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Dr. Matthew J. Crawford, D.O., Ph.D

Dr. Matthew J. Crawford, D.O., Ph.D

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. Personal and compassionate care ensures patients understand their orthopedic condition and all possible treatment options.

Here are Dr. Crawford’s PT Protocols:

Achilles Tendon                                             ACL Accelerated                                  ACL Delayed
Anterior Shoulder                                          Arthroscopic Bankart                           Hip Arthroscopy
Knee Arthroscopy                                         Meniscus Repair                                 Posterior Shoulder
Rotator Cuff                                                   Slap Lesion


Adam grew up on a farm in rural Nebraska.  Upon graduation from high school, he moved to the big city of Lincoln, Nebraska where he attended Nebraska Wesleyan University for his undergraduate training.  While attending college, Adam had good success while participating on the track team.  He was an all-American hurdler and was fortunate enough to be a National Champion in the 110 meter high hurdles his senior year.  Once he graduated from NWU, he attended Physician Assistant school at the University of South Dakota school of medicine.  After graduating from USD in 2000, he followed family to Southern California where he started work in the area of Orthopedics.  After gaining valuable experience working with 3 hand surgeons at the Southern California Institute, he left to help a sports medicine fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon start up a new practice.  That new practice then grew and eventually merged with Ventura Orthopedics, another large orthopedic group.  Adam relocated to Austin in 2012 and began working with Dr. Crawford.  Adam enjoys many outdoor activities especially at the lake.

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