Dr. Raj Shani, MD


Sports Medicine | Male

UT Orthopaedics 1800 W 26th St Ste 200 Houston, TX 77008 Get Directions
Dr. Raj Shani, MD
Dr. Raj Shani, MD is a sports medicine doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 36 years old and has been practicing for 10 years. Dr. Shani is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital.

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Dr. Shani's Care Philosophy

As a sports medicine specialist, I see a wide variety of injuries in athletes from almost every sport out there. I am a professional member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, and Arthroscopy Association of North American. I am active in orthopedics research, recently focusing on better ways to complete ACL reconstruction and heal cartilage quicker to get athletes back to their sports quicker.

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Patient Comments (12)
in New Orleans, LA |
Treated my uncle after he fell and had a femur fracture. Did an amazing job and had a great bed side manner. My uncle is now walking without any pain.
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Shani did surgery hip surgery on my mom March 30, 2017. I haven't seen him since. He has NOT been to her room to check on her . I thought he was ok because I saw him with my church member who had knee surgery that he (shani) performed.
Houston, TX |
Dr. Shani repaired my distal biceps tendon and I was amazed how quickly I recovered. He used a minimally invasive technique with a small incision. Got my strength back with no problems. He explained the entire process and got me back in the weight room and I am feeling great!!
Houston, TX |
He repaired my rotator cuff and fixed my biceps tendon and I feel great. Great bed side manner . Highly recommend. Nice office staff.
Houston, TX |
Dr. Shani performed my ACL surgery and I couldn't be happier. He did an amazing job and I am now back to playing sports. He guided me thru the entire the process and the rehab and I am thrilled with my result.
in Houston, TX |
I had a horrible experience. I would not recommend Dr. Shani. He "may have severed a nerve" ..... which he did during my distal repair he performed. I needed another surgery....tendon transfer...to make my thumb work again. More casts...months of recovery, rehab (again after distal) and 3k more out of pocket... pain and suffering...w a huge scar. He never offered to at least pay for my out of pocket expenses for second surgery ...due to his error. Again....i can not recommend him.
Houston, TX |
Excellent Doctor , fixed my shoulder
Houston, TX |
Excellent Doctor, really caring
in Houston, TX |
Due to character restricts, I'm only able to leave part of the entire story. Long sorry short, the doctor was pleasant, the x-ray tech was compassionate; however the office staff was extremely condescending. I suffered a injury at work and was referred to this office via a coworker. What a bad choice, the office end up charging my insurance a office visit fee along with a ridiculous amount for a brace that could have not been issued knowing they had not received proper authorization from workcom
New York, NY |
Saw this doctor for a broken thumb. He did an MRI, called me in to be seen. Paid $60 deductible to se him. He told me the ligament was torn and I'd have to see a hand surgeon as he doesn't handle hands. Ok, he couldn't have just had someone share this with me on the phone??? Had to pay $60 just to tell me?!! Wrong, I just feel i was cheated out of $60 that I'll never see.
He is a very rude doctor. I asked a question about my fathers procedure and all he did was ignored me. Previous visit was a bad experience also, very rude and not willing to help the patient understand their healthcare questions
in Houston, TX |
Sends a crazy lady to drug test you around before he visits with you. This is a major turn off, why can't I just fill out a form with the medications I take on it? Why do patients have to stick something in their mouth? On top of this your insurance will be billed for the test. How about you stick the swab where the sun don't shine buddy.
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Dr. Shani's Care Philosophy

As a sports medicine specialist, I see a wide variety of injuries in athletes from almost every sport out there. I am a professional member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, and Arthroscopy Association of North American. I am active in orthopedics research, recently focusing on better ways to complete ACL reconstruction and heal cartilage quicker to get athletes back to their sports quicker.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Sports Medicine
  •  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 Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Tears
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patella Tendon Tears
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tears
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


  • Medical School
    Baylor University

    Graduated in 2007

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Emory University
  • Undergraduate School
    Washington University, St Louis

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • 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
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Quadriceps Tendon Repair
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate