About Us

At Sports, Orthopedics & Spine, we're committed to bringing you nothing less than the very best medical care.

Our team of highly trained physicians utilizes state-of-the-art facilities and techniques to restore your health and mobility.  And they work in close partnership with you to ensure comfort...convenience...and excellent results.

Why do we do all this?  Because there are many aspects of medical care, but being the best in one is simply not enough.  You deserve more.

Maximizing comfort and convenience. Minimizing costs.

Our practice philosophy is a rare blend of exceptional medical expertise and the most basic common sense:

Perform surgery only when there is no viable alternative, and keep it as minimally invasive as possible.

This is the ultimate win/win for patients with the genuine potential for less discomfort, faster recovery and significant reductions in cost of care.

Treating sports injuries of all kinds for athletes at every level.

Our doctors have made quite a name for themselves treating sports injuries.  In fact, their patients include professional athletes and members of many local university teams.  In addition to caring for these world-class athletes, they've treated thousands of area residents for sports injuries using a wide range of conservative, nosurgicall and minimally invasive surgical treatments.

If you're unable to run, play sports or be active because of an injury, trust our experience and expertise to get you back to your active lifestyle as quickly as possible.

State-of-the-art arthroscopy for knees, shoulders and more.

When you've torn ligaments, tendons or cartilage in your knee, shoulder or other critical joint, trust our team of surgeons to provide unparalleled solutions.  We offer an innovative arthroscopic procedure to repair rotator cuff injuries and our entire team of surgeons offers the highest expertise in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee and other joints.  In fact, Dr. Nord is the inventor of the Arthrex Penetrator and the Arthrex Birdbeak - instruments used for the arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff injuries.  Through this revolutionary care, your condition can be remedied in less time and with less discomfort than conventional surgery.  The procedure is done on an outpatient basis and only small incisions and a short-acting anesthetic are needed.

Specialized expertise provides critical help for hand injuries.

Whether you're a carpenter, a writer or a computer technician, you rely on your hands to perform countless tasks.  And losing the use of  one or both hands would have a drastic effect on your ability to perform even the most basic daily functions.

Fortunately, we provide advanced solutions for hand injuries of all types - from sprains and fractures to carpal tunnel syndrome.  We combine specialized training with microscopic or minimally invasive surgical technology.  As a result, even victims of severe injuries regain complete or partial use of their hands.

Combining traditional courtesy and the latest medical advances to benefit patients and providers.

The distinctions that have made our practice state-of-the-art are motivated by a turn-of-the-century philosophy: Patient care and convenience come first.

We minimize the treatment hassle patients have typically endured - the doctor at one facility, diagnostic equipment at another, physical therapy at yet another - by bringing together advanced diagnostic technology, skilled technicians, respected orthopedists and on-site facilities under one medical banner.

Bringing you the bright minds, skilled hands and big hearts of exceptional doctors.

Great technology and techniques would be meaningless without doctors who possess the kind of medical expertise that inspires confidence and a presence compassionate enough to enhance the healing process.

Our doctors have many years of experience treating every kind of orthopedic injury and condition.

All are board-certified and have many outstanding academic achievements to their credit.

How do we do it?

Effective, integrated non-operative treatments are provided whenever possible.

Arthroscopic surgery, when appropriate, is performed under local, regional or general anesthesia.  This prevents the risk, discomfort and extended recovery inherent with more traditional surgical techniques.

Diagnostic equipment, unparalleled in the area - including MRI, bone densitometry DEXA scanning, two X-ray machines - ensures accuracy and convenience.

Physical therapy is available on-site. Your surgeon rehab specialist are in close communication and you experience a smooth transition from surgery to rehab to complete recovery.

Bringing patients the "miracle" of joint replacement and reconstruction.

In the past, little could be done to help people with severe arthritis and other degenerative joint conditions.  But today, these problems no longer have to lead to immobility.  Our specialists use the latest medical advancements and surgical techniques to replace damaged or worn joints in the hip, shoulder, knee or elbow.

The placement of an artificial joint can alleviate chronic pain, improve motion and give the patient renewed freedom.

Advanced solutions for foot and ankle problems.

Foot and ankle disorders are fairly common and can be caused by many factors, including injury, overuse, heredity and diabetes.

If you have a foot or ankle injury that requires surgery, like bunions, hammertoes, a tendon injury or a fracture, we can help.  Our experienced foot and ankle specialists provide evaluations and treatments tailored to your specific needs.  They work to get you on your feet and back to work and play quickly.

Innovative care for back and neck pain.

We're committed to finding nonsurgical solutions for your back and neck pain whenever possible.  However, there are some situations that demand the care of an experienced spinal surgeon.

Our trusted specialists provide the delicate care required to help you with herniated discs, spinal cord injuries and other traumas.  Ours is the only orthopedic practice in the area offering the latest, state-of-the-art surgical procedures.

Whether your condition is the result of an accident or a degenerative disease, our world-class team can help you determine the best course of treatment and get you back to full health quickly.

Help for work injuries and Workers' Compensation.

We understand the financial toll a work-related injury can take on your livelihood and your family.  So when you're hurt on the job, our medical team works hard to get you back to work sooner.

If your injury is covered by Workers' Compensation, we'll coordinate closely with your case manager to increase efficiency and smooth the process.