Matthew Crawford, DO, PhD, is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports injuries and provides care for a variety of conditions including arthritis (joint replacement), and fractures. He earned his medical degree at the University of North Texas Health Science Center and completed his residency at Michigan State University with a fellowship in sports medicine from Baylor College of Medicine. He enjoys practicing personal and compassionate care for a wide range of athletes and has notably served as an assistant team physician with several professional and college teams, including the Houston Texans, Houston Astros, University of Houston Cougars, and the Michigan State Spartans. Dr. Crawford has fellowship training in advanced arthroscopic treatments of sports injuries. Revision surgery of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), arthroscopic shoulder procedures (rotator cuff, SLAP, and labral repairs), cartilage restoration, partial/full knee replacement are areas of special interest. Dr. Crawford is highly published in orthopedic research publications and has co-authored a leading orthopedic textbook. His research projects have been awarded the prestigious Cabaud Award and Frank Stinchfield Award.


Medical School
University of North Texas Health Science Center

Michigan State University

Sports Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

Certifications & Memberships

Orthopedic surgery
Sports medicine



Languages Spoken


Procedures & Conditions

  • Anterior cruciate ligament tear (ACL) - Arthroscopic Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction
  • Posterior cruciate ligament tear (PCL) - Arthroscopic Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction
  • Meniscus tear - Arthroscopic Meniscus repair
  • Cartilage defects - cartilage repair
  • Cartilage restoration procedures
  • MACI procedures
  • Matrix Autologous Cartilage Implantation (MACI)
  • Knee arthritis - Partial knee replacement
  • Knee arthritis - Total knee replacement
  • Knee arthritis - Robotic knee replacement
  • Knee arthritis - Minimally invasive knee replacement
  • Patellofemoral disorders - patellofemoral realignment procedures
  • Patellar tendon tear - Patellar tendon repair
  • Quadriceps tendon tear - Quadriceps tendon repair
  • Knee Stem Cell Procedures
  • Knee Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Procedures
  • Rotator cuff tear - Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Impingement - Arthroscopic subacromial decompression
  • Labral tear - Arthroscopic labral repair
  • SLAP tear - Arthroscopic SLAP repair
  • Bicep tendon tear at shoulder - Biceps tenodesis - Subpectoral tenodesis
  • Bicep tendonitis - Shoulder arthroscopy - Biceps tenodesis
  • Shoulder dislocation - Arthroscopic labral repair -Arthroscopic Bankart repair
  • Shoulder instability - Arthroscopic labral repair
  • Clavicle Fracture - Repair Clavicle Fracture
  • Shoulder separation / Acromioclavicular Joint (ACJ) separation - ACJ repair - shoulder separation repair
  • Acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) pian = Arthroscopic ACJ resection
  • Frozen shoulder / Adhesive Capsulitis Shoulder - Frozen shoulder / Adhesive Capsulitis Shoulder Treatment
  • Shoulder Stem Cell Procedures
  • Shoulder Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Procedures
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture - Minimally invasive Achilles tendon repair
  • Ankle sprain - Ankle sprain treatment - Ankle Ligament Reconstruction / Ankle Ligament Repair
  • Tennis elbow / Lateral Epicondylitis - Tennis elbow surgery
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear - Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction
  • Bicep Tendon Tear at Elbow - Bicep Tendon Repair at Elbow
  • Radial Head Fractures - Radial Head Fracture Repair (ORIF)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Minimally Invasive Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Wrist fracture - Wrist Fracture repair (ORIF)


Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub Specialty

Sports Medicine-Orthopaedic Surgery

Office Locations

Austin Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
2200 Park Bend Drive
Suite 301
Austin, TX 78758
Phone: (512) 339-0440
Fax: (512) 339-0545

Additional Locations

Austin Orthopedics and Sports Medicine - South Austin

5033 West Hwy 290, Bldg E Ste 100-2
Austin, TX 78735
Phone: (512) 339-0440