Dr. David Hildreth, Hand, Wrist and Elbow Specialist
Dr. David Hildreth is one of the leading board certified orthopedic surgeons in Texas advancing less invasive treatment options for some of the most common hand, wrist and elbow injuries and conditions in today’s active society. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Hildreth has served as mentor to many of Houston’s best hand and upper extremity surgeons and today continues to guide the orthopedic community as an associate professor at Weill Cornell University.
Dr. Hildreth is annually listed among the prestigious peer- and patient- nominated Texas Super Doctors, Houston’s Top Docs and Best Doctors in America.
Once found exclusively at the Texas Medical Center, today he practices at the Richmond Bone & Joint Clinic and is accessible at three centrally located clinics – Sugar Land, Richmond and Katy.
His latest research to publish this year in Current Orthopaedic Research reveals findings of high-energy shockwave therapy in the treatment of chronic lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). His treatment options for injuries and conditions affecting the small bones and joints of the hand, wrist and elbow are designed to reduce recovery time and provide successful and sustained results.
Dr. Hildreth is among the first Eaton-trained Dupuytren’s physicians qualified to offer Dupuytren patients the less invasive needle aponeurotomy (NA), also known as percutaneous needle fasciotomy (PNF), in the treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture. He is also trained to provide patients with the newest injection therapy, XIAFLEX™, for this condition.
While Chief of Hand Surgery in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and director of the Hand Fellowship Program at Baylor College of Medicine earlier in his career, Dr. Hildreth helped establish a strong orthopedic program still followed today. Prior to Baylor, he practiced at the Institute for Hand and Upper Extremity Disorders at Hopestar Orthopedic Group in Houston.
Today, Dr. Hildreth has privileges at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Kirby Surgical Center and the Methodist Health Center in Sugar Land. He is a consulting physician at Shriners Hospitals for Children and Texas Children's Hospital.
He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences, where he was honored with the Merck Scholastic Achievement Award. He performed his orthopedic residency at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, where he became chief resident. He was a Christine Kleinert Fellow in Hand Surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky and an Amelia Brown Fellow in Reconstructive Microsurgery, Microsurgery Unit - Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Hildreth has Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Hand Surgery. He has published numerous articles in professional journals and medical textbooks - and continues to present to his peers at scientific and medical conferences.
Dr. Hildreth is a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM), the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)- Fellow, the Texas Medical Association (TMA), the Harris County Medical Society, the Houston Orthopaedic Society and the Texas Orthopaedic Association.