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Dr. Brian T Chimenti, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1441 Woodstead Court; Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Brian Chimenti's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in The Woodlands, TX. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chimenti completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chimenti is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Chimenti speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 43
  • Charge (avg.): $5,415
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,453
Dr. Kevin J Coupe, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9305 Pinecroft; #400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Coupe is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Coupe average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Coupe's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Coupe has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , partial knee replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, total knee replacement

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. James Edward Mathis Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9319 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 200
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. James Mathis sees patients in Tomball, TX and The Woodlands, TX. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Mathis's education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $3,804
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,519
Dr. Albert Brant Lipscomb Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. A. Lipscomb works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lipscomb is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , partial knee replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, total knee replacement

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Clint Weston Johnson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Clint Johnson's specialty is orthopedic trauma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Johnson performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , partial knee replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, total knee replacement

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

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What is Knee Replacement Surgery?

Knee replacement is a surgical procedure to replace parts of the knee joint that are damaged. It is most often done to treat arthritis, a common condition that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Knee replacement is used only if other, less invasive treatments have not worked.

A knee replacement may be partial, involving only the damaged areas, or it may include the entire joint. During surgery, the cartilage, a smooth and tough piece of tissue that lines the ends of bones, is removed. The ends of the femur (thigh bone), tibia (lower leg bone), and, sometimes, patella (kneecap) are smoothed out and replaced with metal parts. The cartilage is then replaced with a plastic disc that the metal can glide across when moving. This removes any rough or grinding surfaces within the knee that may have been causing pain.

Surgery can be performed by a large incision along the knee or through tiny incisions with small tools and an arthroscope, a small lighted tube with a camera. The procedure takes one to two hours, and you will stay in the hospital for a few days following surgery as you heal and learn to use your new knee. Physical therapy can help you move correctly and prevent stiffness. Generally, you will be able to return to normal activity within a few weeks, but you may be asked to stop participating in high-impact activities, like football or running, which could injure your new knee.

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