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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Crawford is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports injuries. He has completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and was an assistant team physician with several professional and college teams, including the Houston Texans, Houston Astros, and the University of Houston Cougars. During his residency at Michigan State University he cared for the MSU football team, and was team physician for local high schools. Dr. Crawford now practices in Austin, where he enjoys caring for a wide range of athletes.
Dr. Crawford has fellowship training in advanced arthroscopic treatments of sports injuries. Revision surgery of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and arthroscopic shoulder procedures (rotator cuff repair, SLAP/labral repairs, biceps tenodesis, AC reconstruction) are areas of special interest.
Dr. Crawford has authored a chapter in a leading orthopaedic text book on healing of meniscal tears of the knee. Additionally, he has many published orthopedic research papers. His research projects addressing allograft safety (such as the grafts used in ACL reconstruction) and labral tears of the hip have been awarded the prestigious Cabaud Award and Frank Stinchfield Award, respectively.
Dr. Crawford completed medical school at University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC). As part of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) he concurrently obtained his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences. One of his many medical/graduate student awards was the Health Science Center's Outstanding Graduate for 2000.
In addition to treating sports injuries, Dr. Crawford provides care for a variety of conditions including arthritis (joint replacement), and fractures.
Verified Patient Reviews
The doctor hardly spent any time analyzing the issue and letting me know what might be the cause and how the treatment is going to help. I came out with the same amount of knowledge I had before I entered.
Dr. Crawford was professional as well as personable. He took the time to talk and show me the areas where there are problems.
Thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the visit w/ Dr. Crawford. He and his staff were quite professional and personable. Dr. Crawford was extremely polite, patient, and listened while asking numerous questions to address my right shoulder and future treatment. Great office manner.
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.
Dr.Crawford is very friendly and answered all question with patience for my ankle issue.I would definitely recommend him. The office staff was also quite friendly. The only issue I see is the waiting time which runs to about an hour.
Diagnosis: Right shoulder partial-thickness rotator cuff tear Doctor Crawford was very professional and personable and took his time to properly and accurately diagnose the issue. There was very little wait time in general and an X-ray and ultrasound were done immediately onsite. All of my questions and concerns were also addressed. Highly recommend!
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. I would highly recommend Dr. Crawford to other ortho patients.
I brought my mother in to see Dr Crawford, & an x-ray was taken before he even came in. He was very patient with my mom, extremely professional, and fun to talk to!
The offices staff is friendly and professional. X-rays on site were great and really cut down on the diagnosis time. I was given a time line, expectations and a plan. Very much appreciated that!
He was a great sports medicine doctor for a teenage boy.