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Joint Center - Orthopedic and Spine Hospital

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General Information

About Our Program

In a move to increase access to convenient, high-quality and comprehensive orthopedic care, joint replacement surgeries once performed at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center are now performed at the Joint Center - Memorial Hermann Orthopedic and Spine Hospital (MHOSH). Centrally located in Bellaire, Texas near The Galleria®, this facility brings Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center’s exemplary standards for patient safety, quality and excellence to a facility that is focused solely on orthopedic and spine care.

From affiliated physicians with academic appointments at McGovern Medical School to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center support personnel, healthcare providers at MHOSH are well versed in the latest scientific literature, research and treatment options in orthopedic surgery. In addition to educating the next generation of orthopedic surgeons, affiliated physicians and staff are dedicated to helping patients undergo inpatient procedures that restore or improve functionality and allow them to return to an active lifestyle. The convenient central location and small size make it ideal for outpatient surgery. 

While joint replacement surgery is performed at Memorial Hermann Orthopedic and Spine Hospital, pre and post-operative appointments are scheduled in the joint center affiliated surgeons’ clinics, located in the Texas Medical Center. 

Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Knee Replacement. It is the first hospital in Houston to earn this advanced certification, which is given to Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care.

The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Knee Replacement was established in 2016 and is awarded for a two-year period. The advanced certification was developed in response to the growing number of patients undergoing total hip or total knee replacement surgery, as well as the increased focus on clinical evidence-based patient care as it relates to pain management, quality of life issues, functional limitation in mobility and the return to normal daily activities.

The Joint Center and its affiliated physicians offer a full range of non-surgical and surgical options to consider, including:

In addition to total joint surgery, MHOSH affiliated physicians specialize in neurosurgery for spine-related conditions, sports-related spine and orthopedic conditions and injuries. Patients have access to the very latest surgical technology, including minimally invasive, arthroscopic and endoscopic procedures, as well as computer-assisted guidance for joint surgery and spine surgery.

Onsite imaging services (radiology, MRI, CT, fluoroscopy and digital X-ray), in addition to physical and occupational therapy, translate to convenience for patients both pre- and postoperatively. Patients also have a choice to rehabilitate close to home with Memorial Hermann Health System’s extensive network for physical therapy at convenient locations throughout Greater Houston.

Other MHOSH amenities include:

  • free valet parking
  • room service
  • chaplain services
  • translation services offered 24/7 by trained medical interpreters
  • coordination of services for patients from outside the United States through Memorial Hermann’s International Services Center

Minimally Invasive Surgery

The Joint Center offers the latest minimally invasive techniques for knee and knee replacement including:

  • Computer-Assisted Surgery/Navigation
  • Custom Fit Implants

Awards and Recognition

  • Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center was designated as one of America's Best Hospitals for 2013-2014 by U.S. News and World Report
  • Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center once again ranked as one of the 25 top-performing academic medical centers in the nation

Total Joint Center of Excellence Scorecard

Physical Therapy Ambulation Day of Surgery:

Patients who are able to walk on the same day as surgery have faster recovery. This is a measurement of hip/knee replacement patients with documented walking on the day of surgery as a percent of all hip/knee replacement patients.

Ambulation on Day of Surgery (Goal > 90%)
 Dec '15Jan '16Feb '16Mar '16Apr '16May '16June '16Jul '16Aug '16Sep '16Oct '16Nov '16Dec '16Jan '17Feb '17Mar '17Apr '17
Primary Knee76%48%67%86%77%89%69%83%78%82%84%94%83%84%83%76%91%
Primary Hip77%62%75%63%72%88%78%77%73%81%72%83%72%90%83%70%72%

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE):

VTEs are complications of surgery related to unexpected blood clotting in the veins. This is a measurement of patients who develop a VTE during admission after hip/knee replacement surgery as a percent of all patients who underwent hip/knee replacement surgery during the time period.

