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Mufaddal M. Gombera, M.D.Knee Surgery, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine

Mufaddal M. Gombera, M.D.

Mufaddal M. Gombera, M.D.

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Texas Orthopedic Hospital

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Education

  • Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin 2004
  • Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine 2008
  • Internship: University of Michigan Health System 2013
  • Residency: University of Michigan Health System 2013
  • Fellowship: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 2014

Publications

  • MM Gombera, MS Laughlin, EA Vidal, BS Brown, BJ Morris, TB Edwards, HA Elkousy. The Impact of Fellowship and Exam Subspecialty on Trends and Complications Following Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Osteoarthrosis by Recently Trained Board Eligible Orthopedic Surgeons. The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2020: Accepted and In Press.
  • EJ Monroe EJ, RS Selley, MM Gombera, R Nair, A Martusiewicz, RA Christian, G Marra, MD Saltzman. The Quality and Accuracy of Online Resources for Total and Reverse Shoulder Replacement. Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances. 2019 . 2019 Winter 28(4):241-249.
  • CM Killian, BJ Morris, KR Sochacki, MM Gombera,RE HAigler, DP O’Connor, TB Edwards. Radiographic Comparison of Finned, Cementless Central Pegged Glenoid Component and Conventional Cemented Pegged Glenoid Component in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Study. The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. December 2017. Pii: S1058274630593-1. Doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2017.09.014.
  • VK Tjong, MM Gombera, CA Kahlenberg, RM Patel, B Han, P Deshmane, MA Terry. Isolated Acetabuloplasty and Labral Repair for Combined-Type Femoroacetabular Impingement: Are We Doing Too Much? Arthroscopy, The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 2017 Jan 4. pii: S0749-8063(16)30894-5. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2016.10.022.
  • DB Gibbs, TS Lynch, MM Gombera, MD Saltzman, GW Nuber, GD Schroeder, M Labelle, BP Hollett. Pre-existing Rotator Cuff Tears as a Predictor of Outcomes in National Football League Athletes. Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach. May 2016; 8(3) 250-254. doi: 10.1177/1941738116636602
  • MM Gombera, CA Kahlenberg, R Nair, MD Saltzman, MA Terry. All-Arthroscopic versus Open Tenodesis of the Long Head of the Biceps Brachii. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. May 2015; 43(5):1077-83. doi:10.1177/0363546515570024
  • EP Tannenbaum, P Zhang, JD Maratt, MM Gombera, SA Holcombe, SC Wang, A Bedi, JA Goulet. A Computed Tomography Study of Gender Differences in Acetabular Version and Morphology: Implications for Femoroacetabular Impingement. Arthroscopy, The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. May 2015; S0749- 8063(15)00101-2. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2015.02.007.
  • JD Maratt, JJ Gagnier, MM Gombera, SE Reske, BR Hallstrom, AG Urquhart. Patients’ perceptions of the costs of total hip and knee arthroplasty. American Journal of Orthopedics. May 2015; 44(5):E135-41.
  • KL Welton, MM Gombera, JS Fischgrund, GP Graziano, RD Patel. Patient Impressions of Reimbursement for Orthopedic Spine Surgeons. The Spine Journal. February 2014; doi:10.1016/j.spine.2014.01.060.
  • MM Gombera, JK Sekiya. Rotator Cuff Tear and Glenohumeral Instability: A Systematic Review. Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. August 2014; 472 (8): 2448-56. doi:10.1007/s11999-013-3290-2.
  • MM Gombera, BT Kelly, A Bedi. Interventions for Hip Pain in the Maturing Athlete: The Role of Hip Arthroscopy? Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach. January 2014;6(1):70–77. doi:10.1177/ 1941738113497678.
  • MM Gombera, BS Miller, RM Coale, A Bedi, JJ Gagnier. A Meta-Analysis of Joint Preservation Versus Arthroplasty for the Treatment of Displaced 3- and 4-part Fractures of the Proximal Humerus. Injury. March 2013. 44 (2013), 1532-1539. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2013.03.030.
  • MM Gombera, MA Conditt, KB Mathis, PC Noble. Have We Solved the Problem of Backside Wear in Total Knee Arthroplasty? The Journal of Arthroplasty. February 2009. 24(2) e42.

