• Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction and Revision ACL Reconstruction
  • Rotator Cuff Repair and Revision Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Stabilization (Repair for Shoulder Dislocation/Instability)
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery)
  • Sports Medicine Surgery of Knee, Shoulder, Elbow
  • Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Subspecialty Certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member of American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Member of Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Cartilage Restoration Surgery
  • Osteotomies about the Knee
  • Tendon Repair
  • Rotation Medical Collagen Patch for Rotator Cuff

In the News

Muscle Soreness – Dr. Shybut interview on FOX26

Recognize, Treat Meniscal Root Tears!

A team of researchers from Baylor College of Medicine has just published a paper in RadioGraphics indicating the importance of recognizing and treating tears of the root of the meniscus. In their paper, they offer communication tools that can help radiologists and surgeons obtain clarity.

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Safety precautions before you take the ice this winter (Dec 2016)

Ice skating rinks are popping up across the country this time of year, even in milder climates, and while ice skating during the holidays is a time-honored tradition for many families, there are some safety precautions to keep in mind. Dr. Theodore Shybut, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and an expert in sports medicine, offers some tips:

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Let the Olympics inspire your fitness goals (Aug 2016)

If Olympic fever has you itching to go for the gold in a new sport, a Baylor College of Medicine sports medicine expert has advice on how to get started.

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Some muscle soreness normal after workout (Jul 2016)

Have your workouts become a sore subject? A Baylor College of Medicine sports medicine expert offers advice on what’s normal and what’s not when it comes to soreness after exercise.

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Expert offers tips on developing good mechanics for throwing sports (April 2016)

Want to be a great pitcher? It’s not all about having a “good arm.” Training the whole body, with a focus on core strength, is just as important, according to a sports medicine expert at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Avoid ski season injuries with these tips (Jan 2016)

While ski season is in full swing right now, it’s important to know how to hit the slopes without literally hitting the slopes and injuring yourself. Dr. Theodore Shybut, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and a sports medicine expert, discusses common injuries and ways to avoid them.

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Stretch the effectiveness of your workout (Dec 2015)

We’ve all heard that you should warm-up before a workout, but according to sports medicine experts at Baylor College of Medicine, oftentimes stretching is misinterpreted as a warm-up, and a proper warm-up before exercise that includes dynamic stretches is most beneficial.

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Female athletes at higher risk of ACL tears (Aug 2015)

While most back-to-school preparations involve backpacks, pencils and other school supplies, for student athletes, they also should include core strengthening and dynamic warmups, especially for females who play soccer and basketball, according to a sports medicine expert at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Sports medicine experts applaud new spine injury guidelines (Jul 2015)

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association recently released new guidelines for treating athletes with potential spinal cord injuries on the field, a decision applauded by a sports medicine expert at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Tips help prevent blisters (Jun 2015)

While blisters can be a common occurrence for those leading an active lifestyle, they can be prevented. Sports medicine experts at Baylor College of Medicine offers tips for blister prevention.

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Tips help prevent blisters (Jun 2015)

While blisters can be a common occurrence for those leading an active lifestyle, they can be prevented. Sports medicine experts at Baylor College of Medicine offers tips for blister prevention.

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Baylor College of Medicine partners with Texas Southern University to provide healthcare for student athletes (Apr 2015)

Sports medicine physicians at Baylor College of Medicine are now the official team physicians for Texas Southern University men’s and women’s athletic teams.

Through this new collaboration, Baylor Sports Medicine physicians will handle all aspects of TSU’s team medical care, including on-site injury evaluation and assessment, treatment and follow-up clinic visits. Baylor physicians and athletic trainers from both Baylor and TSU will be on the field, court, and track for TSU home and away football games as well as men’s and women’s basketball and track events.

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Athletic trainers cover all bases for sports teams (Mar 2015)

When it comes to the athletic field, winning is fun, but safety is critical. In honor of National Athletic Training Month, an athletic trainer at Baylor College of Medicine discusses the importance of having an athletic trainer on the field and what important questions athletes and parents should be asking about safety.

