Francisco J. Rodriguez, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Rodriguez is a board-certified surgeon practicing at the Joint Institute of North Texas at Arlington Orthopedic Associates. He specializes in knee replacements and sports injuries. Dr. Rodriguez played basketball throughout his youth and in college (he was even drafted by the San Antonio Spurs), so he understands the types of injuries that can happen to athletes.

Dr. Rodriguez earned his undergraduate degrees at New Mexico State University and then completed his Medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His internship and his residency in Orthopedic Surgery was through Bexar County Hospital District. He completed his fellowship in Sports Medicine and Adult Reconstruction at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

He trains for and competes in triathlons and has even qualified for the Kona Ironman.

Curriculum Vitae

Education and Training

Pre – Medical:

  • 1984: BAs in Psychology and Biology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico


  • 1988:University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio


  • 1988-1989: Bexar County Hospital District (BCHD), San Antonio, Texas


  • 1989-1993: Orthopedic Surgery, Bexar County Hospital District and University, Affiliated Hospitals (University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio), San Antonio, Texas


  • 1993 –1994: Sports Medicine/ Adult Reconstruction, University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

Board Certification

  • 1997, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) (Recertified 2007)

Experience and Expertise

Employment History:

  • September 1999 – Present, Arlington Orthopedic Associates, P.A. Arlington, TX
  • March 1997 – August 1999, Cleburne Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, Cleburne, Texas
  • August 1994 – February 1997, Huguley Medical Associates – Cleburne (Formerly Kimbro Clinic), Cleburne, Texas


  • Schenck, R.C. and Rodriguez, F.: Office Evaluation of the Acutely Injured Knee. The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine: 1992, February: 17 – 34


  • Poster Exhibit A.A.O.S. 57th Annual National Convention. New Orleans, LA
  • February 1990: Correlation of the Pulse Wave Amplitude with Compartment Pressures Using Pulse Oximetry

Affiliations & Organizations


  • March 2010 – Present, Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital of Arlington
  • June 2006 – Present, John Peter Smith (JPS), Ft. Worth, TX
  • 2003 – Present (Courtesy), August 1994 – 2003 (Active), Walls Regional Hospital
  • November 1994 – Present (Courtesy), Fort Worth Rehabilitation Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas
  • July 1995 – Present, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Center, Fort Worth, Texas
  • June 1999 – Present, The Medical Center of Arlington
  • August 1999 – Present, Arlington Memorial Hospital
  • February 2000 – Present, The Surgery Center of Arlington
  • March 2005 – Present, USMD Hospital at Arlington
  • January 2006 – Present, Kindred Hospital at Arlington
  • May 2006 – Present, JPS Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas
  • March 2007 – Present, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center


  • Tarrant County Medical Society
  • Johnson County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Orthopaedic Association
  • Bexar County Medical Society
  • Mid-American Orthopaedic Association
  • Southern Orthopaedic Association
  • South Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Foundation
  • Alamo Orthopaedic Society
  • American Academy Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American College of Sports Medicine

Awards & Honors

  • Named to Ft. Worth Magazine Top Docs – 2006, 2008, 2010