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NKY Doctor Now Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers has announced that Sports Medicine, Knee, and Shoulder specialist, Adam V. Metzler, M.D., has been certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Board Certification is, according to the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), “the gold standard for medical specialization in the US.” The ABOS goes on to say that “a Board certified physician has met certain standards and passed tests that are developed to assure the public that he or she has been adequately trained in a given specialty.”

A native of Fairfield, Ohio, Dr. Adam V. Metzler received his M.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine where he received the Robert E. Ott Award as Valedictorian of his class. Dr. Metzler subsequently completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at UC where he earned the Peter J. Stern, M.D. Chief Resident Leadership Award, the Chief Resident of the Year Peer Award and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Chief Resident of the Year.

Dr. Metzler completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship and was Team Physician for the University of Kentucky and UK athletics. Since completing his Fellowship, Dr. Metzler is continuing his support of local athletes by serving as the Team Physician for Holy Cross High School and for St. Henry High School. Dr. Metzler's areas of interest include; anterior cruciate and complex knee ligament reconstruction, meniscus repair, cartilage restoration surgery, patella-femoral instability, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder instability, total knee replacement, and fracture care.

Staff report/Photo: Dr. Adam Metzler (provided)