BIOGRAPHYE. Lyle Cain, Jr., MD specializes in arthroscopy and treatment of sports-related injuries, as well as open and arthroscopic treatment of knee, shoulder and elbow injuries. In addition, he is certified to treat cartilage injuries in the knee with articular cartilage implantation and meniscal transplantation.
Dr. Cain is board certified in in orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine. Dr. Cain's research interest involves the evaluation and prevention of injuries in youth sports, as well as the treatment of adult injuries in the shoulder, elbow and knee, including cartilage and meniscal transplantation. Dr. Cain also has a special interest in the emerging field of biological treatment options, including stem cells and growth factors associated with healing.
Dr. Cain has presented papers and instructional courses for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and The International Society for Arthroscopy and Knee Surgery on the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of knee, shoulder and elbow injuries. Dr. Cain's orthopaedic research extends to the treatment of ulnar collateral ligament injuries of the elbow in baseball players.
A native of Birmingham, Dr. Cain graduated from the University of Alabama with bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. He earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed a general surgery internship at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, followed by a position as chief resident at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic in Memphis. He then completed an orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship with James R. Andrews, M.D., and William G. Clancy, Jr., M.D., at the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI). Following his fellowship training, he was invited to become a member of the Alabama Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center and later founded the Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center.
Dr. Cain is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) and the American Baseball Foundation (ABF), where he conducts research, provides community outreach services to youth athletes, and actively educates and trains young orthopaedic surgeons. He is also on the Board of Directors of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and holds memberships in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Medical Association, Alabama State Medical Association, Southern Medical Association, International Cartilage Repair Society and the International Society for Arthroscopy and Knee Surgery.
Dr. Cain serves as team physician for the University of Alabama and medical director for Jacksonville State University and the University of West Alabama. He is also an orthopaedic consultant for Birmingham-Southern College and the Birmingham Barons, AA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. Dr. Cain is also a team physician for several high schools including Mountain Brook, Hoover, Homewood, Hewitt-Trussville, Shades Valley and Oak Grove. Dr. Cain leads an outreach program through the University of West Alabama, which provides medical services to more than 40 schools in the West Alabama area.
Dr. Cain and his wife, Jill, have four children: Sarah, Virginia, Edward and George. He participates in wildlife habitat management and enjoys golf, hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreational activities with his family.
Education, Training & Awards ...
Education & Training
- University of Alabama
- University of Alabama School of Medicine at UAB
- University of Tennessee in Memphis
- University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic (Memphis, TN)
- Orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship with James R. Andrews, M.D.
- The American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) and Alabama Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center with William G. Clancy, Jr., M.D.
Honors & Awards
- Best Doctors of America (2018)
- Top Doctor - Orthopedics (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)
- Top Doctor - Sports Medicine (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)
- Jack C. Hughston, M.D. Sports Medicine Person of the Year - Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association (2016)
- Best Doctors In America (2015)
- Major League Baseball's Super Surgeons (BleacherReport.com - 2014)