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14-Feb-06 4:00 PM CST

Committed to excellence in patient care

Super Doctors KSF Orthopaedic Center was founded in 1976 to bring the highest quality of orthopaedic care to the residents of Northwest Houston and the Greater Houston area. Its thirteen doctors offer patients complete orthopaedic care, including sports medicine, joint replacement, spine surgery, hand surgery, fracture management, pain management, and physical therapy. KSF has on-site diagnostics and its own surgery center. For the second year in a row, two of the KSF’s orthopaedic surgeons have been recognized as Super Doctors by their peers.

ANDREW KANT, M.D. A founding partner of KSF Orthopaedic Center, Dr. Kant specializes in treating spinal problems and injuries. He also has a large sports medicine practice. “There are a lot of things medicine can’t cure,” he says. “But in orthopedics, we can resolve a problem so that patients get well and forget about it for the rest of their life.”

He completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He is past President of the Texas Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Kant formerly served as President of the Houston Orthopedic Society, President of the Medical Staff of Houston Northwest Medical Center, and Chairman of its Department of Surgery. ALBERT D. CUELLAR, M.D. A bioengineering major in college, Dr. Cuellar continues to find the application of technology to the human body fascinating. With a subspecialty in hip and knee replacements, Dr. Cuellar believes that joint replacements are one of the greatest inventions of the last century. “Chronic pain due to arthritis can be very debilitating and depressing for people,” he says. “A joint replacement gives people dramatic pain relief and is really a new lease on life.” After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Texas A & M University with a degree in Bioengineering, Dr. Cuellar went to medical school at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He completed his Internship in General Surgery and his Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at UTMB. He also did a preceptorship and a fellowship in Adult Joint Reconstruction at Presbyterian Hospital/Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He is a member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Texas Orthopaedic Association, and the Houston Orthopaedic Society. Also, he is currently involved in orthopaedic device research and development.


21-Dec-04 2:00 PM CST

When All Else Fails…Knee Replacement Relieves Pain, Restores Mobility

Dr. Cuellar Our bodies are designed to withstand a lot of wear and tear, but sometimes, age and injury get the best of us. One of our most vulnerable joints is the knee. It bears the weight of our body; we bend it hundreds of times each day, and often, we twist or flex it in ways it was not designed to go.

According to a 1999 National Ambulatory Medical Care survey, orthopedic surgeons report that the knee is the most frequently treated part of the body. In fact, in the same year, Americans made more than 10 million visits to their doctors as a result of knee problems.

When the cartilage that cushions your bones has worn away in the knee area, because of wear, an old injury or a condition like osteoarthritis, bone runs against bone with each step. This causes pain, inflammation and swelling, which can adversely affect the person’s mobility. The day-to-day activities of life may become difficult.

Doctors may start with conservative treatments — anti-inflammatory medication, steroid injections into the affected joint, braces to support and strengthen the joint, and physical therapy. A doctor may also recommend that the patient lose weight if that is an issue.

If these therapies fail and the patient starts to experience progressive pain even while at rest, doctors may consider a knee replacement to relieve the symptoms and restore mobility. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports that about 267,000 people undergo the procedure each year.

“More than 90 percent of the patients who undergo a total knee replacement experience considerable pain relief and a significant increase in their mobility,” says Houston Northwest Medical Center orthopaedic surgeon Alberto Cuellar, M.D. “The knee is the joint we replace most frequently.”


20-Dec-04 3:00 PM CST

Texas Super Doctors: Committed to Excellence in Patient Care

KSF Orthopaedic Center was founded in 1976 to bring the highest quality of orthopaedic care to the residents of Northwest Houston and the Woodlands areas. Its twelve doctors offer patients complete orthopaedic care, including sports medicine, joint replacement, spine surgery, hand surgery, fracture management, pain management and physical therapy.

KSF has on-site diagnostics and its very own surgery center. This year, two of KSF’s orthopaedic surgeons have been recognized as Super Doctors by their peers:

Albert D. Cuellar, M.D. — A bio-engineering major in college, Dr. Cuellar continues to find the application of technology to the human body fascinating. With a subspecialty in hip and knee replacements, Dr. Cuellar believes that joint replacements are one of the greatest inventions of the last century. “Chronic pain due to arthritis can be very debilitating and depressing for people,” he says. “A joint replacement gives people dramatic pain relief and is really a new lease on life.”

After graduating Manga Cum Laude from Texas A & M University with a degree in Bioengineering, Dr. Cuellar went to medical school at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

He completed his Internship in General Surgery and his Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at UTMB. He also did a preceptorship and a fellowship in Adult Joint Reconstruction at Presbyterian Hospital/Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.

He is a member of the American Medical Association , Texas Medical Association , American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons , Texas Orthopaedic Association , and the Houston Orthopaedic Society. Also, he is currently involved in orthopaedic device research and development.

Andrew Kant, M.D. — A founding partner of KSF Orthopaedic Center, Dr. Kant specializes in treating spinal problems and injuries. He also has a large sports medicine practice. “There are a lot of things medicine can’t cure,” he says. “But in orthopedics, we can resolve a problem so that patients get well and forget about it the rest of their life.”

He completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He is past President of the Texas Orthopaedic Association . Dr. Kant formerly served as President of the Houston Orthopedic Society, President of the Medical Staff of Houston Northwest Medical Center and Chairman of its Department of Surgery.

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