Clinton Bell, M.D.
Dr. Clint Bell joined AOA Orthopedic Specialists in 2019 and continues his service in the Dallas/Fort Worth region. Following his orthopedic training, his practice began in 2004 as a partner of Southwest Orthopedics and Sports Medicine providing care to patients in the DFW Metroplex and southern surrounding areas.
After earning his medical degree and graduating with honors from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, he completed a five-year Orthopedic Residency at the same institution and a year Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
Dr. Bell is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is recognized by his physician peers by consistently being selected as one of D Magazine’s Best Doctors in Dallas. With his pleasant persona, Dr. Bell is beloved by his patients and is actively involved in the community, providing team support and orthopedic care to several schools in the local area.
Possessing a wide breadth of orthopedic knowledge, Dr. Bell’s general orthopedic practice includes the treatment of many musculoskeletal conditions by means of surgical management as well as office-based care. Special interests include sports-related injuries and arthroscopy, knee and hip replacement surgery, musculoskeletal trauma and fracture care, and treatment of common problems including rotator cuff tears, tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and others.
Dr. Bell is a native Texan and lives in Midlothian, TX, among the patients that AOA Orthopedic Specialists serves. He is a proud husband and father of 3 children that continue to keep his schedule outside of work filled and entertaining.
Education & Training
- Residency, Department of Orthopedic Surgery: University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, TX) 2000-2004
- Internship, Department of General Surgery: University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, TX) 1999-2000
- Fellowship in Sports Medicine Arthroscopy: Baylor Medical Center (Dallas, TX) 1998-1999
- Doctor of Medicine: University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, TX) Honors, Top 10% of Class. 1994-1998
- B.S., Biology/Chemistry: Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches, TX) 1989-1993
- Maintenance of Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1/1/2016
- State Licensure, Texas Medical Board, since 1998
- Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 7/28/2006
Honors & Awards
- Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, since 2006
- Active Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, since 2006
- Candidate Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2004-2006
- Resident Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1999-2004
- Voted by peers, D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas, 2017 & 2018
- Voted by peers, Charlton Methodist Outstanding Surgeon, 2018
- Healthgrades Recognized Designation and Honor Roll, current
- United Healthcare Premium Designation for quality and cost effective care, current Clinical Faculty Instructor, Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program, since 2004
- Orthopedic In-Training Exam, highest overall percentile, UTMB, 2004
- Orthopedic In-Training Exam, top 15% nationally, 1999-2003
- AAOS Resident liaison Group, 2002-2004
- Representative to AOA Resident leadership Forum, 2002
- Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society, 1997
- Dean’s list, each semester while attending UTMB, 1994-1998
- Alpha Chi, National Honor Scholarship Society, SFASU, 1992
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Texas Medical Association
- Dallas County Medical Society
SELECTED COURSES & SPECIALIZED TRAINING
- Stryker Makoplasty Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement, Dallas, TX, 2016
- Stryker Makoplasty Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement, Dallas, TX, 2016
- AAOS Maintenance of Certification Course, Boston, MA, 2014
- MedActa Anterior Minimally Invasive Surgery Hip Replacement, Dallas, TX, 2014
- Biomet Oxford Advanced Partial Knee Replacement, Miami, FL, 2013
- Tornier Shoulder Arthroplasty, Houston, TX, 2008
- Carticel: Autologous Chondrocyte Replacement, Galveston, TX, 2002
- MicroAire Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release System, Galveston, TX, 2002
- Enneking Musculoskeletal Tumor Course, Jacksonvi lle, FL, 2002
- Orthopedic Trauma Association Basic Fracture Course, Scotsdale, AZ, 2000
- General Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics
- Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder
- Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
- Orthopedic Trauma and Fracture Care
- Hand and Wrist Surgery
- Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery
- Foot and Ankle Surgery
- Sports Medicine Team Physician for local School Programs
CURRENT HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS
- Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington – Active Privileges
- Methodist Health System– Active Privileges
- Pine Creek Medical Center – Active Privileges
- AOA Orthopedic Specialists, P.A., Dallas, TX 2019-Present
- Southwest Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, P.A., Dallas, TX, 2004-2019
- Orthopedic surgical resident, UTMB, Galveston, TX, 1999-2004
- Emergency room moonlighting physician, UTMB, Galveston, TX, 2000-2003
- Orthopedic fellow, BUMC, Dallas, TX, 1998-1999
- Surgical orderly, Harris Methodist Hospital, Bedford, TX, 1993-1994
- Academic assistant and tutor, SFA State University, Nacogdoches, TX, 1991-1993
- Head lifeguard and pool manager, Crown Colony Country Club, Lufkin, TX, 1986-1992
RESEARCH, PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS
- Bell, C.: Advanced treatment of orthopedic knee conditions. Methodist Patient Centered ACO Online Learning Collaborative Presentation, Dallas, TX, 2017.
- Bell, C.: Recent advances in orthopedic surgery. Presented at Methodist Medical Staff Meeting CME Program, Dallas, TX, 2011.
- Bell, C.: Shoulder injuries and the adult athlete. Presented at Methodist Hospitals of Dallas Health Happenings Seminar, Dallas, TX, 2005.
- Bell, C. and Carmichael, K.: Volar perilunate trans-scaphoid fracture-dislocation in a skeletally immature patient. Orthopedics, 2005;28(1):69-70.
- Bell, C. and Ca lhoun, J.: Proximal extent of the tibiotalar joint capsular reflection: ananatomic study in cadavera. Presented at Eggers Society Meeting, Galveston, TX, 2004.
- Bell, C.: Clinically relevant pelvic and hip anatomy and surgical exposures. Presented at University of Texas Medical Branch Orthopedic Grand Rounds, Galveston, TX, 2003.
- Bell, C.: Volar perilunate trans-scaphoid fracture-dislocation in a skeletally immature patient. Presented at Texas Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 2003.
- Bell, C.: Motor milestones delays in children with spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital. Presented at University of Texas Medical Branch Orthopedic Research Symposium, Galveston, TX, 2002.
- Bell, C., Trevino, S. and Buford, W.: Comparison of three cortex versus four cortex screw fixation of the distal t ibiofibular syndesmosis. Galveston Ortho J, 2001;3:42-45.
- Bell, C. and Jackson, R.: What’s new in orthopedic surgery? A review of major breakthroughs and advances in orthopedics. BUMC Proceedings, 1999;12:121-125.
- Bell, C., Koeter, S. and Jackson, R.: Fabellar pain after total knee arthroplasty. Am J Knee Surg, 1999;12(3):172-174.
- Jackson, R. and Bell, C.: Nonthermal tissue welding of avascular meniscal tears using photodynamic dye and laser. Research at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 1999.
- Husband and father of 3 children
- Hobbies include: music, sports/outdoor activities, woodworking and computer tech.
- Native Texan