Daniel M. Avery, III, MD


Call for an appointment:
(205) 781-1950

Fellowship in:
Hand Surgery, Sports Medicine

Specializing in:
General Orthopedics, Hand Surgery, Sports Medicine, Upper Extremity

Dr. Avery practices at:
Gardendale Medical Center, Hoover 150, and Princeton Medical Center

More about Dr. Avery

Daniel M. Avery, III, M.D., is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic, endoscopic and open procedures of the elbow, wrist, hand, and shoulder. Double fellowship-trained in both Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Hand and Upper Extremity, Dr. Avery brings with him a unique skill set to the Birmingham area.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Avery graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science. He earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama, before completing his orthopedic surgery residency at St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he served as Chief Resident. During this time, Dr. Avery also trained in pediatric orthopedics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He completed fellowship training in Sports Medicine at the University of Connecticut where he developed a strong interest in shoulder surgery under the guidance of Robert Arciero, MD and Augustus Mazzocca, MD. He then furthered his subspecialty training in the upper extremity with a Hand and Microvascular fellowship at the renowned Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, training under leaders in the field and with particular emphasis on elbow surgery under Robert Hotchkiss, MD.

With unique dual fellowship training in Sports Medicine and Hand surgery, Dr. Avery’s clinical interests are broad and range from fractures of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand, ligament and tendon tears, nerve compression disorders, and arthritis (see list below). Treating athletes at the high school, collegiate and professional level in football, baseball, basketball, soccer, gymnastics, cheerleading, and ice hockey has been a strong focus of his training. Dr. Avery has also authored numerous scientific articles, review articles and book chapters related to Sports Medicine, Hand surgery and orthopedic surgery. He values continuous research and enjoys collaborating with his patients. Together, a tailored approach to care is developed, providing patients with their most desired outcome.

Dr. Avery and his office staff are committed to giving the best possible care for each and every patient. From the minute you call to the office visit and aftercare, we hope that every patient is taken care of in the best possible manner.

MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

St. Luke’s University Health Network

University of Connecticut, Sports Medicine

Hospital for Special Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity


  • Wrist Fractures: Distal Radius and Scaphoid Fractures and Non-Unions
  • Wrist Instability
  • Osteoarthritis
  • SLAC / SNAC Wrist
  • TFCC Injuries / Tears
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Basal Joint / Thumb Arthritis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Dupuytren’s Disease

Nerve Disorders

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Guyon’s Canal


  • Biceps Tendon Ruptures
  • Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
  • Elbow Fractures
  • Elbow Contractures


  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Ligament Tears
  • Shoulder Joint Arthritis
  • AC arthritis


  • ACL tears
  • Meniscal tears
  • Osteochondral defects

Avery DM, Carolan GF. Traumatic obturator hip dislocation in a 9 year-old male: a case report and review of the literature. Am J Orthop. Sept 2013; 42(9): E81-83.

Avery DM, Matullo KS. Distal Radius Traction Views: Inter- and Intra-observer Reliability with Comparison to Computed Tomography. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Apr 2; 96(7): 582-8. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.M.00134

Avery DM, Matullo KS. Operating Room Turnover Time in Hand Surgery: Dedicated orthopedic staff increases efficiency. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Jan;39(1):108-10.

Avery DM, Matullo KS. In Reply. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Apr;39(4):814.

Avery DM, Carolan GF, Festa A. Case Report: Pectoralis Major Rupture in a 49 year old Female: a case report and review of the literature. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2014 Oct;43(10):E240-2.

Avery DM, Gibson B, Carolan GF. Surgeon Determined Visualization in Shoulder Arthroscopy; A Randomized, Blinded, Controlled Trial Comparing Irrigation Fluid with and without Epinephrine. Arthroscopy. 2015 Jan;31(1):12-8.

Avery DM, Caggiano NM, Matullo KS. Ulnar Collateral Injuries of the Thumb: A Comprehensive Review. Orthop Clin North Am. 2015 Apr;46(2):281-292. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2014.11.007.

Caggiano NM, Avery DM, Matullo KS. The effect of anesthesia type on nonsurgical operating room time. J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Jun; 40(6): 1202-9.e1.

Wolf M, Avery DM, Wolf J. Upper Extremity Injuries in Gymnastics. Hand Clin. 2017 Feb; 33(1): 187-197.

Avery DM, Rodner C, Edgar C. Sports Related Hand and Wrist Injuries: a review. J Orthop Surg Res. 2016 Sept; 11(1): 99.

Avery DM, Klinge S, Williams A, Cote M, Divenere J, Obopilwe E, Mazzocca AD, Rodner C. Metacarpal Neck Fixation: A Biomechanical Comparison of Headless Compression Screw and K-wire Fixation. J Hand Surg Am. 2017 May; 42(5): 392

Avery DM, Inkellis E, Carlson MG. Thumb collateral ligament injuries in the athlete. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2017 Mar; 10(1): 28-37.

Avery DM, Matullo KS. Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release. Atlas of Endoscopic Techniques. Springer. 2015. Chapter 11. 109-124.

Avery DM, Trojian TH, Rodner C. “Dupuytren’s Contracture”. British Medical Journal Point-of-Care – https://online.epocrates.com/u/2911983/Dupuytren+Contracture. Accessed July 2009.

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