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Christopher Potts, M.D.



Christopher Potts, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sports-related injuries and musculoskeletal disorders of the upper and lower extremities.

Dr. Potts has been in practice in Atlanta and Alpharetta, Georgia, since 2014, and enjoys treating athletes and active people of all ages. He is a leading specialist on the latest arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques, with expertise in the surgical treatment of the shoulder, hip, and knee. Dr. Potts also integrates biologic therapies into his practice, utilizing the latest stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) technology in treating both non-operative and operative patients.

As a graduate of the Mercer University School of Medicine, Dr. Potts completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Campbell Clinic, later serving as chief resident. He then completed his fellowship in sports medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute, training under the world-renowned Dr. James Andrews. In addition, following his fellowship, Dr. Potts completed further hip arthroscopy and preservation training at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.



    Dr. Potts has authored multiple publications and book chapters, and has presented his work at numerous educational conferences. He routinely lectures and teaches around the country, training other orthopedic surgeons in cutting-edge surgical techniques. Additionally, he has also helped develop and design techniques and instrumentation that make the arthroscopic treatment of orthopedic conditions easier, more successful, and more reliable.
    He has completed extensive research and training in hip preservation and the arthroscopic treatment of non-arthritic hip conditions such as hip labral tears, abductor tears and hamstring tears. He also has extensive training in minimally invasive and open treatment of shoulder injuries including labral tears, rotator cuff tears, instability and arthritis, as well as knee injuries involving the ligaments, meniscus, and cartilage. Dr. Potts also treats elbow injuries, including the “Tommy John” ligament, and fractures throughout the upper and lower extremities. Additionally, he has traveled internationally to study the use of stem cells and PRP in the treatment of orthopedic conditions.



    As a lifelong athlete and sports medicine specialist, Dr. Potts understands the complexities of sports-related injuries and strives to return athletes to the field as soon as it is safe to do so. He has years of experience serving the Atlanta Region, and has treated patients of all ages and skill levels. He currently serves as team physician for multiple high schools in the Atlanta area. Also, throughout his practice and training, Dr. Potts has served as team physician for the University of Alabama Athletics, Washington Redskins, Atlanta Braves, Birmingham Barons, WWE Professional Wrestling Association, and Birmingham Ballet, as well as multiple professional and collegiate athletes from across the country.



    Education and Clinical Specialization:

    • Doctor of Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine
    • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, Campbell Clinic/University of Tennessee
    • Fellowship, Sports Medicine, American Sports Medicine Institute
    • Hip Arthroscopy and Preservation Training, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York


    Certifications and Affiliations:

    • Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
    • Member, American Orthopaedic Society
    • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • Member, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
    • Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America
    • Member, International Society for Hip Arthroscopy