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Dr. Amir Khan

Sports Medicine
Grapevine, TX
27 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

433 Answers
82 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
See orthopedist: Could be the neck, shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen and heart. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instab... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
See an orthopedist: Swelling in a leg /knee can be commonly seen from knee related problems, with or without injuries and medical causes such as poor circulation, inflamm... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Evaluate shoulder: Shoulder pain can be referred from the neck or it could be locally from the shoulder. Common local problems include but not limited to spasms, arthrit... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Sometimes there are limited gains with the first manipulation. A second or more manipulation can be performed if the range of motion has not been rest... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Varies: In an average healthy person, the fracture will likely heal within 6-8 weeks. However, the sports functionality of the ankle may not return to normal ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Unclear: There is no clear scietific evidence to support the use of prp in healing acl partial tears. However, prp is likely not harmful and may have potential... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
See orthopedist: Its important to establish a diagnosis. Shoulder pain could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Yes if protected: Yes but make sure its covered propely without any exposed metallic parts that could cause injuty to youor others.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
See a doctor: Shoulder pain: its important to establish a diagnosis. Shoulder pain could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen,... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Many reasons: 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Unlikely: Neck problems, suprascapular nerve entrapment, peri-scapular bursitis, posterior rib-cage injuries, and rhomboid muscles can cause shoulder blade pain... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Many causes: Commonly, shoulder blade pain can be from the neck or bursitis around the blade. The abdomen, heart and neck can also refer pain to the shoulder regio... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
See doctor: Its important to establish a diagnosis. Shoulder/arm/breast pain could be from 1) referred sources including: neck, abdomen, and heart. 2) shoulder so... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Check neck: Could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, i... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Go to ER: Rule out a blood clot or heart issues emergently then electively evaluate the shoulder or referred sources. Common referred sources include: abdomen, ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
No: Shoulder spurs could cause a mechanical problem in the shoulder and if needed require surgical removal. Discuss this with your orthopedic surgeon.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Be realistic: Have realistic expectations. Start with a proper nutritional and exercise plan. Consult a nutritionist and a certified trainer.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Varies: You can walk as soon as the pain is minimal. A walking boot, cast or ankle brace can help reduce the pain when walking. See an orthopedist.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: After a reasonable period of healing time the bones are just as strong. Some bones heal faster while others take longer.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Depends: If you have no significant pain with weightbearing and no fractures are present then you could weight bear as tolerated. Discuss with your doctor as h... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Possible a nerve: Extremity nerve compression problems, tendinits or knee problems could cause your symptoms. More likley the burning down the leg could be from sciatic... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Likely knee cap wear: The most common and likely cause of pain in front of the knee is an irritated or early wear of the knee cap cartilage or the surface cartilage of the ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
See a doctor: There could be many reasons for pain behind the knee and calf. First go to an er as you need to rule out a blood clot immediately. A knee popliteal cy... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
See below: 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Deep in the middle: Deep in the middle obliquely connecting the thigh bone to the leg bone. It provides stability especially rotational stability required in pivoting mov... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Many reasons: There could be many reasons for bruising behind the knee. Injury such as a contusion to the area, a ruptured popliteal cyst may manifest itself in the... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Can't: By exercising your are not directly restoring the thinned acl but improving the conditioning and strength of the lower extremity. This will reduce the... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Depends: Pain could be due to patellar tendonitis (try knee strap) or irritated/early wear of the cartilage area around the patella (try knee sleeve with a cut... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Xray: Get xrays. Acutely its very difficult to conclusively rule out everything. Generally the doctor will perform an examination. But xrays are needed to ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Many reasons: There could be many reasons for your symptoms ranging from traumatic or non-traumatic causes. You don't need to have an injury to experience the sympt... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Spray it: Use febreeze, blow dryer on cool, use baby powder! change it if possible.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
See orthopedist: There may be several causes such as hernias, back problems or hip problems. However, you should rule out hip problems such as a 1) stress fracture, 2)... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
See doc: Knee problems, knee or leg injury, neurologic or muscular conditions or low back problems such as a herniated disk sound like plausible reasons. See a... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
See a dentist: Shoulder pain can be referred from the neck or it could be locally from the shoulder. Common local problems include but not limited to arthritis, burs... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
See orthopedist: Commonly, shoulder blade pain can be from the neck or bursitis around the blade. Ribcage/chest pain can be from rib joints. Sometimes, trigger point ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Goto ER: You may have a blood clot . Significant swelling can cause compartment syndrome which results in compression of blood flow leading to possible permane... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Likley not: Its extremely unlikely to get fever from simply a sprained finger unless there is a cut or abrasion at the site of injury.
A female asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Many reasons: There could be many reasons for your symptoms ranging from traumatic or non-traumatic causes. You don't need to have an injury to experience the sympt... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Exam: Your orthopedist can test the degree of pain and mobility of the knee cap to assess the healing.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Many reasons: 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
See a doctor: A red and painful lump appears to be indicative of an infection. Please see a doctor for proper diagnosis. You may need antibiotics for an infection. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
See orthopedist: There could be many reasons for pain behind the knee. A pulse would imply a possible vascular source such as an aneurysm of an artery. A knee poplitea... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
See orthopedist: Shoulder pain: its important to establish a diagnosis. Shoulder pain could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen,... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Ice first: Generally the first few days we encourage icing to minimize the inflammation. After a few days you can start adding heat to encourage circulation and ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
See a doctor: Stroke, neurologic or muscular conditions or low back problems such as a herniated disk sounds like a plausible reason. See an orthopedist urgently or... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Yes but painful: Yes its possible. Especiall if you fell directly onto the front of the knee. You should notice atleast some swelling over the front of the knee, signi... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Quad tendinitis: Pain could be from quadriceps (above knee cap) or patellar tendonitis (below knee cap- try a knee strap) or irritated/early wear of the patella cartil... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Varies: Right away or a few davs later.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Depends: Bones take atleast 6 weeks to heal and the joint a few weeks to regain its flexibility and function.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Sooner the better: The sooner you see adoctor the better. He can guide you towards proper treatment after a proper dianosis has been established. It is important to rule... Read More

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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
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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.
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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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