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George LeBus, MD is a highly regarded orthopaedic shoulder and sports medicine surgeon in Fort Worth, Texas. His background and training allow him to treat a wide range of conditions affecting athletes and patients of all ages with both nonsurgical and surgical techniques. He has specific expertise in restorative and reconstructive procedures of the shoulder as well as the knee and in the treatment of sports-related conditions and fractures. His participation in multiple sports throughout his life and his own subscription to an active lifestyle have ingrained in him a dedication to athletes and patients afflicted with musculoskeletal injury. He has also been recognized as a “Rising Star” and “Top Doctor” in the state of Texas.
Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Dr. LeBus attended Fort Worth Country Day where he was recognized as valedictorian and a United States Presidential Scholar, an award granted to the most distinguished high school seniors in the nation. He then pursued his undergraduate studies at Harvard University where he played football and was a member of the 2001 undefeated Ivy League championship team. Following his undergraduate degree, Dr. LeBus returned home to Texas for medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas where he earned the distinction of the first individual to receive the two highest honors bestowed upon a graduate. He earned both the Iatros award, a peer-voted honor to recognize excellence in patient care and teamwork, and the Ho Din Award, the most prestigious recognition for a graduate who exemplifies the personal qualities embodied in the physician – knowledge, understanding, and compassion.
Dr. LeBus then completed his internship and orthopedic surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee and his fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at the internationally renowned Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado. This specialized training gave him the opportunity to refine his surgical techniques with world-expert physicians and care for patients and athletes of all ages and skill levels, including Olympians and professional athletes from the NFL, NHL, MLB, and NBA. His research pursuits during his time earned him the Steadman Clinic Fellow Award for Outstanding Research.
Dr. LeBus is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Shoulder and Elbow Society. He is also a proud Texan and native of Fort Worth and a member of the Texas Medical Association and Tarrant County Medical Society. He has published numerous book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals on a variety of topics which have been presented at multiple national and international meetings. He continues to contribute to the care of athletes of all ages and skill levels serving as team physician for various athletic programs as well as the United States Ski and Snowboard Association. Dr. LeBus lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife and two children. He prides himself on his commitment to his community, excellent communication, personal care, and a strong desire to improve the lives of those around him.
Texas Rising Stars 2021
Medical School: Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, University of
Graduation Year: 2011
Assistant Professor, TCU and UNTHSC Medical School
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Society
Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Association
Alpha Omega Alpha
Texas Medical Association
Lebus GF, Collinge C. Vascular abnormalities as assessed with CT angiography in high-energy tibial plafond fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2008 Jan;22(1):16-22. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e31815cf6e9. PMID: 18176160.
Collinge C, Lebus G, Gardner MJ, Gehrig L. Osteoporosis in orthopaedic trauma patients: A diagnosis and treatment protocol. J Orthop Trauma. 2008 Sep;22(8):541-7; discussion 548-9. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e31817d9c99. PMID: 18758285.
Collinge CA, Archdeacon MT, Lebus G. Saddle-horn injury of the pelvis. The injury, its outcomes and associated male sexual dysfunction. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Jul;91(7):1630-6. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.H.00477. PMID: 19571085.
Collinge CA, Lebus G, Gardner MJ, Gehrig L. A comparison of quantitative ultrasound of the calcaneus with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry in hospitalized orthopaedic trauma patients. J Orthop Trauma. 2010 Mar;24(3):176-80. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e3181b8b036. PMID: 20182254.
Lebus GF, Collinge CA. Research in a Non-academic Setting: It Can Be Done. J Orthop Trauma. 2011 Dec;25 Suppl 3:S128-30. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e318237b39b. PMID: 22089853.
Levy JA, Podeszwa DA, Lebus GF, Ho CA, Wimberly RL. Acute complications associated with removal of flexible intramedullary femoral rods placed for pediatric femoral shaft fractures. J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Jan;33(1):43-7. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e318279c544. PMID: 23232378.
Lebus GF, Krueger CA, Stinner DJ, Mir HR. Hunting-related Injuries in Orthopaedics. South Med J 2014;107:574-7. DOI: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000000169. PMID: 25188622.
Kuhn JE, Lebus V GF, Bible JE. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2015 Apr;23(4):222-32. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-13-00215. PMID: 25808686.
Collinge CA, Lebus GF. Techniques for Reduction of the Quadrilateral Surface and Dome Impaction When Using the Anterior Intra-pelvic (Modified Stoppa) Approach. J Orthop Trauma. 2015 Feb;29 Suppl 2:S20-4. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000271. PMID: 25486005.
Devers BN, Lebus GF, Mir HR. Incidence and Functional Outcomes Following Malunion of Nonoperatively Treated Humeral Shaft Fractures. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2015 Nov;44(11):E434-7. PMID: 26566558.
