Dr. Jeff Padalecki, Austin, Texas orthopedic surgeon, specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee and hip. His practice focuses on both surgical and non-surgical treatments of sport-related injuries and degenerative disorders. Dr. Padalecki uses advanced arthroscopic and open surgical techniques to treat a number of joint related conditions and sports injuries, including frozen shoulder, ligament injuries of the knee, meniscus injuries, rotator cuff injuries and chondral defects of the hip. Dr. Padalecki is a Texas native and former collegiate athlete, receiving a NCAA Basketball Scholarship at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. He is one of the few orthopedic surgeons who have had the privilege of completing their fellowship training in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine with the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. While at the Steadman Clinic, Dr. Padalecki trained with the top orthopedic surgeons in the world for complex shoulder, knee and hip surgery. Dr. Padalecki has been heavily involved in research throughout his sports medicine career and has been the recipient of the prestigious Albert Trillat Young Investigator Award. This is an international honor that is only awarded to one surgeon every two years. His research interests include ACL and cartilage injuries in young patients, meniscus repair surgeries and novel techniques for treating complex shoulder injuries. Dr. Jeff Padalecki, orthopedic surgeon in Austin, Texas, has treated numerous professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, PGA tour and professional tennis, and he has also served as a physician for the US Ski and Snowboard teams. By having the privilege of working with these professional athletes, he has become well-versed in arthroscopic joint restoration procedures. Whether you are a professional athlete or someone looking to stay active and enjoy your daily activities, Austin, Texas orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Jeff Padalecki's goal is to offer specialized, orthopedic care and support to his patients.
Whether you are an elite athlete or simply someone looking to stay active, Dr. Padalecki's goal is to offer specialized care and support through every step of the process. He prides himself on communication with his patients and is always available for their needs.
Dr. Padalecki'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 Knee Surgery
Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Padalecki'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
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Arthritis of the Shoulder
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Difficulty With Walking
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Hip Flexor Strain
Hip Muscle Strain
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Knee Ligament Rupture
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Muscle Strain
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Ankle Fracture Repair
Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Arthroscopic Upper-Extremity Surgery
Articular Cartilage Repair
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
Glenoid Labrum Repair
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Hip Replacement Revision
Knee Cartilage Treatment
Knee Dislocation Treatment
Knee Ligament Reconstruction
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Partial Shoulder Replacement
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Texas.
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If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from 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 sanction history?
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.
St. Mary's University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston
Medical School | Graduated 2006
University Tx Southwestern Med Ctr
Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
The Steadman Clinic
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Padalecki 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.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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