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What does it mean to be fellowship trained?

Apr 8, 2014

Why be an orthopedic fellow? To become an orthopedic surgeon you must graduate from college, apply and be admitted to medical school, complete 4 years of medical school, and complete a rigorous 5 years of medical and surgical residency in orthopedic surgery. The residency programs in orthopedic surgery are some of the most competitive residencies… Read More


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Swimming: Injuries & Rehabilitation

Jan 20, 2014

As the swimming season progresses, there is often an increase in swimming-related injuries.  We spoke with our resident swimming expert, Dr. James N. Johnson, to discuss common swimming injuries, prevention of injuries, and treatment plans.  Dr. Johnson is a Team Physician for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team, USA National Swim Team, Nashville Ballet, and the… Read More


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Lipscomb Academy IGNITE Program Visits Elite

Oct 18, 2013

Recently, Elite welcomed students from Lipscomb Academy’s IGNITE program. This program is a one-year commitment that allows students to learn outside of the traditional classroom in fields that interest them. Elite was very excited to demonstrate different aspects of the practice for these young, curious minds.  The IGNITE students had the opportunity to learn about… Read More


Sports Medicine Specialists

Welcome to the Elite Blog

Oct 14, 2013

Welcome to the official blog of Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center. Elite’s physicians and staff will frequently comment on a variety of topics including common musculoskeletal injuries, as well as their causes, and treatment and rehabilitation options. Please feel free to comment on any post. Thanks again for visiting our website!


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