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Sandy Springs Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Sandy Springs Orthopaedic Surgeon

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My goal is to keep you moving!

Sandy Springs Orthopaedic Surgeon

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My goal is to keep you moving!

Sandy Springs Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Sandy Springs Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Restoring Mobility in Sandy Springs, GA

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Schedule appointment

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Get the best solution for you

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You keep on moving!

Meet your Sandy Springs Orthopaedic Surgeon

About Kellie Middleton

Dr. Kellie K. Middleton is a Georgia native who grew up in Norcross. She was a three-sport standout athlete (softball, basketball and track and field) at Marist High School and the oldest of four siblings who also graduated from Marist. She continued her education at the University of Notre Dame while playing NCAA division I softball and double majoring in biology and psychology. She graduated early from Notre Dame and earned her Masters of Public Health from the University of Georgia focusing on health policy in Management.

While at UGA, Kellie continued her athletic career due to a medical redshirt and early graduation. She was a two-time NCAA All-American and was drafted second pick, first round into the National Professional Fastpitch league by the Akron Racers. While playing professional softball, Kellie worked for a public policy firm in Berkeley, CA before attending Medical School at the University of Pittsburgh. While in medical school, Dr. Middleton conducted research in surgical education and sports injuries, specifically anterior cruciate ligament tears under the mentorship of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Chairman of the department of orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Freddie H. Fu. Dr. Middleton has extensive experience in traumatology and adult reconstructive surgery. As a resident, Dr. Middleton covered the Woodland Hills High School football team for 5 years. She graduated residency as the Chief Administrative Fellow with over 20 publications, numerous podium presentations and book chapters, and public speaking engagements.

Dr. Middleton completed fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the number one orthopaedic hospital in the US, specializing Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine Institute. As a fellow, she covered the NBA team the New York Knicks and the WNBA team the New York Liberty. Dr. Middleton is proud to be a member of the Northside Hospital Sports Medicine team lead by director, Dr. Vonda Wright. She specializes in shoulder, elbow, knee injuries while also treating general sports and orthopaedic injuries.

Outside of the hospital, Dr. Middleton enjoys working out, spending time with her family, traveling, meditation and photography.

Kellie Middleton Atlanta orthopaedic surgeon

I am devoted to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. My goal is to keep you moving!

Sandy Springs Sports Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

With plenty of experience under her belt, Kellie Middleton is an orthopedic surgeon in Sandy Springs specializing in shoulder, elbow, and knee injuries. She also treats general sports and orthopedic injuries.

As a well-respected fellow in the Sandy Springs medical community, she has carried out numerous podium presentations, book chapters, and public speaking engagements.

Her medical credentials speak well to her competency, but more important is what her clients think of her. She is someone with a genuine interest in your well-being and a willingness to listen to your concerns.

As you’ll discover from some of the testimonials here on her website, she has been described as personable and professional, friendly and helpful, someone who gives a thorough explanation about a condition, possible treatment options, plan of care, and takes time to answer all questions.

You deserve the best possible care, and that’s what you’ll get by choosing Kellie Middleton as your Sandy Springs orthopedic surgeon.

With proper precautions, you can avoid sports injuries by following some standard preventive measures, which include;

  • Develop a routine that involves the regular exercise of the different muscle groups to strengthen them.
  • Do not go overboard with any exercise and exceed your body’s tolerance limits. Start slowly and gradually increase your muscle strength and endurance.
  • Warm-ups like stretches, squats, jumping jacks, and arm circles are great ways to improve your muscles’ ability to contract and perform, reducing the risk for injury. Also, take time to cool down properly after any sport or exercise. And that should take as long as your warm-ups.
  • Following a healthy diet plan helps nourish the muscles. And avoid exercising immediately after heavy meals.
  • Learn the necessary rules and proper techniques for engaging in your chosen sport or activity.
  • Use the right equipment and wear appropriate clothing and shoes for your sports. Ill-fitting shoes or gear can increase your chances of injury.
  • Ensure that you wear well-fitted protective gear or equipment to provide support and reduce the risk for injury.
  • Avoid dehydration, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke by drinking lots of water.
  • Ensure you’re physically fit to engage in any sports activity. Don’t participate when tired or injured.

Looking for a trusted Sandy Springs orthopaedic surgeon or for Sandy Springs sports medicine treatment? Call Kellie Middleton for a consultation today!

The recovery time following an orthopedic surgery broadly varies based on several factors such as the type of surgery performed, your overall health, age factors, and absolute compliance to your surgeon’s instructions for post-operative care.

Your work demands will also play a major role in how soon you return to work. For instance, you might be able to return to desk jobs faster than exerting manual labor jobs or light-duty jobs that require occasional standing, bending, or lifting.

Generally speaking, recovery takes a few weeks for some patients. At the same time, it could take several months for others.

Overall, your orthopedic surgeon will discuss recovery time expectations with you before and after surgery. You’ll also be given specific instructions to follow in ensuring a speedy recovery.

Looking for a trusted Sandy Springs orthopedic surgeon or for Sandy Springs sports medicine treatment? Call Kellie Middleton for a consultation today!

There are several things to consider before you resume driving after orthopedic surgery. Answers to the following questions might help determine how soon you return to driving:

  • Could driving interfere with your recovery and healing process post-surgery?
  • Are you on any postoperative pain-relieving medication that could impair your judgment or affect reflexes?
  • What type of surgery was performed, and did it involve your driving leg?

All these questions and several more, including what type of vehicle you drive (automatic, manual, or power steering), will play a significant role in determining whether or not you can return to driving safely.

Your Sandy Springsorthopedic surgeon will provide more specifics and work with you to decide what is reasonable for your particular situation.

Looking for a trusted Sandy Springs orthopaedic surgeon or for Sandy Springssports medicine treatment? Call Kellie Middleton for a consultation today!

Exercising after surgery depends on the type of surgery you’ve undergone and whether it may hinder your recovery or healing process, including several other factors.

Some orthopedic surgeries will require mild, basic exercises post-op as physical therapy. These exercises help establish fresh blood flow circulation in the area where surgery was performed, which aids the healing process. In contrast, others might require total rest.

It’s essential to consult with your surgeon. Your surgeon will let you know how soon you can resume exercise, what type of activity you can or cannot perform, together with the frequency and intensity of such activities.

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In most cases, especially after successful surgery, you should be able to resume your normal daily activities, however with some certain restrictions as the case may be.

And that’s assuming such daily activities don’t put a strain on the area(s) where surgery was performed.

Once again, your orthopedic surgeon will advise you on the best and safest course of action depending on your particular condition.

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Yes, most likely.

Following surgery, bones, muscles, and tissues involved in the surgery would start healing. And failure to use these joints could impair blood circulation to these areas, necessary for proper healing.

Physical therapy plays a vital role in the healing process and is often recommended post-surgery because it works!

Overall, physical therapy will go a long way in ensuring that you can return to your normal lifestyle and activity levels after surgery.

Looking for a trusted Sandy Springs orthopedic surgeon or for Sandy Springs sports medicine treatment? Call Kellie Middleton for a consultation today!

The most common orthopedic injuries include the following

  • Dislocations
  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures
  • Sports Hernia
  • Impingement injuries
  • Overuse injuries

These injuries will majorly occur while engaging in a sports activity or during exercise.

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