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Each year the 32 NFL sports medicine staffs gather at the Combine.  During this time a few awards are bestowed on staffs with this year the Texans being a recipient. This year the Jerry "Hawk" Rhea award was given to Dr. Walt Lowe.  This award is given to the NFL team physician who has made the greatest contributions to both the NFL and profession of athletic training.   Dr. Lowe with the Houston Texans Athletic Training Staff   Video Dedication to Dr. Lowe https://facebook.com/HoustonTexans/videos/10155557855561314/

UH QB Keenum Has Successful Knee Surgery

  Injured Houston QB’s career at a crossroads as he mulls return, draft By STEVE CAMPBELL Copyright 2010 Houston Chronicle Sept. 29, 2010, 3:54PM Nick de la Torre Houston Chronicle Injured UH quarterback Case Keenum attended the Coogs' win over Tulane last Saturday.  UPDATE: Houston Cougars quarterback Case Keenum underwent successful surgery on his injured right knee, head coach Kevin Sumlin said Wednesday. Dr. Walter R. Lowe — the team physician of the Texans, Rockets and UH — did reconstructive surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Keenum suffered the season-ending injury trying to make a tackle after an interception during …

Dr. Walter Lowe to Lead Orthopaedics at UT Medical School and Memorial Hermann-TMC

HOUSTON – (July 31, 2009) – Walter R. Lowe, M.D., the new head of the orthopaedic programs at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, has been treating Houston’s top professional and college athletes for more than a decade. He is a team physician for the Houston Texans and Houston Rockets, as well as the University of Houston, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory and North Shore Senior High School. Lowe has been named the new chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the chief …

Lowe Named New Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery

Following a national search, Dean Giuseppe Colasurdo has named Dr. Walter Lowe the new chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, effective Aug. 15. Lowe comes to the Medical School from Baylor College of Medicine, where he has served as an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery since 1995. He also was the chief of the Sports Medicine Section and served as medical director of the Roger Clemens Institute of Sports Medicine and Human Performance. He serves as the team physician for the Houston Texans and the University of Houston. In his new role at the Medical School, he also will serve …

Teen Athlete Continues Active Lifestyle Thanks to Tissue Transplant

Seventeen year old Chance Murski  from Richmond, Texas, was born with a discoid meniscus. Sometimes called, Knee-Popping Syndrome, a discoid meniscus is an abnormally shaped meniscus within the knee joint. This can cause a popping sensation with pain over the outside part of the knee joint. Many people live normal, active lives with a discoid meniscus--even high performance athletes. Unfortunately, this was not the case with Chance. Whenever he bent his right knee, a “pop” could be heard. He had his first surgery at the age of five. At that time, the surgeon told Chance’s parents that he would have to …

Cutting Edge Technique Improves Long-Term ACL Reconstruction Results

For many athletes who experience debilitating injury to their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) – the ligament that keeps the knee in place – getting back to the same level of performance is difficult. But doctors at the Roger Clemens Institute for Sports Medicine & Human Performance at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center offer an innovative surgery that can help these athletes return to play – and still maintain a healthy knee decades down the line. It’s called the double-bundle ACL reconstruction.   “Unlike traditional ACL surgeries, double-bundle ACL reconstruction recreates the normal anatomy of the ligament,”explains Walter Lowe, M.D., co-medical director …