ProSports Orthopedics

Areas of Expertise


Dr. Dettling is fellowship trained and has extensive experience in the field of orthopedic surgery & sports medicine. He has extraordinary skills in the area of minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery. He specializes in complex and arthroscopic reconstruction of the shoulder, elbow and knee including soft tissue reconstructions, revision surgery, cartilage transplantation procedures and joint replacement surgery. Dr. Dettling has published numerous articles in peer review journals regarding sports related shoulder and knee injuries and conditions. He actively lectures and instructs colleagues on conditions of the shoulder, elbow and knee as well as sports medicine topics. Dr. Dettling has vast experience in caring for patients and athletes of all ages and levels of activity as well as workers comp injuries.


Work Experience


Following the completion of his post-graduate training at the University of California,Irvine, Dr. Dettling completed an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at the world famous Kerlan-Jobe OrthopedicClinic in Los Angeles, CA.

During his fellowship Dr. Dettling gained extensive experience in the prevention and treatment of sports related injuries by assisting the team physicians for the Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB), Los Angeles Lakers (NBA), Los Angeles Kings (NHL), Los Angeles Galaxy(MLS), Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA), Anaheim Angels (MLB) and Anaheim Mighty Ducks (NHL).

While in California he was also an assistant team physician for the University of Southern California and Loyola Marymount University Athletics. Following the completion of his orthopedic sports medicine fellowship, Dr. Dettling moved to the Las Vegas area where he has been in private practice since 1999.

He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery for the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Dr. Dettling is currently a physician for numerous Southern Nevada high school football, basketball and baseball teams as well.

The Groups and Organizations Dr. Dettling is affiliated with include:

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Fellow of theAmerican College of Surgeons, (FACS)
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Associate Member
  • Nevada Orthopedic Society
  • Major League Baseball Preferred Provider
  • Nevada State Medical Association

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Team Physician and Counseling


Dr. Dettling continues to bring his extensive sports medicine and orthopedic surgical training and experience to the Las Vegas community. He is currently a team physician and Orthopedic Consult for the following:

Dr. Dettling is currently a physician for numerous Southern Nevada high school football, basketball and baseball teams as well.


Education and Training


James Dettling, MD was born and raised in Woodland, CA., a small farming town in northern California. He ultimately graduated from Woodland High School in 1983, and attended the University of Southern California and graduated with a B.S. obtaining a degree in Exercise Science, in 1987.

He then completed his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.; Dr. Dettling then went on to complete his orthopedic surgical residency at the University of California followed by the completion of an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at the world- famous Kerlan-Jope Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Dettling is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Dr. Dettling's orthopedic sports medicine training included assisting the team physicians for the LA Dodgers, LA Lakers, LA Kings, LA Galaxy, Anaheim Angels, Anaheim Mighty Ducks and USC football.


Undergraduate


1983-87 University of Southern California

  • Degree: B.S., Exercise Science
    • Honors Cum Laude

Professional / Post-Graduate Education


1993-94 University of California, Irvine

  • General Surgical Internship

Medical Education


1989-93 Georgetown University School of Medicine

  • Degree: M.D.
    • Honors Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
    • Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery's Outstanding Academic PerformanceAward.

Orthopedic Surgical Residency


1994-98 University of California, Irvine

  • Chief Resident, 1997-98

Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship


1998-99 KERLAN-JOBE ORTHOPEDIC CLINIC Los Angeles, CA.


Presentations at Scientific Meetings and Societies


National

  1. McMahon PJ, Lee TQ, Dettling JR, Sandusky MD, Skinner HB; Shoulder Instability: Age related biomechanical properties of the anterior band of the inferior glenohumeral ligament. 64th Annual Meeting of the AAOS, San Francisco, CA; February, 1997, Poster.
  2. Dettling JR. Sandusky MD, McMahon PJ, Lee TQ Tibone JE; Shoulder Instability: Strain characteristics of the anterior band of the inferior glenohumeral ligament. 64th Annual Meeting of the AAOS, San Francisco, CA, February, 1997, Poster.
  3. Dettling JR. McMahon PJ, Sandusky MD, Lee TQ Skinner HB: Age related biomechanical properties of the anterior band of the inferior glenohumeral ligament. 43rd Annual Meeting of the Orthopedic Research Society: San Francisco, CA; February, 1997.
  4. McMahon, PJ; Tibone, JE Dettling, JR; Peatman, TW, Lee TQ: Shoulder Instability: A multidisciplinary study of the glenoid origin of the anterior band of the inferior glenohumeral ligament. Thirteenth Open Meeting of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, San Francisco, CA; February 1997. Nominated for the Neer Award.
  5. McMahon PJ, Dettling JR. Sandusky MD, Lee TQ: Tensile properties of the glenoid-soft tissue-humerus complex: Analysis of deformation. Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, LA, March, 1998, Poster. Nominated for the New Investigator Award.

