Expert Cleveland Orthopedic Surgeons Can Help With Spinal Injuries

A Daily Record article published January 5, 2014 details some positive news after an ice hockey player endured a life threatening spinal injury:
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Sports Medicine in Chattanooga Can Help Ballers Back To Their Feet

An SB Nation article published January 10, 2014 details the return of a premiere NBA point guard after a major knee injury that struck him out of the game for a long time:
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Chattanooga Orthopedic Surgeons Say Mamba Mentality May be Dangerous

“”If you see me in a fight with a bear, prey for the bear.” Ive always loved that quote. That’s ‘mamba mentality’ we don’t quit, we don’t cower, we don’t run. We endure and conquer. [Kobe Bryant Facebook post]

Kobe’s will to succeed is remarkable, if not manic. Thus, it surely wasn’t surprising when he returned to NBA action only eight months following a left Achilles tear– an injury that can take up to two years to recover from. Nor was it surprising that he lasted only six games before injuring the knee in that very same left leg.”

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Consult a Trusted Chattanooga Orthopedic Surgeon to Assess Hip Pain

Hip osteoarthritis becomes more common as people age because through the years, the cartilage that acts as padding between the hip joint and the bone undergoes wear and tear. According to, younger people may experience this condition as well:
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Noted Chattanooga Orthopedic Surgeons Launch Newly Updated Website

Chattanooga, Tennessee (November 14, 2013) – The Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics retooled and updated their official website to provide improved accessibility to information regarding their practice. With the new website, the team of respected Chattanooga orthopedic surgeons will also be able to serve and engage with new patients much better.
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Injured Young Athletes Need Quality Chattanooga Physical Therapy Most

Many kids aspire to be athletes and improve on their sport so much that they willingly submit themselves to difficult exercises and physical activities as early as six or seven years old. Their spirit may be commendable, but they’re also more vulnerable to injuries that could send them to a center for physical therapy in Chattanooga or elsewhere. An article posted on discusses how serious some of the injuries that these children sustain can be:
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Opening of our New Cleveland Location

New Cleveland location

CSMO Cleveland

The new location of Center For Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics in Cleveland is opening November of 2013. The facility is a state-of-the-art 12,000 square foot building, including modern patient rooms and offices, an extensive physical therapy department, and on site digital imaging. Conveniently located across from SkyRidge Medical Center, the new complex provides plenty of parking and close access to a pharmacy.

TWH architects, Inc. Vice PresidentTrey Wheeler and Designer Derick Ownby led the design team and the project was developed by Principals Garry Rodgers and Steen Watson with Chestnut Development Partners. Financing for the project was secured by Capital Mark Bank.

New Address:

2400 North Ocoee Street, Cleveland, Tennessee 37311
(Between Lupi’s & CVS Pharmacy)

CSMO continues to offer same-day appointments for all of your Orthopaedic needs.

CSMO at Hamilton County and N. Georgia In-Service Days

Hamilton County In-Service Day

For the second year in a row, physicians and staff at CSMO hosted a Student Health In-Service for Hamilton County Department of Education Middle and High School Physical Education teachers on August 6th at East Hamilton High School. Topics included Concussions, Heat Issues, Emergency Care, Core & General Conditioning, Weather Safety, Lower Extremity Injury Prevention, Stretching and Taping Techniques. It was a very productive day filled with great information toward keeping students safe and active. Plans are already underway for next year!

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North Georgia In-Service Day

The physicians and staff at CSMO hosted a Student Health In-Service for North Georgia area Elementary, Middle and High School Physical Education teachers and Coaches on August 23rd at Heritage High School. Topics included Concussions, Heat Issues, Emergency Care, Core & General Conditioning, Weather Safety, Lower Extremity Injury Prevention, Stretching and Taping Techniques. Special thanks to David Glenn, weatherman from News Channel 9, who presented on Weather Safety. It was a pleasure hosting the In-Service for the coaches and teachers of North Georgia and we hope it is the beginning of a long lasting tradition.
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Saturday Sports Clinic Starts August 24

Saturday Sports Clinic

CSMO Welcomes Dr. John Nash, August 15th

John Nash, M.D.
Total Joint Arthroplasty/Replacement
Arthroscopic Surgery
General Orthopaedics

After practicing orthopaedic surgery in the Chattanooga area for many years, Dr. John Nash joined the Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopadics in August of 2013. His subspecialty interests include hip and knee replacement, sports medicine, arthroscopy, and trauma.

Attending the University of Southern California for his undergraduate studies, he graduated Summa Cum Laude with the
highest honors and awards including being tapped for Mortar Board, Skull and Dagger Society and the Order of the Palm.

He earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts where he cared for patients at the many excellent, affiliated hospitals throughout Boston including Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth-Israel Hospital, Children’s Hospital Boston, New England Deaconess Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Returning to University of Southern California + Los Angeles County Medical Center (Keck School of Medicine of USC) for post-graduate training, he was awarded the “Orthopedic Intern of the Year” as well as recognition for his extensive research. After completing his residency he found Chattanooga to be an ideal place to live.

Dr. Nash currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Memorial Health Care System and chairs their Quality Committee. He is also past Chief of Staff and serves as Chairman of the Credentials Committee.