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Mufaddal Gombera

Mufaddal Gombera

Fondren Orthopedic Group
7401 Main Street, Texas Orthopedic Hospital
Houston, TX 77030


Texas (TX)

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T: 713-794-3457
F: 281-501-5964

Orthopaedic Surgery; Sports Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Medicine


Dr. Gombera is a sports-medicine fellowship trained, board certified orthopedic surgeon. He specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopy, and the treatment of sports related injuries.

Dr. Gombera is regularly sought out by top-tier athletes, sports organizations, and performing artists. He is a recognized authority and opinion leader who has published multiple articles in medical journals, book chapters, and delivered over 50 talks and lectures at national and international conferences. Dr. Gombera currently serves as Reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He also serves as an instructor, teaching fellows and residents from Texas Orthopedic Hospital, Houston Methodist Hospital, and University of Texas Medical Branch. 

Dr. Gombera welcomes patients with shoulder, hip, or knee pain to his practice at Fondren Orthopedic Group and Texas Orthopedic Hospital, located in the heart of Houston just south of the Texas Medical Center.

His objective is to provide personalized, specialized, expert care to patients, and to return athletes to an active and fulfilling lifestyle. Dr. Gombera and his team pride themselves on delivering exceptional care based on the latest evidence-based treatments to each of their patients.

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About Mufaddal Gombera

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine

Graduation Year: 2008

Professional Webpage:

Special Licenses/Certifications:

Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Subspecialty Certified, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Professional Activity:

Board of Directors, Fondren Orthopedic Group LLP

National Advocacy Committee, Arthroscopy Association of North America 

Strategic Planning Committee, Fondren Orthopedic, LTD 2020

Physician Recruitment Committee, Fondren Orthopedic Group LLP 

Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 

Utilization Review Committee, Texas Orthopedic Hospital 

Quality Improvement Committee, Texas Orthopedic Hospital

Manuscript Reviewer, American Journal of Sports Medicine

Publications, Lectures and Presentations:

MM Gombera, BJ Morris, HA Elkousy, MS Laughlin, EA Vidal, MR Brinker. Trauma Fellowship Impact on Trends and Complications of Operatively Treated Clavicle Fractures in Recently Trained Orthopedic Surgeons. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma. 2021;13:24–29. doi:10.1016/j.jcot.2020.08.025

MM Gombera, MS Laughlin, EA Vidal, BS Brown, BJ Morris, TB Edwards, HA Elkousy. The Impact of Fellowship and Exam Subspecialty on Trends and Complications Following Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Osteoarthrosis by Recently Trained Board Eligible Orthopedic Surgeons. The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2020 July. 29:e279-e286. doi:10.1016/j.jse.2019.11.023

EJ Monroe EJ, RS Selley, MM Gombera, R Nair, A Martusiewicz, RA Christian, G Marra, MD Saltzman. The Quality and Accuracy of Online Resources for Total and Reverse Shoulder Replacement. Journal of
Surgical Orthopaedic Advances. 2019 Winter 28(4):241-249.

CM Killian, BJ Morris, KR Sochacki, MM Gombera,RE HAigler, DP O'Connor, TB Edwards. Radiographic Comparison of Finned, Cementless Central Pegged Glenoid Component and Conventional Cemented Pegged Glenoid Component in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Study. The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.  2017 Dec 13. Pii: S10582746(17)30593-1. Doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2017.09.014.

VK Tjong, MM Gombera, CA Kahlenberg, RM Patel, B Han, P Deshmane, MA Terry. Isolated Acetabuloplasty and Labral Repair for Combined-Type Femoroacetabular Impingement: Are We Doing Too Much? Arthroscopy, The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 2017 Jan 4. pii: S0749-8063(16)30894-5. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2016.10.022.

DB Gibbs, TS Lynch, MM Gombera, MD Saltzman, GW Nuber, GD Schroeder, M Labelle, BP Hollett. Pre-existing Rotator Cuff Tears as a Predictor of Outcomes in National Football League Athletes. Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach. May 2016; 8(3) 250-254. doi: 10.1177/1941738116636602

MM Gombera, CA Kahlenberg, R Nair, MD Saltzman, MA Terry. All-Arthroscopic versus Open Tenodesis of the Long Head of the Biceps Brachii. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. May 2015; 43(5):1077-83. doi:10.1177/0363546515570024

EP Tannenbaum, P Zhang, JD Maratt, MM Gombera, SA Holcombe, SC Wang, A Bedi, JA Goulet. A Computed Tomography Study of Gender Differences in Acetabular Version and Morphology: Implications for Femoroacetabular Impingement. Arthroscopy, The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. May 2015; S0749- 8063(15)00101-2. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2015.02.007.

JD Maratt, JJ Gagnier, MM Gombera, SE Reske, BR Hallstrom, AG Urquhart. Patients' perceptions of the costs of total hip and knee arthroplasty. American Journal of Orthopedics. May 2015; 44(5):E135-41.

KL Welton, MM Gombera, JS Fischgrund, GP Graziano, RD Patel. Patient Impressions of Reimbursement for Orthopedic Spine Surgeons. The Spine Journal. February 2014; doi:10.1016/j.spine.2014.01.060.

MM Gombera, JK Sekiya. Rotator Cuff Tear and Glenohumeral Instability: A Systematic Review. Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. August 2014; 472 (8): 2448-56. doi:10.1007/s11999-013-3290-2.

MM Gombera, BT Kelly, A Bedi. Interventions for Hip Pain in the Maturing Athlete: The Role of Hip Arthroscopy? Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach. January 2014;6(1):70–77. doi:10.1177/ 1941738113497678.

MM Gombera, BS Miller, RM Coale, A Bedi, JJ Gagnier. A Meta-Analysis of Joint Preservation Versus Arthroplasty for the Treatment of Displaced 3- and 4-part Fractures of the Proximal Humerus. Injury. March 2013. 44 (2013), 1532-1539. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2013.03.030.

MM Gombera, MA Conditt, KB Mathis, PC Noble. Have We Solved the Problem of Backside Wear in Total Knee Arthroplasty? The Journal of Arthroplasty. February 2009. 24(2) e42.


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