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Dr. Heckman has been practicing Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine in South Texas since 1989. He treats athletic, non-athletic, and in-network work related injuries in patients from adolescents to adults.
He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in both Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a member of the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.
Dr. Heckman has completed fellowship training in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, arthroscopic surgery and reconstructive shoulder and knee surgery. He specializes in knee and shoulder surgery and arthroscopy. He has a special interest in treating Anterior Cruciate Injuries (ACL) knee injuries and routinely performs "ACL revision" surgeries to correct complications or problems in patients who have had prior ACL surgical reconstruction or repairs. He treats meniscal tears and multi-ligament injuries of the knee and rotator cuff tears, instability and dislocations of the shoulder. He performs total knee and total shoulder joint replacement surgery. He is involved in research on the ACL and using biologics and stem cells in the treatment of knee and shoulder injuries.
Dr. Heckman is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Through his practice, he has directed the Arthroscopic Surgery/Sports Medicine teaching rotation for the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Department of Orthopaedic Surgery since 2004 instructing Orthopaedic residents in the performance of arthroscopic surgical procedures. He continues to be active academically contributing chapters to Orthopaedic textbooks and authoring numerous articles published in Orthopaedic journals on subjects ranging from ACL's to compartment syndromes.
He has been selected by his physician peers as being one of the “Best Doctors in America” and one of the “Best Doctors in San Antonio” for the last 20 years. Vitals.com has awarded Dr. Heckman its' “Patient Choice Award” in 2016, 2017 and 2018 given to the top 1% of its' physicians based on patient reviews.