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In Memory of Dr. J. Michael Cockrell

As we honor the legacy and impact of J. Michael Cockrell, M.D., we reflect on his career and contributions to the sports community and his nearly 32-year tenure as a provider at The Orthopaedic Group, P.C.  Dr. Cockrell, a sports medicine specialist, graduated from the University of South Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in biology. […]

Dr. Conrad Discusses Shoulder Dislocation and Labral Tears with FOX10 News

Shoulder dislocations and labral tears are closely related injuries that significantly impact shoulder stability and function. A shoulder dislocation occurs when one of the three bones that make up the shoulder is forcibly removed from the glenoid cavity, often resulting in a labral tear. This type of injury can cause significant instability and pain in […]

Dr. Wilson Celebrates 15 Years at The Orthopaedic Group, P.C.

At The Orthopaedic Group, P.C., we’re celebrating several milestone anniversaries for our physicians. Our most recent is Dr. Charles H. Wilson, IV, a fellowship-trained surgeon in our Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement Centers of Excellence. He joined our practice 15 years ago and has been making a difference in patients’ lives ever since. Dr. Wilson […]

Saturday Sports Care Returns for Fall 2022

Saturday Sports Care is a walk-in clinic from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. every Saturday through November for aute athletic injuries. No appointment is required and there is no charge for the initial exam.

Community Partner: Dr. Handwerger and Dr. Spain Sponsor Fairhope Pirate Dash

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The Orthopaedic Group, P.C., and Dr. Adam J. Handwerger and Dr. J. Keith Spain are excited to sponsor the 2022 Fairhope Pirate Dash. The Fairhope Pirate Dash is a 5K race and a 1-mile fun run in downtown Fairhope benefiting Fairhope East Elementary, Fairhope West Elementary and J. Larry Newton Elementary schools. Visit Fairhope Pirate […]

Community Partner: Dr. McGowin Sponsors UMS-Wright Dawgs on the Hunt

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The Orthopaedic Group, P.C., and Dr. Joseph F. McGowin, III are excited to support the 2021 Dawgs on the Hunt event, benefitting UMS-Wright Preparatory School. Dawgs on the Hunt is one of two fundraisers the Parents’ Association holds to raise money for various educational programs, facility updates, and curriculum enhancements. Visit UMS-Wright Preparatory School to […]

Community Partner: Dr. Cope Sponsors Planet Gymnastics

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The Orthopaedic Group, P.C., and Dr. Stephen B. Cope are proud to sponsor Planet Gymnastics. We wish all the athletes a safe and exciting season! Visit Planet Gymnastics to learn more about their mission and competitive programs. Dr. Cope is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a fellow of the American […]

Community Partner: Doctors support Little Sisters of the Poor Lawn Party

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The Orthopaedic Group, P.C., and Drs. McGinley, Cope, McGowin, Barbour, Howard, Engerson, Kidder, and McKean are excited to sponsor the Little Sisters of the Poor Lawn Party. Little Sisters of the Poor is a non-profit organization that serves the elderly poor across 30 countries. Learn more about the Mobile organization on their website. Dr. McGinley […]

Community Partner: Dr. McKean and Dr. Kidder Sponsor St. Ignatius Impala Gala

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The Orthopaedic Group, P.C., and Dr. Matthew McKean and Dr. Jacob F. Kidder are excited to sponsor the annual St. Ignatius Impala Gala. We wish them a successful fundraising event! Visit St. Ignatius Catholic School to learn more about the school and mission. Dr. Matthew McKean is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the management […]

Community Partner: The Orthopaedic Group Sponsors Azalea Trail Run

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The Orthopaedic Group, P.C. is proud to serve as one of the official physician groups for the annual Azalea Trail Run in downtown Mobile! Thank you to Dr. Keith Spain; Kayla Clemons, CRNP; Meg White, RN; Dr. Peter Rippey; and Dr. Travis Bowen for their time at the event. Learn more about the Azalea Trail […]

Community Partner: Dr. Spain Sponsors Fairhope Track and Field

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The Orthopaedic Group, P.C., and Dr. J. Keith Spain are excited to sponsor the Fairhope High School Track and Field Program. We wish all the athletes good luck on the season ahead! Visit Fairhope High School Track and Field to learn more. Dr. Spain, a non-surgical and regenerative sports medicine specialist, is board certified in […]

Community Partner: Dr. Spain Sponsors Grand Summer Ball

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The Orthopaedic Group, P.C., and Dr. J. Keith Spain are excited to sponsor the 34th annual Grand Summer Ball, rescheduled to take place August 20, 2022.  The Grand Summer Ball, presented by the Thomas Hospital Foundation, makes it possible to purchase state-of-the-art equipment to provide exceptional healthcare close to home. Learn more on their website.  […]

Community Partner: Dr. Spain Sponsors Fairhope Educational Enrichment Foundation

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The Orthopaedic Group, P.C., and Dr. J. Keith Spain are excited to sponsor the Fairhope Educational Enrichment Foundation (FEEF) for the 2021-2022 school year. The FEEF mission is to promote and enrich educational opportunities for all Fairhope public school children. Visit the FEEF website to learn more. Dr. Spain, a non-surgical and regenerative sports medicine […]

Saturday Sports Care Open for Fall 2021

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Saturday Sports Care is a walk-in clinic from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. every Saturday through November for aute athletic injuries. No appointment is required and there is no charge for the initial exam.

