Knee Injury/Condition

Knee Injury

Jacob Payne

My son, Jacob, who is in his junior year at Oak Mountain High School, plays football and wrestles for the Eagles. Unfortunately, at the beginning of the 2018 football season he experienced a severe contact injury. During practice while his leg was planted, a teammate rolled into the side of his leg, resulting in a severe, left knee injury.

Jaden Alexander

My son, Jaden, a senior at Homewood High School, was injured during summer football practice in late June, 2018. Jaden was participating in 7-on-7 drills as a defensive back and was covering a receiver. When Jaden went to plant his left foot, he felt his left knee buckle.

Andy Britton

My weekday job is a Marketing Asset Manager for the Coca-Cola United Bottling Company, a career I have enjoyed for almost 20 years. However, my weekend passion is being a football official for the Southeastern Conference (SEC). I’ve been an official at the collegiate level for 18 years, previously officiating for the Southland, Ohio Valley and Sunbelt Conferences. I’ve been fortunate to serve as an SEC official the last 8 seasons and I'm look forwarding to my upcoming 9th season in 2019.

Claudia Hinton

I have played tennis my whole life. When I was 22 years old I had an injury due to playing tennis and had my left knee scoped, while I was in college at Auburn University. I bounced back pretty quick because I was ready to get back on the court and to my regular active lifestyle.

Tiffany Robinson Chandler

My name is Tiffany Robinson Chandler and Dr. Jeff Dugas is one of my most favorite people.

I first met Dr. Dugas in 2003 when I had UCL surgery on my left elbow. Little did I realize that God had many more opportunities for Dr. Dugas and me to cross paths. In 2004 I had my first ACL surgery while doing gymnastics at Auburn University, but it wasn’t then that my relationship with Dr. Dugas started to form. I transferred my junior year, in 2006, to Troy University to cheer.

Anna Robey

I first saw Dr. Jeff Dugas in August of 2006 after my Allograft Oats procedure had failed after 2 years. I was only 26 at the time; had already endured 4 knee surgeries and couldn't find help in Southwest Florida.

Lathrop Smith

I have had a total of 11 orthopaedic surgeries during my lifetime, with many of those being performed by Drs. Andrews, Cain and McBryde. Over the years, I have always been pleased with my surgical outcomes and experiences at Andrews Sports Medicine.

Geoff Langdon

Growing up in New York City, I fell in love with boxing and was active in the sport through my teens. In my 20’s, I moved to Alabama and have called this great state home for 40+ years. Fortunately, I’ve remained very active during my adult life, playing competitive sports and experiencing the positive benefits and satisfaction of living a healthy lifestyle. 

Dave Westbrook

I want to thank Dr. Steven Nichols and everyone at Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center. They are a great bunch of down to earth folks, always smiling, and the nicest people you could have care for you! From the ladies in imaging all the way to surgery!

Jeff Tomko

One week prior to moving from Ohio to Alabama for a new job assignment, I was playing basketball with my 15 year old twin sons. I felt a pop in my right knee when I stretched to retrieve a ball from going out of bounds. My wife would tell you that I should not be playing pick up basketball at the age of 49!

An MRI later revealed that I had torn my meniscus, and surgery was required.

I was referred to Andrews Sports Medicine by a neighbor, made an appointment with Dr. Flanagan who performed my meniscus repair surgery.