Lebus GF, Raynor MB, Nwosu SK, Wagstrom E, Jani SS, Carey JL, Hettrich CM, Cox CL, Kuhn JE; MOON Shoulder Group. Predictors for Shoulder Instability: A Retrospective Cohort Study using the FEDS System. Orthop J Sports Med. 2015 Oct 8;3(10):2325967115607434. doi: 10.1177/2325967115607434. eCollection 2015 Oct. PMID: 26535377.
Lebus GF, Cates JM, Lee DH. Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Scaphoid. JBJS Case Connect. 2016 Apr-Jun;6(2):e49. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.15.00238. PMID: 29252681.
Provencher MT, Ferrari MB, Sanchez G, Anavian J, Akamefula R, Lebus GF. Current Treatment Options for Glenohumeral Instability and Bone Loss: A Critical Analysis Review. JBJS Rev. 2017 Jul;5(7):e6. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.16.00091. PMID: 28719402.
Lebus V GF, Mir HR, Bushnell BD. Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Complex Three- and Four-Part Proximal Humerus Fractures in Elderly Patients: A Review. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2017 Summer;26(2):75-80. PMID: 28644117.
DePhillipo NN, Lebus GF, Cinque ME, Kennedy NI, Chala J, LaPrade RF. Iatrogenic Trochlear Chondral Defects After Anterolateral Placement of Retrograde Femoral Nails. Arthroscopy. 2017 Sep;33(9):1727-1730. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2017.06.004. Epub 2017 Jul 25. PMID: 28754245.
Mannava S, Chala J, Geeslin AG, Frangiamore S, Lebus GF, Godin JA, Philippon MJ. Platelet-Rich Plasma Augmentation of Hip Arthroscopy. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Jun 12;6(3):e763-e768. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2017.02.001. eCollection 2017 Jun. PMID: 28706829.
Moatshe G, Marchetti D, Chahla J, Ferrari MB, Sanchez G, Lebus GF, Brady AW, Frank RM, LaPrade RF,Provencher MT. Qualitative and Quantitative Anatomy of the Proximal Humerus Muscle Attachments and the Axillary Nerve: A Cadaveric Study. Arthroscopy. 2017 Dec 7. pii: S0749-8063(17)31160-X. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2017.08.301. PMID:29225017.
Lebus GF, Chahla J, Sanchez G, Akamefula R, Moatshe G, Phocas A, Price M, Whalen J, LaPrade RF, Provencher MT. The Latarjet Procedure at the National Football League Scouting Combine: An Imaging and Performance Analysis. Orthop J Sports Med. 2017 Sep 1;5(9):2325967117726045. doi: 10.1177/2325967117726045. PMID:28894758.
Chahla J, Sanchez G, Godin JA, Moatshe G, Lebus GF, Cinque M, Whalen J, Price M, LaPrade RF, Provencher MT. Meniscectomy and Resultant Articular Cartilage Lesions of the Knee in Prospective National Football League Players: An Imaging and Performance Analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Jan;46(1):200-207. doi: 10.1177/0363546517737991. Epub 2017 Nov 7. PMID: 29112467.
Lebus GF, Fritz EM, Hussain ZB, Pogorzelski J, Millett PJ. Operative Treatment of Symptomatic Meso-Type Os Acromiale. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Jul 24;6(4):e1093-e1099. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2017.03.025. eCollection 2017 Aug. PMID: 28970997.
Pogorzelski, J, Hussain ZB, Fritz EM, Lebus GF, Millett PJ. Open Shoulder Anterior Capsular Reconstruction with an acellular dermal graft for Irreparable Subscapularis Tears. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Jul 3;6(4):e951-e958. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2017.03.008. eCollection 2017 Aug. PMID: 28970978.
Collinge CA, Attum B, LeBus GF, Tornetta P 3rd, Obremskey W, Ahn J, Mirick G, Schmidt A, Spitler C, Coles C, Krause P; Orthopaedic Trauma Association’s Evidence-based Quality and Value Committee. J Orthop Trauma. 2018 May;32(5):e181-184.
Bucci G, Moatshe G, LeBus GF, Singleton S. Arthroscopic Primary Repair of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament. A Narrative Review of the Current Literature. JSM Sports Med Res, 2019. 3:10.
Collinge CA, Attum B, LeBus GF, Tornetta P 3rd, Obremskey W, Ahn J, Mirick G, Schmidt A, Spitler C, Krause P; Orthopaedic Trauma Association’s Evidence-based Quality and Value Committee. Acute Compartment Syndrome: An Expert Survey of Orthopaedic Trauma Association Members. J Orthop Trauma. 2018 May;32(5)e181-e184.
