E. Lyle Cain, Jr., M.D., specializes in arthroscopy and the treatment of all sports-related injuries, as well as the open and arthroscopic treatment of knee, ankle, shoulder, and elbow injuries. He also performs artificial joint replacement for arthritis of the knee and shoulder. In addition, he holds certification in the treatment of cartilage injuries in the knee with articular cartilage implantation and meniscal transplantation.
Dr. Cain has presented papers and instructional courses for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and The International Society for Arthroscopy and Knee Surgery on knee ligament injuries. He has published articles on the treatment of cartilage injuries in the knee and the open repair of shoulder injuries in throwing athletes. Dr. Cain's orthopaedic research extends to bio-mechanical testing of the golf swing, the evaluation of exercise programs to decrease the incidence of injuries in golf and the treatment of ulnar collateral ligament injuries of the elbow in baseball players.
A 1990 graduate of the University of Alabama, Dr. Cain earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. He received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1994 and completed a general surgery internship at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, followed by a position as chief resident at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic in Memphis, in 1999. He then completed a one-year orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship with James R. Andrews, M.D., and William G. Clancy, Jr., M.D., at the American Sports Medicine Institute. He was then invited to become a member of Alabama Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center. After the dissolution of Alabama Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center he founded Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center. He is also on the Board of Directors of the American Sports Medicine Institute.
Dr. Cain has a sub-specialty certificate in Sports Medicine. Dr. Cains professional affiliations include memberships in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Medical Association, Alabama State Medical Association, Southern Medical Association, International Cartilage Repair Society and the International Society for Arthroscopy and Knee Surgery.
Dr. Cain is a team physician for University of Alabama, University of West Alabama, Jacksonville State University and several local high schools. He also participates in spring training activities with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Cincinnati Reds and Birmingham Barons professional baseball teams.
Dr. Cain and his wife, Jill, have four children: Sarah, Virginia, Edward and George. He participates in wildlife habitat management and enjoys golf, hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreation activities with his family.