Don Buford, MD founded Texas Orthobiologics as a clinic where patients can get an unbiased orthopedic diagnosis and a complete discussion of their nonsurgical and surgical treatment options including orthobiologics or orthopedic surgery. The most common conditions treated are arthritis pain, back pain, tendon injuries, and sports injuries.
Our goal is to maximize our patients' quality of life and minimize their disability from any musculoskeletal condition in the safest, least invasive, most successful and most cost effective way. For many patients, we can successfully get them back in play with therapy, medications or office based orthobiologic injections. In some cases, we use PRP and bone marrow concentrate/cellular injections to assist, accelerate or augment the healing response in conjunction with a surgical procedure. Orthopedic surgery is reserved for those patients with the most serious injuries.
Dr. Buford has been in Dallas for over 20 years and has been voted multiple times by Dallas area physicians as one of the best orthopedic surgeons. He is Board Certified by the American Board Of Orthopedic Surgery. For over 20 years he has been a sought after lecturer nationally and internationally on orthopedic surgery and regenerative medicine subjects.
He is on the Board of The Arthroscopy Association Of North America (AANA) for a 3 year term from 2023 to 2026. He has also served on the Membership and Education Committees of AANA.
Dr. Buford attended Stanford University for the first 2 years of his college career. While at Stanford, he was a member of the baseball team and had a double major in economics and Human Biology. He then transferred to USC where he continued to play baseball and study economics and the pre-med curriculum.
In 1988 he received the Woody Hayes NCAA Division I Academic All-American Award for being the single most outstanding NCAA Division I male student-athlete.
After graduation from USC, he signed his first professional baseball contract with the Baltimore Orioles and also enrolled at UCLA Medical School.
Dr. Buford played professional baseball as a second baseman and outfielder in the Baltimore Orioles professional organization for 4 years. Dr. Buford's father, Don Sr., played for the Chicago White Sox ('63 -'68) and the Baltimore Orioles ('68-'72) and played in 3 World Series, winning in 1970 over the Cincinnati Reds. Don Sr. is in the Orioles Hall of Fame. Dr. Buford's younger brother, Damon, had an 8 year major league career which included 2 years as the starting center fielder for the Texas Rangers.
After graduating from the UCLA School of Medicine, Dr. Buford completed a 5 year orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas. Dr. Buford also completed a one year sports medicine fellowship at the prestigious Southern California Orthopedic Institute (SCOI) in 1999 where he learned advanced arthroscopy techniques.
Dr. Buford's interest in orthobiologics was a natural outgrowth of his training in minimally invasive surgery.....both are designed to help patients in the simplest, safest way possible.
Since 2008, Dr. Buford has been training clinicians on MSK ultrasound and orthobiologics as the Director of the MSK Ultrasound and Orthobiologics Course. The course is held twice a year in various locations. Dr. Buford and his course faculty have trained over 1600 clinicians in MSK ultrasound.
Dr.Buford is one of 3 founding editors of the Biologic Orthopedics Journal.
- Dr. Buford is active on Linkedin where he exchanges current ideas with international leaders in orthobiologics. He is a member of the Biologic Orthopedic Society which is a Linkedin group for anyone interested in regenerative medicine.
- Dr. Buford also posts orthopedic and orthobiologic pearls of wisdom and advice on Instagram. With over 8000 subscribers, Texas Orthobiologics is the top 3 followed Orthobiologic Instagram accounts!
- Dr. Buford also posts surgical procedures, training videos, and patient testimonials on youtube on his own dedicated channel. With over 1300 videos and over 3500 subscribers, the channel was awarded the 6th best orthopedic channel on youtube recently!
1015 North Carroll Avenue #2000,
Dallas, TX 75204