Medical Team

Treg D. Brown, M.D.

Sports Medicine | Total Joint Replacement | Upper Extremity | General Orthopaedics

Dr. Brown received his undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University prior to attending Tulane University for medical school and subsequent orthopaedic residency. He received additional sports medicine training at the Hughston Sports Medicine Hospital and Clinic in Columbus, Georgia. Upon the completion of his residency, Dr. Brown obtained fellowships in both sports medicine and shoulder/elbow reconstruction at Harvard University/Boston Children’s Hospital and Columbia University, respectively.

During his time as a fellow and later as a Tulane Sports Medicine Faculty member he was the head team physician for Loyola University Athletics (New Orleans), and Zephyrs baseball (Houston Astro’s AAA affiliate). He also served as the assistant team physician for Tulane University Athletics.  He provided sports medicine coverage for a wide variety of athletes and sporting events including; the Boston Marathon, Boston Ballet, New York Yankees, the College Baseball World Series, and several WWE “Smackdown” events and Nokia Sugar Bowls.  More recently he has been the team physician for the Southern Illinois University Football, Softball and Baseball Teams since 2005 and head team physician for Rend Lake College since 2009.

Dr. Brown has continued to be a frequent presenter at orthopaedic conferences around the country, teaching the latest techniques for shoulder replacement surgery. He has been a consultant for a variety of sports medicine companies over the years, offering his input on the design and implementation of a variety of surgical devices and techniques. In addition, he is involved in biomedical development and his work has resulted in the issuance of several patents for surgical devices and implants used in a variety of sports medicines procedures. The Q-Fix suture anchor is presently being used worldwide for the treatment of labral, rotator cuff, and a variety of additional ligament and tendon injuries.

Dr. Brown is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. In addition, he has retained his affiliation with Tulane University as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and has authored numerous book chapters and articles published in peer-reviewed journals.  He is a past reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

Dr. Brown has a particular interest in arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, meniscal repair, and cartilage transplantation techniques of the knee. He treats most conditions of the shoulder arthroscopically including; arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, labrum repairs, bicep repairs and complex instability reconstructions. He performs partial, total and reverse shoulder replacements. He also offers arthroscopic treatment options for both athletic and arthritic processes of the elbow. Ortho-biologics is an evolving field and Dr Brown will offer ultrasound guided injections of platelet rich plasma (PRP) when indicated. In addition, he performs percutaneous subchodroplasty and uses the “TENEX” percutaneous treatment procedure for tennis elbow, patella tendonitis and Achilles tendonitis.

Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Hughston Sports Medicine Society
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Caldwell Society – Tulane Department of Orthopaedics
  • Clinical Orthopaedic Society
  • The New York Orthopaedic Hospital Alumni Association
  • Tulane Medical School Alumni Association
  • National Board of Directors, Southern Illinois University Alumni Association
  • Fellowship Christian Athletes, Regional Board of Directors, 2016 – Present
  • Past consultant; Arthrocare Sports Medicine
  • Past consultant; DePuy-Synthes Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Past consultant; Smith and Nephew Sports Medicine

Research Publications and Chapters and Review Articles

1989: “The Effects of Postoperative Indomethacin Therapies Upon Biologic Ingrowth Fixation”
KA Thomas, SD Cook, PhD, TD Brown, MD, TL Halvorson, MD. 1995 J. Arthroplasty.
1995, 10(3):351-8

1995: “The Orthopaedic Impact of Gunshot Wounds in an Urban Trauma Center” TD Brown,
MD, PA Michas, MD, RL Barrack, MD, TS Whitecloud, MD. J Orthop Trauma. 1997,
11(3):149-53

1998: “Rotator Cuff Tears and Associated Nerve Injuries” TD Brown, PM Newton, SP
Steinmann, W Levine, LU Bigliani, Orthopaedic Review, 2000 Apr;23(4):329-32

1998: “The Biomechanics of Dance” TD Brown, MD, LJ Micheli, MD
Biomechanics 1998, 6:12-25

2000: “Malleolar Bursitis in Figure Skaters” Indications for operative and nonoperative
treatment. TD Brown, T Varney, LJ Micheli. AM J Sports Med. 2000 Jan-Feb;28(1):109-11.

2000: “Complications with Humeral Head Replacement” TD Brown, LU Bigliani,
Orthopaedic Clinics of North America 2000 Jan;31(1):77-90

2000: “The Young Dancer” Solomon, R, Brown, TD, Gerbino II, PG, Micheli, LJ.
In: Micheli, LJ (ed.) Clinics in Sports Medicine, Vol. 19(4):717-739.

2001: “Spinal Injuries in Children’s Sports” Brown, TD, Micheli, LJ. In: Sports Medicine for
Specific Ages and Abilities, 2001, 4:31-44.

2003: “Thigh Injuries-Adult” TD Brown, JM Brunet, In: DeLee, Drez and Miller
(ed.) DeLee & Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 2nd edition, 2003.

2003: “Thigh Injuries-Children and Adolescents” TD Brown, JM Brunet, In: DeLee, Drez and
Miller (ed.) DeLee & Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 2nd edition, 2003.

2018: “Innovation in Orthopaedic Surgery – From the Napkin to the OR” N. Cohen, T. Brown, S. Goldberg, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In press.

Practice Locations

Where Dr. Brown practices

  • The Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois

    Herrin, IL

  • OISI – Carbondale

    Carbondale, IL

  • SIU Student Health Center

    Carbondale, IL

  • Southern Illinois Orthopedic Center (SIOC)

    Herrin, IL

COVID-19 Precautions

We at Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois are committed to continuing to provide the highest quality and safest orthopaedic care to the people of Southern Illinois.

In the interest of protecting our patients and employees, we have instituted the following procedures:

All patients will be screened according to CDC recommendations via telephone prior to their scheduled appointment date. These recommendations include screening for a fever, cough, shortness of breath. Upon arriving at any of our facilities, all people will be screen upon arrival.

We will not be allowing any visitors to accompany patients with the exception of a single parent accompanying a minor or a designated caregiver accompanying an impaired adult.

At this time, we will continue to provide full physician services in the office as well as physical and occupational therapy, imaging, pain management, and Urgent Care services for your urgent orthopaedic needs.

We are working closely with our hospital partners for the continued provision of urgent and emergent orthopaedic care.

Please remember to stay calm, stay smart, and if you are feeling ill, stay home.

Thank you,
The Physicians and Staff of Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois.

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