As Seen in Newsweek July 2007

Dr. David Hildreth is a leading orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist and elbow conditions at the Methodist Hospital. With over 20 years of experience, his work has contributed to advances in the treatment of small bone and joint conditions. As an associate professor of clinical orthopedic surgery at the Methodist Hospital and Weill Cornell University, he has mentored some of the medical community's brightest hand and upper extremity surgeons. His advanced treatments for some of the most common hand, elbow and wrist injuries and conditions that exist in today's active society are reducing recovery time and producing long-term results.

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Dr. David Hildreth is a renowned hand, wrist and elbow specialist who has served as lead investigator in studies changing the face of medical technology and treatment options offered to patients. He was one of the first orthopedic surgeons in Houston to offer an innovative shockwave therapy for chronic tennis elbow. He has advanced the understanding of upper extremity bone, joint and soft tissue conditions and injuries which continues to impact the approach taken to some of the most common upper extremity problems - from carpal tunnel syndrome and distal radius fractures, to arthritis of the thumb and hand and elbow joint replacement.

Dr. Hildreth has extensive experience in wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, joint reconstruction and replacement, and preventative rehabilitation therapy.

A leading physician on joint degeneration, he continues to conduct studios to find less invasive techniques and more effective treatment options for conditions affecting the small bones and joints of the hand, wrist and elbow. Former Chief of Hand Surgery in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, he is today part of the Methodist Hospital's orthopedic team, which serves as the official healthcare provider for the Houston Astros and Texans.

Dr. Hildreth is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand (CAQ). He is a member of a number of esteemed medical associations and contributes regularly at orthopedic medical meetings.