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Welcome To Our Practice

Powell Orthopedics and Sports Medicine stands out as a practice that puts people first with respect, compassion, and care for each person's challenges. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Thomas Powell, MD, welcomes patients ranging from the age of 4 throughout their retirement years at their office in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.

The team values each person's time and understands that orthopedic injuries and conditions often require prompt medical attention. For these reasons, they offer same-day appointments if available and perform digital X-rays in the office. They respond within 24 hours and provide free, handicap-accessible parking on site.

Everyone who seeks treatment at Powell Orthopedics and Sports Medicine quickly learns that Dr. Powell and the team follow a guiding principle: Listen first and then give advice. They talk with patients, take time to complete a thorough exam, and then fully explain all of the treatment options.

As specialists in sports medicine, the team offers comprehensive care, from prevention and treatment to customized physical therapy and sport-specific rehabilitation.

Many people receive nonsurgical treatments for arthritis, back pain, and the full scope of orthopedic problems. When a fracture, sports injury, or degenerative disease demands surgical intervention, patients benefit from Dr. Powell's skill and expertise, including his specialization in arthroscopic surgery, fracture care (both surgical and non-surgical), joint replacements, and hand surgery

To learn about the services available at Powell Orthopedics and Sports Medicine or to schedule an appointment, call the office, or connect using the online booking feature today.

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    Patient Education

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Powell Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
2020 Canyon Road, Suite 200
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
Phone: 205-606-5232
Fax: 205-877-8377

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