Dr. Courtney Cowden III, MD

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Dr. Courtney Cowden III, MD
Dr. Courtney Cowden joined Hays County Sports Medicine in 2013 offering the latest in orthopaedic care for sports injuries, arthroscopy, degenerative joint disease, and fracture care of all ages. Native Texans, Dr. Cowden and his wife Susan were born and raised in Midland, Texas, and are proud to call the Texas Hill Country their home. Dr. Cowden began his education at Texas Tech University where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering graduating Suma Cum Laude and the highest ranking engineering graduate in 2002. He followed his undergraduate degree with a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2003, having completed his thesis describing the relationship of female sex hormones to the strength of the ACL. Dr. Cowden went on to study medicine at the prestigious UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas for four years prior to moving to Kansas City, Missouri where he spent five years completing his orthopaedic surgery residency through the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Dr. Cowden further specialized with a fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine under the guidance of the renowned sports surgeons Dr. Alan Barber and Dr. Alex Glogau in Plano, Texas. Throughout his education and practice, Dr. Cowden has been recognized on multiple occasions. He was given special recognition as an outstanding tutor of fellow classmates upon graduation from medical school and further recognized as an outstanding consultant by the Truman Medical Center Emergency Department in 2010. He is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The Texas Medical Society, and the Texas Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Cowden has participated in the care of athletes from multiple professional and division I collegiate programs including the Texas Legends, an affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks. Throughout his training, Dr. Cowden has authored or co-authored multiple published articles concerning the science of orthopaedics and sports medicine as well as mechanical engineering and biomechanics. His topics of published research range from the mechanical properties of the female ACL and 3D imaging of ACLs to meniscal cyst pathomechanics and treatment to novel surgical techniques in sports medicine. Dr. Cowden's wife, Susan, is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and is a freelance writer. Together, they and their family are active in their church and the surrounding community.

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    Dr. Cowden III's Performance
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    • Answers Questions
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    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
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    I have seen Dr. Cowden a few times for a sports injury and have not been impressed with my care. Since I'm a medical student living off loans, paying for the x-rays after the first visit meant I didn't have the money to see another doctor in town. I have been unimpressed with Dr. Cowden's practice. I only briefly see him during visits and always end up waiting upwards of an hour talking with multiple nurses before even seeing him. When we do interact it's like I'm an inconvenience.
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    Dr. Courtney Cowden joined Hays County Sports Medicine in 2013 offering the latest in orthopaedic care for sports injuries, arthroscopy, degenerative joint disease, and fracture care of all ages. Native Texans, Dr. Cowden and his wife Susan were born and raised in Midland, Texas, and are proud to call the Texas Hill Country their home.

    Dr. Cowden began his education at Texas Tech University where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering graduating Suma Cum Laude and the highest ranking engineering graduate in 2002. He followed his undergraduate degree with a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2003, having completed his thesis describing the relationship of female sex hormones to the strength of the ACL. Dr. Cowden went on to study medicine at the prestigious UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas for four years prior to moving to Kansas City, Missouri where he spent five years completing his orthopaedic surgery residency through the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Dr. Cowden further specialized with a fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine under the guidance of the renowned sports surgeons Dr. Alan Barber and Dr. Alex Glogau in Plano, Texas.

    Throughout his education and practice, Dr. Cowden has been recognized on multiple occasions. He was given special recognition as an outstanding tutor of fellow classmates upon graduation from medical school and further recognized as an outstanding consultant by the Truman Medical Center Emergency Department in 2010. He is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The Texas Medical Society, and the Texas Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Cowden has participated in the care of athletes from multiple professional and division I collegiate programs including the Texas Legends, an affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks.

    Throughout his training, Dr. Cowden has authored or co-authored multiple published articles concerning the science of orthopaedics and sports medicine as well as mechanical engineering and biomechanics. His topics of published research range from the mechanical properties of the female ACL and 3D imaging of ACLs to meniscal cyst pathomechanics and treatment to novel surgical techniques in sports medicine.

    Dr. Cowden's wife, Susan, is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and is a freelance writer. Together, they and their family are active in their church and the surrounding community.

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    Sports Injuries

    Fracture Care

    Joint Replacements

    Arthroscopy and Minimally Invasive Procedures

    Dr. Cowden III's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    Conditions Treated

    • Achilles Tendon Rupture
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Ankle Sprains and Strains
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arthritis
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Avulsion Fracture
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bicep Injuries
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
    • Complex Fractures
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Compound Fracture
    • Compression Fracture
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Extra-Articular Fracture
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Fracture
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
    • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
    • Pulled Muscles
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Injuries
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Sprain
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Torticollis
    • Trigger Finger

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School

      Graduated in 2007

    • Internship Hospital
      University Of Missouri-Kansas City

      Completed in 2008

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of Missouri At Kansas City

      Completed in 2012

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Plano Associated Sports Medicine Fellowship

      Completed in 2013

    • Undergraduate School
      Texas Tech University

      Graduated in 2002

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

    Procedures Performed

    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Arm Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Casting
    • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Fracture Care
    • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Joint Drainage
    • Joint Replacement Surgery
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
    • Neuroplasty
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Revision of Total Joint
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Steroid Injection
    • Synovial Biopsy
    • Tendon Repair
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate