Dr. Steven Thornton, MD

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Dr. Steven Thornton, MD
Dr. Steven Thornton is recognized as a leader in the age of minimally invasive surgery. His expertise includes arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, elbow, and hip with an emphasis on advanced arthroscopic techniques. While attending the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Thornton was elected to the AOA national honor society and was awarded the Donald Imrie Award for Most Outstanding Performancein Orthopaedic Surgery. After completing his orthopedic surgery residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Thornton was awarded the prestigious Sports Medicine and Shoulder SurgeryFellowship at Cornell University's Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr. Thornton has authored and co-authored scientific articles and book chapters on various sports related topics ranging from elbow ligament reconstruction in throwing athletes to rotator cuff repair and ACL reconstruction, and has presented this information at meetings nationally. In addition, he is a reviewer for the Journal of Arthroscopy and serves as Clinical Assistant Professor at Southwestern Medical Center. Throughout his career, Dr. Thornton has continued to advance the field of sports medicine and has been elected by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in Dallas in D Magazine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, the Texas Orthopaedic Association, and numerous other professional organizations. Outside of his practice, Dr. Thornton enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and playing golf.

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Texas Orthopaedic Associates, L.L.P.7115 Greenville Ave Ste 310
Dallas, TX 75231
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based on 16 total reviews (2 with comments)
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Dr. Thornton's Performance
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    EXCELLENT
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Midlothian TX |
Absolutely would recommend Dr Thornton. He is professional, great bedside manner and thorough.
Thank you for the great review! We are so pleased to hear that you had a great experience with Dr. Thornton and have been satisfied with our level of care. We appreciate your kind recommendation and we look forward to continuing to work with you.
in Fairfield, Tx. |
Two years ago Dr. Thornton operated on my left elbow tendon. The tendon had a huge hole in it that was extremely painful. Dr. Thornton repaired it and I was able to play golf again. I have not experienced any pain or discomfort since the surgery.
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Dr. Steven Thornton is recognized as a leader in the age of minimally invasive surgery. His expertise includes arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, elbow, and hip with an emphasis on advanced arthroscopic techniques.

While attending the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Thornton was elected to the AOA national honor society and was awarded the Donald Imrie Award for Most Outstanding Performancein Orthopaedic Surgery. After completing his orthopedic surgery residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Thornton was awarded the prestigious Sports Medicine and Shoulder SurgeryFellowship at Cornell University's Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Dr. Thornton has authored and co-authored scientific articles and book chapters on various sports related topics ranging from elbow ligament reconstruction in throwing athletes to rotator cuff repair and ACL reconstruction, and has presented this information at meetings nationally. In addition, he is a reviewer for the Journal of Arthroscopy and serves as Clinical Assistant Professor at Southwestern Medical Center.

Throughout his career, Dr. Thornton has continued to advance the field of sports medicine and has been elected by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in Dallas in D Magazine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, the Texas Orthopaedic Association, and numerous other professional organizations.

Outside of his practice, Dr. Thornton enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and playing golf.

Dr. Thornton says...

Thank you for your feedback. Your reviews provide us guidance in our efforts to continuously improve our patients' experience. We encourage you to reach out to your physician's office if you have an unresolved concern.

Dr. Thornton'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 Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Mississippi School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    Parkland Hosp-U Tex Southwestern

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    University Tx Southwestern Med School

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Weill Cornell NY Presby Hosp/Meml Slaon Kettering

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Mississippi

    Graduated in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate