Dr. Nigel W. Sparks, MD

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Sports Medicine | Male

Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute 1845 Town Center Blvd Ste 405, Fleming Island, FL 32003 Get Directions
(904) 276-5776

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Care Philosophy

My goal is to treat the athlete in all of us. I want patients to maintain or exceed their current level of function and fitness. I believe in educating my patients about their injuries so that they have the ability to make good, strong choices about their care.Read more

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Dr. Sparks graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in biology. He was a member of...Read more

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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Sparks' Office & Staff
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Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

Dr. Sparks says..

I have an interest and specialty training in sports injuries, tendon and ligament ruptures, cartilage damage, meniscal tears.

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  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscal Cyst
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

Procedures Performed

Dr. Sparks says..

My specialty training is in arthroscopy, ligament and tendon reconstructions, and cartilage regeneration.

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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Hahnemann University Pa

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    Union Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    Union Memorial Orth/Union Meml Hosp

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Uhz Sports Medicine

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    Penn State University

    Graduated in 1994

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Sparks' Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Sparks

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Dr. Sparks says...

Dr. Sparks graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in biology. He was a member of the NCAA Division I nationally ranked Penn State Varsity Soccer Team and in 1992 was named the Big Ten Soccer Player of the year. Dr. Sparks' college soccer accolades also include being named to both the academic and athletic All-American Teams. Additionally, he was a member of the 1992 Canadian Olympic Soccer Team. Dr. Sparks attended Hahnemann Medical School in Philadelphia, Pa, where he also played for the Philadelphia Freedom Professional Soccer Team.

Dr. Sparks completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He completed his fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine at UHZ sports medicine institute in Miami, FL. During his fellowship, he served as an assistant team physician for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, University of Miami and Florida International University. Training under some of the best sports medicine surgeons in the country has provided Dr. Sparks with extensive knowledge and understanding in the management of complex sports injuries.

Formerly the Division chief of Orthopaedic sports medicine and Assistant Professor at University of Florida Health in Jacksonville, Dr. Sparks was a recipient of both the University of Florida Exemplary Teachers Award and University of Florida Faculty Teaching Award in orthopaedic surgery. During that time, he also served as the Team Physician for the Jacksonville Suns Baseball Team, the Jacksonville Giants Basketball Team, Edward Waters College and Stanton College Preparatory School.

Dr. Sparks joins JOI as a member of our elite team physician staff for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Jacksonville Sharks and the University of North Florida. As a former professional and collegiate athlete, Dr. Sparks has a unique perspective on the treatment and management of musculoskeletal injuries. He is board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Sparks practices at our Fleming Island office.

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Dr. Sparks' Care Philosophy

My goal is to treat the athlete in all of us. I want patients to maintain or exceed their current level of function and fitness. I believe in educating my patients about their injuries so that they have the ability to make good, strong choices about their care.

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Dr. Sparks says...

I have an interest and specialty training in sports injuries, tendon and ligament ruptures, cartilage damage, meniscal tears.

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Dr. Sparks says...

My specialty training is in arthroscopy, ligament and tendon reconstructions, and cartilage regeneration.

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Dr. Sparks says...

Thank you for taking the time to evaluate us.  We appreciate you choosing us as your orthopaedic provider and we strive to provide you with the best possible care and access.