Buyukdogan K, Utsunomiya H, Bolia I, Fagotti L, LeBus GF, Briggs K, Philippon MJ. Right versus Left Hip Arthroscopy for Surgeons on the Learning Curve. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Oct 9;6(5):e1837-e1844.
LeBus GF, Briggs KK, Dornan GJ, McNamara S, Philippon MJ. Acetabular Labral Reconstruction: Outcome Analysis and Development of a Predictive Model. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Nov;46(13):3119-3126.
Chahla J, Ferrari M, Sanchez G, Moatshe G, Marchetti D, Brady AW, Pogorzelski J, LeBus GF, Millett PJ, LaPrade RF, Provencher MT. Quantitative Assessment of the Coracoacromial and the Coracoclavicular Ligaments and 3D Mapping of the Coracoid Process Anatomy: A Cadaveric Study. Arthroscopy. 2018 May;34(5):1403-1411.
Chala J, DePhillipo NN, Cinque ME, Kennedy NI, LeBus GF, Familiari F, Moatshe G, LaPrade RF. Open Repair of Quadriceps Tendon with Suture Anchors and Semitendinosus Tendon Allograft Augmentation. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Nov 6;6(6):e2071-e2077.
Fu M, Dines JS, Bodappati V, Erickson BJ, LeBus GF, Papaliodis D, Conway JE, Altchek DW. Hypertrophy of the sublimie tubercle in elbow ulnar collateral ligament injuries: A case series of competitive baseball pitchers.
Collinge CA, Rodriguez-Buitrago A, Mir H, LeBus GF, et al. The Effects of Technical Errors on Displaced Femoral Neck Fractures in Adults Less than 50 Years of Age.
Collinge CA, Rodriguez-Buitrago A, Beltran MJ, LeBus GF, et al. Outcomes of 51 Dispalced Femoral Neck Fractures in Young Adults Treated with a “Medial” Buttress Plate to Augment Traditional Fixation: A Comparative Cohort Series.
LeBus GF, Lee DH, Watson JT. Techniques for Intraoperative Nerve Assessment and Implications for Treatment. Sunderland’s Nerve and Nerve Injuries 3e, 2014.
LeBus GF, Lee DH. Radial Head Fractures: Radial Head Replacement. Elbow Trauma, 2015.
LeBus GF, Bush CA, Conway JE. Arthroscopic Management of the Thrower’s Shoulder. The Shoulder 5e, 2016.
LeBus GF, Kruckeberg BM, LaPrade RF. Chapter 40: LCL/PLC Reconstruction. Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery.
LeBus GF, Hussain ZB, Pogorzelski J, Millett PJ. Snapping Scapula Syndrome. Disorders of the Scapula and Their Role in Shoulder Injury. W. Ben Kibler and Aaron D. Sciascia (Eds).
LeBus GF, Hussain Z, Millett PJ. Chapter 7.3: Pectoralis Major Repair. Best of the West – Advanced Concepts in Shoulder Surgery.
LeBus GF, Hussain Z, Millett PJ. Chapter 7.4: Scapulothoracic Bursectomy. Best of the West – Advanced Concepts in Shoulder Surgery.
LeBus GF, Pogorzelski J, Millett PJ. Chapter 7.5: Pectoralis Minor Tenotomy. Best of the West – Advanced Concepts in Shoulder Surgery.
LeBus GF, Raynor MB, Kane P. Miscellaneous Complex Knee Pathologies: Lateral Patellar Facetectomy, Fabella Syndrome, Notchplasty, Snapping Hamstring Syndrome, Proximal Tibiofibular Joint Instability, and Patella Baja. Evidenced Based Management of Complex
Knee Injuries. In Process.
LeBus GF, Papaliodis DN, Conway JE. Treatment of Olecranon Stress Fractures in the Athlete. In Process.
Collinge CA, Lebus GF. Evaluation and Effects of Perioperative Low Molecular Weight Heparin Administration in Patients Treated with ORIF of the Acetabulum: Are Patients Getting Their Medicine?Abstract presented at Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, 2015.
Fu M, Dines JS, Bodappati V, Erickson BJ, Lebus GF, Papaliodis D, Conway JE, Altchek DW. Hypertrophy of the sublimie tubercle in elbow ulnar collateral ligament injuries: A case series of competitive baseball pitchers. Abstract presented at Eastern Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting, 2018.
Collinge CA, Lebus GF, et al. Treatment Failure in Femoral Neck Fractures in Adults Less than 50 years of Age: An Analysis of 492 Patients Repaired at 25 North American Trauma Centers. Submitted to Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.
Patella Fractures: Extensor Mechanism Injuries: Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute; Trauma Meeting; Nashville, TN; 4/10/2013.
Proximal Radioulnar Joint Synostosis; Neil Green Lecture: Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute; Nashville, TN; 5/27/14.
