprehensive® Shoulder Replacement System is appropriate and for some others the Copeland™ Humeral Resurfacing Head is appropriate. Not all patients may be candidates for these systems, and patients may be referred as necessary.
This is a medical animation that may also answer your questions about shoulder injuries and treatments.