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arthroscopic surgery, joint drainage, rotator cuff surgery, excision, fracture and dislocation treatment or surgery, claw toe deformity, shoulder subluxation


Dr. William Garth, M.D. has been a member of the UAB Department of Surgery faculty since 1984. He has achieved the rank of Professor. He is a surgical provider in the UAB Sports Medicine Clinic, which serves the UAB Blazer Athletics Department and multiple local schools and organizations.

He has also been an instructor at both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels, establishing a Sports Medicine Fellowship in 1987.

Dr. Garth’s research activities, particularly those pertaining to the knee and shoulder, have contributed to our understanding of the complexities of the subtle diagnoses and treatment problem associated with high caliber athletes.

Selected Publications

Garth, W.P., Jr., Blum, M.F., and Lemons, J.E.: Evaluation of the Effect of Graft Rotation on Isometry in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructions. Am J Sports Med. Vol 23, No 3:282-287, May-June 1995.

Martin, D.R., and Garth, W.P., Jr.: Results of Arthroscopic Debridement of Glenoid Labrum Tears. Am J Sports Med., Vol 23, No 4:447-451, July/Aug 1995.

Garth, W.P., Jr., Greco, J, House, M: The Lateral Notch Sign Associated with Acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament Disruption. Am J Sports Med., Vol 28, No 1:68-73, Jan/Feb 2000.

Garth, W.P., Jr., DiChristina, D.G., Holt, G.: Delayed Proximal Repair and Distal Realignment After Patellar Dislocation. Clin Orthop. No 377:132-144, Aug 2000.

Garth, W.P., Jr., Connor, G, Futch, L, Belarmino-Jones, H,: Patellar Subluxation at Terminal Knee Extension: Isolated Deficiency of the Medial Patellomeniscal Ligament". Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Vol.93:10, May 2011.


Medical School
Tulane University

Duke University
General Surgery

University of Tennessee
Orthopedic Surgery

Georgia Tech
Sports Medicine


Campus Address
ACC 402

205-930-8339 (Highlands)
205-934-1041 (Children's Sports Medicine)


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