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Dr. Theodore Shybut

Sports Medicine
Houston, TX
18 years experience male

Locations

Baylor Medical Center

Houston, TX

Address

7200 Cambridge St., Suite 10A, Houston, TX
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(713) 985-5521

Baylor Orthopedics Sugarland Office

Sugarland, TX

About

Bio

Theodore Shybut, M.D. is Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine in the Joseph Barnhart Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He is fellowship trained in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. His clinical practice specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgeries of the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, and hip. Dr. Shybut is a graduate of Harvard University. He attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, where he was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the New York University Langone Medical Center Hospital for Joint Diseases, recognized as one of America’s top hospitals for orthopedic surgery by US News World Report. Dr. Shybut then completed a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he spent an extra year of training learning advanced arthroscopic surgery techniques and assisted in taking care of Houston’s professional and collegiate athletes. He was an affiliate physician of the Ironman Sports Medicine Institute at Memorial Hermann from 2010-2012. Dr. Shybut has extensive experience covering teams and events, including the Houston Texans, Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, and Houston Dynamo. Dr. Shybut was the team physician for Humble I.S.D. with responsibility for Atascocita High School, Humble High School, and Summer Creek High School from 2010-2012. Dr. Shybut’s interest in athletics and sports medicine stems from his personal pursuits. He competed as a college athlete at Harvard, rowing for the freshman and varsity lightweight crews. Following his intercollegiate rowing career, he became an avid runner, having completed six marathons, including the Boston and New York marathons. He placed first in the Cincinnati Flying Pig 5K in 2007. Dr. Shybut remains professionally connected as a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Locally he is an active member of the Houston Orthopaedic Society.

Specialties
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Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

