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Chad J. Muxlow, D.O. Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Chad J. Muxlow, D.O. Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Chad J. Muxlow is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with advanced fellowship training in both Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery. He specializes in the non-operative and operative treatment of the Shoulder, Knee and Elbow, as well as sports related injuries. Dr. Muxlow treats all conditions of the shoulder with an emphasis on rotator cuff tears, labral tears, shoulder instability, impingement, a.c. joint separation, biceps tendon pathology, and arthritis. Dr. Muxlow is an accomplished shoulder surgeon with advanced training in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery for rotator cuff repair, labral repair, shoulder instability stabilization, biceps repair, superior capsular reconstruction, and a.c. joint reconstruction. He also performs minimally invasive, patient specific total shoulder and reverse total shoulder replacement procedures. In addition, Dr. Muxlow provides extensive treatment of the knee including acute and complex ligament injuries, meniscal tears, cartilage damage, and instability. He has comprehensive training in arthroscopic meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, PCL reconstruction, multi-ligament reconstruction, cartilage restoration, and patella instability procedures of the knee for which he offers the most technologically advanced techniques.

Dr. Muxlow earned his Medical Degree from Michigan State University and completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Michigan State University. He went on to complete fellowship training in Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery at the world renowned Orthopedic Research of Virginia in Richmond, VA. While in his residency and fellowship, he participated in the care and treatment of athletes from the area high schools to the collegiate level, including Michigan State University Spartans and the University of Richmond Spiders.

Dr. Muxlow grew up on his family's farm in Michigan. He attended North Branch Wesleyan Academy for high school and excelled in 4 varsity sports earning 12 varsity letters. In addition to athletics, he enjoyed music as an accomplished trumpet player and vocalist and graduated Valedictorian of his class. He suffered a significant knee injury shifting his focus from collegiate athletics to a focus on sports medicine to be able to help athletes return to the sports they love. While attending Messiah College, he served as the vice-president of the Medaware committee and was named a Boyer Scholar.

Dr. Muxlow enjoys spending his free time working with his wife and 3 children on their family beef cattle farm. Dr. Muxlow is also an instrument-rated private pilot and stays active hiking with the family.

Clinical Interests

Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Rotator Cuff Repair, Ligament Reconstruction, Ligament Surgery, Cartilage Repair.

Board Certifications

American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery


Orthopaedic Research of VirginiaOrthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship2012-2013

Michigan State University/Ingham Regional Medical Center/Sparrow HospitalOrthopaedic Surgery Residency2007-2012

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic MedicineDoctor of Osteopathic Medicine2007

Messiah College, Grantham, PAB.S. BiologyAreas of Concentration: Pre-Medicine, Human Biology With Honors2003

Wesleyan Academy High School, North Branch, MIHigh School DiplomaHonors: Valedictorian1999

Work Experience

Sentara RMH Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 2013-2021

Specialty Orthopaedics 2021- Current

Hospital Appointments

  • Sentara RMH, Harrisonburg, VA
  • St. Mary’s Hospital, Richmond, VA
  • St. Mary’s Ambulatory Surgery Center, Richmond, VA
  • Henrico Doctors Hospital, Richmond, VA
  • Specialty Orthopaedics Surgery Center
  • Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Leadership And Committees

  • Director of Sports Medicine Surgery, Sentara RMH Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery Department Section Chairman, Sentara RMH
  • Sports Medicine Advisory Council Member, Virginia High School League
  • Physician Leadership Council, Sentara RMH Medical Group
  • OR Operating Council, Sentara RMH


  • Dean’s List, Messiah College 1999 – 2003
  • Boyer Scholar, Messiah College 2002 – 2003
    • A non-monetary honor awarded to the top 2-3% of the graduating class who have demonstrated exemplary academic and scholarly accomplishments in addition to distinguished leadership and service throughout the college years
  • Mathematics Achievement Award, Wesleyan High School 1997 – 1998
  • Who’s Who in America: Athletics, Academics, and Music 1997 – 1999

Teaching Experience

Bridgewater College Athletic Training Clinical Lectures2014-Current

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic MedicineClinical Faculty Appointment: Osteopathic Surgical Specialties2010-Current

Ingham Regional Medical Center Orthopedic ResidencyResident Instructor for Arthroscopy LabProvide demonstration and instruction for medical students, interns, and junior residents on arthroscopic skills, techniques, and principles2010-2012

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic MedicineTeaching AssistantBlue coat for anatomy lab2004