Regional

  1. Dettling JR. Sandusky MD, McMahon PJ, Lee TQ Tibone JE: Shoulder Instability: Age related biomechanical properties of the anterior band of the inferior glenohumeral ligament. 7th Annual Long Beach Research Symposium: Long Beach, CA; November, 1996; Poster presentation.
  2. Dettling JR, McMahon PJ, Lee TQ Tibone JE: Shoulder Instability: Strain characteristics of the anterior band of the inferior glenohumeral ligament. 7th Annual Long Beach Research Symposium: Long Beach, CA; November, 1996; Poster presentation.
  3. Dettling JR. Lee TQ Sandusky MD, McMahon PJ: Shoulder Instability: Age related biomechanical properties of the anterior band of the inferior glenohumeral ligament. 19th Annual UC Irvine Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery Graduate Research Day; Orange, CA, May, 1997.
  4. Dettling JR. Lee TQ Sandusky MD, McMahon PJ: Shoulder Instability; Strain along the length of the anterior band of the inferior glenohumeral ligament. 20th Annual UC Irvine Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery Graduate Research Forum; Orange, CA May 1998.
  5. Dettling JR, Lee TQ McMahon PT, Tibone JE: Measurement of Glenohumeral Translation with Cutaneous Electromagnetic Position Sensors in Normal Shoulders. 13th Annual Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Fellowship Alumni Meeting. LA, CA; July, 1999.
  6. Dettling JR, McMahon PJ, Lee TQ Tibone JE: Measurement of Glenohumeral Translation in the Dominant vs. Non-dominant Shoulders of Normal Subjects. 13th Annual Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Fellowship Alumni Meeting. LA, CA; July, 1999.

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Publications

Articles:
  1. McMahon PJ, Dettling JR. Yokum, LA Glousman RE; The Cyclops Lesion: A Cause of Diminished Knee Extension After Rupture of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament. Arthroscopy, 15 (7), pp 757-761, October, 1999.
  2. McMahon PJ, Dettling JR. Sandusky MD, Tibone JE, Lee TQ. Anterior Band of the Inferior Glenohumeral Ligament Assessment of its Permanent Deformation and the Anatomy of its Glenoid Attachment. J Bone Joint Surgery [BrI, 81B(3): 406-13; May, 1999.
  3. Lee TQ Dettllng JR. Sandusky MD, McMahon PJ. Age related biomechanical properties of the "Glenoid-Anterior band of the inferior glenohumeral ligament-Humerus" Complex. Clinical Biomechanics, 14(7): 471476, May 1999.
  4. McMahon PJ, Dettling JR. Sandusky MD, Lee TQ. Deformation and Strain Characteristics Along the Length of the Anterior Band of the Inferior Glenohumeral Ligament. J Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, 10(5) :482-488, 2001.
  5. Tibone JE, Lee TQ Csintalan RI', Dettling J., McMahon PJ: Quantitative Assessment of Glenohumeral Translation. Clin Orthop, 400:93-97,2002
Abstracts
  1. McMahon PJ, Lee TQ Dettling JR. Sandusky MD,Skinner HB; Shoulder Instability: Age related biomechanical properties of the anterior band of the inferior glenohumeral ligament. Proceedings of the 64th Annual meeting of the AAOS, San Francisco, CA, 1997.
  2. JR, Sandusky MD, McMahon PT, Lee TQ Tibone JE; Shoulder Instability: Strain characteristics of the anterior band of the inferior glenohumeral ligament. Proceedings of the 64th Annual meeting of the AAOS. San Francisco, CA, 1997.
  3. Dettling JR. McMahon PJ, Sandusky MD, Lee TQ Skinner HB; Age related biomechanical properties of the anterior band of the inferior glenohumeral ligament. Transactions of the 43rd Orthopaedic Research Society, Vol 22 (1);1997.
  4. McMahon PJ, Lee TQ Dettling JR. Sandusky MD, Skinner HB; Shoulder Instability: Age related biomechanical properties of the anterior band of the inferior glenohumeral ligament. Proceedings of the 64th Annual meeting of the AAOS. San Francisco, CA, 1997.
  5. McMahon PJ, Tibone JE, Dettling JR. Peatman TW, Lee TQ; Shoulder Instability: A multidisciplinary study of the glenoid origin of the anterior band of the inferior glenohumeral ligament. Thirteenth Open Meeting of the American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons. San Francisco, CA,1997. Nominated for the Neer Award.
  6. McMahon PT, Dettling JR. Sandusky MD, Lee TOu Tensile properties of the glenoid-soft tissue-humerus complex: Analysis of deformation. Transactions of the 43rd Orthopaedic Research Society. 1997,1998 Poster. Nominated for the New Investigator Award.

Video Tapes

Comprehensive Evaluation of the Shoulder.
James Dettling, MD, Lewis Yocum, MD, Neal Elattreche, MD Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic, 1999.


Conference Presentation / Lectures

Current Issues of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine; Aug. 24th - 27th, 2003.

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