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Dean Papaliodis, MD, is an Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist at Texas Orthopaedic Associates. Serving the communities of Fort Worth and surrounding areas, Texas, Dr. Papaliodis specializes in sports medicine injuries with an emphasis on arthroscopic and reconstructive management of the upper and lower extremities.

A Fort Worth native, Dr. Papaliodis attended Trinity Valley School for high school, then graduated Cum Laude from Texas Christian University with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. He later went on to receive his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, before completing his orthopedics residency at Albany Medical College in New York, where he was named chief orthopedic resident.

Dr. Papaliodis has a special interest in cartilage injury and, after his fellowship training, spent time at the Harvard Cartilage Repair Center in Massachusetts learning advanced techniques in joint preservation. He is fellowship-trained in sports medicine from the renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California.

Staying active in his field, Dr. Papaliodis has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and abstracts, and continues to present his research at national orthopedic meetings and conferences. He has affiliations with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine. He is an emerging leader in the American Orthopaedic Association.

Dr. Papaliodis has served as an assistant team physician and consultant to athletic teams such as the L.A. Lakers, L.A. Rams, L.A. Dodgers, L.A. Kings, Anaheim Ducks, and USC Trojans. He has also provided physician coverage for the PGA and Senior PGA tours.

Dr. Papaliodis speaks fluent Greek, and he has been known to lead amateur Greek and rock cover bands. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, playing golf, and spending time with his family.

Research & Publications

Return to Golfing Activity After Joint Arthroplasty

Background: Many patients who are considering total joint arthroplasty, including hip, knee, and shoulder replacement, are concerned with their likelihood of returning to golf postoperatively as well as the effect that surgery will have on their game.

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The Development and Validation of a Subjective Assessment Tool for the Hip in the Athletic Population

Background: No validated functional assessments are available that are designed specifically to evaluate the performance and function of the athletic hip. Subsections of some validated outcome assessments address recreation, but a full assessment dedicated to athletic hip function does not exist. Current hip scoring systems may not be sensitive to subtle changes in performance and function in an athletic, younger population.

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