Adam Freedhand, MD

Adam Freedhand, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon (Orthopedist), Adult Reconstruction/Joint Specialist, Joint Replacement/Adult Reconstruction, Total Joint Replacements Surgeon

Location

Personal Statement

Dr. Freedhand focuses on minimally invasive joint replacement surgery using the latest state of the art technologies including computer assisted navigation for hip and knee replacement and robot assisted partial knee replacement. He is actively involved in physician education, surgeon training and instrument design in minimally invasive joint replacement. In addition to his interest in the use of advanced technology in joint replacement, he continues to offer state of the art arthroscopic procedures for repair of sports injuries of the knee and shoulder.

Prior to relocating to Houston, Dr. Freedhand practiced in Napa Valley, CA and was was the first surgeon to introduce hip resurfacing and anterior approach total hip replacement to the Napa Valley area. Dr. Freedhand has also practices in suburban Philadelphia with Chester County Orthopaedic Associates from 2002 until 2006. In his West Chester practice he was able to maintain close personal and professional relationships with some of his mentors from his residency training at the University of Pennsylvania. He established a very successful and deeply satisfying practice with a focus on sports medicine and joint replacement surgery.

Originally from Rockaway Beach, NY, Dr. Freedhand received his undergraduate degree in biology from Yale University and completed the premedical program in 1987. He then took a four year hiatus from academics in the continued pursuit of his athletic career as a flatwater kayak racer. During the 1980’s he was a member of several national teams competing overseas in multiple world championship events and the Pan American games. In the United States he competed in several national championships and Olympic Festivals. He competed in the 1988 Olympic trials in flatwater kayak racing narrowly missing selection to the team. Dr. Freedhand was active in coaching and enjoyed teaching kayak paddling and youth development in his sport.

After his athletic career, Dr. Freedhand returned to academia and received his medical degree from the State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn. He graduated summa cum laude at the top of his class in 1995. Though he was originally interested in primary care, his exposure to orthopaedic surgery captivated his interest. Realizing that orthopaedics offered the possibility of medical and surgical management of sports related problems he changed his career path.

Dr. Freedhand completed his internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the Hospital for the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA in 2000. During his years of orthopaedic residency he was fortunate to receive training from some of the pioneers and world experts in joint replacement surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder. His experiences and mentor relationships developed at the University of Pennsylvania continue to influence his practice today.

Dr. Freedhand’s fellowship training was at the Insall, Scott, Kelly Institute for Adult Reconstruction and Sports Medicine in New York, NY. Dr. John Insall is widely regarded as the father of modern total knee replacement. During his fellowship year, Dr Freedhand was involved in approximately 1500 surgeries. In addition to advanced joint replacement surgery experience, the fellowship included world class sports medicine training. His experience involved caring for multiple professional teams including the New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets and New York Liberty.

Dr. Freedhand is an avid athlete and enjoys skiing, board sports, mountain biking, golf and yoga.

Gender

Male

Languages

  • English

Insurance Plans

  • Aetna - HMO
  • Aetna - Indemnity
  • Aetna - Managed Choice
  • Aetna - Medicare Private Fee for Service Plans (PFFS)
  • Aetna - POS
  • Aetna - PPO
  • Aetna - Workers' Compensation Access
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Alliance Work Comp Pool and TML (Alliance Network)
  • Amerigroup - Amerivantage
  • Amerigroup - HMO
  • Amerigroup - Star/Star Plus
  • Amerigroup - Texas - Star
  • Amerigroup - Texas - Star Plus
  • BC/BS - Basic 5
  • BC/BS - Blue Choice Bronze PPO
  • BC/BS - Blue Choice Gold PPO
  • BC/BS - Blue Choice Silver PPO
  • BC/BS - Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • BC/BS - Blue Security Choice PPO
  • BC/BS - PPO
  • BC/BS - Premier 1
  • BC/BS - Premier 2
  • BC/BS - Solution 3
  • BC/BS - Solution 4
  • BeechStreet - PPO
  • BeechStreet - Workers Compensation
  • Cigna - EPO
  • Cigna - HMO
  • Cigna - HMO Open Access
  • Cigna - LifeSOURCE Transplant
  • Cigna - POS
  • Cigna - PPO
  • Cigna - PPO Starbridge
  • Coastal Comp Health Network - Workers' Compensation
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice - STAR (Medicaid)
  • CommunityCare - Bronze
  • CommunityCare - Gold
  • CommunityCare - Silver
  • Coventry Health Care - Advantra Freedom (Medicare)
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO
  • Coventry Health Care - Workers' Compensation
  • First Health - HMO
  • First Health - PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - POS
  • Great West Healthcare - PPO
  • HealthSmart - EPO
  • HealthSmart - PPO
  • Humana - Connect Basic 6350/6350
  • Humana - Connect Bronze 4850/6350
  • Humana - Connect Bronze 6300/6300
  • Humana - Connect Gold 2500/3500
  • Humana - Connect Platinum 0/1500
  • Humana - Connect Silver 4600/6300
  • Humana - National POS
  • Humana - PPO
  • Humana - Preferred POS
  • Medicaid - Texas Traditional
  • Medicare
  • Memorial Hermann Choice - MH Choice
  • Memorial Hermann Elect - MH Elect
  • Memorial Hermann Employees - MH Employees
  • Memorial Hermann Select - MH Select
  • MHealth - Insurance Plans
  • MHealth - MHHNP Freedom of Choice PPO
  • MHealth - MHHS Freedom of Choice
  • MHealth Choice
  • Molina Healthcare - STAR (Medicaid)
  • MultiPlan - HMO
  • MultiPlan - PPO
  • PHCS - HMO
  • PHCS - PPO
  • ppoNext - PPO
  • Principal Financial Group - Classic Plus PPO
  • Principal Financial Group - Classic PPO
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Rockport Healthcare Group - Rockport
  • Secure Horizons - Insurance Plans
  • Self Pay (No Insurance)
  • Student/School
  • Texas True Choice - HMO
  • Texas True Choice - PPO
  • United Healthcare - Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus HMO
  • United Healthcare - EPO
  • United Healthcare - HMO
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Options PPO
  • United Healthcare - Optum Health
  • United Healthcare - PPO
  • WellCare - Insurance Plans
  • WellCare - PPO
  • Workers Compensation

Medical School

State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn, New York (1995)

Residency

Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania (2000)

Fellowship

Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction and Sports Medicine, The Insall, Scott, Kelly Institute, Beth Israel North, New York, New York (2001)

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • California Orthopaedic Society
  • Napa Medical Society

Awards

  • Chief resident in Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania • 1999-2000
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society • 1994
  • Chandler McCuskey Brooks Award in Physiology • 1993
  • Regents Scholar, NY • 1983

Publications

  • Contribution of the acetabular labrum to articulating surface area and femoral head coverage in adult hip joints: an anatomic study in cadaver. Tan V, Seldes RM, Katz MA, Freedhand, AM, Klimkiewicz JJ, Fitzgerald RH Jr. Am J Orthop. 2001 Nov;30(11):809-1
  • Traumatic Atlanto-occipital Dislocation in Children. Cain E, Freedhand AM, Speigel D, Dormans J, Drummond D. The Resident’s Conference, American Orthopaedic Association, February 1998, Sacramento, CA

Clinical Interests

  • Knee Replacement
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip and Knee Joint Replacement and Reconstruction

Available Appointments

UT Orthopaedics - Memorial Westside

1140 Business Center Drive, Suite 101 Houston, TX 77043 (713) 486-3900

If you need an earlier appointment, please call 713-486-1603
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