Dr. J.W. Thomas Byrd, orthopedic hip surgeon in the greater Nashville, Tennessee area, has been practicing orthopedic surgery for the past two decades. Dr. Byrd specializes in treatments of the hip joint, as well as sports injuries involving the shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle. With a true passion for sports medicine and orthopedic injuries, he is the founder of Nashville Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center. Dr. Byrd is also the founder of the Nashville Sports Medicine Foundation, a non-profit organization established to encourage, support and nurture research and education directed at prevention, diagnosis and management of injuries and diseases in the field of orthopedic medicine. Dr. Byrd is the third generation of physicians in his family to serve the greater Nashville, Tennessee community. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and obtained his medical degree from Vanderbilt University. He then completed his orthopedic training at the University of Louisville. Dr. Byrd participated in fellowship training programs in two specialty areas of orthopedics, sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery under Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama. Additionally, Dr. Byrd gained fellowship training in joint replacement and reconstructive surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Thomas Byrd, orthopedic hip surgeon, has held numerous local, national and international appointments. He has authored several textbooks on hip arthroscopy and contributed a number of textbook chapters on this topic and other select orthopedic topics. With over 50 scientific articles published, Dr. Byrd's patient referral base is international. He is also visited by orthopedic surgeons from all over the world to learn his hip arthroscopy techniques. He has developed several surgical techniques that are commonly employed throughout the orthopedic world and invented numerous instruments that have revolutionized aspects of orthopedic surgery. Dr. Byrd is team physician for the Tennessee Titans and has served as physician for the U.S. Olympic Team. He is a consulting orthopedic hip surgeon for numerous professional sports franchises from the NFL, NHL, NBA, WNBA and MLB, as well as the ATP professional tennis tour. For twenty years, Dr. Byrd also served as team physician for area universities including Trevecca Nazarene University and Martin Methodist College, as well as numerous high schools. He was also an attending physician to the Nashville Ballet.
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Dr. J.W. Thomas Byrd has been actively practicing his passion, orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, for the past two decades. The principles of sports medicine emphasize a comprehensive team approach in the conservative treatment of injuries with the goal of helping the patient return to a healthy state, as well as focusing on the prevention of new or recurrent sports injuries. When surgery is necessary for the patient, Dr. Byrd's specialty in arthroscopic techniques emphasizes less invasive surgery for a easier, quicker and less painful recovery. These principles, initially developed for the competitive athlete, apply to all injuries whether they occur in the recreational environment, work place or at home.
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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Byrd to family and friends is 3.9 out of 5