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Curtis Bush, M.D., MBA Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon

Dr. Curtis Bush completed his undergraduate education at the University of Virginia, his medical school education at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, his orthopaedic residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and a sports medicine fellowship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas in South Carolina, where he had the opportunity to train with renowned surgeon, Dr. Richard Hawkins. Originally from New Orleans, Dr. Bush has been involved in competitive athletics most of his life and credits that involvement with his longstanding interest in orthopaedic sports medicine. A competitive athlete in three sports in high school, Dr. Bush went on to play varsity soccer at the University of Virginia. He continues to be a football enthusiast and enjoys golf, tennis and cycling in his free time. Dr. Bush's clinical focus is on all areas of sports medicine, including arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the upper and lower extremities. His research interests have focused on the shoulder, hip, and knee, including shoulder instability, anatomic and reverse shoulder replacement, reconstructive knee surgery, and hip arthroscopy. Dr. Bush has provided coverage of various athletic teams, including teams at the University of Texas at Arlington, Colorado Rockies Spring training 2012, Greenville Drive baseball team (Boston Red Sox Class A Affiliate), Greenville Road Warriors hockey team (New York Rangers Affiliate), as well as various high school football teams.

Specialties
Education
  • University of Virginia - Bachelor of Arts, Economics.
  • Vice Chairman of Orthopedics at Harris Methodist Hospital
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine
  • Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University
Internship & Medical Training
  • Georgetown University Hospital - General Surgery Internship
  • Georgetown University Hospital - Orthopedic Residency
  • Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas - Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship
Honors & Awards
  • Fort Worth Magazine “Top Doctors”.
  • Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery.
  • Genzyme Biosurgery Carticel (autologous cultured chondrocytes) Training Certification.
  • Aesculapian Society. Member. A faculty-recognized, student-elected steering committee for the medical school curriculum.
  • Golden Key Honor Society.
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society.
  • Dean’s List.
  • Athletic Dean’s List.
  • ACC Student-Athlete Honor Role.
  • Four-year letterman on Varsity Soccer team. University of Virginia.
Experience
  • Harris Methodist Hospital. Vice Chairman of Orthopedics.
  • University of Texas, Arlington. Team Physician.
  • Arlington Heights High School. Team Physician.
  • Paschal High School. Team Physyician
  • Chisholm Trail High School. Team Physician.
  • Azle High School. Team physician.
  • Lake Worth High School. Team Physician.
  • Haltom High School.
  • Texas Health Resources Harris Hospital/Texas Health Physicians Group Advisory Council. Council member.
  • Fort Worth Rugby. Team physician.
  • Grand Prairie AirHogs. Independent minor league baseball team. Team physician.
  • Colorado Rockies Spring Training. Team physician.
  • Greenville Drive. Boston Red Sox A-League affiliate baseball team. Team Physician.
  • Greenville Road Warriors. ECLA AA-League hockey team. Team physician.
  • Carolina High School. Team Physician.
  • South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind. Team physician.
Publications
  • Hannon J, Wang-Price S, Garrison JC, Goto S, Bush C, Bothwell J. Normalized Hip and Knee Strength in Two Age Groups of Adolescent Female Soccer Players. J Strength Cond Res. 2019; Dec 20. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003420
  • Garrison JC, Hannon J, Goto S, Kosmopoulos V, Aryal S, Bush C, Bothwell J, Singleton S. Knee loading following ACL-R is related to quadriceps strength and knee extension differences across the continuum of care. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019; https://doi.org/10.1177/2325967119870155
  • Hannon J, Wang-Price S, Swank C, Brizzolara K, Garrison JC, Bothwell J, Bush C. The validity and reliability of the Vail Sport Test™ as a measure of performance following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Phys Ther Sport. 2019; 38:162-169.
