Wesley R. Stroud, MD

Sports Medicine: Shoulder, Elbow, Hip, Knee

American Sports Medicine Institute at Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center (Birmingham, AL)
Orthopedic Surgery at UAB Hospital (Birmingham, Alabama)
Medical School
Mercer University (Savannah, Georgia)
Board Certification
Board Eligible, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Sports Medicine: Shoulder, Elbow, Hip, Knee

Wesley R. Stroud, MD

Wesley R. Stroud, MD, is a seasoned physician specializing in arthroscopy and the treatment of sports-related injuries, alongside open treatments of shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee injuries.

His cutting-edge approach to care involves the use of robotic arm-assisted technology for the accurate restoration of hip and knee mechanics during joint reconstruction procedures. A St. Simons Island native, Dr. Stroud received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Georgia in 2007 and later pursued his medical degree from Mercer University, Savannah. His academic excellence earned him induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He then completed an internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at UAB Hospital.

A significant cornerstone of Dr. Stroud’s medical training was his one-year fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at the renowned Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center. Guided by the globally esteemed Dr. James R. Andrews, this program equipped Dr. Stroud with top-tier education and training, fostering advanced decision-making and surgical skills specifically tailored to Orthopedic Sports Medicine. The invaluable experience he gained at this world-leading institute has greatly influenced his medical practice.

After his fellowship, Dr. Stroud joined Optim Orthopedics, delighted to return to his hometown and provide high-quality orthopedic care to his community. He works in tandem with a proficient team of physicians and surgeons, all committed to utilizing the latest technology to help patients and athletes return to their loved activities.

“I am very excited to join Optim Orthopedics and have the opportunity to move back home and provide orthopedic care to the community I grew up in. It is an honor to join such an incredible group of physicians and surgeons who provide top-notch care and utilize the latest technology to help patients and athletes get back to doing what they love.”

Dr. Stroud’s interest in sports medicine is deeply rooted in his personal experience, having sustained a knee injury during high school sports. This event ignited his interest in medicine and inspired his specialization in sports medicine.

Away from his professional duties, Dr. Stroud is a dedicated family man, married to Gigi, with two children, Cate (2) and Wesley Jr. (4). His hobbies span hunting, fishing, grilling, and passionately supporting Georgia football.

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)

Shoulder Conditions

  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder Impingement/Bursitis
  • Biceps and Calcific Tendonitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Instability/Dislocation
  • Shoulder Labral Tears
  • AC/SC Joint Injuries (Separated Shoulder)
  • Throwing Injuries of the Shoulder

Shoulder Procedures

  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Distal Clavicle Excision
  • Arthroscopic Labral repair (Bankart repair)
  • Arthroscopic Capsular Release
  • Arthroscopic and Open Distal Clavicle Excision
  • Biceps Tenodesis
  • AC/SC Joint Reconstruction

Hip Conditions

  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis/AVN)
  • Hip Impingement (Femoroacetabular Impingement/FAI)
  • Labral Tears
  • Snapping Hip (Internal/External)
  • Bursitis (Trochanteric bursitis)
  • Gluteus Medius/Minimus Tears
  • Proximal Hamstring Tears

Hip Procedures

  • Anterior Total Hip Replacement (MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted)
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic Labral Repair
  • Arthroscopic Gluteus Medius/Minimus Repair
  • Arthroscopic and Open Proximal Hamstring Repair

Knee Conditions

  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Ligamentous Injuries (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL Tears)
  • Articular Cartilage Injuries
  • OCD Lesions (Osteochondritis Dissecans)
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Patellar and Quadriceps Tendon Tears
  • Patellar Instability/Dislocation
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)
  • Bursitis (Prepatellar and Pes Anserine)

Knee Procedures

  • Total Knee Replacement (MAKO robotic-arm assisted)
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Meniscal Repair and Partial Meniscectomy
  • ACL/PCL Reconstruction
  • Ligamentous and Tendon Repair
  • Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation

Elbow Conditions

  • Elbow Osteoarthritis
  • Bursitis (Olecranon Bursitis)
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (Ulnar Neuritis)
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Tears
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • UCL Tears
  • Little Leaguer’s Elbow (Medial Apophysitis)
  • OCD Lesions (Osteochondritis Dissecans)
  • Throwing Injuries of the Elbow

Elbow Procedures

  • UCL Repair and Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery)
  • Cubital Tunnel Release, Ulnar Nerve Transposition
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Repair
  • Tennis Elbow Debridement and Repair
  • Elbow Arthroscopy

General Conditions

  • Adult and Pediatric Fractures
  • Adult and Pediatric Fracture Management

General Procedures

  • Corticosteroid Injections of the Shoulder, Elbow, Hip, and Knee Joints
  • Non-Operative Fracture Care Management (Casting/Splinting)
  • Fracture Repair/ORIF (Open Reduction Internal Fixation)

Surgical Care + Primary Care Sports Medicine

Our highly experienced orthopedic surgeons use advanced equipment and technology to perform the least invasive surgery possible for chronic orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions. Our specialized treatments are informed by the latest research and designed to deliver the most effective patient outcomes. They include a number of specialized services including trimming damaged cartilage and joint replacement.


This is the surgical reconstruction or replacement of a joint, including the hip, knee, elbow, shoulder, wrist and ankle. Our orthopedic surgeons are highly trained at treating joint conditions using the latest techniques and procedures. We offer many types of arthroplasty services, including minimally invasive total and partial joint replacement, complex total joint replacement and joint resurfacing.


Athletes can experience damage to their joints due to arthritis, misalignment, overuse or acute injury. Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive technique that allows our surgeons to looks inside the knee and guide small instruments to remove or repair damaged tissue, improving joint mobility. It uses a small camera and other surgical tools that are inserted into the joint through several tiny incisions under local anesthetic. Most patients can return home the same day and return to regular activities within a few days or weeks.

Cartilage Restoration

Sports injuries and overuse can damage cartilage in your joints or cause it to wear away. Without cartilage, the protective tissue that covers the tips of your bones, you can experience pain and reduced mobility. We offer advanced, minimally invasive surgical procedures that can help restore cartilage and allow you to avoid a joint replacement.

Fracture or Dislocation Repair

Sports injuries can result in bone fractures and dislocations, which often occur at the same time. Our orthopedic surgeons use advanced techniques to effectively reposition and stabilize broken bones and repair torn ligaments, so that you can return to an active lifestyle as soon as possible.

Primary Care Sports Medicine

Our primary care sports medicine providers specialize in conservative treatments focused on sports injuries and illnesses. From asthma to ankle pain, we address any condition that may prevent full enjoyment of physical activities and living a healthy lifestyle. In addition to addressing your sports medicine needs, our primary care physicians can also provide all aspects of your healthcare, ranging from preventive health visits to treatment of acute illnesses.


This sophisticated surgical technique allows our sports medicine specialists to correct bones that are misaligned due to arthritis, overuse or injury. Osteotomy can help younger athletes avoid a joint replacement while regaining mobility and returning to an active lifestyle.

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