Houston Knee Surgeon, Knee Specialist
Houston knee surgeon Dr. Larry Likover provides complete care of the knee for all patients, whether you need a total replacement, repair of a sports related injury, minor surgery such as arthrosopy, or injection therapy for osteoarthritis.
If you come to Dr. Likover for your knee, you won’t be referred to another knee surgeon for a total replacement or a different knee specialist for an arthroscopy. Whatever your knee requires, Dr. Likover can provide.
A renowned Houston knee specialist, Dr. Likover is well trained in the care of sports injury of the knee. For 32 years Dr. Likover was the designated team doctor for all Katy Independent School District athletic teams.
He has repaired blown out knees from all sports and fixed all types of fractures of the lower extremity. Dr. Likover was one of the first knee specialists in Houston to perform arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction back in 1985. Since that time he has performed hundreds of those procedures. Dr. Likover has also performed thousands of knee arthroscopies for various knee problems from sports injuries to arthritic degeneration of the knee.
Until 2004 total knee replacement was the standard procedure done in the U.S. for a partially or completely worn out knee. Dr. Likover went to the first training course given in Texas for Oxford Partial Knee replacement in October, 2004. This breakthrough procedure was the first procedure to allow partial replacement of the knee with a high success rate. Subsequent to meeting the Food and Drug Administration training requirements for Oxford, Dr. Likover has performed more Oxfords than most every orthopedist in Texas. Oxford is not for everyone and Dr. Likover performs over 250 total replacements a year as well.
The total knee replacement Dr. Likover performs is special as well. Dr. Likover was one of the first doctors in Texas performing MRI designed total knee replacement. Originally this was an OTIS designed knee, and now he uses Signature technology from Biomet company. MRI designed knees are now becoming more commonly done, and Dr. Likover was one of the first knee surgeons trying to advance this technology. He has now done over 800 MRI designed total knee replacements.
Dr. Likover has 32 years of experience in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of all kinds of knee problems. He is a “one stop shop” for your knee. Whatever you need for your knee, Dr. L can provide!