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Even though arthritis is the leading cause of disability in this country — affecting more than half of all 60-year-olds — today’s artificial joints are meeting and exceeding people’s expectations for a full return to regular activities.

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As techniques for total hip replacement continue to evolve, it is important to assess evidence-based outcomes in determining the best approach for patients. A recent article, Surgical Approach Significantly Affects the Complication Rates Associated with Total Hip Arthroplasty, published in Bone &...

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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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Testimonials

a month ago
Dr. Incavo is an amazing specialist. He operated on my left knee, not once, but twice. He did an amazing job and I will refer him to anyone that needs knee replacement. He is a very quiet individual, but he is there to perform operations or replacements. His staff was amazing to me and so was he. As an orthopedic surgeon, he is the best in the field.
- Janie J
a month ago
Dr. Incavo did a THR on my left hip 13 weeks ago and I couldn’t me more pleased with the results. The entire process including pre-op, OT, PT, surgery, hospital stay, and post-op was very informative and handled in a very professional manner. Many thanks to Dr. Incavo and his great staff and the staff at Houston Methodist for making a total hip replacement a surprisingly pleasant experience.
- Michael Y
3 months 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

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

Appointments 
  • 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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