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Baylor sports medicine expert addresses great debate on running versus walking (Mar 2015)

When it comes to the great debate of running versus walking, it seems that everyone has an opinion on which is the best way to get in your daily dose of physical activity. However, a sports medicine expert at Baylor College of Medicine says that deciding between the two activities is a win-win situation.

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Safely, slowly introduce new workout routines (Jan 2015)

Deciding to improve your health through physical fitness is a great resolution, but it’s important to ensure that you are doing so in a safe way. A sports medicine expert at Baylor College of Medicine offers tips on how to safely participate in new exercises in the new year.

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Encourage non-athletic children to become physically active (Aug 2014)

Not every child is immediately drawn to athletics, but all children and teens should learn the importance of physical activity as a part of a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Theodore Shybut, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, gives some pointers on encouraging physical activity in the non-athlete this school year.

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State of the art ACL treatment individualized based on patient factors (Jul 2014)

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears are one of the most common sports injuries requiring surgery, and now ACL reconstruction can be tailored to the individual.

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Expert says reach for chocolate milk post workout (Nov 2013)

Although chocolate milk may not be the first drink you think of reaching for after a workout, experts at Baylor College of Medicine say it might be one of the most beneficial.

Researchers have found that people who consumed chocolate milk after a workout compared to those who drank a more traditional fluid had a better workout the next day.

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Calorie needs of athletes vary with intensity of training (Mar 2013)

Although proper diet and nutrition is important for everyone, athletes who are involved in competitive sports and endurance training have different needs than others, according to a sports medicine expert at Baylor College of Medicine.

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BCM experts offer last minute marathon reminders (Jan 2013)

It’s marathon time in Houston, and for those who are gearing up to run either the half or full marathon this weekend, sports medicine expert Dr. Theodore Shybut of Baylor College of Medicine has some last minute tips to get you ready and keep you safe during the run.

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Healthy Habits: Taking the stairs, morning exercise help Dr. Theodore Shybut stay fit

Taking care of your health is a priority and nobody knows that more than physicians and healthcare providers.

It can sometimes be difficult to find ways to stay healthy, so we’ve asked members of our Baylor College of Medicine community to share what they do in their daily lives to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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Meniscal root is important secondary stabilizer of the knee (May 2015)

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a ligament in the central part of the knee that stabilizes the knee during cutting and pivoting activities, such as changes in direction and landing from jumps, and other agility movements.

ACL tears are one of the most common sports injuries requiring surgery, and ACL reconstruction surgery is recommended for those who want to get back to sports activities.

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Exercise and the heart: hitting your target rate (Mar 2015)

Want to get the most out of your physical activity? Dr. Theodore Shybut, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine said regular exercise can reduce blood pressure, increase good cholesterol, reduce bad and total cholesterol, increase overall fitness and improve insulin sensitivity—very important if you have type 2 diabetes or are pre-diabetic.

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Preparing the next generation of athletic trainers (Jan 2015)

Meghan McKay was 16 years old when she found herself standing on the sideline of the football field at Cypress-Fairbanks high school during a spring football game when a player had a seizure. McKay calmly approached him and started caring for the player.

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Tips keep running marathon fun, safe (Jan 2015)

Are you running in the Houston Marathon this weekend? Before you hit the course, Dr. Theodore Shybut, assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, has last minute tips for runners. Check out his expert advice below.

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Chocolate milk aids post-workout recovery (Jan 2015)

Taking on a more intense workout or exercise routine? Dr. Theodore Shybut, assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, says you don’t need a sports drink after you work out. Reach for chocolate milk instead.

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Baylor sports medicine experts offering on-site exams for school camps, sports (May 2014)

Sports medicine physicians from Baylor College of Medicine are now providing on-site physical exams for student athletes at their schools.

Students can get their exams right now and be ready for the next year, as some physicals done in spring or early fall cover the upcoming academic year’s sports participation.

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  • Harvard University
  • Columbia University
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
  •  American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America – AANA
  • J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society (JRGOS)
  • Texas Southern University