Dr. Larry Likover: Knee Specialist, Houston Practice

Houston Knee Specialist Dr. Larry Likover

Dr. Larry L. Likover, a renowned knee specialist in Houston, Texas, 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 arthroscopy, or injection therapy for osteoarthritis.

Dr. Likover is also one of the best knee surgeons in Houston. Patients come from across the country and around the world for his knee replacement procedures.

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 it.

The Knee Specialist Houston Athletes see for Sports Injury Treatment

As a Houston knee specialist, Dr. Likover is well trained in the care of sports injury of the knee and has treated recreational to professional athletes. For over three decades 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 (ACL) 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.

Best Knee Replacement Surgeon for Partial & Total Knee Replacement

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.

In 2014, Biomet introduced the Vanguard XP knee replacement system, revolutionizing the total knee replacement. The new XP knee retains the patient’s normal knee ligaments, including the ACL. Dr. Likover became one of the country’s first knee surgeons to perform the procedure, and began offering it to his patients.

As a recognized knee specialist in Houston, Dr. Likover has participated in several media interviews and made television appearances, including on Great Day Houston, ABC13’s Healthcheck, KHOU and ABC13 news. You can view a few here.

Dr. Likover has over 35 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!