Private TutorAnatomy Lab, Neuro Musculoskeletal Systems I2004

Messiah CollegeTeaching Assistant/Study Group LeaderGeneral Chemistry 1062000


  • Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating Intra-articular Shoulder Injections Through the Neviaser Portal vs. The Anterior Portal (currently in data collection)
  • Fields, LP, Caldwell PE, Muxlow, CJ, Arthroscopic Treatment of Subscapularis Calcific Tendonitis. Arthroscopy Techniques, Volume 3, Issue 5, Pages e571-e573. 2014.
  • Case Report: Inferior Intra-articular Dislocation of the Patella
  • Case Report: Anatomic Variants of the Proximal Long Head of the Biceps Tendon
  • Biceps Tenotomy vs. Labral Repair in Type II SLAP Lesions
  • Case Report: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Isolated Femoral Head Fracture Subluxation
  • Ecological Survey of the South Island of New Zealand
  • Ecological Survey of Palm Canyon in Anza-Borrego, CA
  • Hierarchy and Behaviors of Nasua narica in Tikal, Guatemala
  • Ecological Survey of Blue Hole in Blue Hole National Park, Belize

Sports Medicine Team Coverage

  • Head Team Surgeon Chestatee High School
  • Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, VA High Schools
  • Head Team Surgeon Bridgewater College Athletics
  • Head Team Surgeon Eastern Mennonite University
  • Head Team Surgeon James Madison University Club Sports
  • Head Team Surgeon Spotswood High School
  • Richmond, VA area High Schools Team Coverage
  • Hampden-Sydney College Team Coverage
  • Training Room/Injury Clinic: Michigan State University Varsity Sports
  • Michigan State University Sports Medicine Clinic
  • Sports Injury Clinic at Ingham Regional Orthopedic Hospital
  • High School Football Team Coverage: Lansing, MI Area High Schools
  • Sports Physicals: Lansing, MI Area High Schools

Professional Memberships

  • American Arthroscopy Association of North America 2013-Current
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2008-Current
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics 2008-Current
  • Michigan Orthopaedic Society 2008-Current
  • American Osteopathic Association 2007-Current
  • Michigan Osteopathic Association 2007-Current


  • Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Medicine Osteopathy and Surgery Physician License
  • Board Certified American Board of Osteopathic Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Basic Life Support
  • State of Georgia Composite Medical Board Physician License
  • Texas Medical Board Physician License


  • Arthrex Lecture/Lab – Richmond, VA 6/3/19
    • Total Shoulder and Reverse Total Shoulder Indications, Contraindications, Complications and Controversies with Cadaveric Demonstration
    • V.I.P (Virtual Implant Positioning)
  • National Sports Medicine Fellowship Forum 5/16/19-5/17/19
    • Knee and Shoulder Cadaveric Lab Instructor
  • Virginia Athletic Trainers Association (VATA) Annual Meeting 1/12/19
    • Pathologic Knee Conditions in the Athlete with Cadaveric Dissection
  • Orthopedic Research of Virginia (ORV)/ Arthrex Lecture/Lab 12/12/18
    • Total Shoulder and Reverse Total Shoulder Indications, Contraindications, Complications and Controversies with Cadaveric Demonstration
    • V.I.P (Virtual Implant Positioning)
  • Arthrex Shoulder Arthroplasty Course, South Atlantic Region 9/21/18
    • Non-arthroplasty Cartilage and Arthritis Management
    • Superior Capsular Reconstruction
    • Section Moderator: Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Arthrex Futures Forum 6/11/18
    • Case Presentation: Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears/ SCR
  • Arthrex/Orthopedic Research of Virginia (ORV) Lecture/Lab and Rep Training 1/8/18
    • Reverse Total Shoulder Indications, Contraindications, Complications and Controversies with Cadaveric Demonstration
  • Virginia Athletic Trainers Association (VATA) Annual Meeting 1/6/18
    • Pathologic Shoulder Conditions in the Athlete with Cadaveric Dissection
  • Bridgewater College Athletic Trainers 2016
    • On The Field Evaluation of Knee Injuries
  • Sentara RMH Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Conference 2015
    • The Throwing Shoulder
  • Bridgewater College Athletic Trainers 2015
    • Common Shoulder Injuries and Current Treatment
  • Sentara RMH Grand Rounds 2015
    • Current Concepts in ACL Injuries and Treatment
  • Sentara RMH Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Conference 2014
    • ACL Injuries in the Young Athlete
  • JMU Community Symposium: Ortho 101 2014
    • Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder
  • Sentara Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Symposium 2013
    • Common Knee Injuries and Treatment


  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Rockingham Memorial Hospital
  • Specialty Orthopaedics Surgery Center
  • Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Chad J. Muxlow, D.O.
  • 1240 Jesse Jewell Pkwy SE
    Suite 300

    Gainesville, GA 30501


Chad J. Muxlow, D.O.
  • 81 Prominence Ct
    Dawsonville, GA 30534