Stephen M. Howell, M.D.

Meet Dr. Howell

Dr. Howell is an experienced clinician, researcher, and innovator in the fields of total knee replacement, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, and meniscal injury. His clinical practice focuses on the treatment of degenerative processes and sports-related injuries to the knee. Dr. Howell performs over 350 total knee replacements and 100 ACL reconstructions per year. He is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department at University California at Davis and collaborates with Professor Maury Hull PhD. on biomedical engineering projects researching total knee arthroplasty, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, and disorders of the meniscus and has over 100 publications in peer-review journals. He is a paid consultant for his innovation and clinical application of ‘kinematic alignment’ in total knee replacement by Stryker Orthopaedics, and is a paid consultant and receives royalties for his development of ACL reconstruction instruments and products by Biomet Sports Medicine. Dr Howell has 11 US patents, 2 European patents, and 8 patents pending.

Dr. Howell has been fortunate enough to share the information from his research team at both international and national meetings. He is President of the International ACL Study Group, and a member of Herodicus Society, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North American, and past member of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, He is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Sports Medicine and Knee Journal.

Dr. Howell graduated from Northwestern University School of Medicine in 1981. He interned at the Graduate Hospital, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1982 and served his residency in the Orthopaedic Department at Thomas Jefferson University from 1982 to 1986.

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