  • Garrison JC, Hannon J, Goto S, Bush C, Bothwell J. Participants at 3 months post-operative anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL-R) demonstrate differences in lower extremity energy absorption contribution and quadriceps strength compared to healthy controls. The Knee. 2018; 25:782-789. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2018.06.014 
  • Hannon, Joseph, PT, PhD, Goto, Shiho PhD, ATC, Singleton, Steve, MD, Bothwell, James, MD, Bush, Curtis, MD, Papaliodis, Dean, MD, Dietrich, Lindsey, MD, Garrison, James, PT, PhD. Effects of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction on Patellofemoral Joint Stress and Lower Extremity Biomechanics at 12 weeks Post-Surgery and at Time of Return to Sport in Adolescent Females. Journal of Clinical Biomechanics. Submitted April, 2020.
  • Hannon J, Garrison JC, Wang-Price S, Goto S, Grondin A, Bothwell J, Bush C. Effect of Meniscal Repair on Joint Loading in Athletes with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction at 3 Months Following Surgery. J Sport Rehabil, 2020; Mar 4:1-6.
  • Hannon, Joseph, Wang-Price, Sharon, Swank, Chad, Brizzolara, Kelli, Garrison, Craig, Bothwell, James, MD, Bush, Curtis, MD. The Validity and Reliability of the Vail Sport Test as a Measure of Performance following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Physical Therapy in Sport, 38, 162-169. July 2019.
  • Sherman, David, Hannon, Joseph, Goto, Shiho, Creed, Kalyssa, Bothwell, Jim, M.D., Bush, Curtis, M.D., Garrison, Craig. Relationship between Y balance performance, single limb vertical displacement, and single limb hop tests following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Sports Physical Therapy: Knee-ACL. Poster number 2312. Accepted for presentation at APTA 2019 Combined Sections Meeting. Washington, D.C. January 23-26, 2019.
  • Garrison, James, Hannon, Joseph, Goto, Shiho, Bothwell, Jim, M.D., Bush, Curtis, M.D. Hip and knee energy absorption contribution (EAC) changes within limbs across the continuum of care in participants undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Sports Physical Therapy: Knee-ACL. Accepted for presentation at APTA 2019 Combined Sections Meeting. Washington, D.C. January 23-26, 2019.
  • Lee, Bobby Jean, Garrison, Craig, Hannon, Joseph, Goto, Shiho, Bush, Curtis, M.D., Bothwell, Jim, M.D. Knee energy absorption contribution during jump landings is not related to functional clinical outcomes measures at time of return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Poster number 2310. Accepted for presentation at APTA 2019 Combined Sections Meeting. Washington, D.C. January 23-26, 2019.
  • Garrison, J. Craig, Hannon, Joseph; Goto, Shiho; Giesler, Laura; Bush, Curtis, M.D.; Bothwell, James, M.D. Participants at three months post-operative anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL-R) demonstrate differences in lower extremity energy absorption contribution and quadriceps strength compared to healthy controls. The Knee. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.knee.2018.06.014. 
  • Papaliodis, Dean, MD; Bush, Curtis, MD; Conway, John E., MD. “SLAP Repair”. Book chapter in: Shoulder Surgery: Tricks of the Trade. Thieme Medical Publishers. In press. 2017.
  • Lebus, GF, Bush CA, Conway JE. Arthroscopic Management of the Thrower’s Shoulder. In: Rockwood CA, Matsen FA, Wirth MA, Lippitt SB, Fehringer EV, Sperling JW, eds Rockwood and Matsen’s The Shoulder. 5th ed: Elsevier, 2016.
  • Hamilton, Steve, MD; Bennett, Grant, MD; Curtis Bush, MD; Douglas Wyland, MD. Comparable Maintenance of Tibial Slope in Two High Tibial Osteotomy Techniques. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Accepted 2016.
  • Bush, CA, Conway JE.“Arthroscopic Management of the Thrower’s Shoulder.” Book chaper in: Rockwood and Matsen’s The Shoulder, Fifth Edition. Ed. Charles A. Rockwood, Frederick A. Matsen, III, Michael A. Wirth, Steven B. Lippitt, Edward V. Fehringer, John W. Sperling. Elsevier. 2016
  • Bush, CA, Conway JE.“The Role of Arthroscopy in Athletes with Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries.” Book chapter in: Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury. Ed. Joshua S. Dines, David W. Altchek. Springer US. Pages 125-133. 2015.
  • Hamilton, Steve, MD; Bennett, Grant, MD; Curtis Bush, MD; Douglas Wyland, MD. Comparable Maintenance of Tibial Slope in Two High Tibial Osteotomy Techniques. Podium presentation. AOSSM annual meeting. Chicago. July 11-14, 2013.
  • Bush, CA, Hawkins R. “Prevention of Complications in Shoulder Arthroplasty: Understanding Options and Critical Steps.” AAOS ICL: Volume 62, Chapter 10. 2013.
