W. Christopher Patton, MD

AOC Dr. Patton

Area of Specialty

  • Sports Medicine


  • Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine


  • Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation and the Hughston Clinic, Columbus, GA - Sports Medicine


  • Residency; University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, TN
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX - Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS - Bachelor of Arts in Biology


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Hughston Society
  • Medical Society of Mobile County
  • Southern Orthopaedic Association

Hospital Affiliations

  • Mobile Infirmary Medical Center
  • Springhill Medical Center

Additional information, articles and links about Dr. Patton

Orthopaedic Publications

Pulmonary dysfunction in patients with femoral shaft fracture treated with intramedullary nailing. Norris BL, Patton WC, Rudd JN Jr, Schmitt CM, Kline JA. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2001 Aug;83-A(8):1162-8.

Biceps tendinitis and subluxation. Patton WC, McCluskey GM 3rd. Clin Sports Med. 2001 Jul;20(3):505-29. Review.

Periarticular heterotopic ossification after multiple knee ligament reconstructions. A report of three cases. Patton WC, Tew WM. Am J Sports Med. 2000 May-Jun;28(3):398-401.

Prevalence of negative-pressure pulmonary edema at an orthopaedic hospital. Patton WC, Baker CL Jr. J South Orthop Assoc. 2000 Winter;9(4):248-53.


"I choose Dr. Patton because he works with sports medicine and understood my goal, even though in my late 60's, was to continue to run for fitness in spite of aging knees. I might not succeed in my goal but he is working with me to maintain the highest activity level possible."

— Retired Army Officer

Rating: 5 Star

"Dr. Patton is has incredible technique and he is very honest about what may and may not be possible."

— Anonymous

Rating: 5 Star

"My surgery was for right rotator cuff surgery for bad tears; including the bicep. I am about 8 months post surgery. Though I still have some weakness in certain positions, I have full range of motion regained. Now, the big question, would I recommend Dr. Patton for rotator cuff surgery? Yes! For family, friends, or you reading this review; Dr. Patton is very good."

— Herb

Rating: 5 Star

"Great Surgeon!"

— John

Rating: 5 Star


— Edward Wade

Rating: 5 Star

"Have known Dr Patton for years great doctor with a great staff."

— Paul Howard

Rating: 5 Star

"Very direct, great Dr"

— Michael Counselman

Rating: 5 Star

"Dr patton repaired my right quad tear on my left knee and meniscus tear on my left knee. Excellent job. Seemed to care about my recovery. Highly recomend. Thanks doc"

— Jason davis

Rating: 5 Star