Dr. Steven Thornton is recognized as a leader in the age of minimally invasive surgery. His expertise includes arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, elbow, and hip with an emphasis on advanced arthroscopic techniques.
While attending the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Thornton was elected to the AOA national honor society and was awarded the Donald Imrie Award for Most Outstanding Performance
in Orthopaedic Surgery. After completing his orthopedic surgery residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Thornton was awarded the prestigious Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery
Fellowship at Cornell University’s Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
Dr. Thornton has authored and co-authored scientific articles and book chapters on various sports related topics ranging from elbow ligament reconstruction in throwing athletes to rotator cuff repair and ACL reconstruction, and has presented this information at meetings nationally. In addition, he is a reviewer for the Journal of Arthroscopy and serves as Clinical Assistant Professor at Southwestern Medical Center.
Throughout his career, Dr. Thornton has continued to advance the field of sports medicine and has been elected by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in Dallas in D Magazine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, the Texas Orthopaedic Association, and numerous other professional organizations.
Outside of his practice, Dr. Thornton enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and playing golf.
Super kind with great professional ethics, so happy with the results,very approachable and caring, simply the best in the world. would do it again. God bless doctor Steven and his team.
I went to Dr Thornton with a ripped patellar tendon on my left leg a week after the incident, they found a spot for me to do the surgery on my knee the very next day. The surgery was a complete success!!.. and so was the recovery, my leg is back 100% back to normal!!.
Dr Thornton is a very awesome doctor, team player, he takes the time to explain things in detail for you to understand everything, he is patient, realistic yet positive and encouraging. The entire staff is awesome , everyone is super nice. My experience was great, this place is real quality. I would definitely recommend anyone to come here and I would certainly come back if I need to. 😊