Specialties

Sports Medicine

Orthopaedics

At a Glance

  • 2012 Started practicing
  • 5 Years experience
  • 5 OFFICE LOCATIONS
  • 2 HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

About Dr. Hammond

Dr. Kyle Hammond is the head orthopaedic surgeon for the Atlanta Hawks. He also serves as an associate team physician for the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Braves, Georgia Tech, Emory University, and several metro Atlanta High Schools.

Dr. Hammond has numerous research publications, book chapters, and presentations in the field of sports medicine. Dr. Hammond’s research on the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) won the 1st place award at the Annual Southern Orthopaedic Association and Georgia Orthopaedic Association meetings. From this research, he was able to help develop an ACL surgical technique that is safe to perform in the youth athlete with “open” growth plates. Dr. Hammond has also been awarded the highest recognition from Emory for patient satisfaction scores in each of his years in practice.

Dr. Hammond grew up in Johns Creek, GA and graduated from Chattahoochee High School. He completed his orthopaedic surgery training at Emory University, where he was awarded the “Outstanding Resident” award. He then went onto the prestigious University of Pittsburgh Sports Medicine Center, where he served as a team physician for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, The University of Pittsburgh athletics, Duquesne University athletics, and the Pittsburgh ballet. Dr. Hammond also completed additional training at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, in the field of hip arthroscopy and hamstring surgery with the renowned, Dr. Bryan Kelly.

Dr. Hammond has a passion for treating adult and youth sports injuries, including:

  • ACL and other ligament or meniscus injuries to the knee
  • Patellar instability
  • Overhead/throwing athlete injuries to the shoulder or elbow
  • Shoulder arthroscopy for rotator cuff or labrum tears
  • Cartilage repair and transplant surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy

Dr. Hammond practices at the Brookhaven, Johns Creek and Smyrna locations of Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center.

When he’s not busy with work, Dr. Hammond enjoys spending time with his wife and their twin boys, working-out and of course, sports.

My Clinical Interests

  • ACL surgery
  • arthroscopic surgery
  • Cartilage Reconstruction/Repair
  • cartilage transplant
  • elbow
  • Elbow (Sports) Surgery
  • hip surgery
  • knee surgery
  • lower extremity reconstruction
  • Non Op Sports Knee
  • Non Op Sports Shoulder
  • patella stablization
  • shoulder
  • Shoulder Labrum Repair (SLAP)
  • shoulder rotator cuff sx
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • sports medicine

Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

INTERNSHIP

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

RESIDENCY

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

FELLOWSHIP

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Arthroscopy Association of North America

International Society of Arthroscopy Hip Surgery

Georgia Orthopaedic Society

Honors & Awards

Research Award Winner
Kelly Society

Resident of the Year Award Winner
Southern Orthopaedic Association, Georgia Orthopaedic Society

Major Publications

Bilateral Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the Forearm: Evaluation and Endoscopic Treatment in an Elite Swimmer. Seiler JG, Hammond KE, Payne SH, & Ivy R. Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances. Vol. 20, number 2, summer 2011. 126-131.

Inter- and Intra-Observer Reliability of the Risser Sign in a Metropolitan Scoliosis Screening Program. Hammond KE, Dierckman BD, Oswald TS, & Meehan PL. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 2011 DEC; 31 (8):E80-84.

Biomechanical analysis of point of failure during lateral-row tensioning in transosseous-equivalent rotator cuff repair model. Dierckman BD, Goldstein J, Hammond KE, & Karas SG. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery 2012 Jan; 28 (1): 52-58.

Anatomic Landmarks Utilized in Physeal-Sparing, Anatomic ACL Reconstruction: An MRI Based Study. Xerogeanes JW, Hammond KE & Todd DC. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – American. 2012 Feb 1;94(3):268-76.

Lateral Femoral Cortical Breach During ACL Reconstruction: A Biomechanical Analysis. Hammond KE, Dierckman BD, Potini V, Xerogeanes JW, & Labib SA. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery 2012 Mar;28(3):365-71.

The Effect of the Aftercare Regimen with Extensor Tendon Repair: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Hammond KE, Starr HM, Seiler JG, & Katz DI. Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances, 2012 Winter;21(4):246-52

Anatomic Landmarks Utilized in Physeal-Sparing, Anatomic ACL Reconstruction: Surgical Technique. Hammond, KE, Xerogeanes JW & Tood DC. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – American, Essential Surgical Techniques. Feb 13, 2013

Sports Medicine Principles, Rehabilitation Principles, Overuse Injuries, and Sprains and Strains (chapter sections). In: Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care, 4th edition. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Hammond KE. Editor: Griffin LY

Meniscal Tears and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries. In: AAOS Monograph ‘The Female Athlete’. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Kercher JS, Hammond KE & Griffin LY. Editor: Templeton KJ

Postoperative Treatment after Flexor Tendon Repair: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Snoddy M, Starr HM, Hammond KE & Seiler JG. Journal of Hand Surgery Am. 2013 Sep;38(9):1712-7.

