Since joining his fellow physicians at TOC in 1986, Dr. Maddox’s practice has centered primarily around surgery of the hand, wrist and elbow combined with emphasis on sports medicine. This has resulted in a practice that concentrates on the problems of the upper extremity (shoulder to fingertips) including those caused by trauma, arthritis, vascular disease, neurological disease or birth defects. Practical examples include treatment of cartilage and ligament injuries of the hand, wrist, and elbow; carpal tunnel syndrome, degenerative arthritis, fractures and tendon lacerations. As many of the injuries seen in Worker’s Compensation and sports involve the upper extremity, he has been active in both arenas and has developed a clear understanding of the needs of patients, employers, and athletes to return to the normal work routine and competitive environments.
Emphasis on sports has led Dr. Maddox to becoming team physician to area high schools as well as a consultant for the Tennessee Valley Vipers, the Huntsville Havoc and Alabama A & M. Treating these high demand patients has intensified and sharpened his understanding of the problems and treatment of the upper extremity and allowed him to provide better care of all his patients.
Teaching and sharing of his expertise and experience has always been an important part of his practice. Dr. Maddox routinely presents lectures and instructional courses both locally and regionally as well as teaches medical students, residents, and patient groups. He has always felt that better medical education of all involved leads to optimal recovery.
“Not only do I have a fascination with the scientific and technological aspects of orthopedic medicine, I am also grateful for the fulfillment of the purpose and the reward of helping others. There is nothing like being able to help someone get back to life as usual, when dysfunction has prevented them from doing the things they love”. Dr. Philip A. Maddox.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Society of Surgery of the Hand
- Deborah Light, CRNP
- Brittany Medley, MA/Medical Secretary
- Katie Beckmann, X-ray/MA
Hand surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC; University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery