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Burton F. Elrod, MD


Sports Medicine
Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee, Shoulder, Elbow

A native of Centerville, TN, Dr. Elrod attended Lipscomb University for his undergraduate degree and received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee. After completing his orthopedic residency at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Elrod continued his post-graduate studies in Sports Medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Elrod holds memberships in numerous professional societies including the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, and a 19 year veteran of the National Football League (NFL) Physicians Society.

Dr. Elrod’s specialties include: sports-related injuries and arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder and elbow. Dr. Elrod served as Head Team Physician in the NFL for 19 years and is the Head Team Physician for Lipscomb University, Belmont University and Lipscomb Academy.

He has authored many scientific articles and book chapters and has served as a master clinical instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

During his spare time Dr. Elrod enjoys running, racquetball, driving race cars, snow skiing, scuba diving, diving with sharks, listening to music, and spending time with his family.

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