Keith D. Nord, MD

The value of an outstanding education

"I look for solutions that provide the best results whether non-surgically or with state-of-the-art equipment and surgical procedures.  I constantly look for ways to develop and improve surgical techniques and then share this knowledge by teaching other doctors throughout the world." 

Board Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Fellow: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
MD: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Residency: Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX
Teacher: Arthroscopic shoulder & knee surgery

Active in many professional associations

"I have always been active in my peer-group associations, because they offer a unique spirit of sharing.  We discuss the latest surgical techniques and technological innovations -- all with an eye toward how we can continue giving our patients the high-quality care and treatment they want, need and deserve."

Member: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Arthroscopy Association of North America; American Medical Association; Tennessee Medical Association; Southern Medical Association; Southern Orthopedic Association; West Tennessee Consolidated Medical Assembly; Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons; Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons; Aerospace Medical Association; International Society of Arthoscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Developing the latest innovations

"I spent years developing a new arthroscopic surgery to repair shoulder injuries as well as some of the devices needed to perform the procedure.  All the time and effort I spent is worthwhile, because I see patients leave my care restored to a level of strength and mobility, quicker and with better cosmetic results (smaller incisions)."

Inventor: The Arthrex Penetrator and the Arthrex Birdbeak - instruments used for the arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff and labral injuries. The Bullseye Shoulder Surgery Set.
Lecturer: Teaches other surgeons throughout the country and the world the innovative procedure he developed and the excellent results that can be obtained with arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.