Our Providers

Michael W. Cantrell, M.D.

Medical EducationUAB School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama FellowshipAO Fellowship, Capital Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center, Jackson, MS ResidencyUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine SpecialtyKnee and Shoulder
Sports Medicine
Location(s)TOC Madison
TOC Main
TOC Scottsboro
Download Biography


Dr. Cantrell is a member of The Orthopaedic Center Sports Medicine Team. Board certified in orthopaedic surgery and AO Fellowship trained, Dr. Cantrell has earned the Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He specializes in arthroscopic and open reconstruction of the shoulder and knee. This includes shoulder and knee arthroscopy, tendon repair, and ligament reconstruction. Dr. Cantrell applies the least invasive, most effective techniques in surgical treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries and other orthopaedic conditions.

Also Board Certified in Ringside Medicine, Dr. Cantrell is a USA Boxing and United States Olympic Committee Physician, providing sports medicine coverage for events such as the U.S. Olympic Team Trials and World Championship Professional Boxing. He is a team physician for Oakwood University, Rocket City United Soccer Team, Huntsville Gymnastics Center, and Southern States Gymnastics. Dr. Cantrell works with the Huntsville Havoc and the Alabama Hammers, as well as several area high schools. He is a former team physician for the University of Mississippi, as well as a former U.S. Air Force Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon.

A Goal- Oriented Approach
"Each patient's recovery goals are distinct - to restore function, return to the team, get back to work, or resume a favorite activity abandoned long ago. My aim is to fully understand my patients' orthopaedic problem and recovery goals, then partner with them to help achieve these goals."

Part of the Team
"I see the patient and me as a team, working toward a common goal. From diagnosis, to treatment, to rehabilitation, I am committed to doing everything within my power to help our team reach its goals."


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Medical Association of the State of Alabama, Alabama Orthopaedic Society, Madison County Medical Society

Affiliations / Links

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy at The Orthopaedic Center (click link)



Shoulder Arthroscopy Discharge Instructions

Knee Arthroscopy Discharge Instructions

Surgery Instructions

ACL Reconstruction Discharge Instructions

Elbow Wrist & Hand Discharge Instructions

TOC Patient Registration Packet

Baseball - Pitching Guidelines

Baseball - Risk Factors for Injury

Baseball - Tommy John FAQ 

Baseball - Thrower's Ten Exercise Program

AHSAA Pre-Participation Physical

TSSAA Pre-Participation Physical

The Fountain of Youth Exercise

Interval Throwing Baseball

Interval Throwing Baseball UCL

Interval Throwing Little League

Interval Throwing Football

Interval Golf Program

Interval Tennis Program

Golfer's Ten

IT Band Stretches

Ankle Exercises

Elbow Exercises

Plantar Fasciitis Stretching Exercises


Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Shoulder Impingement Surgery

Arthroscopic Bankart Repair

ACL Reconstruction

ACL Injury Prevention 

Meniscus Repair

Clinical Team

Kent Kinslow, CRNP

Katie Bryan, MA

Beth Nelson, MA

Lauren Wilson-Reist, Medical Secretary

Back to Directory