  • Bush CA, Hawkins RJ. “First Time Dislocators: Nonoperative Treatment is the Best Approach.” Book chapter in: Current Controversies in Shoulder Instability. Ed. David Dines, Gilles Walch, Gerry Williams, Chris Dodson. Wolters Kluwer Publishers. 2014.
  • Haleem-Smith H, Argintar E, Bush CA, Hampton D, Postma WF, Chen FH, Rimington T, Lamb J, Tuan RS. Biological Responses of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells to Titanium Wear Debris Particles. Cartilage Biology and Orthopaedics Branch, National Institute of Arthritis, and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Service, Bethesda, MD; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. Published online in Wiley Online Library 2011.
  • D'Ambrosio, A.L., Kreiter, K.T., Bush, C.A., Sciacca, R.R., Mayer, S.A., Solomon, R.A., Connolly, E.S. Far Lateral Suboccipital Approach for the Treatment of Proximal Posteroinferior Cerebellar Artery Aneurysms: Surgical Results and Long-Term Outcome. Neurosurgery 55 (1): 39-54, 2004.
Ongoing Research
  • Bush CA, Rulewicz GJ, Tolan S. Micromotion Analysis of Five Different Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Glenoid Components. Hawkins Research Foundation, Greenville, S.C. Ongoing.
Presentations
  • Treatment of Shoulder Instability and Large Hill Sachs Lesions with Humeral Head Allograft. Current concepts review of related literature and case based presentation of novel allograft techniques. Hawkins Foundation Annual Meeting.
  • Treatment of Complex Cartilage Lesions of the Knee. Current concepts review of related literature and management. DFW Sports Symposium.
  • Steve Hamilton, MD; Grant Bennett, MD; Curtis Bush, MD; Douglas Wyland, MD. Comparable Maintenance of Tibial Slope in Two High Tibial Osteotomy Techniques.AOSSM Annual Meeting.
  • Nonoperative Treatment of First Time Shoulder Dislocations. Current concepts review of related literature and management of shoulder instability. DFW Sports Symposium.
  • Bush CA, Neufeld SK. Dorsal Locking Plate Versus Multiple Locking Screws for Proximal Metatarsal Osteotomy. Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C. Podium presentation at Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Puerto Rico.
  • Bush CA, Neufeld SK. Dorsal Locking Plate Versus Multiple Locking Screws for Proximal Metatarsal Osteotomy. Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C. Podium presentation at Washington Orthopaedic Society Annual Research Meeting.
  • Local Anesthetics and Cartilage Toxicity. Current concepts review of related literature and management. Grand Rounds speaker.
  • Physeal Fractures and Physeal Arrest. Current concepts review on the treatment of physeal fractures and management of fracture-related physeal arrest. Grand Rounds speaker.
  • Complex Elbow Instability. Current concepts review on management and related literature review. Grand Rounds speaker.
  • Midfoot Injuries. Current concepts review on the diagnosis and management of midfoot and Lisfranc injuries. Grand Rounds speaker.
  • Distal Radius Fractures. Current concepts review on the diagnosis and management of distal radius fractures. Grand Rounds speaker.
  • Fracture Nerve Injuries. Basic science and current concepts review of the management of nerve injuries associated with fractures. Grand Rounds speaker.
Grant Support
  • American Heart Association Student Scholars Program. Research scholarship valuing $2000 for the promotion of student research.
  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation Resident Journal Club Program. Grant Recipient.
Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopic Association of North America
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Elbow and Shoulder Society
Dr. Curtis  Bush

About

Dr. Curtis Bush completed his undergraduate education at the University of Virginia, his medical school education at Louisiana State University in New Orleans

Specialities

Dr. Bush's clinical focus is on all areas of sports medicine, including arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the upper and lower extremities. His research interests have focused on the shoulder, hip, and knee, including shoulder instability, anatomic and reverse shoulder replacement, reconstructive knee surgery, and hip arthroscopy.

Reviews

"Awesome balance between legitimate medical procedures and allowing body to heal . Skilled in determining which is best."

Locations

Ben Hogan Center

800 5th Avenue
Suite 300
Ben Hogan Center
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Willow Park

101 Crown Point Blvd
Suite 340
Willow Park, TX 76087

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