Orthopedic Surgeon at Advanced Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
University of Montreal, Orthopedics - 1993
Alain Elbaz, M.D. relocated his practice from Montreal, Canada and has practiced orthopedic surgery in Houston, Texas since 1998. He is a founding partner of Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Dr. Elbaz graduated from the University of Montreal in Orthopedics in 1993. He is ABOS board certified and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Orthopedic Sports Medicine.
Dr. Elbaz has practiced orthopedics and sports medicine with increasing emphasis on performing most advanced treatments available for his patients.
He has performed knee replacements of different kinds for the past 25 years. Knee instrumentation and components have changed over those years. During this time he progressed from standard instrumentation to using computer navigation and then patient specific surgical instrumentation.
Dr. Elbaz is happy to offer the latest innovation, the Conformis Custom knee. He has noticed that this patient specific implant functions very well allowing patients to return to normal motion and activities much faster. He selected to use this implant because it is ideal for athletes who want to return to the sport they love, as the knee feels more natural and is stable throughout the range of motion.
Dr Elbaz also has a keen interest in hip replacement surgery. He has performed many hip replacements. Anterior total hip replacement is the procedure he prefers for most patients. This operation allows the surgeon access to the hip joint without cutting into any muscle and with the aid of real time x-ray he is able to place the components in the optimal position and assure optimal leg length.
He enjoys practicing at Advanced Orthopedics because of the emphasis that is placed on providing patients with the most current, peer-reviewed treatments in a friendly down to earth atmosphere.