Welcome to the practice of Dr. Uwe R. Pontius
Dr. Uwe R. Pontius, M.D., Ph.D. brings a new standard of care to South Texas with his Philosophy of Orthopaedic Care. Dr. Pontius is committed to alleviating pain and allaying anxiety. He uses the latest orthopaedic techniques to restore the maximum function possible in light of trauma or degenerative disease.© This focus on the patient’s total well-being is reflected in Dr. Pontius’ use of minimally invasive computer-assisted surgery wherever appropriate. Whether you are coping with a sports injury or the pain of arthritis, Dr. Pontius and his staff are committed to providing you with the best orthopaedic care in a supportive environment.
Computer Aided Surgery
Recent advancements in computer-aided surgical navigation have tremendously improved the precision and accuracy alignment during surgery. Minimally invasive surgeries have been performed for a number of years. The combination of minimally invasive surgery, and computer aided surgical navigation produces amazingly successful results. Dr. Pontius performs computer-aided knee replacement surgery utilizing the latest technology and tools.
Many patients can not avoid injury or illness that results in orthopedic treatment. However, there are preventative measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of disease and injury at any age. Through education and adherence to a physician’s counsel you can also reduce the effects of certain diseases, and help prevent further injuries. No matter how prepared you are for an activity, the possibility of injury remains, but by following recommended guidelines for various activities, you can significantly diminish the risk of injury.
Are You A New Patient?
The forms can be downloaded to your computer and printed at home. By filling out these forms ahead of time you will save significant time at the time of your visit. If you have any questions when filling out these forms, please do the best you can, our staff will assist you with your questions on the day of your visit. Also below is a link to the insurance policies we accept.