124 Answers
27 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Good idea if stiff: If your knee is stiff after acl surgery due to scarring called arthrofibrosis, a lysis of adhesions+anterior interval release surgery (ie scar tissue ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Need thorough reeval: Persistent pain after meniscus surgery could be due to many factors: insufficient rehab/pt; other disease in the knee such as articular cartilage dama... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Avoid: Avoid complete bed rest-research has shown it results in longer down time, more pain and disability.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
If: If a supplement's claimed benefits sound too good to be true, they probably are.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Regular: Regular exercise has been shown to boost your immune system-stay fit to avoid/minimize sick days.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
See a specialist: Absolutely see an orthopedic sports medicine specialist to discuss treatment. Surgery vs non operative treatment, graft options (yours vs cadaver, wh... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Exercise:: Exercise: walking, jogging, tennis, dancing, resistance training, rowing, tai chi, yoga are all good.
A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Do what feels best: The corticosteroid shot you had is a long acting but slow release medication-after 2 days we typically expect the medication is just beginning to take... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: If you are engaged in endurance training/competition, the caffeine may actually help your performance.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
There are pros+cons: Each graft option for aclr has pros/cons. Pros of allograft include quicker early recovery; cons include longer incorporation/maturation time, higher ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Thousands: According to cole dw, et al from wake forest university in arthroscopy 2005, the average hospital charge for allograft acl reconstruction was $4622. ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Torn. Cast v Repair.: The achilles tendon aka heel cord connects your calf muscles to heel bone. Rupture=tear. Treatment can be nonoperative (casting/bracing/gradual mobili... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Generally yes: The purpose of aclr is restoring stability to your knee for athletic activities (though acl is more important in cutting/pivoting/agility/jumping and ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
No, but depends...: Generally after a simple knee scope (debridement) and with appropriate postop rehab/physical therapy you should see improvement in 6-8 weeks. Talk to... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Often, yes: Arthroscopic surgery is typically performed in an operating room; often these are part of a hospital, or, because most arthroscopies are outpatient pr... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Close: A sprain describes stretching or tearing of ligaments; a knee sprain is a very general term, often used before a specific diagnosis is made (ie which ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Yes it's possible: You should see a sports medicine specialist whose expertise includes knee reconstruction; acl/mcl and patella dislocation are more commonly independen... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Symptoms, H&P, MRI: In general ACL injuries result in instability--that is giving way--the knee feels loose or wobbly when trying to pivot, cut, change direction quickly,... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
6+weeks to 6+months: If you elect nonop treatment (bracing+ physical therapy), return to full activities w is 6+ wks; return to full activities after acl reconstruction su... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Generally no.: You can almost always increase your activity level and have a positive impact on your cardiovascular fitness and overall health. If you have underlyi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Pilates, pool, gym: Before you begin an exercise program that focuses on your shoulders you should strengthen your core, including the postural muscles that support your ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
No specific benefit: Creatine has been shown to possibly improve performance in short duration high intensity anaerobic efforts. Marfan's syndrome is a disorder of connec... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
See your surgeon: Pain with return to activity commonly results from insufficient/improper rehabilitation. Best to see your surgeon, have your knee evaluated, and dete... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Add aerobic exercise: Situps and crunches will tone and strengthen your abdominal musculature but do not burn many calories; regular aerobic exercise combined with a streng... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Probably, yes: Best to speak to your treating md. As long as he/she is checking your vitamin d levels to monitor your response to treatment the extra 400 iu should ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
PE/Xray/CT/MRI/etc: Evaluation starts with history of the injury and physical exam (testing for tenderness, range of motion, cranial nerve exam, motor/sensation/reflexes/... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
PCL most at risk: Dashboard injuries classically injure the pcl, but could also injure the mcl. Best to see a knee/sports medicine specialist for a good examination an... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Do not smoke: Smoking tobacco has been shown to interfere with bony healing-if you smoke, it's time to quit. Follow your treating doc's activity restrictions: early... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Maybe nerve problem: Your description sounds most like saphenous neuritis. Irritation or entrapment of the sensory nerve on the inner part of the knee can cause pain and a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Labrum vs cuff: Slap lesion is a tear of the superior (top) part of the labrum that extends from anterior (front) to posterior (back): this is a year in soft tissue ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Either or both: Carpal tunnel syndrome results from entrapment of the median nerve at the wrist and can cause pain, numbness and tingling (fingers falling asleep), we... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
No evidence for this: Glucosamine & chondroitin are supplements that some believe help osteoarthritis pain; studies have shown mixed results; the american academy of orthop... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
For OA pain maybe,: Maybe not. Glucosamine & chondroitin are supplements that some believe help osteoarthritis pain; studies have shown mixed results; the american academ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Yes, but do some PT: You would benefit from physical therapy to optimize strength/endurance/flexibility/coordination in your lower extremities and core; taping or bracing ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Complex topic: Traumatic re-rupture is most common cause of acl graft failure. Failed surgical result can be due to: non-anatomic position of the graft or residual l... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
No one right answer: There is no one size fits all graft for acl reconstruction: each has pros/cons. I individualize graft to what will be best for a particular person; ch... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
You can, but...: Glucosamine & chondroitin might help w osteoarthritis pain; the american academy of orthopedic surgeons recommend against prescription of these for kn... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Yes+get xray/see doc: If you have not been evaluated yet, you should see a hand specialist/hand surgeon for exam and xray to rule out a fracture (broken bone) or a more sig... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Running is an excellent exercise for building cardiovascular endurance; if you run distances you will improve your slow-twitch muscle tone and over ti... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
You can try, but...: Glucosamine and chondroitin are supplements that some believe help osteoarthritis pain; studies have shown mixed results; the american academy of orth... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
No: Glucosamine and chondroitin are supplements that some believe help osteoarthritis pain; studies have shown mixed results; the american academy of orth... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Best bet: evolution: The posterior deltoid, latissimus dorsi, teres major are shoulder extensors. Other muscles with extension moments include subscapularis, long head of ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Overlapping roles: "trauma dr" is a general surgeon w/ specialty training in trauma/trauma surgery; they typically work at level-i trauma centers that see high energy in... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Yes-go to ER ASAP: Your description is very suspicious for a blood clot called a deep venous thrombosis (dvt). You should go to the er asap for evaluation. The clots... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
No evidence for this: Glucosamine & chondroitin are supplements that some believe help osteoarthritis pain (facet joint arthritis in spine); studies have shown mixed result... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Cartilage damage: Chondromalacia patella originally referred to "softening" of the articular cartilage on the back of the kneecap; today the term describes injury to th... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
See knee specialist: Pt is the mainstay of treatment; you should thoroughly exhaust it prior to surgery; off-label use of viscosupplementation can sometimes help; if there... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Active recovery: Cam boot or aircast initially to protect injured ligament(s), crutches until no limp (usually brief w/grade 1), ice during first 48-72 hours and eleva... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Pain, weakness, etc: Rotator cuff disorders (tears, strains, contusions, impingements, tendonopathies/tendonitis, etc) cause activity related shoulder pain. Pain is often ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Female: Female athletes are up to 8x likelier to tear their ACL than males.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Shybut is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shybut is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shybut is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you! That made it clear. I will continue to try to build muscles to support knee and reduce instability. Have an exercise bike in the living room. Using voltaren gel and mobic for pain. Ultram f...Read More
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Thanks a lot for your fast response and guidance :) I would recommend your expertise to anyone I know. Thanks again and it was a pleasure knowing you. And I apologize for asking too many questions.
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Thank you very much. I will definitely give that a try and will update you with what comes up. I really appreciate your fast response :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Graduated 2004MD

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Patients' Choice Award 2011 Vitals.com
Compassionate Doctor Award 2011 Vitals.com

Affiliations

Baylor College of Medicine
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