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DAVID PALMER, MD

SPORTS MEDICINE: HIP, KNEE, SHOULDER, TOTAL JOINT

Medical School

University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)

Internship

University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)

Residency

University of Missouri at Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)
Children’s Mercy (Kansas City, MO)

Fellowship

Medical College of Virginia (Richmond, VA)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

LYLE MYERS - Physician Assistant (PA-C)

Physicians: David Palmer, MD
MEDICAL ASSISTANTS:  Sharon Ashbaugh / Macy Daves
Office: 912-644-5315   -    Fax: 912-644-5248
APPOINTMENT: 912-644.5300 
East Georgia State College

Effingham County High School

PREP SPORTS TEAM PHYSICIAN
South Effingham High School
Richmond Hill High School
Calvary Day School
KNEE CONDITIONS

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
Meniscus Tear

KNEE PROCEDURES

ACL Reconstruction (Patellar Tendon Graft Technique)
ACL Reconstruction with Hamstring
Arthroscopic Chondroplasty
Cartilage Repair, Open Incision Technique (Zimmer DeNovo NT Natural Tissue Graft)
Meniscus Repair (Arthroscopic Technique)
Partial Knee Replacement
Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction
Total Knee Replacement (Computer-Assisted Robotic Knee Replacement – Mako)
Total Knee Replacement (Uncemented)
Unicondylar Knee Resurfacing

SHOULDER CONDITIONS

Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Arthritis
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Shoulder Dislocation
SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)

SHOULDER PROCEDURES

Bankart Repair
Distal Clavicle Resection
Rotator Cuff Repair (Arthroscopic)
SLAP Repair

To say that sports medicine is in Dr. David N. Palmer’s blood would not be incorrect. Not only did his brother Dean enjoy a lengthy Major League Baseball career with the Rangers, Royals and Tigers, Dr. Palmer pursued his own athletic dreams to Florida State.

As a Seminole, Palmer excelled on the field and off as he earned an Academic All-American status, playing a hybrid role of inside linebacker, running back and fullback. But it was what happened on the sidelines that determined his future, as he got his first exposure to sports medicine through the team doctors. During the off-season he would shadow team physicians and volunteer, paving his way to medical school.

“That’s one reason I enjoy doing sports medicine,” he said, adding with a laugh, “Sometimes I want to say, ‘Get in there; you’re not hurt.’” 

For those who are, however, you couldn’t ask for a more competent physician at your side. Specializing in sports injuries for young and old, Dr. Palmer has performed countless successful arthroscopic surgeries and knee replacements. His passion for helping patients is perhaps only matched by his pursuit of medical science’s bleeding edge. 

Whether it’s high-tech advancements like NeoCart or GelrinC, Dr. Palmer always has his eyes on the future. In fact, he was among the first to work with the REGENETEN Bioinductive Implant, a breakthrough in rotator cuff repair. “It’s exciting to work with some of the new products in orthopedics before they get on the market,” he said. “And, it’s exciting to get on the cutting edge of some of the technology that has come to fruition in the field of orthopedics.”

LYLE MYERS - Physician Assistant (PA-C)

William “Lyle” Myers is physician assistant to David Palmer, MD, for Sports Medicine. Myers earned his Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education, followed by his Master of Education in Health and Physical Education from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. He then went on to receive his Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from South University in Savannah, GA. Myers is certified in the following: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Georgia Board of Athletic Trainers, Basic Life Support, and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and AED.

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As a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, David Palmer, MD, specializes in sports medicine with a focus on treating the musculoskeletal injuries of the shoulder and knee.

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