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Dr. Hibbitts

Sunnyvale & Dallas, Texas Orthopedic Surgeon 
& Sports Medicine Specialist

Welcome to the Sunnyvale Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Center!  

We are a sports medicine and orthopedic surgery center conveniently located in the greater Dallas metro area, off Highway 80 and near I-635.  

Founded in 2021 by Dr. John M. Hibbitts, the Center provides a variety of diagnostic and treatment services to patients suffering from musculoskeletal injuries and chronic conditions, arthritis, and joint pain.  

Schedule your appointment at our Dallas area orthopedic surgery center today! Begin your recovery and regain your quality of life.  

Sunnyvale Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center now accepts walk-in patients!

If you find yourself in a jam and need some help right away, come on by! We’re welcoming walk-in patients at the following days and times:

  • Monday 8-11 am
  • Wednesday 8-11 am
  • Thursday 8-11 am

Sunnyvale Sports Medicine accepts the following insurances for same-day appointments:

  • Commercial PPO/POS/EPO plans
  • Medicare

You will need a physician’s referral if you have:

  • Wellmed
  • Medicare Advantage
  • an HMO plan

If you prefer to self-pay, we will offer you a 25% discount.

Walk In or Make an Appointment?

These walk-in appointment windows are intended primarily for emergency-type situations. If it’s at all possible for you to schedule an appointment and wait for your scheduled time to come in, that is better all around. You’ll benefit in a couple of ways. First, we are expecting you! We’ll have your chart pulled and be ready for you when you arrive, and we’ll have already made arrangements for any sorts of scans or tests you may need. This all helps your appointment move along more quickly. Making an appointment also ensures you will see the doctor at approximately the scheduled time. If you just come by on a walk-in basis, there’s no telling how long you’ll have to wait to see the doctor – maybe no time at all, or maybe a couple of hours.

So if your situation allows you to schedule an appointment and wait, great. But if you need help more urgently, please, by all means, come by at one of the above times. We will be happy to serve you.

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Ortho Doctor Team Proud to Serve the Sunnyvale, Texas Community

Worker’s Compensation Accidents & Injuries

We accept worker’s compensation and provide oversight to your care as your treating doctor.  

Local Student-Athletes

We welcome student-athletes from the Rowlett and Sunnyvale Independent School Districts. Conveniently located near Rowlett, Sunnyvale, and Horn High Schools 

Active Duty & Veteran Military Service Members

We accept TRICARE military medical insurance, proudly treating active duty and veteran service members.  

Contact our Dallas area orthopedic specialists to diagnose and begin treatment for your shoulder pain. 

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Meet John Hibbitts, M.D. |Texas Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Orthopedic Specialist

A Texas board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine orthopedic specialist, John M. Hibbitts, M.D., specializes in treatments for shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle pain, particularly from sports injuries.  

Since 1994, Dr. Hibbitts has helped patients regain their mobility, reduce their pain, and re-invigorate their life with good mobility.  

Dr. Hibbitts Education

  • B.S. exercise physiology: University of Texas at Austin 
  • M.D.: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston 
  • Residency: University of South Carolina Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellowship: Cincinnati Sportsmedicine and Orthopedic Center 

Dr. Hibbitts Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 
  • American Medical Association 
  • South Carolina Medical Association 
  • Texas Medical Association 

What does an orthopedic surgeon do?

Orthopedic surgeons are doctors who diagnose, treat, and restore musculoskeletal ailments. Dr. Hibbitts provides both nonsurgical and surgical ankle, knee, hip, and shoulder treatments. 

What is a sports medicine specialist?

Sports medicine orthopedic specialists diagnose and treat injuries and conditions commonly caused by sports and exercise from a sudden injury or after long-term wear and tear. 

Orthopedic Surgery Specialties

The Sunnyvale Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Center offers services for:  

  • Shoulder Injury Specialist 
  • Shoulder Surgery 
  • Knee Injury Specialist
  • Total Knee Replacement 
  • Ankle Injury Specialist
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgeon

With more than 20 years of experience as an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. John Hibbitts is the Sunnyvale specialist to help restore you to a life without pain.  

Shoulder Injury Specialist

Millions of people injure their shoulders every year, especially while playing, practicing, or training for sports. Shoulder injuries reduce your mobility, cause discomfort, and complicate your life. As orthopedic sports specialists, we diagnose and supervise your shoulder injury treatment.  

The Sunnyvale Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Center treats:  

  • Shoulder bone fracture 
  • Shoulder dislocation 
  • Torn rotator cuff 
  • Torn proximal bicep tendon 
  • Frozen shoulder 
  • Shoulder impingement 
  • Labral tear 
  • Overuse, strains & sprains 
  • Arthritis 
  • Tendonitis 
  • Bursitis 

Contact our Dallas area orthopedic specialists to diagnose and begin treatment for your shoulder pain. 

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Shoulder Surgery

Our orthopedic surgery center performs outpatient shoulder surgeries to help you recover from injury and chronic degenerative conditions. Whether your shoulder instability is new or ongoing for years, Texas board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Hibbitts and his team provide top-level care and advanced treatments.   

The Sunnyvale Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Center performs surgery for:  

  • Shoulder instability 
  • Humerus and collarbone fracture repair 
  • Shoulder dislocation 
  • Arthroscopic & open rotator cuff repair surgery 
  • InSpace balloon procedure for rotator cuff tears 
  • Cartilage transplant 
  • Ligament & tendon repair 
  • SLAP repair / labral repair 

Specialists in a range of shoulder surgeries to suit your needs and unique situation. 

Knee Injury Specialist

Knee injuries are a very common exercise-related injury in the U.S. Untreated knee injuries can cause long-term problems. Our team of sports medicine orthopedic specialists treats both minor and major knee injuries.  

