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Dr. Emerson's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Emerson "Dr. Emerson has a distinguished career in orthopedics and sports medicine. He is a decorated combat Air Force flight surgeon accruing several air medals during his tour in Vietnam. During his first year of practice in 1978, he established the much acclaimed high school student-athlete comprehensive sports physicals. For seventeen years, he served as the orthopedic surgeon and team physician for the Phoenix Suns, The Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers. He has authored award winning publications and research, and has served as the President of the National Sports Medicine Academies. Dr. Emerson is also a founding member of the Arizona Chapter of College Football Hall of Fame. He is a board member of the Arizona Football Coaches Association and serves as Chairman of the annual, "Care of the Athlete" seminars. In 2005, Phoenix Magazine named him as, a "Top Doc" in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Emerson was founder and President of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics Sports Medicine. He is also the only physician to be named an honorary staff member of John C. Lincoln Hospital. "
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Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Arthritis of the Elbow
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
De Quervain's Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Hip Pointer Injuries
Internal Derangement of Knee
Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Rotator Cuff Tear
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Trigger Point Injection
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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KS UNIV OF MED & BIOSCI COLL OF OSTEO MED
Medical School | Graduated 1969
Phoenix General Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1977
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
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