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Dr. Plinio Caldera, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Caldera

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

13802 Centerfield Dr Ste 300 Houston, TX 77070

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Dr. Plinio Caldera, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At Houston in 1996 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Caldera's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Caldera treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Caldera treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Runner's Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Caldera treats Runner's Knee more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Caldera treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Knee Dislocation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Caldera treats Knee Dislocation more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Caldera treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Caldera's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Plinio Caldera, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At Houston in 1996 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2001
Scott and White Mem Hospital
Residency Hospital
1996
University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
Medical School
2001
1996

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. Caldera's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Caldera

3.7

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
53.333333333333336%
(8)
4 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
13.333333333333334%
(2)
2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
20%
(3)

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Dr Caldera is a no nonsense kind of guy which I like in a physician. At times he is in a hurry but he always tells the truth about your condition. He did surgery on my knee and I had no problems.
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Appeared knowledgeable and I trust his judgments on the condition of my hip. However, its was hard to glean anything else from the visit as he talks at 900 MPH and will not slow down even when asked. I'll have to seek a 2nd opinion in hope of gaining some insight to me problem.
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I found this DR on the internet not being from TX . Upon seeing him it seemed either because of my scrubs or I don't know, he was hostile, I couldn't say anything with out him getting defensive. He stated I needed to see a Dr. more experienced! and the implants I had from 17 years ago, he stated he had not seen before, and it was fairly new? he offered to give me a shot for rotator cuff when he couldn't effectively diagnose it. I was sorely disappointed, no patient/Dr. etiquette.
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I suffered a comminuted distal femur fracture from a fall and was referred to Dr. Caldera for surgery while in emergency at Willowbrook Methodist Hospital. It happened on a Saturday evening and Dr. Caldera came to the hospital on Sunday to meet me and my husband and discuss the upcoming surgical plan on Monday afternoon. He was friendly, informative and fully explained his background and potential surgical options. It has been over 5 months now and every visit with him has been 5 stars!
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