Dr. Mark Sanders, M.D., Inducted into the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

Dr. Sanders’ Membership in the AOSSM Underscores his Commitment to Orthopaedic Excellence and Patient Care

HOUSTON – December 5, 2012 – Dr. Mark Sanders joins an elite group of orthopedic and sports medicine specialists as he accepts membership into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM).

A board-certified orthopedic surgeon and founder of the Sanders Clinic for Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Dr. Sanders’s membership comes on the heels of his recently published study in the Journal of Sports Medicine – Knee Injuries and the Use of Prophylactic Knee Bracing in Off-Road Motorcycling – and his ongoing research of ACL injuries and reconstructions.

With a subspecialty certificate in orthopaedic sports medicine, Dr. Sanders has dedicated the greater part of his 32-year career caring for the extreme athlete.  Today he is chief of staff at the North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville and on staff at Doctors Hospital Tidwell, and Victory Medical Center of Houston.

According to Dr. Sanders, the membership is a natural extension of his work and dedication to research in orthopedics and sports medicine.

“I am honored to sit among physicians contributing to better healthcare and treatment plans – with the common goal to improve the outcome and quality of life for patients,” said Dr. Sanders.

“The number of patients we see for repair of their failed total knee replacements and other procedures that leave them with less than optimal results is a testament to the work we’re doing,” added Sanders.

Dr. Sanders is also applying his “back to the basics” approach in addressing foot and ankle conditions, such as bunions and adult acquired flat foot deformity (AAFFD), to yield better outcomes than those reported from more invasive procedures.

Dr. Sanders is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American College of Surgeons.  He is also a member of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).

AOSSM was developed to provide a scientific outlet for presentation and publication of new ideas, as well as provide an opportunity for physicians to meet and exchange ideas on research, clinical problems, proposals for future progress in sports medicine and a high level publication controlled by the Society. This vision has expanded today to also fostered international collaboration and communication among members world-wide.

He has a subspecialty in orthopedic sports medicine and is best known for his no nonsense approach to recovery – getting his patients up on their feet and back to limb building movement immediately after a procedure.

Dr. Sanders also specializes in ACL injuries, patellofemoral disorders, fractures and dislocations, and osteoarthritis – treating today the young athlete, everyday active, and older adult who wants to stay active.

To learn more about Dr. Sanders and the treatment he provides go to www.sandersclinic.net.  Or, call 713.622.3576.