Dr. Incavo and fellow researchers recently published, Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and systemic Symptoms Syndrome after Total Knee Arthroplasty Infection and Placement of Antibiotic Spacer, in Arthroplasty Today. The research presents a rare case of a drug reaction complication after placement...

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People with diabetes who undergo joint replacement surgery are at sharply higher risk of experiencing elevated blood sugar after the operation, increasing their chances of developing infections and other complications, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) ...

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Researchers have discovered the reason that many people with joint replacements experience harmful inflammation and bone loss. Their finding may pave the way for new therapies to reduce pain and prevent the need for follow-up surgery.

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Single and multiple hip, vertebral, and rib fractures strongly affect the quality of life of older adults over a prolonged period of time, according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

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Dr Incavo spoke to colleagues on the topic of Abductor Muscle Tears of the Hip, as an invited speaker at the 2019 Texas Orthopaedic Association’s annual meeting early February in Houston, Texas.

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Dr. Incavo has co-authored an article recently published in Computer Assisted Surgery. The article, Accuracy Assessment of a Novel Image-Free Handheld Robot for Total Knee Arthroplasty in a Cadaveric Study , assesses for the first time the accuracy of a novel imageless semiautonomous handheld rob...

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Dr. Incavo's research project, The Continuum of Hip Range of Motion: From Soft Tissue to Bony Impingement, was accepted for presentation at the upcoming 2018 meeting of ISHA, the Hip Preservation Society, October 4-6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.


Conditions Treated

  • Partial Knee Replacement

    A partial knee replacement, a less invasive or minimally invasive procedure, removes only the damaged area of the knee joint and replaces it with just those components required to restore normal knee function. Healthy tissue is left intact.
  • Total Knee Replacement

    Knee replacement or total knee replacement (TKR) is a surgical procedure performed in the United States since the 1960s. It entails the removal of diseased or damaged joint tissue, replacing it with an artificial joint called a prosthesis.
  • Total Hip Replacement

    When arthritis becomes severe, the articular cartilage is worn away, the space between the bone narrows, and eventually this leads to “bone-on-bone” contact, which can be very painful. A hip replacement involves the placement of prosthetic (artificial) hip implants into the bones to re-establish a smooth junction between the bones. A complete replacement of the joint with prosthetic implants is known as a Total Hip Replacement (THR) or Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA).
  • Revision Knee Replacement Surgery

    There are a number of reason a knee replacement may require a revision, each specific to the patient. Revision surgery means that part or all of your previous knee replacement needs to be revised. This operation varies from very minor adjustments to massive operations replacing significant amounts of bone, which is difficult to describe in full. Revision surgery is performed as any other surgery, addressing the damaged or failed area and replacing with the necessary components to restore painless, natural joint movement.
  • Arthritis

    Arthritis, specifically “osteoarthritis,” is the end result of lifelong injuries, conditions and everyday wear and tear on the musculoskeletal system. Defined as “joint inflammation,” arthritis is the degeneration of the cartilage and other soft tissue facilitating joint movement. As the joint tissue breaks down, the bones it connects at the joint begin to rub against one another causing friction, inflammation and pain. While there are many different kinds of arthritis, osteoarthritis is among the most common.


a month ago
Dr Incavo is an amazing doctor and surgeon. He did my left knee replacement and I am looking at a right knee replacement soon. I saw him yesterday and he gave me the best painless cortisone shot. His nurses are also amazing. Thank you Dr Incavo.
- Pat B
6 months ago
I will start by saying that Dr Incavo is simply an amazing surgeon; one of the very best in Houston. I fyou need a warm cuddly Dr with an amazing bedside manner, he is not for you. But quite frankly, a Dr with a warm bedside manner didn't get my hip replaced. An amazing surgeon did - and I will go to him for my other hip soon.
- Texas A
4 years ago
I'd like to be brutally honest and justhsay he has a very dry personality... I hate to be so calloused or rude to say that right off the jump but he had hurt my feelings so badly the 1st 3 minutes when i had firsr met with him during my 1st appt I thought I'd never go back to see him. But the truth is, is that he's a wonderful specialist. 1 of the best surgeons at what he does. So you take the lack of personality for the huge knowledge and top rate experience when it comes to knees and hips. I highly recommend him and his gr8 staff!
- Amy H

Hip & Knee Joint Reconstruction

Dr. Incavo specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery and the correction of failed joint replacement surgeries. He also treats arthritis of the hip and knee nonsurgically and with the latest less invasive technologies. 

Committed to excellence, he provides the highest quality of orthopedic care and strives to achieve optimal, long term results. Along with the treatment of immediate or chronic problems, he integrates prevention into all of his treatment plans to reduce risk of future problems.

Dr. Incavo has been listed in the “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons” and featured among H Texas Top Doctors. He is dedicated to research to improve hip and knee replacement outcomes, internationally publishing scientific articles and book chapters on hip and knee replacement surgery

He is one of only a few surgeons worldwide to be a member of both The Hip Society and The Knee Society and is regularly invited to present his work at national meetings.

Teaching residents and fellows his hip and knee replacement techniques for over 20 years, Dr. Incavo frequently serves as an invited lecturer for other orthopedic departments and institutions. He has worked closely with the orthopedic medical device industry to improve treatment and patient outcome, and he holds multiple patents. He also serves as a primary referral source for complex reconstructive hip and knee problems.

Undergraduate Degree
Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Medical Degree
Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY

Surgical Internship
Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Orthopedic Surgery Residency
Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Joint Replacement Surgery Fellowship
Department of Orthopedics, University of Vermont, College of Medicine

  • Deputy Chair, Houston Methodist Hospital, Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Section Chief, Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine – Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Professor, Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
  • Program Director, Adult & Knee Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Houston Methodist Center for Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Professor, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Vermont, College of Medicine
  • Director, Total Joint Replacement Service, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Vermont, College of Medicine
  • Graduate Faculty, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Vermont, College of Medicine

Awards & Honors
  • The 2015 AAHKS Best Poster Award in the Knee category at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, November 5-8, 2015 in Dallas, TX.
  • The 2014 Best of AAOS Poster Awards, Range of Motion after Dual Mobility Total Hip Arthroplasty: Femoral Head Size and Surgical Approach – Does it Matter? The 2014 Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 11-15 New Orleans, LA.
  • The Methodist Hospital Teaching Faculty Award for Exemplary Service and Commitment to Teaching Residents in Adult Reconstructive Surgery July 2012 – June 2013, Texas Medical Center.
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 80th Annual Meeting Award Program 2013 for the video presentation, Surgical Technique for Articulating Spacers with Stem Extensions to Treat the Infected TKA.
  • Guide to America’s Top Surgeons, 2006 edition.
  • Frank Stinchfield Award – Awarded by the Hip Society for the paper entitled “Effects of Early vs. Late Polymethylmethacrylate Intrusion into Cancellous Bone,” 2002.
  • Charles A. Dana Scholar for High Academic Achievement and Effective Leadership, Colgate University.
  • Magna Cum Laude, Colgate University.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Colgate University.
Professional Affiliations
  • The Knee Society Education Committee (2015-2018), Chairman (2016-2017)
  • The Hip Society
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • AAOS Council On Education Chair of the Hip and Knee Content Committee (03/2017-03/2019)
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Recertification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Texas Medical License

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