Community Partner: Dr. Spain Sponsors Fairhope Walking School Bus

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The Orthopaedic Group, P.C., and Dr. J. Keith Spain are excited to sponsor the Fairhope Walking School Bus for the 2021-2022 school year. Visit Fairhope Walking School Bus to learn more. Dr. Spain, a non-surgical and regenerative sports medicine specialist, is board certified in Family Medicine and fellowship-trained in sports medicine. Dr. Spain specializes in […]

The Orthopaedic Group, P.C. Welcomes Coaches and Players to the 2021 Senior Bowl

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The Orthopaedic Group, P.C. is excited to welcome coaches and players to Mobile, Alabama for the 2021 Senior Bowl! For years, The Orthopaedic Group, P.C. has served as the chosen physicians for these NFL draft prospects. The physicians in our Sports Medicine Center are available during practice and the game to ensure that all players […]

Is Outpatient Shoulder Replacement an Option for You?

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Frequent, recurring shoulder pain can affect your daily life and keep you from even the simplest of everyday activities. Fortunately, there is relief in sight with new technologies, offering new options to patients. One such option now offered by our shoulder specialists includes an outpatient total shoulder replacement. A total shoulder replacement is often required because […]

Saturday Sports Care

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When you are still feeling the effects of Friday night’s football game Saturday morning, The Orthopaedic Group, P.C. now offers a Saturday morning sports injury clinic from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. during the football season, starting August 24th and ending during the playoffs in November.Any athlete, whether in high school or college, or a […]

Is Regenerative Medicine Right For Me?

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Regenerative Medicine heals injuries by growing new healthy tissue with the potential to fully repair damaged tissues. Advanced technologies are allowing physicians like Dr. J. Keith Spain of The Orthopaedic Group to use the body’s ability to naturally repair and regenerate its own damaged cells and tissues to promote and accelerate healing. Dr. Spain performs specialized procedures that […]

Dr. Spain explains non-operative treatment using patient’s bone marrow

Dr. J. Keith Spain discusses an innovative non-surgical procedure that uses stem cells in a patient’s own bone marrow to prolong surgeries such as knee replacements. “We’re not looking to replace surgery, but oftentimes this procedure can work in conjunction with surgery to help in the healing process, or to put off the surgical process […]

Dr. Spain explains unique new treatment using bone marrow

Dr. J. Keith Spain of The Orthopaedic Group and Lenise Ligon of Fox10TV discuss a new bone marrow procedure that is holding promise for healing pain. Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BAMC) is made from fluid taken from bone marrow. The bone marrow aspirate contains stem cells that can help the healing of some bone and joint conditions. […]

Healthy Back To School Tips

  Heading back to school is always an exciting time for students. It’s a new year for them to start fresh and begin new things. Parents want their students to be prepared for all the new adventures they might face. Whether they are starting a new classroom, a new after-school activity, or just continuing working […]

Patient Success Story: Returning to competitive water skiing after ACL surgery

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John Zimmerman, a competitive water skier, experienced a tear of his right knee’s anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) while water skiing late last summer. He chose Dr. Matthew Busbee of The Orthopaedic Group for his treatment. Dr. Busbee discussed the surgical and nonsurgical options associated with his injury. “I knew I couldn’t continue to competitively ski […]

Dr. Conrad is ready for the Boston Marathon

Dr. Jeff Conrad competes in the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18, 2016! He qualified at the First Light Marathon in January. Dr. Conrad’s story is inspiring and he gives a tremendous amount of credit to his biggest cheerleader, his dad, who lost his battle with leukemia in September 2014. In February, we shared a […]

Dr. Conrad qualifies for the 2016 Boston Marathon!

Dr. Jeff Conrad is headed to the Boston Marathon in April! He qualified at the First Light Marathon last month. Dr. Conrad’s story is inspiring and he gives all credit to this biggest cheerleader. Read this article from Al.com to learn more about his emotional journey to Boston. Congratulations Dr. Conrad! We are so proud […]

Welcome Drs. Frerichs and Spain to our Foley location!

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As Foley grows, so do we! The Orthopaedic Group, P.C. welcomes Dr. Frerichs and Dr. Spain to our Foley location. Dr. Frerichs graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and received his medical degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Dr. Frerichs completed his Orthopaedic […]

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