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Dr. Vishal Shah

Orthopedic Surgery
Sugar Land, TX
21 years experience male

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Office

Sugar Land, TX

Address

15035 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX
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Bio

Dr. Shah has worked with athletes at the recreational, high school, collegiate and professional levels throughout his career and is expertly trained in the art of sports medicine by some of the most renowned and well-respected orthopedic surgeons in the country. Using advanced techniques perfected in the sports medicine arena, Dr. Shah is accustomed to treating fractures, arthritic conditions, and common musculoskeletal conditions and injuries that afflict individuals of all ages and in all walks of life. Understanding that many such conditions can be treated with non-operative means involving physical therapy, bracing, medications, or activity modification, Dr. Shah can guide patients through non-operative and operative solutions and offer surgical treatment when appropriate. Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship American Sports Medicine Institute - Birmingham, Alabama Orthopedic Surgery Residency University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, Texas Medical Degree University of Texas Southwestern Medical School - Dallas, Texas Bachelor of Business Administration with High Honors Business Honors and Finance, University of Texas - Austin, Texas Academic Recognition Member-American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Member-Arthroscopy Association of North America Dr. Shah provides comprehensive orthopedic care, including: Arthroscopic Knee, Shoulder, Elbow, Hip and Ankle Surgery Arthroscopic Treatment of Labral Tears of the Hip and Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) Rotator Cuff Repair of the Shoulder Labrum Repair of the Shoulder (SLAP, Bankart, Reverse Bankart) Treatment of Shoulder Instability and Dislocations of the Shoulder Ligament Reconstruction of the Knee (ACL, PCL, LCL, MCL) Pediatric ACL Reconstruction Revision ACL Reconstruction Meniscus Repair of the Knee Cartilage Restoration Techniques (Cartilage Transplant, OATS, Microfracture) Ankle Instability and Treatment of Acute and Chronic Ankle Sprains Elbow and Shoulder Conditions in the Throwing Athlete UCL Reconstruction of the Elbow (Tommy John procedure) Comprehensive Fracture Management of the Extremities Partial and Total Knee and Shoulder Replacement Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement Total and Partial Hip Replacements Endoscopic and Open Carpal Tunnel Release

