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.


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— Wayne Isphording

Rating: 5 Star

"Dr Patton and staff were very professional and efficient. I do recommend him if you need a good orthopedist."

— Norman Homer

Rating: 4 Star

"I had a torn rotator cuff, it took a few months but Dr. Patton got me back to 100%."

— Anonymous

Rating: 5 Star

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— Anonymous

Rating: 5 Star

"Dr. Payton repaired an ACL injury on my step son and was very professional and explained everything that was going to be done and the type of rehab that was needed. Step son followed dr's instructions and he is doing fine. Recently I fell injuring my shoulder and found myself not to be able lift any weight above my shoulder. In the process of seeing dr. Patton to get it repaired. The group he works with , Alabama Orthapedics is set up very well and extremely organized. Never have waited longer than 5 min after my scheduled appointment. In fact, I could drive 2.5 hours to and from my appointment and see the dr. And be out of his office before I could see a physician in my home town. Have a great deal of confidence in dr. Patton . If I didn't I would be going elsewhere."

— larry miska

Rating: 5 Star

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"Dr. Patton is very professional and a personable Dr. He lets you know your recovery time frame early on and is great a monitoring goals/recovery along the way. Highly recommend."

— Anonymous

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"Excellent as always. Wonderful physician. Thankful for him."

— Anonymous

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— Anonymous

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