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SportsMED...the only name you need to know for complete orthopaedic care

EXPERT DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION

SportsMED Orthopaedic Surgery and Spine Center is a complete orthopedic practice committed to the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Whether you are suffering from a sports injury, on-the-job injury, or general orthopedic complaint, SportsMED is the only resource you need.

At SportsMED, you have access to the most diverse group of fellowship-trained orthopedic specialists, within a single practice, in North Alabama. Our physicians focus their skills exclusively on their area of orthopedic specialty, so patients see the right physician for their specific need. It’s our diverse group of orthopedic specialties that makes us unique, but it’s our dedication to improving the lives of our patients that sets us apart.

SportsMED was founded in 1995 as a two physician practice, but has since grown into a complete orthopedic practice with 20 physicians covering ten subspecialties of orthopedic medicine, with locations in Huntsville, Madison, Athens, and Decatur. Highly qualified physicians, fully equipped facilities, skilled support staffs, and four convenient locations combine to create the right environment for orthopedic excellence. SportsMED is the only name you need to know for complete orthopedic care.

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H. Cobb Alexander, M.D.

Dr. H. Cobb Alexander

 

Dr. Alexander is a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and joint replacement surgery. A graduate of Washington and Lee University in Virginia, he received his M.D. from Vanderbilt University. In 1987, he completed his orthopaedic residency at the Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, South Carolina. In 1988, he completed a combined fellowship in joint replacement surgery and sports medicine, the former at New England Baptist Hospital and the latter at Children's Hospital, both in Boston. Dr. Alexander was one of the founding physicians for the Joint Center at Huntsville Hospital East.

Specialty Centers: Sports Medicine, Joint Replacement, General Orthopaedics
Patient Education: Shoulder, Knee, Hip

Brett Franklin, M.D.

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Dr. Franklin graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He received his Medical Degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, AL in 2003. After completing his orthopaedic residency at the Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, SC in 2008, he completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Dr. Franklin is a native of Huntsville and attended Grissom High School. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is on the active staff at Crestwood Hospital and the Surgery Center of Huntsville.

Specialty Centers: Sports Medicine, Joint Replacement, General Orthopaedics
Patient Education: Knee, Hip, Shoulder

Eric Janssen, M.D.

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Dr. Eric Janssen is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine with an emphasis in the diagnosis and treatment of knee and shoulder injuries. He brings over 20 years of experience to his practice. Dr. Janssen's interest in sports medicine comes from his own experience as a high school and college athlete. He graduated from Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia in 1986 and completed his residency at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. In 1992, he completed a sports medicine fellowship at Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic in Columbus, Georgia. Dr. Janssen has held numerous professional appointments, and serves as team physician for several area high schools as well as a number of local colleges and universities. In addition, Dr. Janssen is a consultant for Microport Orthopedics, Inc.

Dr. Janssen has published several articles on ACL reconstruction techniques and has participated in numerous research studies of the knee and shoulder. He is currently conducting post market research on articular cartilage repair.

Specialty Centers: Sports Medicine, General Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement
Patient Education: Knee, Shoulder, Cartilage Repair/Transplanation

Handouts: Diagnosis & Treatment Options for Rotator Cuff Injuries (July 2011)

Handouts: Upper Extremity Injuries & Fractures, NANPA (September 2011)

 


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Troy Layton, M.D.

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Dr. Layton is a specialist in sports medicine and a 1989 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama. After completing his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1994, he completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Oklahoma. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has served as team physician and consultant for such notable teams as University of Florida and Oklahoma State University as well as consultant for the Milwaukee Brewers and Major League Baseball. He is currently performing cartilage transplantation of the knee. Dr. Layton is a course instructor for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in advanced knee ligament reconstructive procedures as well as a Clinical Instructor at UAB.

Specialty Centers: Sports Medicine, General Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement
Patient Education: Knee, Shoulder, Hip

 

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Dale Culpepper, M.D.

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Dr. Culpepper is an experienced orthopaedist with an interest in sports medicine and joint replacement surgery. He is a graduate of Davidson College. He received his M.D. from the University of Mississippi. He completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Mississippi which included an AO trauma fellowship in Davos, Switzerland with specific study of fracture care. He continued his training in Carticel’s cartilage transplant technique and is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Culpepper holds professional affiliation with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as regional and local orthopaedic and medical societies. He serves as team physician for several local high schools.

Specialty Centers: Sports Medicine, General OrthopaedicsJoint Replacement, Pediatric Orthopaedics
Patient Education: Knee, Shoulder, Hand, Hip, Pediatric

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