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Practice contact
(713) 441 3569
6445 Main Street
Suite 2500
Houston Texas 77030
Stephen Incavo MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Adult Reconstruction Specialty
Surgeon - 41 years in practice
Primary Practice: Outpatient Center
Primary Hospital: Houston Methodist Hospital

Practice Contact

Office Address
6445 Main Street
Suite 2500
Houston Texas 77030
(713) 441 3569

Clinical Expertise

Arthritis Arthritis Surgery Fractures Hips Joint Replacement Knee Reconstructive Surgery


Stephen J. Incavo, MD is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and Section Chief of Adult Reconstructive Surgery at Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. He specializes in joint reconstruction and total joint replacement of the hip and knee, as well as partial knee replacement. He utilizes the latest technology and minimally invasive techniques to treat arthritis of the hip and knee. He provides both consult on failed joint replacement procedures and performs revision surgery to repair failed joint replacements. Committed to excellence, he strives to achieve optimal, long term results in the treatment of both immediate and 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 treatment outcomes. 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 industry conferences and annual 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 holds multiple patents. He also serves as a primary referral source for complex reconstructive hip and knee problems and serves on the editorial board for several scientific publications.
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Primary Practice

Primary practice
Outpatient Center

Hospital Affiliations

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Houston Methodist Hospital
(713) 790-3311

Education & Training

Fellowship in Joint Replacement Surgery, Universit
University of Vermont College of Medicine


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PMID: 14716653 J Arthroplasty. 2004 Jan;19(1):61-7.
Efforts to improve cementless femoral stems in THR: 2- to 5-year follow-up of a high-offset femoral stem with distal stem modification (Secur-Fit Plus).
Stephen J Incavo Todd Havener Eric Benson Brian J McGrory Kathryn M Coughlin Bruce D Beynnon
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PMID: 22011634 J Orthop Trauma. 2012 Mar;26(3):141-7.
Hip arthroplasty after intramedullary hip screw fixation: a perioperative evaluation.
Jesse James F Exaltacion Stephen J Incavo Vasilios Mathews Brian Parsley Philip Noble
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PMID: 18617360 J Arthroplasty. 2009 Jun;24(4):607-13. Epub 2008 Jul 9.
Initial results of managing severe bone loss in infected total joint arthroplasty using customized articulating spacers.
Stephen J Incavo Robert D Russell Kenneth B Mathis Holly Adams
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PMID: 20704100 Orthopedics. 2010 Aug;33(8):. Epub 2010 Aug 11.
Atraumatic avulsion of the distal iliopsoas tendon: an unusual cause of hip pain.
J Mason DePasse Kevin Varner Pedro Cosculluela Stephen Incavo
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PMID: 14658111 J Arthroplasty. 2003 Dec;18(8):1048-55.
Tibial axis and patellar position relative to the femoral epicondylar axis during squatting.
Kathryn M Coughlin Stephen J Incavo David L Churchill Bruce D Beynnon
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PMID: 23653101 Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Jan;472(1):121-5.
Maximizing tibial coverage is detrimental to proper rotational alignment.
Stacey Martin Alex Saurez Sabir Ismaily Kashif Ashfaq Philip Noble Stephen J Incavo
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PMID: 15188110 J Arthroplasty. 2004 Jun;19(4):493-7.
Femoral component sizing in total knee arthroplasty: size matched resection versus flexion space balancing.
Stephen J Incavo Kathryn M Coughlin Bruce D Beynnon
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PMID: 12934219 J Arthroplasty. 2003 Aug;18(5):643-8.
Anatomic rotational relationships of the proximal tibia, distal femur, and patella: implications for rotational alignment in total knee arthroplasty.
Stephen J Incavo Kathryn M Coughlin Charles Pappas Bruce D Beynnon
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PMID: 24647504 J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Mar 19;96(6):481-7.
Early corrosion-related failure of the rejuvenate modular total hip replacement.
Morteza Meftah Amgad M Haleem Matthew B Burn Kevin M Smith Stephen J Incavo
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PMID: 30307763 Comput Assist Surg (Abingdon). 2018 Dec;23(1):14-20.
Accuracy assessment of a novel image-free handheld robot for Total Knee Arthroplasty in a cadaveric study.
Michael Casper Riddhit Mitra Rahul Khare Branislav Jaramaz Brian Hamlin Brian McGinley David Mayman Jeff Headrick Kenneth Urish Mark Gittins Stephen Incavo Vivek Neginhal
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PMID: 29688961 J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018 May 15;26(10):e221-e229.
Does Total Intravenous Anesthesia With Short-acting Spinal Anesthetics in Primary Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Facilitate Early Hospital Discharge?
Derek M Klavas Azim Karim Bradley S Lambert Marley Sam Ferris Domenica Delgado Stephen J Incavo
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PMID: 37088221 J Arthroplasty. 2023 Jul;38(7S):S11-S15. Epub 2023 Apr 23.
Otto Aufranc Award: Intraosseous Vancomycin in Total Hip Arthroplasty - Superior Tissue Concentrations and Improved Efficiency.
Katharine D Harper Kwan J Park Ava A Brozovich Thomas C Sullivan Stefano Serpelloni Francesca Taraballi Stephen J Incavo Terry A Clyburn
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