Houston  / Memorial City Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Surgical Services




713.467.6682 f

929B Gessner, Suite 100

Houston, TX 77024



OFFICE: Ironman Sports Medicine Institute at Memorial City

Medical Director
Ironman Sports Medicine Institute at Memorial City

Assistant Professor
Depart. Orthopedic Surgery / McGovern Medical School
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)



When you are suffering from a musculoskeletal condition, degenerative osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or team sports injuries, our orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Sabonghy, can help. Dr. Sabonghy, who is a physician for the Houston Rockets Basketball team, has extensive experience performing orthopedic surgical procedures in order to restore joint health and mobility to his patients. He offers highly specialized orthopedic care, minimally invasive joint replacement procedures, Latarjet procedures, arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, and more.


As a dedicated team sports medicine doctor, Dr. Sabonghy uses the latest procedures, techniques and orthopedic services for:


  • Foot and ankle
  • Shoulder
  • Knee
  • Joint preservation and replacement
  • Orthopedic trauma
  • Advanced fracture care
  • Team sport injury prevention


If you suffer from an orthopedic condition or have had a sports-related injury, prompt, proper treatment can allow you to get back to enjoying your favorite activities and sports, such as volleyball, basketball, football, track, running or swimming instead of living a life of disability or pain. Each of our patients will receive a comprehensive evaluation that includes instant imaging, advanced diagnostics and compassionate, individualized care. Dr. Sabonghy will work with you to restore your joint health.


Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Sabonghy, Houston Rockets team physician, or to learn more about your options to restore joint health.


713.486,1700 (Please ask for Dr. Sabonghy)






Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Surgery
Injuries to the shoulder, such as a shoulder dislocation, can be quite painful. Sometimes, these injuries cannot simply be healed through rest.  That is when an orthopedic surgeon must perform instability of the shoulder surgery to recover normal range of motion.


Rotator cuff injuries are associated with a significant level of pain and dysfunction.  The pain is relentless and prevents one from participating in normal activities.  The diagnosis of a rotator cuff tear most often leads to a surgical repair; specifically arthroscopy.  Arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery is performed through small 1cm incisions using specialized equipment. Arthroscopy requires extensive training and specialized skill.


OneSabo has the experience and technology to get you the relief and functionality needed for normal mobility. Contact us for an in depth analysis regarding any shoulder problems you may be experiencing.




Shoulder Surgery
Shoulder fractures and severe pain caused by certain forms of arthritis may need to be treated by shoulder replacement surgery. More than 50,000 people have an orthopedic surgeon perform shoulder joint replacement surgery in the United States every year, generally after such nonsurgical treatment methods as medications, physical therapy and activity changes have failed to produce significant relief.


If you have suffered an injury or have a degenerative joint condition, the professionals at our Houston shoulder surgery clinic can help you determine the type of treatment that can most benefit you and restore full function and the maximum range of motion to your shoulder.


Shoulder joint replacement involves the removal of damaged tissue or bone and the placement of a prosthesis, or artificial joint. The procedure may include the replacement of the ball only or both the ball and the socket. Joint replacement may be necessary if you suffer from:


  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Severe fractures
  • Post-traumatic arthritis


If you have severe or debilitating shoulder pain, pain while resting, pain that interferes with your sleep, reduced range of motion or weakness, our shoulder surgeon may be able to help. A comprehensive evaluation can help identify the source of your shoulder pain and the best treatment plan.




Oxford Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
An Oxford® unicompartmental knee replacement is a partial knee replacement for the treatment of osteoarthritis.  This surgery is most often done to relieve significant pain associated with advanced arthritis. The technique was developed in England and has produced great results within the last decade. Only a few Houston orthopedic surgeons have completed the FDA required training to provide the Oxford® Partial Knee Replacement to their patients. The procedure allows a Houston sports medicine doctor to treat a specific problem with a very precise implant.  As a result, we have reduced the need for a total knee replacement by approximately fifty percent and reduced post-operative pain and rehabilitation time by seventy percent.  We aim for a rapid return to normal activities with an easier and faster recovery.




minimally invasive joint replacement
Minimally invasive total and partial joint replacement has become an important aspect of surgical treatment. The phrase ‘minimally invasive’ does not necessarily refer to an incision in the skin, but rather the use of highly engineered equipment to minimize tissue trauma.  Partial joint replacement falls into the minimally invasive joint replacement category because the implants are significantly reduced in size and have been developed for these specific surgical applications. The benefits of this surgical subgroup are decreased healing times, minimal post-operative pain, and an expedient return to a normal functioning level.


Minimally invasive surgical techniques are not applicable to all orthopedic surgeries; however these procedures are used in many cases by a specially trained Houston orthopedic surgeon at OneSabo.




ligament & Tendon repair: sports injuries
Sports Injuries, such as ligament repair and tendon repair, do not age discriminate.  Surgical intervention may be required and, therefore, the sports injury should be evaluated immediately by a Houston sports medicine doctor.  Reconstructive surgeries of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle performed by an orthopedic surgeon, when treated with minimally invasive techniques and early physical rehabilitation, enable the patient to resume normal competitive activity.


These procedures can be challenging and require an experienced Houston orthopedic surgeon to properly diagnose and treat the injury.  The goal of the OneSabo team is to ‘Keep you active” so contact us today to realize the mobility you need for a normal lifestyle.




advance fracture care
Joint Fractures produce immediate physical pain, loss of function and significant mental distress.  The loss of function in an extremity caused by a sports injury can be devastating to a career, or activities of daily living.  Bones and tissues do not always heal in a position that is optimal for the rehabilitation of sports injuries, or even general rehab.


Using advanced sports medicine and orthopedic techniques in conjunction with extensive trauma training, the probability of positive injury rehab outcomes are maximized.  Many difficult fractures and trauma injuries can be evaluated and treated with the proper application of advanced equipment and techniques. Our physicians have the technology and experience so contact us for a professional evaluation.




Shoulder instability can be caused by overuse injuries, repeated dislocation or certain congenital conditions. If conservative treatments fail to correct the instability, surgical correction by an orthopedic surgeon may be necessary. Dr. Sabonghy, Houston sports medicine doctor, will consider the amount of bone loss and other conditions present in order to determine the appropriate surgical treatment.


When lesions or multiple dislocations have led to bone loss, a Latarjet-procedure may be required. This procedure, which was first defined by Michel Latarjet in 1954, has become one of the more popular procedures for correcting shoulder instability, thanks to its high success rate. Unlike other procedures, Latarjet shoulder surgery directly addresses the bone loss by using tendons to create a sling effect and stabilize the joint.


Immobilization of the joint will often be necessary during the initial recovery period, but you will be able to increase movement and add new exercises gradually as your shoulder heals. If you are a candidate for Latarjet shoulder stability surgery, you may need physical or occupational therapy after the procedure in order to help you regain the full function and maximum range of motion of your arm and shoulder.




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