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Snedeker meets with Dr. Elrod after knee injury

PGA touring pro Brandt Snedeker met with Dr. Burton Elrod in Nashville this week after suffering a knee injury at a corporate outing in Shanghai. Click below to read more at PGA.com. http://www.pga.com/news/golf-buzz/update-brandt-snedekers-knee-injury-caused-segway-fall    


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Russ Pulley – SEC football Official

I want to take a moment to share with you my experience with Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center.  Over the years, I have participated in sporting activities which occasionally beat up my body.  In the late 1990s, I had my first knee surgery. That is when I first met Kenny Chatman.  He was the… Read More


Golf Screen

What is a TPI Golf Screen and Do you need one?

Titleist Performance Institute, or TPI, is the world’s leading educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing.   The screen can identify restrictions in the way your body moves within your swing so that we can accurately prescribe/develop a program to improve body mechanics and… Read More


Tommy John

Tommy John Injuries – Part 1

As winter gives way to spring and the smell of fresh cut grass fills the air, people will emerge from their winter hibernation and begin the trek to baseball and softball parks.  The crack of a bat, the pop of a ball hitting a mitt, and the chant of “here, batter, batter” will increasingly be… Read More


Tommy John

Tommy John Injuries Part II

There is little debate that Tommy John or UCL injuries are a problem at both the major league and amateur levels of baseball.  However, there are some myths floating around the ballparks that are worth addressing.  Many of these misconceptions are addressed in the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) recent position statement for Tommy John… Read More


Tommy John

Tommy John Injuries – Part III

Ultimately the goal with pitchers of all levels is to prevent injury to the arm. Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center’s Dr. Burton Elrod explains that with high level athletes (amateur or professional) there is a fine line between maximum performance and injury. The goal is to maximize your ability and potential while at the… Read More


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Volleyball Injuries – What You Need To Know

In competitive volleyball, many points are won or lost at “the net”. The area at and under the net is the most common part of the volleyball court to see injuries, some minor but some potentially catastrophic to the young athlete. Not only does playing at the net require jumping and elevation, but more importantly… Read More


Golf Swing

Prepare your spine for golf- Now is the time!

Although we are still in the grips of winter, the prospect of spring beckons us golfers to rush out on the first day of warmer weather and hit the links; however, playing golf with an unprepared or deconditioned spine makes us vulnerable to injuries throughout the season. Just as our clubs have gathered dust over… Read More



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What is a Labral Tear of the Hip?

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint.  The labrum is the cartilage ring around the socket. The labrum adds to the stability of the hip joint by making the socket deeper and providing a suction seal to the joint.  The labrum can be torn from either repeated wear and tear or from a sudden… Read More


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