Dr. Amir Khan

Sports Medicine
Grapevine, TX
29 years experience male

Locations

Office

Grapevine, TX

Address

Suite 100, 815 Ira E. Woods, Grapevine, TX
Directions

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About

Bio

Dr Khan is the founder of the Texas Institute of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine (TiOS). He is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and an arthroscopy and sports medicine expert. Dr Khan has vast experience in the care of the high level athlete at both the professional and amateur level including: NFL Football-San Francisco 49er's (1999- 2006), XFL Football-San Francisco Demons, The X-games at San Francisco, San Jose Ballet, Stanford University and Santa Clara University athletics and several NCAA Division-I tournaments including Basketball, Soccer, and Volleyball. Dr. Khan is an avid athlete, and his love for sports continues to be the driving force in supporting all his patients to achieve and/or exceed their goals. Dr Khan is double fellowship trained in Sports Medicine & Arthroscopic surgery as well as Foot and Ankle Surgery. He specializes in treatment of athletic injuries and complex disorders of the shoulder and knee including ligament repair, reconstruction, and cartilage restoration surgery. His practice includes Joint replacement, fracture care, adult and pediatric general orthopedics. Dr Khan attended medical school at Tufts University in Boston, Orthopedic residency at the Teaching Hospitals of the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stonybrook, NY, and both fellowships at SOAR/Stanford University, CA. Dr Khan has received numerous educational awards and distinctions and has authored several publications in reputed orthopedic journals. He remains active in orthopedic research. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and Texas Medical Association.

