Kyle Edward Hammond, MD

Emory Clinic

Assistant Professor of Orthpaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Emory Healthcare Network Physician
Sports Medicine (Board certified since 2013)
Orthopaedic Surgery (Board certified since 2015)
Pediatric Sports Medicine
Areas of Clinical Interest:
arthroscopic surgery
hip surgery
knee surgery
lower extremity reconstruction
magnetic resonance imaging
sports medicine
upper extremities
Office(s) Locations:
Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Ctr
6335 Hospital Pkwy Ste 302
Johns Creek, GA 30097
404 778-3350

Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Ctr
59 Executive Park South
Atlanta, GA 30329
404 778-3350

Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Ctr
4555 N. Shallowford Rd
Dunwoody, GA 30338
404 778-3350
About Dr. Hammond

Dr. Kyle Hammond spent his childhood in Johns Creek, GA and graduated from Chattahoochee High School before attending the University of Georgia. During his Emory residency, Dr. Hammond received the "Outstanding Resident Award", and was twice the 1st runner-up in the Kelly Society’s Annual Research Award. Dr. Hammond’s research on the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL Surgery) won the 1st place Award for Research at the Annual Southern Orthopaedic Association and Georgia Orthopaedic Association meetings. He also worked as a Resident Team Physician for Georgia Tech, Emory, and Oglethorpe University Athletics. After his time at Emory, Dr. Hammond was selected to the ‘world-renowned’ Sports Medicine, Shoulder Surgery, and Concussion Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. While in Pittsburgh, Dr. Hammond was the Associate Head Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for both the Duquesne University Football team and the University of Pittsburgh Men’s Basketball team. He also worked as a Team Physician for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the University of Pittsburgh athletics, Robert Morris College athletics, as well as the Pittsburgh Ballet. Dr. Hammond then moved on to the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, New York to work alongside the renowned, Dr. Brian Kelly and learn his techniques in the field of hip arthroscopy.

Dr. Hammond has a special interest in ligament injuries to the knee, the overhead and throwing athlete, shoulder arthroscopy, joint preservation/cartilage surgery, and is one of the few fellowship trained hip arthroscopists in Georgia.

Dr. Hammond enjoys spending time with his wife and their twin boys. When he’s not busy with family and work, Dr. Hammond enjoys working-out, golf, tennis, baseball and football.

Year Started Practicing: 2012
Year Started Practicing at Emory: 2013
Organizational 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
Major or Recent 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

Research Award Winner
Kelly Society

Resident of the Year Award Winner
Southern Orthopaedic Association, Georgia Orthopaedic Society
Medical School
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA