Dr. Stephen Pearce, MD

Dr. Stephen Pearce, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
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Dr. Stephen Pearce, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.Read his story

1015 E 32nd St Ste 101

Austin, TX 78705

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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
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Knee Sprain
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more than 95% of peers
Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 94% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Pearce's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pearce "Dr. Stephen Pearce is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon treating patients at the Austin Bone and Joint Clinic. Patients from throughout Austin, Texas benefit from his expertise in shoulder, elbow, and hand reconstruction, sports medicine, general orthopedics, and joint replacement surgery. Dr. Pearce earned his medical degree at Southwestern Medical School located in Dallas, TX. He went on to serve his residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Pearce was also awarded fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and in hand surgery at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, both in New York City. Dr. Pearce is an expert in his field and has been repeatedly recognized by Austin Monthly magazine as one of Austin's Best Doctors. He has also been included in The Best Doctors, Inc. National Listings and awarded as a Texas Monthly Super Doctor for several years."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pearce "My goal is to provide the highest quality orthopedic care in a compassonate and friendly manner.I want to establish a personal relationship with my patients much as my father did with his ,when Austin was a small town.Patients will interact with me ,not with a physician extender.Luckly, I am supported by a caring, friendly staff, many of whom have worked at the clinic for over 20 yrs.As a commitment my patients,I try to stay current with the ever-changing world of orthopedics , attempting to seperate true advancements from gimmicks and marketing ploys.As part of that commiment, I have done over 800 hours of continuing medical education over the past decade.As a commitment to my community, I have taken er call at Brackenridge for 26 years and plan to continue to do so."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • 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)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bursa Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cartilage Repair
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • 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 Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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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.

Education

  • University Of Texas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Parkland Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Parkland Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Columbia Presbyterian Hospital Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • St Luke/' Roosevelt Hospital Hand Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • austin's best doctors, 2011
  • Orthopedic board examiner, 2003,2005,
  • alpha omega alpha (top 10% of the graduating class southwestern medical school ), 1979
  • best doctors in texas (texas monthly), 2004-2010
  • phi beta kappa, 1974
  • best doctors in america, 1996-2011
Media & Publications

Dr. Pearce has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pearce's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pearce to family and friends
4.7
based on 17 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (15)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Pearce's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in Austin, TX
After a broken femur, everyone, me, PTs, Trainers, therapists and he himself said it definitely appeared my left leg was shorter. Sent me for a CT scan for that sole determination and reported to me that the leg was actually longer, that was the definitive test end of story. Turned out he was...more
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in Austin, TX
Dr. Pearce is very thorough, and his exams are efficient. He is not eager to cut, but when he does, the result is excellent. My wife had both shoulders repaired (rotator cuff), and has regained full use. She plays tennis almost every day. His explanations are very detailed and understandable. I...more
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