- Fellowship - Steadman Hawkins Clinic (1996-1997), Sports Medicine
- Residency - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (1992-1996), Orthopedic Surgery
- Internship - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (1991-1992), General Surgery
- Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (1989-1991)
Steven B. Singleton, M.D.
- Orthopaedic Surgery - General Orthopaedics
- Sports Medicine
- ACL Repair/Reconstruction
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Steven B. Singleton, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Section Chief of Sports Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in sports medicine, especially injuries of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle; ACL injuries; cartilage restoration; and biologics for sports medicine.
Dr. Singleton earned his medical degree at UT Southwestern, where he also completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery. He gained advanced training in sports medicine through a fellowship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo.
Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2022.
Dr. Singleton is a co-founder of the Texas Health Sports Medicine Research and Education Institute and the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas.
He is the current head team orthopaedic surgeon for Texas Christian University. Previously, he has consulted for many sports teams and national sporting events, including the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association/Team USA and FC Dallas, as well as serving as the Venue Medical Director for events such as the 2018 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Regional Championship and the 2017 Cotton Bowl Classic.
Dr. Singleton is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and was elected to its Council of Delegates for Texas; he has previously served for Colorado and South Carolina.
A prolific presenter, researcher, and published author, Dr. Singleton recently co-authored the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine article “Adolescent Athletes Demonstrate Inferior Objective Profiles at the Time of Return to Sport After ACLR Compared with Healthy Controls.” His research interests include ACL and cartilage injuries of the knee and their treatment.
Education & Training
Professional Associations & Affiliations
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- American Orthopaedic Association
- American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
- Arthroscopy Association of North America
- Big XII Physicians Organization
- Texas Orthopaedic Association
Honors & Awards
- Fort Worth Magazine Top Doctor 2022
- Award of the Year 2012, Spartanburg County Medical Society
- Abstract Award Winner 2010, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting
- Fokuda Award Finalist 2010, International Congress on Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
- Poster Award Winner 2009, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting
- Clinical Science Award Winner 2008, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting
- Video Award Winner 1998, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting
Books & Publications
Microfracture Procedure for Treatment of Full-Thickness Chondral Defects: Technique, Clinical Results, and Basic Science Status in Techniques in Knee Surgery
Steadman JR, Rodkey WG, Singleton SB, McIlwraith CW, Briggs KK (2001), Media, Pennsylvania, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
- Microfracture Procedure for Treatment of Full-Thickness Chondral Defects: Technique, Clinical Results, and Basic Science Status in Techniques in Knee Surgery
Rehabilitation after arthroscopy of an acetabular labral tear.
Garrison JC, Osler MT, Singleton SB, North American journal of sports physical therapy : NAJSPT 2007 Nov 2 4 241-50
Limb dominance influences energy absorption contribution (EAC) during landing after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Malafronte J, Hannon J, Goto S, Singleton SB, Dietrich L, Garrison JC, Kovacs T, Physical therapy in sport : official journal of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine 2021 Jul 50 42-49
Twelve-Week Quadriceps Strength as A Predictor of Quadriceps Strength At Time Of Return To Sport Testing Following Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Autograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.
Hannon JP, Wang-Price S, Goto S, Singleton S, Dietrich L, Bothwell J, Bush C, Garrison C, International journal of sports physical therapy 2021 Jun 16 3 681-688
Accuracy of glenohumeral joint injections: comparing approach and experience of provider.
Tobola A, Cook C, Cassas KJ, Hawkins RJ, Wienke JR, Tolan S, Kissenberth MJ, Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery 2011 Oct 20 7 1147-54
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.
Hannon JP, Goto S, Singleton S, Bothwell JM, Bush CA, Papaliodis D, Dietrich L, Garrison CJ, Clinical biomechanics (Bristol, Avon) 2020 12 80 105164
Arthroscopic bullet removal from the acetabulum.
Singleton SB, Joshi A, Schwartz MA, Collinge CA, Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association 2005 Mar 21 3 360-4
Long head of the biceps tendon pain: differential diagnosis and treatment.
Krupp RJ, Kevern MA, Gaines MD, Kotara S, Singleton SB, The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy 2009 Feb 39 2 55-70
Diagnostic accuracy and association to disability of clinical test findings associated with patellofemoral pain syndrome.
Cook C, Hegedus E, Hawkins R, Scovell F, Wyland D, Physiotherapy Canada. Physiotherapie Canada 2010 62 1 17-24
Positive outcomes with intra-articular glenohumeral injections are independent of accuracy.
Hegedus EJ, Zavala J, Kissenberth M, Cook C, Cassas K, Hawkins R, Tobola A, Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery 2010 Sep 19 6 795-801
A comparison of forearm supination and elbow flexion strength in patients with long head of the biceps tenotomy or tenodesis.
Shank JR, Singleton SB, Braun S, Kissenberth MJ, Ramappa A, Ellis H, Decker MJ, Hawkins RJ, Torry MR, Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association 2011 Jan 27 1 9-16
Arthroscopic suture bridge transosseus equivalent fixation of rotator cuff tendon preserves intratendinous blood flow at the time of initial fixation.
Christoforetti JJ, Krupp RJ, Singleton SB, Kissenberth MJ, Cook C, Hawkins RJ, Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery 2012 Apr 21 4 523-30
The use of a pitch count estimator to calculate exposure in collegiate baseball pitchers.
Shanley E, Bailey L, Sandago MP, Pinkerton A, Singleton SB, Thigpen CA, Physical therapy in sport : official journal of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine 2015 Nov 16 4 344-8
Meniscus suture repair: minimum 10-year outcomes in patients younger than 40 years compared with patients 40 and older.
Steadman JR, Matheny LM, Singleton SB, Johnson NS, Rodkey WG, Crespo B, Briggs KK, The American journal of sports medicine 2015 Sep 43 9 2222-7
A Contact Pressure Analysis Comparing an All-Inside and Inside-Out Surgical Repair Technique for Bucket-Handle Medial Meniscus Tears.
Marchetti DC, Phelps BM, Dahl KD, Slette EL, Mikula JD, Dornan GJ, Bucci G, Turnbull TL, Singleton SB, Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association 2017 Oct 33 10 1840-1848
POST-OPERATIVE CRITERION BASED REHABILITATION OF ACL REPAIRS: A CLINICAL COMMENTARY.
Bousquet BA, O'Brien L, Singleton S, Beggs M, International journal of sports physical therapy 2018 Apr 13 2 293-305
Knee Loading After ACL-R Is Related to Quadriceps Strength and Knee Extension Differences Across the Continuum of Care.
Garrison JC, Hannon J, Goto S, Kosmopoulos V, Aryal S, Bush C, Bothwell JM, Singleton SB, Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine 2019 Oct 7 10 2325967119870155
Adolescent Athletes Demonstrate Inferior Objective Profiles at the Time of Return to Sport After ACLR Compared With Healthy Controls.
Robinson JD, Hannon J, Goto S, Singleton SB, Garrison JC, Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine 2022 Jan 10 1 23259671211063576
Bacterial Sport-Related Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections (SSTIs): An Ongoing Problem Among a Diverse Range of Athletes.
Mitchell JJ, Jackson JM, Anwar A, Singleton SB, JBJS reviews 2017 Jan 5 1
- Rehabilitation after arthroscopy of an acetabular labral tear.
- Sports Medicine
- ACL Repair/Reconstruction
- Cartilage Restoration
- Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI)
- Regenerative medicine/orthobiologics
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