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Nigel W. Sparks, MD

Sports Medicine, Ligament and Tendon Reconstruction, Cartilage Restoration, Arthroscopy, Injuries of the Knee, Shoulder, Elbow and Ankle, General Orthopaedics

Office Location(s):
Fleming Island/Clay County

Nigel W. Sparks, MD

Dr. Sparks graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in biology. He was a member of the NCAA Division I nationally ranked Penn State Varsity Soccer Team and in 1992 was named the Big Ten Soccer Player of the year. Dr. Sparks' college soccer accolades also include being named to both the academic and athletic All-American Teams. Additionally, he was a member of the 1992 Canadian Olympic Soccer Team. Dr. Sparks attended Hahnemann Medical School in Philadelphia, Pa, where he also played for the Philadelphia Freedom Professional Soccer Team.

Dr. Sparks completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He completed his fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine at UHZ sports medicine institute in Miami, FL. During his fellowship, he served as an assistant team physician for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, University of Miami and Florida International University. Training under some of the best sports medicine surgeons in the country has provided Dr. Sparks with extensive knowledge and understanding in the management of complex sports injuries.

Formerly the Division chief of Orthopaedic sports medicine and Assistant Professor at University of Florida Health in Jacksonville, Dr. Sparks was a recipient of both the University of Florida Exemplary Teachers Award and University of Florida Faculty Teaching Award in orthopaedic surgery. During that time, he also served as the Team Physician for the Jacksonville Suns Baseball Team, the Jacksonville Giants Basketball Team, Edward Waters College and Stanton College Preparatory School.

Dr. Sparks joins JOI as a member of our elite team physician staff for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Jacksonville Sharks and the University of North Florida. As a former professional and collegiate athlete, Dr. Sparks has a unique perspective on the treatment and management of musculoskeletal injuries. He is board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Sparks practices at our Fleming Island office.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Ligament and Tendon Reconstruction
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Arthroscopy
  • Injuries of the Knee, Shoulder, Elbow and Ankle
  • General Orthopaedics.

Physician Extender:
Amanda Giddens, Athletic Trainer

Jacksonville Armada Team Physician


  • Achilles Tear
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • ACL Injuries
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • ACL Repairs
  • ACL Tears
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Ankle Fractures
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ankle Repair
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Arthroplasty Shoulder
  • Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Labral Repair
  • Arthroscopic Partial Knee Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopy Elbow
  • Arthroscopy Knee
  • Arthroscopy Shoulder
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Biceps Rupture Shoulder
  • Broken Bone
  • Bursitis
  • Carticel Reimplantation
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Chronic Tendonitis
  • Dislocated Shoulder
  • Distal Clavicle Excision
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction
  • Fracture Care
  • Fractures
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Hand
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy and Labral Repair
  • Hip Injections
  • Hip Strain
  • Image Guided Injections
  • Intra-Articular Knee Injections
  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee ACL Tear
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cap Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Injections
  • Knee Pain
  • Labral Tear
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Manipulation-Elbow, Shoulder, Knee
  • Medial Patellofemoral Ligament
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Microfracture Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Osteitis Pubis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Otis Med Knee
  • Partial Knee Resurfacing
  • Patellectomy
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament
  • PRP
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Injections
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sprained Ankle
  • Sprained Wrist
  • Sprain
  • Synovectomy
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Tenolysis
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Tommy John Reconstruction
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Tricep Injuries
  • Trigger Finger
  • UCL Tear
  • Unicompartmental Knee
  • Upper Extremity Specialist

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