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

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111 Answers
27 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Both: A sprain of the ankle by definition means you tore, at least partially, some ligaments. Severity of the injury is determined by how many ligaments you... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Wrong procedure: Tommy john surgery involves reconstructing an injured ligament in the elbow, not the shoulder. You would need a procedure involving the shoulder, but ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Many possibilities: If the pain returned in the ankle itself, your pain may be related to a thickened tissue formed in the lining of the ankle in response to the injury o... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes...maybe: This is possible, but it is a highly complex procedure and must be done by a trained foot and ankle orthopedic specialist who has extensive experience... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Maybe: Muscle injuries like this typically heal with fibrotic tissue ("scar" tissue) and can be susceptible to new injury. I would seek evaluation by an orth... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
See a specialist...: Hip impingement or femoral acetabular impingement is a diagnosis that encompasses a bony or mechanical pinching at the periphery of the ball and socke... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Seek evaluation...: This could represent a variety of ailments of varying severity. I recommend seeing an orthopedic specialist to evaluate further with more history, exa... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Possibly: While a knee brace will do nothing for the long term recovery or "healing" of a plica resection nor will it prevent recurrence, it is possible that in... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Talk to an ortho doc: That's a lot of trauma to a knee at age 29! in complicated cases like these, your best option is to see one or even several orthopedic/sports med spec... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Several options...: Intra-articular cysts associated with the ACL can be treated with a variety of options. It the finding is incidental and asymptomatic, no treatment is... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
It depends: This can vary widely depending on what type of tear you have, whether it is repaired versus partially excised, and what type of work you need to retur... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
It doesn't need any: If by athlete's heart you mean athletic bradycardia or a slow heart rate with enlargement of the size of the heart muscle due to regular sustained car... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
It depends: This can vary widely depending on the nature of the injury. It depends which boy part was injured, the extent of the injury, the degree of loss of fun... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: It is possible but typically rare. However, if there is any concern for an infection (redness, warmth, fevers, chills, drainage, swelling), you should... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
See a doctor: I recommend seeking evaluation from an orthopedic specialist. Pain for this long may represent a serious sprain, dislocation, or even a fracture, amon... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Quite possibly. You should seek medical evaluation before continuing your exercise program. If everything checks out okay, you should decrease your du... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Time, medical care..: The first thing to do is to assess the severity of the injury. You may have anything from a soft tissue contusion to a bone contusion to a fracture. Y... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Many things...: If the pain is severe and limiting or affecting your activities you should definitely seek medical evaluation. You could have a variety of problems in... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Exercises: You should seek medical evaluation to confirm the nature and severity of your problem. If your kneecap (patella) is dislocating, which is the most lik... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
It depends: This depends on the degree of the tear, associated injuries, and the type of activity that you desire to return to. Generally, partial and low-grade i... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: "chondro" = cartilage and "malacia" = bad. Thus "chondromalacia" = bad cartilage. This is a term used to describe damaged or degenerated cartilage. Al... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Jobe's exercises: Jobe's exercises have been described as a series of strengthening exercises for the rotator cuff. They should be done with low resistance (1-3 lb dumb... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: A well-designed weight training program can be safe and effective at any age. At younger ages, high-intensity maximization of weights is not recommend... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
YES!!: After successful surgical technique, enough time for the graft to heal, and adequate return of strength, you should be able to return to running. As o... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Depends on Treatment: Recovery varies widely based on the severity of the injury, associated injuries, and type of treatment. Non-operative treatment for an initial subluxa... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Usually dramatic: This is typically a painful, traumatic and debilitating injury. Initial symptoms would be pain in the front of the knee, diffuse swelling around the k... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Rare, but possible: Although arthroscopic shoulder surgery offers a huge advancement over open shoulder surgery and is generally less painful and allows faster recoveries... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Talk to your surgeon: After an appropriate amount of time, your knee should feel stable to you and to your surgeon. Physical examination and discussion with your surgeon sh... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Talk to your surgeon: Brace use after acl reconstruction is still controversial. Both immediate post-op bracing as well as eventual functional "sports" braces have question... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Usually yes, and yes: Initially, a torn acl usually results in a knee effusion (swelling), but after a few days the swelling can go away. Pain/shifting with twisting activi... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Muscle relaxer: Robaxin (methocarbamol) is a muscle relaxer, or a prescription medication which can be used to treat painful or uncomfortable muscle relaxers. How muc... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
You really can't: Everyone recovers at a different rate and a lot depends on what type of procedure you had. Although there is not much you can do to improve healing ti... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Varies: Initial dislocations without significant associated injuries can recover in 4- 6 weeks. Recurrent dislocations or those associated with other injuries... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
See your doc again: While it is not uncommon to continue to have pain 6 weeks after a fracture, it is important to follow-up with your physician and discuss why you are s... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
4 weeks to 4 months: This depends on treatment type, severity of injury and associated injuries. If treated surgically, expect a 4-6 month time frame for recovery. If trea... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
It depends: This depends on the severity and duration of the symptoms and the treatment plan. A rehab program can sometimes take 4-12 weeks to resolve symptoms co... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Not necessarily: If you have sustained an accident and are in severe pain which is worsened by range of motion, a sling can be a good temporary means of pain relief an... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Not too bad!!!: Although all surgeries can involve some initial pain and discomfort, rotator cuff repair surgery can be done very safely these days and with minimal r... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
It depends: This depends heavily on the size of the tear, associated injuries, type of repair, and your surgeons preferred protocol. The best answer is to discuss... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Many things...: There are several possibilities. The constant compression is likely from swelling as a result of the injury. This could be a contusion of bone or soft... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
No: If the popping/noise is painful, i would seek medical evaluation to accurately answer your question. If not, then the answer is no and is a common mis... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Therapy: After a thorough medical evaluation to rule out serious instabilities and causes, the initial treatment for this problem is typically a short period o... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Many possibilities..: This could be many things and i would recommend seeking complete medical evaluation to get an accurate diagnosis. Common causes of these symptoms can ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Hip Imingment?: There are many possible causes of your symptoms and a full history, physical exam, and imaging studies may be required to confirm the diagnosis. One p... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Carefully...: Though initially it may be difficult, you should be able to use the bathroom after hip arthroscopy. Sitting carefully and trying to keep the operative... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Depends on treatment: Although many people can return to non-contact and straight-line type sporting activities approximately 6 weeks after acl and meniscus tears, the tear... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Varies: This can vary widely because the treatment can vary widely for different conditions and amongst different physicians. There are protective braces that... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
R.I.C.E. and Rehab: Always seek medical evaluation if your condition does not improve with treatment. Briefly, care for a pulled hip muscle should initially involve ice, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
It depends: This depends on the degree of the tear, associated injuries of other structures in the knee, and the type of activity demands on the knee. Options inc... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Proper Equipment: The best way to avoid a concussion is to use proper protective equipment when applicable. Football helmets and other helmets should be fitted correctl... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Shah is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shah is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! noise sound is hapening at evry joint like jaws, wrist, shoulder, back bone, hips, knees, ankel, fingr joints + body pains. pls sugest
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have a torn rotator cuff arthropathy, my dr. Won't give me pain med
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I appreciate the information. It helps me make a decision. Thank you so much!

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Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, TX
Graduated 2002MD

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