Dr. Adam Wright is a fellowship-trained joint replacement surgeon. He specializes in state-of-the-art and minimally invasive techniques in hip and knee replacement including direct anterior hip replacement, custom implants, patient specific instrumentation, and robotic-assisted surgery. These innovative techniques allow patients to recover more rapidly and with less pain compared to conventional methods. Dr. Wright also manages complex primary joint replacements, fractures, trauma, infections, and revision hip or knee replacement.
Dr. Wright was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He received multiple academic scholarships and graduated with honors from Texas A&M University majoring in biomedical science with a minor in history. While in college, he participated in intramural sports, community service organizations, was active in the American Medical Student Association, and Community Bible Church.
Dr. Wright attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. During his time in medical school he was active in several professional interest groups and participated in research involving trauma patients. He was awarded the C Frank Webber Prize for outstanding student research and his research was published.
After extensive experience in the field, Dr. Wright decided on pursuing a career in orthopedic surgery and was offered a residency position in Temple, Texas at Baylor Scott and White. During the course of his residency and fellowship, Dr. Wright had the opportunity to work with world renowned implant designers which gave him advanced and detailed knowledge of the intricacies of orthopedic devices.
After completing his residency, Dr. Wright accepted a fellowship position at the Tahoe Arthroplasty Fellowship in Reno, Nevada. There he received further exposure to minimally invasive techniques including direct anterior hip replacement, ligament preserving knee replacement, and outpatient joint replacement. Additionally, he gained ample surgical experience with complicated joint replacement problems including infections, severe deformity, periprosthetic fractures, revision surgery, and more.
Throughout his education and professional career Dr. Wright has been a member of professional organizations that make continuing education and patient advocacy a priority. These organizations include the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) and Dr. Wright regularly participates in conferences related to these organizations and has presented research at regional meetings.
Dr. Wright is a published author of peer-reviewed medical research and has worked on topics including traumatic injuries, leg length discrepancy, language barriers in medicine, and specific problems associated with joint replacement.