Christopher Potts, MD
Christopher Potts, MD
Comprehensive Orthopedic Sports Medicine Specialization
Dr. Christopher Potts is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sports-related injuries and musculoskeletal disorders of the upper and lower extremities. Dr. Potts completed his medical education at the Mercer University School of Medicine, and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Campbell Clinic, later serving as chief resident. He completed his fellowship in sports medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute, training under the renowned Dr. James Andrews.
Team Physician for Professional, Student and Youth Athletes
Dr. Potts has years of experience serving the Atlanta Region, and has treated patients of all ages and skill levels. He currently serves as team physician for Milton High School, and as a part of his training, he served as team physician for the University of Alabama Athletics, Washington Redskins, Atlanta Braves, Birmingham Barons lacrosse, WWE Professional Wrestling Association, Birmingham Ballet, as well as for multiple professional and collegiate athletes from across the country.
On the Forefront of New Treatments
Dr. Potts has authored multiple publications, and has presented his work at numerous educational conferences. He has extensive training in minimally invasive and open treatment of shoulder injuries including labral tears, rotator cuff tears, instability and arthritis, as well as knee injuries involving the ligaments, meniscus, and cartilage. Dr. Potts also treats elbow injuries, including the “Tommy John” ligament, and fractures throughout the upper and lower extremities. He has a special interest in arthroscopy, and has completed extensive research and training in the arthroscopic/minimally invasive treatment of non-arthritic hip conditions. Additionally, he has traveled internationally to study the use of stem cells and platelet rich plasma (PRP) in the treatment of multiple orthopedic conditions.
He has special interest in arthroscopy, and has completed extensive research and training in the arthroscopic/minimally invasive treatment of non-arthritic hip conditions, such as hip labral tears, abductor tears and hamstring tears.
Dr. Potts Specializes in the Operative and Non-Operative Treatment of:
- Knee injuries including those of the ACL, PCL collateral ligaments and meniscus
- Shoulder injuries involving the rotator cuff, labrum, biceps and shoulder instability
- Arthritic shoulder conditions
- Elbow injuries involving the biceps tendon, ulnar collateral ligament (“Tommy John” ligament), and cartilage
- Arthroscopic/minimally invasive treatment of hip conditions including labral tears, labral reconstruction, hip impingement, lateral hip pain, and hamstring injuries
- Fracture care including complex periarticular fractures
- Cartilage preservation and restoration procedures of the shoulder, hip, and knee
- Stem Cell and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapeutic treatment for a variety of orthopedic conditions
Dr. Christopher Potts’ Education and Certifications
Education and Clinical Specialization:
- Doctor of Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine
- Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, Campbell Clinic/University of Tennessee
- Fellowship, Sports Medicine, American Sports Medicine Institute
Certifications and Affiliations:
- Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
- Member, American Orthopaedic Society
- Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Member, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
- Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America