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Dr. Charlton to Address Sports Injuries in Tunkhannock

The health talk, which will focus on knee and shoulder pain and sports injuries, is open to the public free of charge.

Dr. William Charlton, M.D., will present “Techniques to Treat Sports and Overuse Injuries” at 5 p.m. May 21 at Tunkhannock Public Library, 220 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. The health talk, which will focus on knee and shoulder pain and sports injuries, is open to the public free of charge.

Dr. Charlton, a Kingston orthopedic surgeon, is on the medical staffs at Tyler Memorial and Wilkes-Barre General Hospitals. He received a subspecialty certification in sports medicine from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. A sports medicine subspecialty certification is awarded to surgeons who have demonstrated expertise in sports medicine by specialty training, sports practice and contributions to the field.  Requirements for certification include completion of an accredited sports medicine fellowship, peer recommendations, a one-year surgical case log, as well as written and/or oral examinations.  He has particular expertise in advanced arthroscopic techniques in treating shoulder, elbow and knee problems.

Dr. Charlton has practiced in the Wyoming Valley since 2001. He has served as team physician for King’s College since 2002 and has been an orthopedic consultant for the Los Angeles Lakers, Kings, Dodgers, Extreme Football and other high-intensity sports. 

A graduate of Penn State University, Dr. Charlton was elected into AOA Medical Honor Society and completed an orthopedic internship residency at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia.

Refreshments will be provided by the Tyler Memorial Hospital dietary department.

(Information from

Renita Fennick | Director of Communications | Commonwealth Health)


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