Incidence of VTE (Goal = 0)
 Dec '15Jan '16Feb '16Mar '16Apr '16May '16Jun '16Jul '16Aug '16Sep '16Oct '16Nov '16Dec '16Jan '17Feb '17Mar '17Apr '17
Primary Knee0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Primary Hip0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Joint Camp Attendance

Attendance (Goal > 90%)
 Dec '15Jan '16Feb '16Mar '16Apr '16May '16Jun '16Jul '16Aug '16Sep '16Oct '16Nov '16Dec '16Jan '17Feb '17Mar '17Apr '17
Primary Knee62%59%59%79%74%84%61%74%78%58%82%87%66%76%85%82%81%
Primary Hip35%53%61%70%66%69%66%77%87%77%75%94%79%87%62%85%78%

Length of Stay:

Length of stay is a measure that represents the efficiency of the hospital in treating hip/knee replacement patients. The average length of stay is defined as the average number of days a hip/knee replacement patient is in the hospital.

Length of Stay (Goal < 2.8)
 Dec '15Jan '16Feb '16Mar '16Apr '16May '16Jun '16Jul '16Aug '16Sep '16Oct '16Nov '16Dec '16Jan '17Feb '17Mar '17Apr '17
Primary Knee2.112.282.451.882.331.861.871.741.931.601.641.421.491.531.771.50 
Primary Hip2.132.212.152.232.032.002.002.561.642.181.941.771.851.591.791.72 

Physicians

  • Dr. Henry Jacob Blum, MD

    Orthopedic Surgeon

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    Dr. Henry Jacob Blum, MD

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Gender

    Male

    Specialties

    Orthopedic Surgery

    Medical Education

    University of Texas at Houston-Registrar 1983

    Residency

    Baylor College of Medicine - Transitional Year 1989

    Fellowship

    University of Texas at Dallas 1990

    Cities Served

    Alief, Bellaire, Houston, Missouri City, Richmond, Stafford, Sugar Land

  • Dr. Houston Lee Braly, II, MD

    Orthopedic Surgeon

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    Dr. Houston Lee Braly, II, MD

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Gender

    Male

    Specialties

    Orthopedic Surgery

    Medical Education

    University of Texas at Houston-Registrar 2011

    Residency

    University of Texas at Houston - Dept of Orthopedic Surgery 2016

    Fellowship

    Duke University Medical Center-GME 2017

    Cities Served

    Bellaire, Galena Park, Houston, Missouri City

  • Dr. Kenneth Bradford Mathis, MD

    Orthopedic Surgeon

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    Dr. Kenneth Bradford Mathis, MD

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Gender

    Male

    Specialties

    Orthopedic Surgery

    Medical Education

    University of Texas at Dallas 1985

    Residency

    Louisiana State University at Shreveport - Registrar 1990

    Fellowship

    Baylor College of Medicine - Graduate Medical Education 1991

    Cities Served

    Bellaire, Galena Park, Houston, Missouri City

  • Dr. Brian Strake Parsley, MD

    Orthopedic Surgeon

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    Dr. Brian Strake Parsley, MD

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Gender

    Male

    Specialties

    Orthopedic Surgery

    Medical Education

    University of Texas at Houston 1983

    Residency

    University of Texas at Houston 1988

    Fellowship

    Anderson Orthopedic Research Institute & the National Hospital for Orthopedics and Rehabilitation 1989

    Cities Served

    Alief, Bellaire, Houston, Missouri City, Richmond, Stafford, Sugar Land

Patient Stories

Patient Rebecca
Rebecca: the Story of a Master Swimmer

When the pain in her right knee became more than she could bear after several years, even with modifications to her activity level, she considered knee replacement surgery with Dr. Ken Mathis.

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Patient Karl
Karl's Story: Knee Replacement Surgery

In reviewing his options for knee replacement surgery, Memorial Hermann Orthopedic and Spine Hospital (MHOSH) stood out to him because of their specific expertise and focus on orthopedics.

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Patient Bill
Bill Gets Moving with a New Hip

Bill liked the fact that Memorial Hermann’s main focus after surgery is to get the patient moving in order to jumpstart the healing process.

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