BIOGRAPHY
Name

Hunter Graver, MD

Biography

Hunter grew up in a military family, living in many places including Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Portugal. Ultimately, he laid roots in Texas which he now calls home. Hunter obtained his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He then received his medical degree from the University of Texas School of Medicine in San Antonio.

He now is completing his residency in Orthopedic Surgery from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in El Paso. His future endeavors include a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction. In his free time, Hunter enjoys traveling and spending time with family, friends, and his dogs. Hook ‘em Horns!

Topics

Lisfranc Injury

Lisfranc injuries describe a disruption of the Lisfranc ligament that connects two bones (the medial cuneiform and the second metatarsal) in the middle of the foot. These injuries can vary widely in how severe they are from severe dislocations and fractures that break through the skin to subtle injuries that can be missed for long periods of time. Patients typically... Continue Reading

Plantar Plate Rupture

The plantar plate is a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the joint connecting the toe to the foot, known as the metatarsophalangeal joint or MTP joint. The plantar plate acts as an anchor, holding the phalanx bone in the toe to the metatarsal bone in the foot. Injury to this structure is a common cause... Continue Reading

Tibial Plateau Fracture

The upper end of the shin bone (tibia) is known as the plateau. It is relatively flat, and makes up the lower end of the knee joint. Injuries to the tibial plateau are usually caused by a large amount of weight being forced through the leg such as falls and car crashes. As such, these injuries can vary widely in... Continue Reading

Ankle Arthritis

Ankle arthritis, also called osteoarthritis of the ankle, refers to a degenerative condition of the ankle joint in which there is progressive loss of cartilage between the talus and tibia bones (or the tibiotalar joint). As cartilage is lost and there is progressively more contact between the bones in the ankle patients will begin to develop pain in their ankle... Continue Reading

Foot fracture/Ligament Injury

Lisfranc injuries describe a disruption of the Lisfranc ligament that connects two bones (the medial cuneiform and the second metatarsal) in the middle of the foot. These injuries can vary widely in how severe they are from severe dislocations and fractures that break through the skin to subtle injuries that can be missed for long periods of time. Patients typically... Continue Reading