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Samuel S. Koo, MD, MPH

Languages: English, Korean
Specialties
  • Orthopedics
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
I believe all surgeons should have two essential qualities; integrity and empathy. To me, integrity means treating each patient as if I were caring for my wife and children. Family is exceedingly important to me so you can be assured you will be well cared for. I will not recommend surgery unless all non-operative solutions have been explored and exhausted. Empathy is a term not often associated with surgeons. This is quite unfortunate, because we are in the ideal position to support patients as they recover from difficult procedures. In my practice, your questions will be heard and answered promptly. By working together, focused on your goals, we can optimize the patient experience and maximize your health and well being.
Education
Institution
Type
Year
San Antonio Orthopedic Group with Dr. Stephen Burkhart
Fellowship
Northwestern University Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Residency
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical School
2003
Professional Associations
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America
Personal Interests
Soccer, Guitar, Piano
Services
Clinical Interests
  • abnormalities of the arms
  • abnormalities of the hips
  • abnormalities of the legs
  • achilles tendon repair
  • achilles tendonitis
  • acl injuries
  • acl repair
  • acromioclavicular joint separation
  • adhesive capsulitis
  • ankle arthritis
  • ankle impingement
  • ankle injury
  • ankle sports injury
  • anterior cruciate ligament
  • anterior cruciate ligament repair revision
  • anterior tibial tendon rupture
  • apophysitis
  • arm arthritis
  • arm fracture
  • arm injury
  • arm mass
  • arm pain
  • arthralgia
  • arthritis
  • arthritis of elbow
  • arthroplasty shoulder
  • arthroscopy
  • arthroscopy of shoulder
  • avascular necrosis of shoulder
  • back fracture
  • back muscle injury
  • bankart lesion
  • bicep injury
  • bicep tear
  • biceps tendon repair
  • biceps tendonitis
  • bone density
  • bone disorders
  • bone mass
  • brain concussion
  • broken coccyx
  • buckle fracture
  • bursitis
  • calf muscle injury
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • cartilage injury
  • cervical arthritis
  • chondroma
  • chondromalacia
  • clavicle
  • clavicle fracture
  • clicking elbow
  • clicking shoulder
  • coccyx injury
  • compartment syndrome
  • compound fracture
  • compression fracture
  • concussion testing
  • cortisone injection
  • decompression median nerve at elbow
  • delayed union
  • discoid meniscus
  • distal clavicular osteolysis
  • elbow arthroscopy
  • elbow dislocation
  • elbow fracture
  • elbow injection
  • elbow injury
  • elbow joint excision
  • elbow joint replacement
  • elbow pain
  • elbow sprain
  • elbow surgery
  • fibulectomy
  • finger dislocation
  • foot injury - sports related
  • foot pain
  • fracture
  • fracture of fibula
  • fracture of finger
  • fracture of forearm
  • fracture of humerus
  • fracture of scapula
  • fracture of wrist
  • fractures
  • frozen joint
  • frozen shoulder
  • fusion of joint
  • galeazzi fracture
  • gastrocnemius injury
  • gluteal injury
  • gonarthrosis
  • growth plate fracture
  • growth plate injury
  • hallux rigidus
  • hamstring injury
  • heat illness
  • hemarthrosis
  • hip dysplasia
  • hip impingement
  • hip labral tear
  • hip pain
  • hip pain, under age 60
  • hip rotator cuff
  • hip rotator cuff repair
  • hip rotator cuff tear
  • iliotibial band
  • infectious arthritis
  • injury of muscle
  • injury to hand
  • injury to the hip
  • insufficiency fracture
  • joint disorder
  • joint effusion
  • joint injection
  • joint sprain
  • joint swelling
  • joint warmth
  • knee injuries
  • knee pain
  • knee pain for patients aged younger than 60
  • knee surgery
  • knock knee deformity
  • labral repair
  • labral tear
  • labral tear of shoulder
  • labrum
  • lateral collateral ligament
  • lateral collateral ligament tear
  • leg injury
  • leg mass
  • leg pain
  • ligament injury
  • limb length difference
  • locking elbow
  • locking knee
  • locking shoulder
  • malunion fracture
  • medial collateral ligament
  • medial collateral ligament injury of the knee
  • medial epicondylitis
  • median nerve entrapment at elbow
  • meniscus
  • meniscus injury
  • muscle cramps
  • muscle strain
  • muscle tears
  • musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • neck muscle injury
  • non-displaced fracture
  • non-union fracture
  • nutrition and supplement issues
  • osgood schlatter disease
  • osteoarthritis
  • osteochondritis dissecans
  • osteochondroma
  • osteochrondial defect
  • osteolysis
  • osteomyelitis
  • osteonecrosis
  • overuse injury
  • partial hip replacement
  • patellar instability
  • patellar stabilization
  • patellar tendinitis
  • patellofemoral instability
  • patellofemoral syndrome
  • pathological fracture
  • pectoral muscle injury
  • pelvis injury
  • periprosthetic humerus fracture
  • peroneal tendonitis
  • piriformis syndrome
  • plantar fasciitis
  • popliteal cyst
  • posterior cruciate ligament
  • posterior cruciate ligament repair
  • posterior cruciate ligament tear
  • posterior tibial tendon rupture
  • quadricep injury
  • radial head subluxation
  • reverse total shoulder replacement
  • rickets
  • rotator cuff
  • rotator cuff impingement
  • rotator cuff injury
  • rotator cuff repair
  • running injury
  • rupture of achilles tendon
  • separated shoulder
  • sequestrectomy
  • shin splints
  • shoulder arthritis
  • shoulder dislocation
  • shoulder impingement
  • shoulder injection
  • shoulder injury
  • shoulder instability
  • shoulder labrum repair
  • shoulder pain
  • shoulder prosthesis
  • shoulder strain
  • shoulder surgery
  • slap tear
  • spondylolisthesis
  • sports injury
  • sports physical
  • sports psychology
  • sprain
  • sternal clavicular joint dislocation
  • stress fractures
  • synovectomy of elbow
  • synovectomy of shoulder
  • tendon injury
  • tendonitis
  • tennis elbow
  • tenodesis
  • throwing injuries
  • thumb fracture
  • tibial tendonitis
  • tibial torsion
  • toe amputation
  • torn ligament
  • torn meniscus
  • torn meniscus repair
  • total shoulder replacement
  • total shoulder revision
  • tricep injury
  • ulnar collateral ligament repair
  • wrist arthritis
  • wrist pain
  • wrist sprain
Research

