Dr. Steve Salyers

Dr. Steve Salyers

A recent ankle injury suffered by Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa required surgery that was successfully executed for the first time at Logan Memorial Hospital on Dec. 5.

Tagovailoa, who had suffered a high-ankle sprain against a game with Tennessee in October, required a TightRope procedure that was used on a local patient under the care of Dr. Steve Salyers, a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon at LMH.

The TightRope technique is used to stabilize an ankle after injury. It can be used to repair a high ankle sprain, which damages the soft tissue structures between the tibia and fibula and causes these bones to separate. It can also be used to stabilize a fracture of the fibula. The TightRope system anchors the ends of the tibia and fibula together with a braided polyethylene cord, rather than with a rigid surgical screw, to restore the original position of the bones and to allow for proper healing.

Although this was not the first time Dr. Salyers had performed such a procedure, it was the first time he had done it for our local hospital.

"My patient's injury was infinitely worse than what Tue experienced," said Dr. Salyers. "This young man had a fracture as well as ligament injury and dislocation. The surgery went very well and was a success."

David L. Brash, Logan Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer is very grateful to have someone of Dr. Salyers's skillfulness and expertise on staff at LMH.

"Logan Memorial Hospital is very blessed to have talented surgeons like Dr. Salyers, and we are so proud to offer state-of-the-art orthopaedic services here in our community."

Dr. Salyers has been practicing with Logan Memorial since March 2018. He was born in Miami, Fla. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. He obtained his medical degree at Vanderbilt University. His residency was completed at the University of Kentucky and he completed his training with a fellowship at The University of Pittsburgh in Sports Medicine. Dr. Salyers is a member of the Kleinert Hand Society.

With over 30 years of sports medicine and orthopaedic trauma experience including 14 years with Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. and 1 and a half years in Russellville, Dr. Salyers is offering state-of-the-art care in a small community. He provides comprehensive care of both upper and lower extremity injuries as well as reconstructive procedures; this could be bunions, carpal tunnel, meniscus repair, rotator cuff repair, total hip, knee or shoulder replacement.

Dr. Salyers has been married 33 years and is blessed with three children and one spectacular grandson. His office is located at Logan Orthopeadics, 1623 Nashville Street, MOB 2 102/103. The MOB offices are right beside the Logan Memorial Hosptial.