Michael S. Howard, M.D. joined Plano Orthopedic Sports Medicine & Spine Center in January 2017 and is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and fellowship trained in surgery of the hand and upper extremity. Dr. Howard specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive of the elbow, wrist and hand, and surgery and joint replacement of the shoulder, as well as conditions affecting the tendons and nerves of the upper extremity. He also as a clinical interest and background working with sports-related injuries and arthritis of the upper extremity.
Dr. Michael Howard joins Plano Orthopedic Sports Medicine & Spine Center from Knoxville, TN where he was a practicing orthopedic physician since 2013. He earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, OH. Dr. Howard then followed residency with a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.
Dr. Howard served in Afghanistan and was the chief upper extremity specialist and director of orthopedic medical education at Travis Air Force Base in California. He has a passion and interest for orthopedic research and has participated in the publication of multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Howard has presented at national meetings in his field ranging on varied orthopedic upper extremity topics, such as fracture care and biceps tendon repair.
Dr. Howard is happily married with three girls. He enjoys spending time with his family, being active outdoors including snow skiing and watching sports.
White Papers by Dr. Howard:
Internal Fixation in a Combat Theater Hospital
The Effect of Biceps Reattachment Site
Bacterial Growth on Articulating Spacers: An In Vitro Study
Use of Sterile Pre-Fabricated Antibiotic Beads in the Combat Hospital Setting
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