Karl Koenig, MD
Executive Director, Musculoskeletal Institute

For Karl Koenig, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and the Executive Director of UT Health Austin’s Musculoskeletal Institute, academic medicine is always changing, yet his approach to patient care remains the same. Dr. Koenig establishes connections with patients to better understand their priorities, preferences, and beliefs, allowing him to provide quality treatment that addresses their individual needs.

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Dr. Koenig specializes in the treatment of hip and knee arthritis, including both primary and revision surgery. He has a special interest in the treatment of periprosthetic fractures and prosthetic joint infections.

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Dr. Koenig is an associate professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care, where he serves as the Chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery. He also provides education and training for the next generation of orthopedic surgeons as the Program Director for the Joseph Miles Abell, Jr., MD, Clinical Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery.

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Dr. Koenig is currently involved in a multicenter clinical trial to evaluate a new knee replacement device. His other research efforts focus on improving the healthcare system, and he is currently involved in a comparative trial to determine the best approach to care delivery for patients with arthritis of the hip or knee.

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