About Dr. Matthew J. Crawford
Matthew J. Crawford, DO, PhD, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports injuries. Dr. Crawford has a special interest in revision surgery of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and arthroscopic shoulder procedures such as rotator cuff repair, SLAP/labral repairs, biceps tenodesis, and AC reconstruction. Beyond sports medicine, Dr. Crawford provides care for a variety of conditions, including arthritis, joint replacements, and fractures.
Dr. Crawford earned his medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, attending the Medical Scientists Training Program while concurrently obtaining his Ph.D. in biomedical sciences. He completed his residency at Michigan State University in East Lansing, where he cared for the MSU football team and was a team physician for local high schools.
Dr. Crawford completed a sports medicine fellowship with advanced training in the arthroscopic treatments of sports injuries at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. During his fellowship training, Dr. Crawford also grew his expertise as an assistant team physician with the Houston Texans, Houston Astros, and the University of Houston Cougars.
Dr. Crawford shares his knowledge through orthopaedic research papers and through authoring of a chapter in a leading orthopaedic textbook about healing meniscal tears of the knee. His research project addressing allograft safety won the prestigious Cabaud Award, while his research about labral tears of the hip earned the Frank Stinchfield Award.
Critical thinking is the objective analysis of facts to form a judgement. In medicine, loss of critical thought may lead to important diagnostic details going unrecognized or overlooked. Treating the "MRI" rather than the "patient" is a great example of this problem. Successful treatment of orthopedic disease begins with an accurate diagnosis. Only upon fully recognizing the issues contributing to your orthopedic problem can a successful treatment plan be implemented. It is my mission to provide patients compassionate care, focusing on the accurate diagnosis of disease with a thorough explanation of treatment options.
"Dr Crawford listened to me, and tailored my treatment based on what I wanted to accomplish..."
"...He provided a high level of care and gave me the outcome I desired. His knowledge and bedside manner are equally impeccable..."
"...Everything Dr. Crawford has done has been successful... I always felt welcomed and never felt rushed, with everything explained carefully..."
"...From the moment I entered his office I felt that his staff was caring and kind. After explaining my symptoms and concerns, Dr. Crawford made me feel very comfortable"
"...Thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the visit w/ Dr. Crawford. He and his staff were quite professional and personable..."
"Dr.Crawford is very friendly and answered all question with patience for my ankle issue.I would definitely recommend him..."
"Dr. Crawford was incredibly friendly, interested in me as a person, and when I reacted poorly to pain from a procedure was compassionate and helpful..."
"Dr. Crawford and his team provide excellent care. His initial diagnosis was spot on to what the MRI showed and the surgery was immediately successful..."