Specialties
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Sports Medicine

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Punjabi

Doctor Q&A

357 Answers
69 Agrees
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
See an orthopedist: If you can "pop" your shoulder in and out at will without any past history of injury then you may be classified as a voluntary dislocator. Generally n... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Labrum vs cuff: The labrum is a roll of specialized cartilage tissue that surrounds the rim of the socket. In essence it provides depth to the socket by creating an e... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Cold: Ice is generally used in the "acute" setting after an injury to reduce inflammation by restricting blood flow to the area. The "acute" timeline is not... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Lat dorsi spasm: Trigger points in the lat dorsi cause pain in the mid back below the shoulder blade and can refer pain to the lower back and stomach. Lat dorsi invol... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
With manipulation: Cuboid syndrome is generally treated by manipulative therapy/reduction such as the cuboid whip. Other treatment options may include taping, orthotics... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Knee pain: Depending on the location of your pain & evaluation by your doc proper diagnosis can be made. At 37 and lack of an acute injury points to the followin... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
See a doc: Reasses your activity and identify the possible cause. Start with the basics such as rest, icing, use of anti inflammatory meds, and avoidance of pain... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Many causes: The pain could be result of a local tendinitis or muscle strain such as the rectus or the obliques. In addition hip joint pathology and sometimes refe... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
No quick fix: There is no quick fix to muscle soreness after intense exercise. However, proper conditioning for a sport and implementation of rest, ice baths, nsai... Read More
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Depends: Big toe fractures generally require more restrictions whereas simple fractures of the lesser toes can be treated with simple buddy taping to the adja... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Heel pain: Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. Proper stretching, formal therapy, icing and anti inflammatory medication, well cushioned shoes, ort... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Plantar fasciitis?: Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. Proper stretching, formal therapy, icing and anti inflammatory medication, well cushioned shoes, ort... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Depends: Ligaments that have blood supply have the capacity to heal such as medial collateral ligament (mcl) and posterior cruciate ligament (pcl). Time to he... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Many possibilities: The location of your pain will help narrow down your diagnosis. Common causes of wrist pain include but not limited to tendinitis, strains/sprains, ne... Read More
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A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Many options: If not severe then start with nsaid's and a home program to regain the range of motion. If no improvement then seek care sooner then later and conside... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Yes & no: Absolutely yes! you can have it reconstructed and its not too late. No! you cannot have it repaired since repair refers to suturing the torn ends toge... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Finger motion: It is very common for fingers to become stiff after immobilization from surgery and or injury. The fingers have a sophisticated system of pulleys and ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Healthy heart zone: The five zones are as follows: healthy heart zone (warm up) is 50 - 60% of max heart rate. Easiest and best zone for starters of a fitness program. Th... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Many causes!: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is call... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Ligament laxity: Agree with dr nielsen. Although not always desirable, some people are born with excess ligament laxity. They can usually hyperextend their elbows and ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Many possibilities: Depending on the location of your pain & evaluation by your doc proper diagnosis can be made. The following possible common problems: 1) front pain wi... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Many causes: Neck problems, suprascapular nerve entrapment, peri-scapular bursitis, posterior rib-cage injuries, and rhomboid muscles can cause shoulder blade pain... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Thats great: Chiropracters can be very helpful. Good luck!
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Shoulder pain: Agree with dr de santi. Pain for a few days can be treated with symptomatic care with emphasis on rest and avoidance of painful maneuvers. Gentle stre... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
VFA: The process of evaluation for vertebral fractures using qualitative, semi-quantitative, or quantitative morphometric methods is called vertebral fract... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Avoid hockey injury: -have your doctor or trainer perform a preseason screening exam to identify injuries and or deficiencies. -properly train in the preseason and take pa... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Varies: To begin driving you should be a safe driver. This will vary from days to a few weeks. Naturally, you cannot be under the influnece of narcotic/pain m... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Knee & back taping: Physiotherapists and patients use many different types of tapes and bandages. Adhesive, non-stretch (rigid) sports tape is generally the most appropri... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Athletes heart: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (hcm) is an abnormally enlarged heart and an “athletes heart” is an normal enlargement. Sometimes in athletes, it is diff... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Cramping: Eating potassium rich foods , increasing your intake of vitamin c, drinking plenty of fluids, gentle stretching, massaging, heating pad, hot shower or... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Many causes: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is call... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
See below: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is call... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Depends on size: Contusion implies a contact induced bruise. Hematoma implies a collection of blood at the site of the contusion. Depending on size of the heamtoma it ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Sure, be gentle: Muscles in our body contract when used. They can cramp up from overworking, as can be seen with exercise. Ice initially for a couple of days followed ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Be realistic: Have realistic expectations. Start with a proper nutritional and exercise plan. Consult a nutritionist and a certified trainer.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
See a doctor: Nonsurgical remedies and regular exercise are the initial mainstay. Medicines such as anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants and pain medications are v... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: You may have a fracture or other structural damage to the knee. Signs of injury include, swelling, tenderness to touch, and pain with range of motion.... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
SEE ORTHOPEDIST: Its important to establish a diagnosis. Shoulder/arm/wrist pain could be from 1) referred sources including: neck, abdomen, and heart. 2) shoulder sou... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Sprain: Doubt carpal tunnel which generally presents with numbness/tingling in all or some of fingers: thumb, index, long (middle), and partially ring finger.... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Possibly your back: Neurologic or muscular conditions or low back problems such as a herniated disk sounds like a plausible reason. See an orthopedist.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Depends: You may not need anything or you may need one or more of the following: crutches, an immobilizer brace, an unloader brace, simple brace. Its unclear... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Elevate-chk for clot: Swelling in a foot can be commonly seen after surgery. This can be from unrelated medical causes or generally due to poor circulation, inflammation at... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Possibly: You can do yoga unless it causes your shoulder to be symptomatic or pop out. Talk to an orthopedist.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Many causes: Its important to establish a diagnosis. Your pain could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Sh... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Be realistic: Have realistic expectations. Start with a proper nutritional and exercise plan. Consult a nutritionist and a certified trainer.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Many causes: The most common and likely cause of cracking/popping in front of the knee is an irritated or early wear of the knee cap cartilage or the surface carti... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
It may: Swelling in a leg can be commonly seen from knee related problems, with or without injuries and medical causes such as poor circulation, inflammation,... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
See orthopedist: There could be many reasons for 'heat' in the knee. Injury, infection and inflammation are common reasons for heat. Both traumatic and non-traumatic c... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Depends: You may not need anything or you may need one or more of the following: crutches, cast, a brace, a boot, or surgery. Its unclear as to what type of ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Goto ER: Its an emergency. You could bleed to death. Sometimes surgery is warranted to remove the spleen.
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Mar 29, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Sep 16, 2013
Thanks for your contribution at Health Tap
Sep 15, 2013
Thanks for your valuable contributions
HealthTap member
Thanks..some further clinical observations r as under..1) pain/stiffness of knee joint goes down during activity and increases after a brief rest. 2) stiffness reduces after hot water bath. 3) pain d...Read More
HealthTap member
thanks. it does not respond to rest, ice or nsaids. my dr does not seem to want to test further as he does ot seem worried but think i will push for some testing. thanks again.
HealthTap member
Thank you, I appreciate your insight on my diagnosis of Tendenosis. The ( idiot) Orthopedists that I saw just told me that I had Arthritis!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 1994MD

Awards

See CV
Top Sport Medicine Specialist , First Place, Texas - Winter
2013
Top Sports Medicine Specialist , Third Place, National - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Arthroscopy Association of North America
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