Presentations

  • CM Killian, BJ Morris, KR Sochacki, MM Gombera, RE HAigler, DP O’Connor, TB Edwards. Radiographic Comparison of Finned, Cementless Central Pegged Glenoid Component and Conventional Cemented Pegged Glenoid Component in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Study. Podium Presentation at the American Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellows Symposium, San Diego, CA; June 2017.
  • DB Gibbs, TS Lynch, MM Gombera, GD Schroeder, MW LaBelle, BP Hollett, MD Saltzman, GW Nuber. Pre-existing Rotator Cuff Tears as a Predictor of Outcomes in National Football League Athletes. Poster Presentation at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting; Orlando, FL; July 2016.
  • MM Gombera, CA Kahlenberg, RM Patel, B Han, PP Deshmane, MA Terry. Isolated Acetabular Osteoplasty for the Treatment of Combined-type Femoroacetabular Impingement. Podium Presentation at the ISAKOS Congress; Lyon, France; June 2015.
  • MM Gombera, GW Nuber, G Marra, MD Saltzman. Comparison of Outcomes and Complication Rates After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty and Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty. Podium Presentation at the Mid-America Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting; Hilton Head Island, NC; April 2015.
  • MM Gombera, CA Kahlenberg, R Nair, MD Saltzman, MA Terry. All-Arthroscopic versus Open Tenodesis of the Long Head of the Biceps Brachii. Poster Presentation at the Mid-America Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting; Hilton Head Island, NC; April 2015.
  • DB Gibbs, TS Lynch, MM Gombera, GD Schroeder, MW LaBelle, BP Hollett, MD Saltzman, GW Nuber. Pre-existing Rotator Cuff Tears as a Predictor of Outcomes in National Football League Athletes. Podium Presentation at the NFL Team Physician Annual Meeting; Indianapolis, IN; February 2015.
  • MM Gombera, CA Kahlenberg, R Nair, MD Saltzman, MA Terry. All-Arthroscopic versus Open Tenodesis of the Long Head of the Biceps Brachii. Podium Presentation at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Specialty Day; Las Vegas, NV; March 2015.
  • MM Gombera, CA Kahlenberg, RM Patel, B Han, PP Deshmane, MA Terry. Isolated Acetabular Osteoplasty for the Treatment of Combined-type Femoroacetabular Impingement. Poster Presentation at the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy Annual Meeting; Rio, Brazil; October 2014.
  • MM Gombera, R Nair, A Martusiewicz, EJ Monroe, GM Marra, MD Saltzman. The Quality and Accuracy of Online Patient Resources for Total Shoulder Replacement and Reverse Shoulder Replacement. Poster Presentation at the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Closed Meeting; Pinehurst, NC; October 2014.
  • CA Kahlenberg, R Nair, EJ Monroe, MM Gombera, MA Terry, SL Edwards. Incidence of Injury Based on Sports Participation in High School Athletes. Podium Presentation at American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference; San Diego, CA; October 2014.
  • MM Gombera, BS Miller, RM Coale, A Bedi, JJ Gagnier. A Meta-analysis of Joint Preservation Versus Arthroplasty for the Treatment of Displaced 3- and 4-part Fractures of the Proximal Humerus. Poster Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Chicago, IL; March 2013.
  • JD Maratt, JJ Gagnier, MM Gombera, S Reske, BR Hallstrom, AG Urquhart. Patient Perceptions of the Cost of Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Podium Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Chicago, IL; March 2013.
  • JD Maratt, MM Gombera, S Holcombe, S Wang, JA Goulet. Gender Differences in Acetabular Morphology and Implications for Femoroacetabular Impingement. Poster Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Chicago, IL; March 2013.
  • KL Welton, MM Gombera, JS Fischgrund, GP Graziano, RD Patel. Medical Provider Impressions of Surgeon Reimbursement for Common Orthopaedic Procedures. Poster Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Chicago, IL; March 2013.
  • MM Gombera, RD Patel. Factors Influencing Fellowship Selection by Orthopaedic Residents. Poster Presentation at the 51st Annual Carl E. Badgley Day Lectureship for the University of Michigan Alumni Society; Ann Arbor, MI; October 2012.
  • MM Gombera, BS Miller, RM Coale, A Bedi, JJ Gagnier. A Meta-analysis of Joint Preservation Versus Arthroplasty for the Treatment of Displaced 3- and 4-part Fractures of the Proximal Humerus. Podium Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Orthopaedic Society; Mackinac Island, MI; June 2012.
  • KL Welton, MM Gombera, JS Fischgrund, GP Graziano, RD Patel. Patient Impressions of Reimbursement for Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons. Poster Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Orthopaedic Society; Mackinac Island, MI; June 2012.
  • MM Gombera, RD Patel. Factors Influencing Fellowship Selection by Orthopaedic Residents. Poster Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Orthopaedic Society; Mackinac Island, MI; June 2012.
  • KL Welton, MM Gombera, JS Fischgrund, GP Graziano, RD Patel. Patient Impressions of Reimbursement for Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons. Podium Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Lumbar Spine Research Society; Chicago, IL; April 2012.
  • MM Gombera, JS Fischgrund, GP Graziano, RD Patel. Patient Impressions of Reimbursement for Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons. Poster and Alternate Podium Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; San Francisco, CA; February 2012.
  • MM Gombera, MA Conditt, KB Mathis, PC Noble. Have We Solved the Problem of Backside Wear in Total Knee Arthroplasty? Podium Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons; Dallas, TX; November 2008.
  • MM Gombera, MA Conditt, KB Mathis, PC Noble. Have We Solved the Problem of Backside Wear in Total Knee Arthroplasty? Podium Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; San Francisco, CA; March 2008.
  • MM Gombera, MA Conditt, SK Ismaily, N Kulkarni, NK Ismaily, JM Saucedo, PC Noble. The Dynamic Stiffness of the Knee during a High Flexion Activity. Poster Presentation at the Annual Meeting of Orthopaedic Research Society; San Francisco, CA; March 2008.
  • MM Gombera, MA Conditt, KB Mathis, PC Noble. Have We Solved the Problem of Backside Wear in Total Knee Arthroplasty? Podium Presentation at the Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society; San Francisco, CA; March 2008.

Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy
  • Texas Medical Associationand Harris County Medical Society

Awards

  • 2017, 2018 & 2019Texas Super Doctors Rising Stars, Texas Monthly, July 2017 & 2018 Edition
  • 2010 & 2012 “Making a Difference” Excellence in Patient Care, University of Michigan
  • 2006-2007 Outstanding Achievement in Orthopaedic Research, Baylor College of Medicine
  • 2000-2004 Endowed Presidential Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2002-2004 Distinguished Scholar, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2003-2004 George L. Clark/McCorp Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2001 Summa Cum Laude, Liberal Arts Dean’s List, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2001 Excellence in Macro-Economics, University of Texas at Austin
  • 1997 Defensive Player of the Year, Memorial High School Football

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Specialties

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Affiliations

  • Texas Orthopedic Hospital
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Official Orthopedic ProviderTexas Southern University