A DUAL MISSION: HOPE + HEALING
Hope Through Research
- Harnessing the data from our large-volume practice
- Working to develop treatment protocols and algorithms
- Improving upon the orthopedic surgical technologies in use today
- Hiring research assistants and nurturing their careers as future doctors
- Conducting research studies, publishing papers and sharing our knowledge with others
Healing for Haiti
- Performing free surgeries in collaboration with the Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti
- Donating critical medical supplies
- Sending medical teams comprised of medical professionals from PO and others throughout the greater Atlanta community biannually
- Exposing and educating American medical students to the plight of the Haitians
Conducting research studies, publishing papers and sharing our knowledge with others is integral to our mission. Listed below are research studies that may be of interest.
Dominic S. Carreira, MD, et al. Operative Approaches to Ankle and Hindfoot Arthroscopy. American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society. Vol. 5(1) I-II, 2020
Emmons BR, Carreira DS. Outcomes Following Interposition Arthroplasty of the First Metatarsophalangeal Joint for the Treatment of Hallux Rigidus: A Systematic Review. American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society. Vol. 4(2) I-II
Kivlan BR, Martin RRL, Christoforetti JJ, Wolff AB, Nho SJ, Salvo JP, Ellis TJ, Van Thiel G, et al. The Patient Acceptable Symptomatic State of the 12-Item International Hip Outcome Tool at 1-Year Follow-Up of Hip-Preservation Surgery. The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Vol. 35, No. 5,
Martin RRL, Kivlan BR, Christoforetti JJ, Wolff AB, Nho SJ, Salvo JP, Ellis TJ, Van Thiel G, et al. Minimal Clinically Important Difference and Substantial Clinical Benefit Values for the 12-Item International Hip. The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Vol.35, No. 2, February 2019
Click here for more research by Dr. Carreira.
Xavier A. Duralde, MD, James S. Kercher, MD, et al. Posterior Labral Repairs of the Shoulder Among Baseball Players. American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 47, No. 7, 2019
Xavier A. Duralde, MD, Timothy Griffith, MD, et al. Successful Performance After Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction: An Analysis of 88 Drafted Professional Baseball Pitcher with a Matched Comparison Cohort. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine,
Xavier A. Duralde, MD, Timothy Griffith, MD, James S. Kercher, MD, et al. Elbow Injuries in the Adolescent Thrower. Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine. February 2018
Xavier A. Duralde MD, Timothy Griffith, MD, Troy Jones, PT. Challenges of Medical Care Delivery in Professional Sports: Lessons from Professional Baseball. Journal of AAOS, Vol. 26, No. 24, December 2018
Click here for more research by Dr. Duralde.
Finney FT, Irwin TA. Recognition of failure modes of lateral ankle ligament reconstruction. Foot and Ankle Clinics. 2021;26(1):137-153.
Gossett TD, Finney FT, Hu HM, et al. Factors associated with new persistent opioid use after ankle sprain: A cross-sectional analysis. Current Orthopaedic Practice. 2021;32(5):432-440.
Singer NV, Saunders NE, Holmes JR, Finney FT, et al. Presence of neovascularization in torn plantar plates of the lesser metatarsophalangeal joints. Foot & Ankle International. 2021;42(7):944-951.
Letha Y. Griffin, MD. Section Editor, The Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care Book, 6th Edition.
