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Kendall Black, M.D.

Dr. BlackDr. Black has a General Practice of Orthopaedic Surgery, so that he evaluates all types of bone and joint problems. His special interests are in reconstruction of the upper extremity, hip and lower extremity in adults utilizing arthroscopic, open and joint replacement surgery, as indicated.

Dr. Black holds a B.S. from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and received his M.D. degree from the Medical College of Alabama, Birmingham. After completing an Internship in Surgery and Medicine at University Hospital and Hillman Clinics in Birmingham, Dr. Black completed service in the United States Air Force. Upon completing specialty training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Jacksonville Hospital and the College of Medicine at the University of Florida, he entered private practice in Huntsville in 1970. Dr. Black has attended post graduate courses in arthroscopy and total joint surgery.

At present he is serving on the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society. He spearheads the development and continuous enhancement of SportsMED’s electronic medical record and digital radiology systems. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Surgery for the University of Alabama School of Medicine program in Huntsville.

Specialty Centers: Joint Replacement, General Orthopaedics
Patient Education: Shoulder, Knee, Hip, Hand/Upper Extremity

Curt Freudenberger, M.D.

Dr. FreudenbergerDr. Freudenberger is an orthopaedic spine surgeon specializing in degenerative spine, spine trauma, disk herniation, complex spine situations and minimally invasive surgeries. Dr. Freudenberger received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of California in Irvine. He went on to obtain his Medical Degree, in addition to a Masters in Public Health, from the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University Colorado Health Science Center in Denver, Co. After completing his residency, he served as an orthopaedic spine fellow at the Institute for Spinal Disorders at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Freudenberger is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is on the active staff at Crestwood Medical Center and the Surgery Center of Huntsville.

Specialty Centers: Spine Medicine, General Orthopaedics
Patient Education: Spine

Eric Janssen, M.D.

Dr. JanssenDr. 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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