Braden Hartline, MD, an Orthopedic Surgeon with UT Physicians Orthopedics at Ironman Sports Medicine Institute – The Woodlands

Get to know Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Braden Hartline, who serves patients in Shenandoah, Texas.

Dr. Hartline is a reputable orthopedic surgeon at UT Physicians Orthopedics at Ironman Sports Medicine Institute – The Woodlands in Shenandoah, Texas. His clinical interests include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, post-traumatic, avascular necrosis, hip dysplasia, congenital and other malformations, total and hip/knee replacements, hip resurfacing, and periprosthetic fractures.

The experienced team of physicians at UT Physicians Orthopedics at Ironman Sports Medicine Institute – The Woodlands, including orthopedic doctors, offers a comprehensive suite of services to help athletes perform at their highest level: orthopedic injury prevention and evaluation; orthopedic surgery, including minimally invasive options; post-injury rehabilitation and physical therapy; sports concussion management; strength & conditioning training; performance testing; and sports nutrition. In addition, advanced diagnostic imaging services and an ambulatory surgery center are conveniently located adjacent to the Institute to ensure a seamless treatment process.

Coupled with a personal approach, Dr. Hartline utilizes and is trained on the most up-to-date surgical practices, including but not limited to; anterior hip replacement, hip resurfacing, and robotic assisted joint replacement. He creates individualized treatment plans for patients based on their desired activity level and amount of disease that is present.  

As for his academic position, he serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

A native Texan and Houstonian, Dr. Hartline obtained his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in the Caribbean in 2012. He then went on to perform his residency in orthopedic surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and his fellowship in adult reconstruction (total joint replacement) at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

In addition to his surgical training, Dr. Hartline was involved in orthopedic clinical and patient outcome-based research. He completed two post-doctoral research years in orthopedic research. These years in research molded his focus on patient outcomes and guiding treatment to maximize patient outcomes.

With a commitment to excellence, he is board-certified in orthopedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS). The ABOS is an organization with the goal of establishing educational and professional standards for orthopedic residents and surgeons as well as evaluating the qualifications and competence of orthopedic surgeons.

Continuing to be active in research activities to further improve the orthopedic profession, Dr. Hartline is an active member of the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Orthopedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.

When not busy with patient responsibilities, Dr. Hartline enjoys spending time in and around the Houston community with his wife, Kim, and their daughter.

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