Kenneth Estrera, MD

 Kenneth Estrera, MD

Board Certified Adult Joint Replacement Surgeon

Kenneth Estrera, MD is an adult joint reconstruction surgeon with Texas Metroplex Institute for Sports Medicine & Orthopedics (TMI) and serves as the Medical Director of the Hip and Knee Replacement Service at Medical City Frisco and Medical City Plano. Prior to joining TMI, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center where he served as Medical Director for the Joint Reconstruction Service. He specializes in hip and knee replacement, partial knee replacement, minimally invasive joint replacement, and complex and revision joint reconstruction with additional expertise in the management of periprosthetic joint infections.

He was born and raised in Dallas, Texas where he graduated from Lake Highlands High School. He was recruited to play football at Yale University where he received a degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology while earning All-Ivy League honors as an inside linebacker. He received his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, where he was also awarded a National Institutes of Health research grant and the C. Frank Webber Prize for his research on diabetes and orthopedic injuries in college athletics. Dr. Estrera completed an orthopedic surgery residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and received the Vert Mooney Award for Academic Achievement. During his residency he served as a specialist registrar on the joint arthroplasty service at Norfolk and Norwich University in England. He completed his adult joint reconstruction fellowship at the nationally recognized Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. While in fellowship he trained with world-renowned surgeons and he received specialized training in minimally invasive joint replacement and complex joint reconstruction. Dr. Estrera returned to Dallas to join the UT Southwestern faculty before joining TMI at their new clinic location in Frisco. His wife Sarah practices Maternal Fetal Medicine at UT Southwestern/Parkland Memorial Hospital and they have two young boys named Sam and Charlie.


  • Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2000-2004

Medical Degree

  • University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center, Houston, TX, 2005-2009


  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center , Dallas, TX, 2009-2010

Orthopedic Residency

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center , Dallas, TX, 2010-2014


  • Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2014-2015

Board Certifications

  • National Board of Medical Examiners - 2010
  • Board-Certified Orthopedic Joint Surgeon - 2014/2017

Specializing in:

Reconstructive Knee Surgery:

Reconstructive Hip Surgery:

Current Hospital Appointments

  • Medical City Frisco
  • Medical City Plano

Medical Licenses

  • Texas

Professional / Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Texas Orthopedic Association

Honors and Awards

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

  • The Vert Mooney Award for Academic Achievement, 2014

MedicaL School

  • C. Frank Webber Prize for Student Research, 2006
  • National Institute of Health, Research Grant 2006


  • Robert Gardner Anderson Award, Football 2003
  • All-Ivy League Football, Inside Linebacker 2002-2003

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