OrthoSouth and ECS have partnered together in sports medicine since 2003. The relationship we share allows ECS athletes the opportunity to maximize sports performance through injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.

OrthoSouth has a team of over 30 physicians that provide surgical and non-surgical orthopedic care. Each of the fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons specializes in at least one of the following: sports medicine, spine, hand & upper extremity, foot & ankle, hip & knee, total joint replacement, bone & soft tissue tumors of the extremities.

6286 Briarcrest Avenue
Memphis, TN 38120
M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Team Doctor: David Deneka, MD


Dr. Deneka is fellowship trained in Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery from the American Sports Medicine Institute, where he trained for one year under the world renowned sports medicine surgeon, James Andrews, MD. Dr. Andrews is the leading expert in the field of sports medicine and is the consultant and surgeon for many high profile professional and collegiate athletes.

As the ECS team doctor, Dr. Deneka has enjoyed taking care of ECS student athletes and their families for the last 15 years. Prior to his time at ECS, Dr. Deneka was the Team Doctor for Middle Tennessee State University for seven years. He believes that orthopaedic care should be tailored to each patient ranging from conservative treatment to arthroscopic tissue sparing techniques. Extensive physical therapy is also an important part of returning patients back to their sport or activity.

On a personal note, Dr. Deneka spends all of his spare time with his wife and three boys.

Practice: OrthoSouth 6286 Briarcrest Ave, Memphis TN 38120 (901) 259-1600
Fellowship: Sports Medicine, American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, AL
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Undergraduate: University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS


Certified Athletic Trainer: Lindsay Gatewood M.S., LAT, ATC

Lindsay Gatewood ATC is a certified athletic trainer who will be on hand at ECS for practices and games. Prior to working at ECS, Lindsay spent two years as the head athletic trainer at a public high school in Alabama.

Lindsay graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training from Troy University and a Master of Science in Exercise Science with a Concentration in Motor Learning from Auburn University. She also completed an internship at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World and has experience with a variety of sports. Lindsay works together with Dr. Deneka, other OrthoSouth physicians and physical therapists to ensure that ECS students, athletes, and families receive the highest quality orthopaedic care.