Dr. Michael J. Pagnani, MD

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Specializes in Sports Medicine • Male • Age 55

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Dr. Pagnani's Experience

Dr. Pagnani's Care Philosophy


  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Ligament Tears
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torn Cartilage

Background Check for Dr. Pagnani

0 Malpractice Claims

  • No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

  • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

  • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Awards & Recognitions


  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Tennessee Sports Medicine Person of the Year, 2004
  • Order of Honorable Kentucky Colonels, appointed
  • US News Top Doctor, 2011-
  • Marquis Who's Who in America, 2008
  • Marquis Who's Who in Health Care, 2011
  • "Top Doctors in Nashville" - Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, 2005-
  • Joe Reilly Award for Service, Father Ryan High School, 2008-
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2005-

Media & Publications

  • Chapter - Open Repair of Anterior Shoulder Instability In: Cole B and Sekiya J: Surgical Techniques of the Shoulder, Elbow and Knee in Sports Medicine, 2008
  • Chapter - Open Repair of Anterior Shoulder Instability In: Cole B and Sekiya J: Surgical Techniques of the Shoulder, Elbow and Knee in Sports Medicine, 2nd Edition
  • Anterior Instability of the Shoulder: In: Andrews, JR and Wilk, K (eds.): The Athlete's Shoulder, 1994
  • Chapter - Multidirectional Instability in the Athlete. In: Pettrone, FA, (ed.), Athletic Injuries of the Shoulder, 1994
  • Chapter - Anatomy of the Knee.In: Nicholas, JA and Hershman, E, (eds.), The Lower Extremity andSpine in Sports Medicine, 2nd edition, 1995
  • Chapter - Soft Tissue Physiology and Repair. In: Kasser, JR (ed.) Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 5, 1996
  • Chapter - Introduction and Historical Aspects. In: Warren, RF; Craig, EV; and Altchek, DW: The Unstable Shoulder, 1999
  • Chapter - Techniques to Repair the Multidirectionally Unstable Shoulder. In: Abram JS: Management of the Unstable Shoulder, 2011
  • Chapter - Other Knee Problems and Injuries. In Johnson, RJ and Lombardo, J, (eds.), Current Review of Sports Medicine, 1994
  • Chapter - Fixed and Chronic Dislocations. In: Warren, RF; Craig, EV; and Altchek, DW: The Unstable Shoulder, 1999
  • Shoulder Instability: Overview with Treatment Options and Surgical Indications. In: Pettrone, FA, (ed.)Athletic Injuries of the Shoulder, 1994
  • Chapter - Conservative Treatment of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Insufficiency. In: Wojtys, EM, (ed.), The ACL-Deficient Knee, 1994
  • Chapter - Instability of the Shoulder In: Nicholas, JA and Hershman, E, (eds.), The Upper Extremity and Spine in Sports Medicine, 2nd edition, 1995
  • Chapter - Acute Injuries of the Shoulder. In: Griffin, LY,(ed.), Orthopaedic Knowledge Update-Sports Medicine, 1994
  • Chapter - Glenohumeral Stabilization: Arthroscopic Suretac Technique. In: Torg, JS and Shephard, RJ, (eds.), Current Therapy in Sports Medicine, 3rd edition, 1995
  • Chapter - Reconstructive Surgery for Patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa In: Lin, AN and Carter, DM, (eds.), Epidermolysis Bullosa: Basic and Clinical Aspects, 1992
  • Chapter - Glenohumeral Instabilty. In: Drez, D and DeLee, J, (eds.), Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: Principles and Practice, 1993
  • Chapter - Open Treatment of Anterior Instability:Surgical Technique. In Provencher, M and Romeo A: Shoulder Instability: A Comprehensive Approach
  • ESPN, 2006
  • ESPN, 2006
  • Physician Profile: Mike Pagnani, 2006
  • Symptomatic Ossification of the Tibiofibular Syndesmosis in Professional Football Players, 1995
  • Anatomic Considerations in Harvesting the Semitendinosus and Gracilis Tendons and A Technique of Harves, 1993
  • The Pathophysiology of Anterior Shoulder Instability, 1993
  • Arthroscopic Fixation of Superior Labral Lesions Using a Biodegradable Implant: A Preliminary Report, 1995
