In 1984, Doctors James Manning, Gene Barrett, and Walter Shelton shared a common vision to serve the Jackson Mississippi area by providing not only excellent orthopedic care but also emphasize their commitment to take care of athletes across the state.
The nationally recognized and ACGME accredited Sports Medicine Surgeon Advanced Training Program under the direction of Dr. Larry Field was founded.
The nationally recognized Adult Reconstruction Surgeon Advance Training Program was founded under the direction of Dr. Kirk Merhle.
In 2019, Mississippi Sports Medicine opened the doors to its newest location. This facility is 25,000 square foot, state of the art facility, part of the latest expansion project in Flowood, Mississippi that includes eight advanced operating rooms, three additional procedure rooms, four extended-stay 23-hour recovery rooms, full-service clinic, urgent care, physical therapy center, sports performance center, and our pharmacy.
Our mission is to abide by the Hippocratic Oath and provide our patients with the highest service quality in accordance with the highest medical and ethical standards for the profession. Our mission is also to attempt the alleviation of pain and suffering for patients afflicted with arthritis and similar joint diseases utilizing and developing new technologies to improve the care of patients with those diseases.
Patient education is crucial in our practice, and we are committed to promoting and supporting our patients with all available information about treatment options and to answer questions about medical risks and facts for informed decision-making about their treatment. We respect patients’ rights to privacy and any requests regarding their healthcare.
You will find us in the community regularly participating in athletic events, walks, runs, speaking engagements, and helping out a variety of non-profit organizations. You have likely seen us associated with these organizations and events: