Dr. Liu is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports
medicine. Dr. Liu has special skills in ACL reconstructions, shoulder
instability and rotator cuff repairs, hamstring repairs and medical management
Philosophy of practice:
Just because I'm a well-trained orthopaedic surgeon, it does not mean
that I always recommend surgery. Part of my job is to explain which diseases
have good conservative treatment options, and which ones would be better
The minimum goal that I aim to achieve is to make the patient and the
family understand the underlying condition that brought the patient to
see me. I always take time to explain the anatomy and the natural history
of the disease. After that, I will explain the appropriate treatment options.
My ultimate goal is to educate the patient and enable him to choose the
right treatment option for himself. Even though surgery can be the best
option for one person's condition does not always mean that it is
the right choice for everyone with that condition, as there are complexities
to each individual case.
There are always risks, benefits, and alternatives to every surgery, and
I customize my recommendation based on the balance of the three for each
There is no greater reward than seeing the patients return to the activities
that they enjoy before their ailment and to help them achieve their goals.
It is incredibly satisfying to see patients come back and tell me they
can walk without a limp or finally have a good night's sleep without
Similarly, it is wonderful to help an athlete return to play and help
the team win a championship. To me, that is the meaning of life, which
is to positively affect the life of others.
Selecting a career in medicine:
At an early age, I was inspired by my father, who was a fledging orthopaedic
surgeon. I saw how hard he worked, but I also saw the joy he received
as he helped patients recover from their conditions. He knew I was interested
in his profession and encouraged me to follow his footsteps. Armed with
his teachings and imbued with his hard-working ethic, I was able to achieve
the career that I have today, having trained under some of the giants
of our field and taken care of championship teams at different levels.
Patients Age Limitations: Over 11 years old
We provide general orthopedic care and specialize in sports medicine and
What are some activities/hobbies you like to participate in during your
Passionate about high school football and is the team physician for local
college and high school.