Dr. James N. Pappas, MD

Dr. James N. Pappas, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 56 years old

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Dr Pappas has advanced training and certification, as well as a vast experience in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. His surgical practice emphasizes shoulder and knee repair and reconstruction. Non surgical treatment is available for all other sports related injuries. Dr Pappas treats patients of all ages. The mission of Active Sports Medicine is to assist the patient in returning to an active and functional lifestyle.Read more

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in Reno, NV |
Dr. Pappas gave me a second opinion regarding possible shoulder surgery. He was very thorough in researching the history of my problem and spent a significant amount of time talking with me. He was very clear and helpful. I really appreciated him and his whole staff
Reno, NV |
Dr. Pappas is of high integrity as an individual & physician. When I injured my shoulder he was the only Orthopedic physician that suggested an aggressive PT approach first which truly impressed me. Dr. Pappas has proven to me that his approach to orthopedic healthcare is the best. He has completed significant work on my shoulders and knees which has allowed me to maintain a high level of physical activity, to include competitive tennis and recreational skiing. Thank you Dr. Pappas.
in Reno, NV |
This is a efficient, friendly, professional office. I had a huge knee issue over the holidays, and Dr Pappas' office got me in quickly, worked around my busy patient schedule for surgery, and after surgery have been great with the post operative care. Head nurse, Terri, is so good very people, and very knowledgable. I love this office, and you will too.
Spring Creek, NV |
I had a shoulder injury that was responding very slowly, even with physical therapy, and I was advised to get an orthopedic consult. Dr. Pappas saw me in Elko (Nevada) where, thankfully, he comes once or twice a month, and he ordered an MRI after assessment. He read the MRI himself and determined that I could heal without surgery. He gave me an Rx for physical therapy, if needed (I didn't - am regaining full function with own gym routine). I appreciated his conservative and thoughtful help!
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Dr. Pappas' Care Philosophy

Dr Pappas has advanced training and certification, as well as a vast experience in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. His surgical practice emphasizes shoulder and knee repair and reconstruction. Non surgical treatment is available for all other sports related injuries. Dr Pappas treats patients of all ages. The mission of Active Sports Medicine is to assist the patient in returning to an active and functional lifestyle.

Dr. Pappas' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • 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
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Sprain
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Nevada School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    University So Fla

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    University So Fla

    Completed in 1990

    Vanderbilt University

    Completed in 1992

  • Fellowship Hospital
    So Sports Med and Orth Center Vanderbilt University

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Nevada At Reno

    Graduated in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate