Frank K. Noojin, MD

Orthopedic Surgery


Frank K. Noojin III, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham. He completed his internship and residency at University of Louisville Hospital in Kentucky, and completed a fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine at the Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Jackson.

Dr. Noojin is board certified in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and his specialties and clinical interests include knee cartilage repair, elbow and hip arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, general hand surgery, osteotomy about the knee, rotator cuff surgery and treatment of shoulder instability.

“In orthopedics, you actually have a chance to put a broken bone back together, replace a total arthritic knee, or help somebody participate in something they want to do. We get to help patients transition back to regular activity – that’s the fun part and that’s what really drew me to the field.”


Richland Northeast
Spring Valley
Lugoff Elgin
Palmetto Prep



Education and training

Specialty Orthopedic Surgery

Board CertifiedAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

EducationUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

ResidencyUniversity of Louisville

FellowshipMississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center

Research and publications
  • Reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament in females: A comparison of hamstring versus patellar tendon autograft. View »
    Barrett GR, Noojin FK, Hartzog CW, Nash CR.
    Arthroscopy. 2002 Jan;18(1):46-54.
  • Clinical comparison of intraarticular anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using autogenous semitendinosus and gracilis tendons in men versus women. View »
    Noojin FK, Barrett GR, Hartzog CW, Nash CR.
    Am J Sports Med. 2000 Nov-Dec;28(6):783-9.
  • Cross-sectional geometry of the sacral ala for safe insertion of iliosacral lag screws: a computed tomography model. View »
    Noojin FK, Malkani AL, Haikal L, Lundquist C, Voor MJ.
    J Orthop Trauma. 2000 Jan;14(1):31-5.
  • Avulsion injuries of the thumb: survival factors and functional results of replantation. View »
    Aziz W, Noojin F, Arakaki A, Kutz JE.
    Orthopedics. 1998 Oct;21(10):1113-7.

Research and Publications

Treatments and services

Head and neck:

  • Sports concussions


  • Collateral ligament sprains
  • Iliotibial band friction syndrome and greater trochanteric bursitis
  • Jumper's knee (patellar tendonitis)
  • Meniscal injuries
  • Multiple ligament injury repair
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Osteochondral injuries
  • Patellofemoral stress syndrome
  • Posterior cruciate ligament ruptures
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections

Lower leg, foot and ankle:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever’s disease)
  • Cartilage transplantation
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Hip labral tear
  • Shin splints
  • Stress fractures in the female athlete
  • Turf toe

Shoulder/arm injuries:

  • Adhesive capsulitis
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Labral (SLAP) tears of the shoulder
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Scaphoid (navicular) fractures of the hand and wrist
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder instability

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