Patient Success Story: Dr. Patton Helped Me Get Back To Work

Posted on September 19, 2012 to AOC Physician Articles

  Hazel Gardner, Owner of Watch Me Grow Daycare, came to AOC for Arthroscopic knee surgery for medial meniscal tears both knees. Dr. Patton performed surgery on the right knee on June 28th and on the left knee on Aug 9th. AOC was able to sit down with Hazel and ask her a few questions […]

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Injury Analysis: University of Alabama RB Jalston Fowler by Dr. Patton

Posted on September 13, 2012 to AOC Physician Articles

“The recent injury to the knee of University of Alabama RB Jalston Fowler reminds us of how debilitating such injuries can be,” reports Dr. Patton, Sports Medicine Specialist as well as Knee and Shoulder Surgeon at AOC. Although no official report of the exact structures that have been damaged has been released, the video shows hyperextension of his […]

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ACL Injuries. What ESPN doesn’t tell you.

Posted on April 3, 2012 to AOC Physician Articles

Knee injuries in sports are a common occurrence. One dreaded injury is a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Most ACL tears occur after a non-contact injury such as a wide receiver or soccer player making a sudden change in direction. The leg planted on the ground during the cutting move may experience enough […]

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Stress Fractures In Athletes

Posted on June 13, 2009 to AOC Physician Articles

W. Christopher Patton, MD With the increase in participation in recreational and competitive sports, the incidence of overuse injuries has risen substantially. One such overuse injury is a stress fracture. A stress fracture is a break in a bone as a result of repetitive force that exceeds the bone’s ability to repair itself. The break […]

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and Meniscal Tears

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W. Christopher Patton, MD Two of the most common causes of swelling of the knee after an injury playing sports are tears of the ACL and the important C-shaped cartilages of the knee called the meniscus. While both can cause symptoms of pain, swelling, and ‘giving way’, the treatment of these common injuries can be […]

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Your Shoulder And Your Options

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W. Christopher Patton, MD Do you have a nagging shoulder injury and aren’t quite sure what to do about it? If you do, you’re not alone. There are dozens of shoulder ailments you could be experiencing, each caused by a different set of circumstances. In fact, there are over 50 diagnostic tests that specialists can […]

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