Tyler Collins, MD
SpecialtyArthroscopic & Reconstructive Surgery of the Shoulder, Hip, Elbow & Knee; Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Medical SchoolUniversity of Southern California
ResidencyUniversity of Southern California
Tyler Collins, MD is a board certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, hip, knee, and elbow.
Dr. Collins completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the world renowned Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO. There he learned advanced techniques in hip arthroscopy, complex knee ligament and cartilage reconstruction, and all aspects of shoulder and elbow surgery, including total and reverse shoulder replacement. During his fellowship, he cared for professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, NHL, Olympics, and Major League Baseball. He is currently a pool physician for the US Ski Team.
Prior to his fellowship, Dr. Collins completed his residency at the University of Southern California where he received extensive training in trauma and fracture care at the LAC+USC Medical Center, one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in the country. He also attended medical school at USC, where he graduated as a Deans Scholar.
Prior to pursuing medicine, he graduated with high honors from the University of Virginia where he played NCAA Division I baseball and was Academic All-ACC. As a former college athlete, Dr. Collins recognizes the impact an orthopedic injury can have on your life, and is committed to returning you to an active lifestyle.
Dr. Collins remains active in research and has completed papers and presentations on shoulder fracture treatment, and treatment of young patients with shoulder arthritis. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM).
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Research & Experience
• Bahora AS, Collins TC, Davis S, Goknur S, Kearns JK, Lieu T, Nguyen T, Zeng J, Horowitz BM, Patek SK. Integrated Peer to Peer Applications for Advanced Emergency Response Systems. Presented at FOSE Conference, Washington, DC, 2003.
• Collins TC, Vangsness CT. Small Needle Arthroscopy for Diagnosis of Knee Injuries. Presented at Keck School of Medicine Research Symposium, 2005.
• Collins TC, ltamura JM. Use of distal tibial plates for fixation of proximal humerus fractures. October 2005.
• Collins TC, ltamura JM, Hatch GF, Andersen JA. Intra and interobserver reliability of X-ray and CT scan for Greater Tuberosity Fractures of the Proximal Humerus. USC Graduate Orthopaedic Society Meeting, December 2010.
• Collins TC. Suprascapular Neuropathy. USC Sports Medicine Conference, January 2010.
• Collins TC. Treatment of Acute Subtalar Dislocations. USC Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, September 2011.
• Collins TC. An Introduction to Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Presented to 3rd year USC Medical Students, March 2012.
• Collins TC, Lee BK, Sum J, Hatch GF. Shoulder Strength After Fixation of Displaced Midshaft Clavilce Fractures: A Blomechanlcal Study using Controls, Preliminary Results. USC Graduate Orthopaedic Society Meeting, June 2012.
• Collins TC. Elbow Arthroscopy and the Thrower's Elbow. Steadman Clinic Grand Rounds, February 2013.
• Collins TC, Lee BK, Sum J, Hatch GF. Shoulder Strength After Fixation of Displaced Midshaft Clavilce Fractures: A Biomechanical Study Using Normal Controls.
• Collins TC, Jansson K, Wijdicks CA, Millett PJ. Biologic Glenoid Resurfacing Using Osteochondral Inlay Technique: Restoration of Native Glenoid Curvature and Contact Pressures. Testing done at Steadman Philippon Research Institute.
• Collins TC, Jansson K, Wijdicks CA, Millett PJ. Biologic Glenoid Resurfacing Using Osteochondral Inlay Technique: Biomechanical Stability and Feasibilty of Conversion to Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Testing done at Steadman Philippon Research Institute.
• Collins TC, Briggs KM, Philippon MJ. Correlation of femoral and acetabular version with acetabular chondral Injury. Steadman Philippon Research Institute.
• Collins TC, Jansson K, Wijdicks CA, Philippon MJ. Association of Location and Size of Femoral Notching with