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What Hurts?

Neck

Our Fellowship Trained Spine Physicians and Physiatrists specialize in the care and treatment of the neck and are experts in common conditions and injuries of the cervical spine.

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Back

At Pinnacle, we provide patients with the best surgical and non-surgical care for common conditions and injuries of the spine. 

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Shoulder

Our Fellowship Trained Physicians specialize in the treatment of shoulder conditions and injuries, performing new and innovative technologies both surgically and non-surgically to treat shoulder pain.

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Elbow

The Board Certified Physicians at Pinnacle treat elbow pain both surgically and non surgically in the most advanced and comprehensive manner. 

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Hand & Wrist

At Pinnacle, we have Fellowship Trained Physicians who specialize in the care and treatment of the hand and wrist. 

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Hip

Pinnacle has Board Certified Physicians and Surgeons performing new and innovative technologies both surgically and non-surgically to treat hip pain.

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Knee

Pinnacle has Board Certified Physicians with years of experience in  performing new and innovative technologies both surgically and non-surgically to treat knee pain.

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Foot & Ankle

At Pinnacle, we have Board Certified Physicians who specialize in the care and treatment of the foot and ankle. 

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Pinnacle Team Affiliations

Casey Pickett/Double Leg Repair

Because of my excellent orthopedic care, Now I Can

The Whole Person Needs to be Treated, Not Just The X-Ray! Casey Pickett was just 28 years old when a drunk driver hit him head on and left him with a brain injury, a broken pelvis, and two severely broken legs. He survived against all odds and was taken to Atlanta Medical Center. With both legs being broken, the hospital sought out Dr. William Terrell to perform his unique external fixation procedure on one of his legs. Then another doctor would repair the other leg with internal...

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About Us

Dr. Thomas Sturkie founded Marietta Orthopedics in 1964 with Dr. Paul Payne and Dr. Frank McKinnon. Marietta Orthopedics changed names in 1997 to Pinnacle Orthopaedics and has grown to 16 physicians in 5 offices.

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Pinnacle Orthopaedics Research Institute

Pinnacle Orthopaedic Research Institute is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate the community about musculo-skeletal diseases and sports injury prevention. We Sponsor a wide variety of community events each year. Click below for a list of events in 2015.