Fellowship-trained sports medicine specialist Dr. Sol Graves joined North Louisiana Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic in 2001. His practice is focused on arthroscopic surgery with a special interest in shoulder and knee care and the treatment of sports-related injuries and conditions. He enjoys taking care of athletes and being involved in their treatment and recovery process, and in arthroscopic surgery, Dr. Graves is able to treat a broad range of patients and provide minimal risks and quicker recoveries.
Dr. Graves is a native of Monroe. After graduating from Ouachita Christian High School, he attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and received a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology. While in college, he served as the starting quarterback and co-captain of the football team. After obtaining his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Dr. Graves completed an orthopaedic residency in Jackson, Mississippi, at The University of Mississippi Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship in sports medicine in Knoxville, Tennessee, at Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic.
Dr. Graves serves as one of the team physicians for the University of Louisiana Monroe football team and has provided orthopaedic care for area high school athletes from 2001 to the present. He enjoys the opportunity to take care of patients and see them get better and get back to doing what they love. When he’s not serving athletes or treating patients, he enjoys spending time with family, playing golf, hunting, and fishing.
Education & Training
- Bachelor of Science in Zoology: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
- Doctor of Medicine: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
- General Surgery Internship: The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
- Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
- Sports Medicine Fellowship: Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic, Knoxville, TN
- Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
- University of Louisiana Monroe
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