Incidence and Functional Outcomes Following Malunion of Nonoperatively Treated Humeral Shaft Fractures. Poster Presentation at the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society Meeting; Awarded top 3 poster presentation. Nashville, TN; 9/27/14.
Dural Tears in Spine Surgery; Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute; Nashville, TN; 12/12/14.
Acetabular Fractures: Case Presentation; J. William Hillman Lecture: Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute; Nashville, TN; 5/22/2015.
Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute; Nashville, TN; 6/12/15.
Infection after Open Tibia Fracture: Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute; Nashville, TN; 8/7/15.
Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Trauma Seasonal Lecture: Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute; Nashville, TN; 11/7/15.
Posterior Tibial Plateau Fractures; Kenneth Johnson Lecture: Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute; Nashville, TN; 4/19/16.
Predictors for Surgery in Shoulder Instability: A Retrospective Cohort Study using the FEDS System: American Shoulder and Elbow Society Specialty Day; Orlando, FL; 3/5/16.
Predictors for Surgery in Shoulder Instability; J. William Hillman Lecture: Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute; Nashville, TN; 4/15/16.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Fracture Conference; Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute; Nashville, TN; 3/21/16.
Tibial Eminence Fractures; Neil Green Lecture: Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute; Nashville, TN; 6/24/16.
Scapulothoracic Disorders; Steadman Philippon Research Institute Grand Rounds; Vail, CO; 11/28/16.
The Latarjet Procedure at the National Football League Scouting Combine: An Imaging and Performance Analysis. Poster Presentation at the American Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Society; Toronto, Canada; 7/21/17.
Acetabular Labral Reconstruction: Outcome Analysis and Development of a Predictive Model. The Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute Research Advisory Committee Meeting; Vail, CO; 7/29/17.
Seasonal Adolescent Injury Prevention and Management. Interview on WFAA television network. Fort Worth, TX; 1/3/18.
Exercising in Cold Weather. Texas Health Out Loud Podcast, Fort Worth, TX;1/9/18.
Skiiing and Snowboarding Injuries and Prevention. Texas Health Out Loud Podcast, Fort Worth, TX; 1/9/18.
Scapulothoracic Disorders. Texas Health Sports Medicine Lecture Series, Fort Worth, TX; 3/12/18.
The Scapula: Implications for Athletic Trainers. Texas Health Sports Medicine Continuing Education, Fort Worth, TX; 3/18/18.
Acetabular Labral Reconstruction Outcome Analysis and Development of a Predictive Model. Poster presentation at 18th ESSKA Congress, Glasgow, Scotland; 5/18.
Osteotomies in Active Patients, Vanderbilt Orthopedic Society Meeting, Nashville, TN; 5/18/18.
Foot and Ankle Injuries the Athlete, Texas Health Sports Medicine Lecture Series, Fort Worth, TX; 1/23/19.
Managing Meniscal Root Tears, Dallas-Fort Worth Sports Medicine Symposium, Southlake, TX; 3/30/19.
AOSSM Video Theater Moderator. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Boston, MA; 7/12/19.
AOSSM Skills Course Faculty. Advanced Shoulder and Elbow Techniques; Elbow Arthroscopy, OCD, and Impingement, Rosemont, IL; 10/12-13/19.
University of North Texas, School of Physical Therapy; Shoulder and Knee; Common Surgical Conditions, Zoom Lecture, Fort Worth, TX; 4/23/20.
University of North Texas, School of Physical Therapy; Shoulder Surgeries, Zoom Lecture, Fort Worth, TX; 10/15/20.
Airrosti Grand Rounds, Zoom Talk, Shoulder Instability in my Practice. Fort Worth, TX; 2/24/21.
Joshua ISD ATC Educational Lecture Series, Head and Neck Injuries in the Athlete. Joshua, TX; 3/25/21.
University of North Texas, School of Physical Therapy; Common Knee Surgery and Associated Rehabilitation, Zoom Lecture, Fort Worth, TX; 4/15/21.
Texas Health Southwest Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds; Locked Posterior Shoulder Dislocations, Zoom Lecture, Fort Worth, TX; 6/1/21.
Athletico/Medrisk CUE Seminar; Shoulder-Neck Syndrome, Zoom Lecture, Fort Worth, TX; 7/7/21.
TCU and UNTHSC Medical School. Skin and Musculoskeletal Module. Clinical Relevance and Imaging, Presentations of Tears, Strains, Fractures, and Healing – Upper Extremity, Fort Worth, TX; 7/21/21.
TCU and UNTHSC Medical School. Skin and Musculoskeletal Module. Clinical Relevance and Imaging, Presentations of Tears, Strains, Fractures, and Healing – Lower Extremity, Fort Worth, TX; 7/28/21.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
Steadman Philippon Research Institute
Complex Shoulder, Knee, and Sports Medicine Fellowship
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