Overview of Surgical Decision Making: The Patellofemoral Joint in the Athlete. Salzler MJ, Hammond KE, and Bradley JP. Editor: Robin West. 2013.

Hip Arthroscopy and Rehabilitation. Mauro C, Riddle G, and Hammond KE. In An Update on Hip Surgery. American Physical Therapy Association. 2014.

Two Fixation Methods for Acromioclavicular Joint Reduction during Coracoclavicular Ligament Reconstruction: A Biomechanical Analysis. Dierckman BD, Hammond KE, & Karas, SG. Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances. 2014 Fall; 23(3): 147-54

Locations & Appointments

5 Office Location(s)

1

Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center

Emory Sports Medicine Complex
1968 Hawks Ln
Brookhaven, GA 30329
  • 404-778-3350
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2

Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center

Emory at Smyrna
3903 S Cobb Dr SE
Ste 275
Smyrna, GA 30080
  • 404-778-3350
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3

Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center

6335 Hospital Pkwy
Ste 302
Johns Creek, GA 30097
  • 404-778-3350
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4

Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center

59 Executive Park South NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
  • 404-778-3350
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5

Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center

4555 N Shallowford Rd
Dunwoody, GA 30338
  • 404-778-3350
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2 Hospital Affiliation(s)

6

Emory University Hospital

1364 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
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7

Emory Johns Creek Hospital

6325 Hospital Pkwy
Johns Creek, GA 30097
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Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

INTERNSHIP

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

RESIDENCY

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

FELLOWSHIP

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Arthroscopy Association of North America

International Society of Arthroscopy Hip Surgery

Georgia Orthopaedic Society

Honors & Awards

Research Award Winner
Kelly Society

Resident of the Year Award Winner
Southern Orthopaedic Association, Georgia Orthopaedic Society

Major Publications

Bilateral Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the Forearm: Evaluation and Endoscopic Treatment in an Elite Swimmer. Seiler JG, Hammond KE, Payne SH, & Ivy R. Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances. Vol. 20, number 2, summer 2011. 126-131.

Inter- and Intra-Observer Reliability of the Risser Sign in a Metropolitan Scoliosis Screening Program. Hammond KE, Dierckman BD, Oswald TS, & Meehan PL. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 2011 DEC; 31 (8):E80-84.

Biomechanical analysis of point of failure during lateral-row tensioning in transosseous-equivalent rotator cuff repair model. Dierckman BD, Goldstein J, Hammond KE, & Karas SG. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery 2012 Jan; 28 (1): 52-58.

Anatomic Landmarks Utilized in Physeal-Sparing, Anatomic ACL Reconstruction: An MRI Based Study. Xerogeanes JW, Hammond KE & Todd DC. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – American. 2012 Feb 1;94(3):268-76.

Lateral Femoral Cortical Breach During ACL Reconstruction: A Biomechanical Analysis. Hammond KE, Dierckman BD, Potini V, Xerogeanes JW, & Labib SA. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery 2012 Mar;28(3):365-71.

The Effect of the Aftercare Regimen with Extensor Tendon Repair: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Hammond KE, Starr HM, Seiler JG, & Katz DI. Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances, 2012 Winter;21(4):246-52

Anatomic Landmarks Utilized in Physeal-Sparing, Anatomic ACL Reconstruction: Surgical Technique. Hammond, KE, Xerogeanes JW & Tood DC. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – American, Essential Surgical Techniques. Feb 13, 2013

Sports Medicine Principles, Rehabilitation Principles, Overuse Injuries, and Sprains and Strains (chapter sections). In: Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care, 4th edition. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Hammond KE. Editor: Griffin LY

Meniscal Tears and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries. In: AAOS Monograph ‘The Female Athlete’. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Kercher JS, Hammond KE & Griffin LY. Editor: Templeton KJ

Postoperative Treatment after Flexor Tendon Repair: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Snoddy M, Starr HM, Hammond KE & Seiler JG. Journal of Hand Surgery Am. 2013 Sep;38(9):1712-7.

Overview of Surgical Decision Making: The Patellofemoral Joint in the Athlete. Salzler MJ, Hammond KE, and Bradley JP. Editor: Robin West. 2013.

Hip Arthroscopy and Rehabilitation. Mauro C, Riddle G, and Hammond KE. In An Update on Hip Surgery. American Physical Therapy Association. 2014.

Two Fixation Methods for Acromioclavicular Joint Reduction during Coracoclavicular Ligament Reconstruction: A Biomechanical Analysis. Dierckman BD, Hammond KE, & Karas, SG. Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances. 2014 Fall; 23(3): 147-54