Dr. Drew Fehsenfeld is a fellowship trained sports medicine Orthopedic physician who specializes in the arthroscopic management of shoulder, elbow, knee, and hip problems. He believes in an evidence-based and multidisciplinary approach to each patient. He routinely treats shoulder instability, rotator cuff tears, AC joint injury, and shoulder arthritis. In the knee, he has extensive experience in common procedures such as ACL reconstruction and meniscal repair, as well as more complex techniques such as meniscal transplant, cartilage replacement, and ligamentous knee reconstruction. He performs hip arthroscopy and has a special interest in the management of the injured athlete from the weekend warrior to the elite player. He began his education at Texas Christian University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1990. He then attended graduate school obtaining a doctorate in molecular and cellular biology. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Subsequently, his Orthopedic residency training was completed at the University of Washington in Seattle, which is consistently ranked in the top 15 nationally by US News and World Report. At Harborview Medical Center, he received premier training in fracture management. He developed a particular interest in shoulder reconstruction while training with the internationally known Dr. Frederick Matsen. Dr. Fehsenfeld spent an additional year of advanced fellowship training in sports medicine at the University of Connecticut where he developed experience with cutting edge techniques in cartilage preservation, ligamentous knee reconstruction, patellofemoral disorders, and shoulder instability/arthritis. He served as a member of the Orthopedic physician team for the National Champion University of Connecticut Huskies, managing the care of elite collegiate athletes. He has lectured to local organizations on the prevention of sports injuries and the management of the arthritic shoulder. He has written chapters on the treatment of the ACL injuries, unstable shoulder, and acromioclavicular joint. He is a candidate member of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, the American Academy of Orthopedic surgery, and American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine. He serves as head team physician for Cy-ranch High School.
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At Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, we have 8 highly skilled orthopedic subspecialists, 2 sports medicine specialist, interventional spine, and a chiropractor and three specialized centers of excellence. For more than 25 years, Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialists has offered leading edge, full service orthopedic care. We are committed to being the orthopedic provider of choice for our community by providing high quality, personalized care to our patients through our experience and dedication. Our fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons and physicians have expertise in their respective subspecialty areas, which include: foot and ankle, hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder, hip and knee, spine, general orthopedic, joint replacement, interventional spine, sports medicine, & chiropractic services.
Dr. Fehsenfeld'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
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Orthopedic Hip Surgery
Orthopedic Knee Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
Why It Matters: Dr. Fehsenfeld's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
De Quervain's Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Hip Pointer Injuries
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rotator Cuff Tear
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Release
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Trigger Point Injection
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Texas.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Texas Christian Univeristy
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
Medical School | Graduated
University Of Washington
Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
University Of Connecticut
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Fehsenfeld has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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