Wayne McGough, Jr. MD treats all types of orthopaedic sports injuries, including injuries of the shoulder, elbow and knee. His research interests include tendon and ligament biomechanics, preventing venous thromboembolism in orthopaedics and meniscal repairs. Dr. McGough performs surgery at St. Vincent's Birmingham and Hoover/Greystone.
A native of nearby Mt. Olive, AL and graduate of Gardendale High School, Dr. McGough graduated from the University of Alabama in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in Biology. He continued his education at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, graduating in 2005. He went on to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
Following his orthopaedic training, Dr. McGough accepted a fellowship in sports medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) in Birmingham, Alabama. He then joined Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in 2011.
Dr. McGough is one of the first surgeons in Birmingham to utilize Stryker's Mako System, a highly-advanced robotic-arm assisted technology, to personalize partial knee and total knee replacement procedures to each patient.
Dr. McGough serves as Jacksonville State University's official orthopaedic surgeon and medical director. He also serves as team physician for Birmingham-Southern College and Chelsea High School.
He formerly served as a team physician for various college and high school athletic teams including Dartmouth Varsity Football, Dartmouth Women and Men's Rugby, Dartmouth Varsity Hockey, Tarrant High School Football and Hanover High School hockey and football. In addition, he participated as a team physician for the MiLB Birmingham Barons.
Dr. McGough and his wife, Natalie, have four kids - Emma Raines, Tucker, Finley and Wyatt. In his spare time, Dr. McGough enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, fishing, camping, and playing the guitar.
Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship:
American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) - (Birmingham, AL)
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency:
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon, NH)
University of Alabama School of Medicine at UAB (Birmingham, AL)
University of Alabama - B.S. - Biology (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Recently, I was on a fishing trip to Louisiana that was planned to last 3 days. After 2 days, I was in so much pain in my shoulder that I had to cancel my last day of fishing. I made an appointment with Andrews Sports Medicine to have an evaluation about helping with the pain. I received a shot in each shoulder and was pain free for a few months.
Danny Blackburn | Fayette, AL
With my injury, it wasn’t a single event that made it occur. It has been a gradual worsening of my shoulder joint and I had to have shoulder surgery. Before I had my surgery it was bone on bone, and was a combination of small injuries from the past that I had ignored. I knew I needed to see a professional.
Marcus Roberts | Tuscaloosa, AL
My story began on October 24, 2018 when I was thrown to the pavement in a cycling accident, landing on my left shoulder. X-rays of the shoulder at the Huntsville Hospital ER showed that the shoulder was not broken.
Two weeks later, still unable to raise my arm, I had an MRI. It showed that I had full thickness tears of both the infraspinatus and supraspinatus tendons. (In layman’s terms they were both ripped entirely off the bone.) These are two of the four tendons that make up the rotator cuff of the shoulder.
Pat Galecki | Brownsboro, AL
My husband, Leland Millsaps, worked for Jim Walter Mines in Brookwood, AL for more than 30 years. After leaving the mine industry, Leland has spent the last 15 years owning and managing a garage door installation business.
Leland has always had bilateral knee pain, but over the years he developed pain in both knees. He was previously given a gel injection at another medical practice, which provided some relief and was very helpful.
Leland Millsaps | Cottondale, AL
I have a small farm in Carbon Hill, AL where I raise cows and grow hay. Everything on the farm requires me to use my knees, so I started having a lot of issues over time because of my arthritis.
A few years ago, I had my right knee replaced by an orthopaedic surgeon in our area. When I started feeling similar pain in my left knee, I knew I wanted to visit a different doctor for the surgery, hoping for a better experience.
Larry Eads | Carbon Hill, AL