The Sunnyvale Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Center addresses: 

  • Sprains 
  • Strains 
  • Knee dislocation 
  • Bursitis 
  • Tendonitis 
  • Meniscus & ligament tears 

We diagnose and treat knee injuries with both nonsurgical and surgical interventions. 

Procedures for Knee Surgery

Knee injuries can vary. Dr. Hibbitts and his orthopedic surgeon team have expertise in several outpatient knee surgery procedures, including:  

  • Quad tendon repair. The surgeon may drill holes into the patella and re-attach damaged tendons with surgical anchors and sutures. 
  • Meniscus transplant surgery. Replace damaged or worn meniscus cartilage with donor tissue. 
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) repair. Graft damaged or worn ligament with donated ligament tissue. 
  • Patellar instability. Re-attach and secure a kneecap “popping” out of place. 
  • Collateral ligament repair. Graft donor ligament tissue onto damaged or worn knee ligaments, securing with surgical sutures. 

Dr. Hibbitts and his knee-injury team are ready to help you with the right treatment or outpatient surgery for your condition. 

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Total Knee Replacement

As a skilled ortho doctor, Dr. Hibbitts regularly performs outpatient total knee replacement. Patients of this common surgery enjoy highly successful results, with more than 90% reporting elimination of pain and a return to full knee function.

During a knee replacement, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Hibbitts will remove all damaged tissues and replace eroded joint surfaces with medical-grade prosthetics, reducing or eliminating your pain from arthritis or injuries.

Ankle Injury Specialist

Athletes and nonathletes alike experience ankle injuries. Sports medicine orthopedic specialists are knowledgeable about both common and uncommon ankle injuries and provide treatment to suit your specific needs.   

The Sunnyvale Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Center treats: 

  • Sprains & strains 
  • Ankle fractures 
  • Tendonitis 
  • Bursitis 

Contact our Dallas area orthopedic specialists in Sunnyvale for the right diagnosis and treatment for your ankle injury. 

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Ankle Surgery

Our Dallas area orthopedic surgery center provides outpatient ankle surgery to help you recover from injury and chronic conditions. Whether your ankle instability is recent or the result of a chronic condition, Texas board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Hibbitts and the Sunnyvale Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Center team can help you.

We perform numerous outpatient ankle surgeries, including:

  • Fracture repair
  • Ligament reconstruction & tightening
  • Cartilage repair & transplant

For diagnosis and outpatient ankle surgery, contact the Sunnyvale Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Center today.

Joint Replacement Surgeon

Dallas orthopedic specialist Dr. John Hibbitts performs outpatient total and partial knee joint replacements and hip joint replacements with precision, skill, and high expertise. These two common joint replacement surgeries alleviate patients’ pain and restore full mobility, allowing patients of all ages to fully enjoy life again.

In addition to hip joint replacement, Dr. Hibbitts and his team also perform surgeries for:

  • “Snapping hip” (coxa saltans) repair
  • Gluteus medius tear repair

During hip replacement surgery, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Hibbitts removes deteriorated tissues and replaces damaged surfaces with medical-grade prosthetics. In “snapping hip” and tear repair surgeries, Dr. Hibbitts resecures irritated or damaged tissues, sometimes with grafts or cartilage transplants, to restore movement and help you regain your enjoyment of life.

The joint replacement team at Sunnyvale Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Center can help you more freely move through life with less pain and greater range of motion.

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Diagnosis Methods

Diagnosing the reason for your pain may be a multi-step process and can include physical examinations, medical imaging techniques, and simple blood tests. Dr. Hibbitts then customizes your treatment based on these results. Only then can you truly begin to heal.   

Injury & Pain Treatments

Working with the team at the Sunnyvale Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Center, you may recover from your injury with nonsurgical treatments, or require surgery to eliminate pain and return to normal function. 

  • Nonsurgical treatments can be performed at home or under the supervision of a medical professional. These include “RICE” treatment (Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation), physical therapy, cortisone injections, and anti-inflammatory and pain management medications. 
  • Surgical treatments are performed at our operating center, often on an outpatient basis. Many surgeries can be performed arthroscopically. 

How to Prepare for Ankle, Knee, Hip, or Shoulder Surgery

As a full-service Dallas area orthopedic surgery center, we care for you before, during, and after surgery. Depending on your specific surgery, instructions may differ. Always consult with Dr. Hibbitts and his team about your individual procedure and needs. 


Before Surgery

  • Follow precautions and instructions regarding mobility and physical exertion. 
  • Take any prescriptions from your doctor. 
  • Do not eat or drink (more than a small amount of water with medications) after midnight on the day of the surgery. 

Immediately After Surgery

  • Joint may be stabilized with brace, cast, or bandages 
  • Begin supervised manipulation (movement) of the joint within first 24 hours 

In the Days Following Surgery

  • Keep the incision site clean and dry. Pain, swelling, and redness should decrease over time and with administration of your post-operation prescriptions. Monitor for signs of infection.  
  • Minimize movement and perform mobility exercises only under supervision. 
  • When recommended, use a walker or cane in addition to the cast or brace. 

In the Weeks Following Surgery

  • Most patients begin a physical therapy program within a week after surgery. This program can last 3 to 6 months for full recovery. 
  • Schedule and attend your follow-up appointments with your orthopedic team to assess your progress. 

Potential Complications from Surgery

Complications and side-effects from orthopedic surgery are minimal. But, no surgery is without risk. The most common post-operation complications include:  

  • Infection 
  • Scar tissue 
  • Blood clots 
  • Problems with prosthetics 
  • Continued pain (rare)  
  • Neurovascular injury (rare) 

Our orthopedic surgeon and his team are ready to welcome and treat you. Contact the Sunnyvale Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Center today.  

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