Dr. Paul Chin, MD

Dr. Paul Chin, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
40 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Paul Chin, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Spring, TX and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas in 2008 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

Sterling Ridge Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

20639 Kuykendahl Rd

Spring, TX 77379
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
very high
more than 97% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Chin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chin "Dr. Chin is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, complex shoulder reconstruction, and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, hip, and knee. As a member of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy, Dr. Chin is world renown for his excellence in hip arthroscopic surgery and minimally invasive hip surgery. He has extensive experience in minimally invasive joint preservation techniques for the hip, knee, and shoulder, cartilage restoration procedures, shoulder replacements, and robotic-assisted partial knee, total knee, and hip replacements. Dr. Chin's research in shoulder replacements has been published in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Reviews, and has been presented at the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Society meeting. Dr. Chin is passionate about providing excellent, patient-centered care and he seeks to provide patients with the information necessary to make informed decisions. Patients appreciate his friendly, open, and individualized approach. Dr. Chin is a native Texan and former collegiate tennis player. He received his Bachelor's degree in Biology from Colorado State University in Pueblo where he was a Presidential Scholar and NCAA Academic All-American. Dr. Chin went on to complete a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Texas at Dallas where his published research resulted in multiple awards and a coveted National Institute of Health grant. He continued his education by completing medical school and orthopaedic surgery training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. During residency, he received multiple research grants, a distinguished teaching award, and had the privilege to provide care for the Dallas Stars Hockey team, Grand Prairie AirHogs professional baseball team, Southern Methodist University athletes, and multiple Dallas area high school football teams. Following residency, Dr. Chin was selected for the prestigious San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship and trained with pioneers and innovators of knee, shoulder and hip arthroscopy, knee ligament reconstruction, complex shoulder reconstruction, cartilage restoration, osteochondral allograft transplantation, and elbow reconstruction including the Tommy John procedure. Dr. Chin had the distinction of treating athletes from the San Diego Padres, San Diego State University athletic teams, and other San Diego collegiate and high school athletes. He sought additional training with several pioneers in hip arthroscopy including Drs. Thomas Bryd in Nashville, Hal Martin in Dallas, Robert Scheinberg in Dallas, and Bryan White in Denver, and he continues research in this new and exciting field of orthopaedics. Dr. Chin is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, International Society for Hip Arthroscopy, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Research Society, Texas Orthopaedic Association, and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. He has been an invited Associate Instructor for international hip arthroscopy courses. Dr. Chin is an active manuscript reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, and the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chin "I am passionate about providing excellent, patient-centered care.  The first step in this process is listening to my patient's problem and how it affects their life.  The next step is the physical exam to identify signs of injury or pain.  Then, I seek to provide patients with the information necessary to make informed decisions about their treatment.  Whether reviewing anatomic models of the shoulder, hip, or knee to understand the condition or analyzing x-rays, CT scans, or MRIs, I feel that knowledgeable patients will make the best decisions about their own treatment.  We will review realistic expectations of each treatment option.  It is important that each treatment plan be individualized for each patients goals and expectations, and I will help and support your decisions during the process.  "


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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Muscle Strain
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Deformity
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Disorders
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strain of Tendon of Medial Thigh Muscle
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Cartilage Regeneration
  • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Labrum Repair
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Surgery
  • Image-Guided Hip Replacement
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Colorado State University-Pueblo
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • San Diego Arthroscopy & Sports Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014
  • PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chin to family and friends
based on 13 total reviews (10 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

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  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Chin's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes
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Patient Comments (10)

I'm a new patient and I was very happy with the service provided
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Very knowledgeable physician. He was able to diagnose a tendon tear from imaging results when other physicians were way off the mark. Always available for his patients. Spends a large amount of time answering any patient questions.
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I found the suggested treatments to be informative and logical. However, it is very emotionally difficult to think about these treatments or surgeries being done to my spine.
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What a great experience! Starting with scheduling staff, they were able to get me in to their Spring office on the same day, since I was willing to drive there. (the Woodlands was closer for me) this allowed me to be seen quicker while I had a day off. The staff was peasant and very efficient. the...more
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Well recommend to family and friends. He makes you feel comfortable and explains everything to you in details.
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