Christopher A. Potts, M.D. is a board certified orthopedic surgeon by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Potts specializes in the operative and non-operative treatment of:
- Knee injuries including those of the ACL, PCL collateral ligaments and meniscus
- Shoulder injuries involving the rotator cuff, labrum, biceps and shoulder instability
- Arthritic shoulder conditions
- Elbow injuries involving the biceps tendon, ulnar collateral ligament (“Tommy John” ligament), and cartilage
- Arthroscopic/minimally invasive treatment of hip conditions including labral tears, labral reconstruction, hip impingement, lateral hip pain, and hamstring injuries
- Fracture care including complex periarticular fractures
- Cartilage preservation and restoration procedures of the shoulder, hip, and knee
- Stem Cell and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapeutic treatment for a variety of orthopedic conditions
Education and Training
- American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, AL
- Campbell Clinic/University of Tennessee, Orthopedic Surgery, Memphis, TN
- Mercer University School of Medicine, M.D., Macon, GA
- University of Colorado, B.S., Biology, Boulder, CO
- Honors: Graduated with honors
Dr. Potts was born and raised in Fayetteville, GA and attended middle/high school at Landmark Christian School in Fairburn, GA. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO where he graduated with honors, majoring in biology with a minor in biochemistry. After completing undergraduate studies, Dr. Potts returned to Georgia for medical school, attending Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, GA.
Dr. Potts then went on to complete his five-year orthopedic surgery residency at the prestigious Campbell Clinic in Memphis, TN. During residency, he had the privilege of training under the authors of Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics, a widely used medical textbook. While there, Dr. Potts served as a team physician for the Memphis Grizzlies, University of Memphis athletics, Memphis Red Birds baseball team, as well as high school athletics. As a chief resident, Dr. Potts was elected as the recipient of the Rocco Calandruccio Award for Orthopaedic Excellence.
Upon completion of residency, Dr. Potts passed his written board examinations, scoring in the 94th percentile, the top 5 percent in the country. Next, he completed a sports medicine fellowship at he the esteemed American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL, where he trained under the world-renowned Dr. James Andrews as well as Lyle Cain, Jeff Dugas, and Benton Emblom. During fellowship, Dr. Potts served as a team physician for the University of Alabama athletics, Birmingham Barons baseball team, WWE professional wrestling association, Birmingham Ballet, as well as multiple professional and collegiate athletes from across the country.
In practice, Dr. Potts has served as a team physician for the Gwinnett Braves.
Dr. Potts has authored multiple publications, presentation, and educational conferences. During fellowship, in addition to extensive training involving the shoulder, elbow and knee, Dr. Potts pursued a special interest in hip arthroscopy. Here he completed extensive operative training and research on the arthroscopic/minimally-invasive treatment of non-arthritic hip conditions. Following fellowship, Dr. Potts completed a brief period of advanced hip arthroscopy training at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
Dr. Potts also has extensive training in the treatment of orthopedic conditions with stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Dr. Potts has traveled to Italy to study the use and advantages of these modalities for a multitude of conditions with some of the pioneers of this therapy.
Dr. Potts will see patients age 10 and older as well as fractures in children age 6 and older.
- Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
- Atlanta Orthopaedic Society
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
- Arthoscopy Association of North America
- Northside Hospital Atlanta