Colin Looney, M.D.

Colin Looney, M.D.

Sports Medicine, Hip Arthroscopy, Hip/Knee Replacement and Preservation, Shoulder and Elbow, Kids and Teens, General Orthopaedics and Fracture Care

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Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee
3000 Edward Curd Lane
Franklin, TN 37067

Phone: (615) 791-2630
Fax: (615) 791-2639

Medical School
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 2001

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 2001-2006

Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery
Sports Medicine

Steadman Hawkins Clinic, Vail, CO, 2006-2007

Colin Looney, M.D., is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in care of the knee, hip, shoulder and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include hip arthroscopy with labral repair or labral reconstruction, ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, cartilage restoration and robotic-assisted total knee replacement and robotic-assisted direct anterior hip replacement. He also treats patients for general orthopaedic problems, such as fracture care. Dr. Looney earned his medical degree and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He then completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic (now the Steadman Clinic) in Vail, CO, and earned an additional certificate of qualification in sports medicine. Dr. Looney is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery the Piedmont Orthopaedic Society, and the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy. Dr. Looney was a high school and college wrestler and football player at Woodberry Forest School and Washington and Lee University, both in Virginia. He enjoys serving as team physician for Battle Ground Academy and Centennial High School in Franklin, as well as working as an event physician at local sporting events such as the annual Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville. In addition to athletic events, Dr. Looney enjoys spending time fly-fishing and hunting. He and his wife, Mary, have two children and live in Franklin.


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Dr. Looney’s Scientific Publications and Videos

  • Dr. Looney demonstrates a tendon release following total hip replacement
  • Dr. Looney demonstrates an ACL Reconstruction utilizing an Achilles allograft and interference screws
  • Colin G. Looney, MD, Brett Raynor, MD, Rebecca Lowe, PT, COMT.  Adhesive Capsulitis of the Hip: A Review. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Vol 21(12): 749-755, 2013.
  • J.W. Thomas Byrd, Colin G. Looney.  Pelvis, Hip, and Thigh Injuries.  Netter’s Sports Medicine  48: 404-416, 2010.
  • Easley, Mark MD; Looney, Colin MD; Wellman, Samuel MD; Wilson, Joseph MD.  Ankle Arthodesis Using Ring External Fixation.  Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery 5(3): 150-163, 2006.
  • Colin G. Looney and Peter Millett.  Rehabilitation for Rotator Cuff Tears.  Minerva Ortopedica E Traumatologica 58: 125-35, 2007.
  • Li Zhang, Colin G. Looney, Wen-Ning Qi, Long-En Chen, Anthony Seaber, Jonathan Stamler, James R. Urbaniak.  Reperfusion injury is reduced in skeletal muscle by inhibition of inducible nitric oxide synthase.  Journal of Applied Physiology 94: 1473-1478,          2003.
  • Colin G. Looney, Li Zhang, Wen-Ning Qi, Long-En Chen, Anthony Seaber, Jonathan Stamler, James R. Urbaniak.  Ischemia/Reperfusion in Skeletal Muscle is Reduced in L-selectin and CD18-Deficient Mice.  Extended abstract published in the Surgical Forum, Volume LI, October 2000.

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