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization Using Transglenoid Sutures: Four-Year Minimum Follow-Up, 1996
  • A Muscle-Splitting Approach to the Medial Collateral Ligament of the Elbow: Neuroanatomy and Operative Technique, 1996
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Femoral Condyles: Long-Term Results of Excision of the Fragment, 1997
  • The History of Anterior Shoulder Instability: Evolution of Principles and Treatment--Part I, 1993
  • Management of the First-Time Shoulder Dislocation, 1994
  • Hamstring Anatomy, 1993
  • Effect of Lesions the Superior Portion of the Glenoid Labrum on Glenohumeral Translation, 1995
  • An Arthroscopic Technique for Anterior Stabilization of the Shoulder with a Bioabsorbable Tack, 1996
  • Arthroscopic Treatment of Instabilty, 1996
  • Arthroscopic Treatment with a Bioabsorbable Tack, 1996
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization, 1993
  • Rehabilitation of the Unstable Shoulder, 1993
  • Internal Fixation of Proximal Humerus Fractures Using the Screw-Tension Band Technique, 1994
  • Patient Selection for Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization, 1996
  • Antegrade Drilling for Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee, 1997
  • The Active Compression Test: A New and Effective Test for Diagnosing Labral Tears and Acromioclavicular Joint Pathology, 1998
  • Shoulder Instability, 2007
  • Labral Tears, 1995
  • Test for shoulder injuries, 1998
  • Extrusion of the Medial Meniscus, 1991
  • Role of the Long Head of the Biceps Brachii in Glenohumeral Stability: A Biomechanical Study in Cadavera, 1996
  • Effect of Aspirin on Heterotopic Ossification after Total Hip Arthroplasty in Men with Osteoarthrosis, 1991
  • The History of Anterior Shoulder Instability: Evolution of Principles and Treatment--Part II, 1993
  • Stabilizers of the Glenohumeral Joint, 1994
  • Indications for Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization, 1994
  • Humeral Head Osteonecrosis: Clinical Course and Radiographic Predictors of Outcome, 1996
  • Painful Os Acromiale (or Unfused Acromial Apophysis) in Athletes, 2006
  • Arthroscopic Capsular Plication in Throwing Athletes
  • Instability in Football Players, 2003
  • Instabilty with Bony Defects, 2008
  • "Tommy John" Surgery, 1996
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Indications and Results of Reconstruction, 1993
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization, 1993
  • Multidirectional Instability: Medial T-plasty and Selective Capsular Repairs, 1993
  • Postoperative Femoral Fracture after Fixation of an Intertrochanteric Fracture with the Gamma Nai, 1994
  • Reproducibility of Instrumented Knee Examination in Patients with ACL Insufficiency: A Comparison of Four Devices, 1994
  • Surgical Treatment of Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Instability in American Football Players: Two-to-Six Year Follow-Up in Fifty-Eight Athletes, 2002
  • Hamstring Tendon Harvesting: Reviewing Anatomic Relationships and Avoiding Pitfalls, 2003
  • Open Capsular Repair Without Bone Block of Anterior Instability in Patients with and Without Bony Defects of the Glenoid and/or Humeral Head, 2008
  • Osteochonditis Dissecans, 1997
  • Golfer Kenny Perry, 2006
  • Dr. Pagnani Feature - Head Team Physician, 2006
  • Preventing Sports Injuries in Kids, 2008

Education & Training

Medical School

Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1987

Internship Hospital

Baylor University Medical Center/Parkland Hospital
Complete in 1988

Residency Hospital

Hospital For Special Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Complete in 1992

Fellowship Hospital

Hospital For Special Surgery (Shoulder Surgery)
Complete in 1993
Hospital For Special Surgery (Sports Medicine)
Complete in 1993

Undergraduate Schools

Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons
Graduated in 1983

Other Education

Head Team Physican Nashville Predators
Complete in 2007

Languages Spoken by Dr. Pagnani & Staff

  • English
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