Timothy Griffith, MD, et al. Comparison of Outcomes Based on Graft Type and Tunnel Configuration for Primary Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Professional Baseball Pitchers. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol
Griffith T, Duralde XA, MD, et al. Successful Performance After Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction: An Analysis of 88 Drafted Professional Baseball Pitcher with a Matched Comparison Cohort. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine,
Timothy Griffith, MD, et al. Revision Ulner Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Professional Baseball: Current Trends, Surgical Techniques, and Outcomes. The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, August 2019
Griffith TB, Kercher J, Willimon CS, Perkins C, Duralde XA. Elbow Injuries in the Adolescent Thrower. Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine. February 2018
Schafer KA, Tucker S, Griffith T, et al. Distribution of Force in the Medial Collateral Ligament Complex During Simulated Clinical Test of Knee Stability. American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 44, No. 5
Kercher JS, Runner RP, McCarthy TP, Duralde XA Posterior Labral Repairs of the Shoulder Among Baseball Players. American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 47, No. 7, 2019
James S. Kercher, MD, Xavier A. Duralde, MD, Timothy Griffith, MD, et al. Elbow Injuries in the Adolescent Thrower. Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine. February 2018
Alexeev M, Kercher JS, Levina Y, Duralde XA Variability of glenoid labral tear patterns: a study of 280 sequential surgical cases
Rogozinski Z, Alexeev M, Kimmerly W, Murray H. Management of Periarticular Injuries in Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Patients, GA Orthopaedic Society, 2020
Mehl A, Kimmerly WS. Sports Medicine General Principles. AAOS Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care. 6th Edition. Jones and Bartlett Learning. August 2021. ISBN: 9781284223347
Walter B. McClelland, Jr, MD, Stephen M. McCollam, MD. Impact of the Current United States Health Care Environment on Practice: A Private Practice Viewpoint. Hand Clinics Journal, Vol. 36, Issue 2, May 2020
Walter B. McClelland, Jr, MD, et al. Misdiagnosis and Radial Tunnel Syndrome: Considering the Distal Biceps Tendon. Southern Orthopaedic Association, Vol. 28, No. 1, Spring 2019
Walter B. McClelland, Jr, MD, et al. Isolated loss of active external rotation: a distinct entity and results of L’Episcopo tendon transfer. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Vol. 27, No. 3, March 2018
Book Chapters: Walter B. McClelland, Jr, MD. (2019). Scapular Fractures. In: Weiss APC (ed). The American Society for Surgery of the Hand Textbook of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, 2nd Ed. Chicago, IL, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Lectures: Choosing a Career in Private Practice” Faculty, Residents & Fellows Conference, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, September 2020
Click here for more research by Dr. McClelland.
Stephen M. McCollam, MD, Walter B. McClelland, Jr, MD. Impact of the Current United States Health Care Environment on Practice: A Private Practice Viewpoint. Hand Clinics Journal, Vol. 36, Issue 2, May 2020
In 1953, Dr. James Funk, the founder of Peachtree Orthopedics, made his first trip to Haiti to visit and assist Sister Joan Margaret – a nun who ran St. Vincent’s School for Handicapped Children in Port-au-Prince. During his visit, Dr. Funk was struck not only by the beauty of the country, but also by Haiti’s widespread poverty, harsh living conditions and desperate need for medical supplies and treatment.
Following his first trip, Dr. Funk returned to Haiti time and time again to provide medical treatment and perform surgery. He was soon joined in these medical missions by his two partners – Dr. Robert E. Wells and Dr. Joseph H. Dimon III. As Peachtree Orthopedics grew, the tradition continued, and many PO physicians, including Drs. Mike Bernot, Xavier Duralde, Carl Fackler, Anuj Gupta, Lee Kelley, Steve McCollam, Allen McDonald Jr., Allen McDonald III, Doug Murray, Herndon Murray, Scott Pennington, Ashok Reddy, Steve Smith and Obi Ugwonali have volunteered their time and medical skills to provide orthopedic care and treatment to impoverished Haitians and to patients at the Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti.
In 1983, Peachtree Orthopedics’ long-standing commitment to Haiti was recognized when the National Order of Honor and Merit – Haiti’s highest honor for civilian service and contributions – was awarded to Dr. Funk.
Today, humanitarian and medical needs in Haiti remain great. Peachtree Orthopedics’ involvement and assistance is as critical as it was over 65 years ago when Dr. Funk made his first trip. Haiti’s infant mortality rate is the highest in the world. Over half the country’s population suffers from malnutrition, and the average life expectancy is just 53 years.
The Peachtree Orthopedics Foundation, a non-profit organization, continues to help address these critical humanitarian needs by providing funds, supplies, medical care and training in Haiti.
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- American College of Surgeons
- American Medical Association
- American Orthopaedic Association
- American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons Society
- American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
- American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society
- American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society
- American Society for Surgery of the Hand
- American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
- Arthroscopy Association of North America
- Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons
- Atlanta Clinical Society
- Atlanta Orthopaedic Society
- Cervical Spine Research Society
- Georgia Orthopaedic Society
- Georgia Shoulder and Elbow Society
- Georgia Society for Surgery of the Hand
- International Cartilage Repair Society
- International Cartilage Research Society
- International Society of Hip Arthroscopy
- International Society of Technology in Arthroplasty
- International Spine Intervention Society
- Medical Association of Atlanta
- Medical Association of Georgia
- North American Spine Society
- Orthopaedic Trauma Association
- Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports, and Occupational Rehab
- Southern Medical Association
- Southern Orthopaedic Association