Koo SS and Burkhart SS.  Rehabilitation Following Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair.  Clinics in Sports Medicine. 2010 Apr; 29(2): 203-211.  

Koo SS, Burkhart SS, Ochoa E.  Arthroscopic Double-Pulley Remplissage Technique for Engaging Hill-Sachs Lesions in Anterior Shoulder Instability Repairs.  Arthroscopy.  2009 Nov; 25(11): 1343-8.

Yaffe MA, Koo SS, Stulberg SD.  Radiographic and Navigation Measurements of TKA Limb Alignment do not Correlate.   Clin Orthop Relat Res.  2008 Nov; (466): 2736-44.

Stulberg DS, Yaffe M, Koo SS, Feinglass J.  Computer-Assisted Surgery versus Manual Total Knee Arthroplasty:  A Case-Controlled Study.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am.  2006 Dec; 88S: 47-54.

Koh J., Koo SS, Leonard J, Kodali P.  ACL Tunnel Placement: A Radiographic Comparison Between Navigated versus Manual ACL Reconstruction Using Orthopilot.  Orthopaedics.  2006 Oct; (29S):  23-25.

Feinglass J, Koo S, Koh J.  Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty Complication Rates in Northern Illinois.  Clin Orthop Relat Res.  2004 Dec; (429): 279-285.

Koo S.    Orthopedic Knowledge Online: Chapter 24 (Shoulder and Arm Trauma: Bone) and Chapter 59 (Shoulder and Humerus: Pediatrics).  www.aaos.org/oko

Koo SS and Burkhart SS.  Arthroscopic Subscapularis Tendon Tears: Identifying Mid to Distal Footprint Disruptions.  Accepted for Publication, Arthroscopy.  

Koo SS, Burkhart SS, Mazzocca AD.  The Diamondback Technique for Repair of Medium to Large Rotator Cuff Tears.   Accepted for Publication, Arthroscopy.  

Koo SS and Burkhart SS.  Large to Massive Rotator Cuff Tears.   AANA Advanced Arthroscopy Series – Shoulder volume.

Koo SS, Burkhart SS, Schoolfield J.  Reduction of Postoperative Stiffness After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair:  Results of a Customized Physical Therapy Regimen Based on Risk Factors for Stiffness.  Submitted for publication, Arthroscopy.  

Koo SS and Burkhart SS.  Postoperative Stiffness Following Arthroscopic Repair of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears Using a Conservative Rehabilitation Protocol.  Submitted for publication, Arthroscopy.  


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