Crystal Perkins, MD, is an Atlanta native and completed her orthopedic residency training at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C., before returning to Atlanta for a pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Following her fellowship, Dr. Perkins joined Children’s Physician Group–Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.
Dr. Perkins is a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in the treatment of sports and traumatic injuries in children, adolescents and young adults. She specializes in the care of hip, knee, ankle, shoulder and elbow. Dr. Perkins is committed to improving patient care and advancing medicine through quality and outcomes research. She is a member of several multicenter study groups and has numerous publications. Dr. Perkins is a consulting associate for the Duke University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
In her free time, Dr. Perkins enjoys competing in triathlons, spending time with her family and exploring Atlanta restaurants.
Areas of Interest
- Sports medicine
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Cartilage preservation
- Ligament reconstruction
Meet Dr. Perkins
Crystal Perkins, MD, is a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Outside of the operating room, Dr. Perkins has spent the past decade competing in numerous races and triathlons. Learn how Dr. Perkins helps athletes get back to their sports.
- Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Publications Committee
- Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine, Research Interest Group Chair
- American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders Program
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Georgia Orthopedic Society, Social Media Committee
- North Carolina Orthopaedic Association
- North Carolina Medical Society
- American Orthopaedic Association Resident Leadership Forum
- American Journal of Sports Medicine, Reviewer
- Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine, Reviewer
Research & Publications
Complex knee reconstruction, Patellar instability, Hip arthroscopy, Sports injuries
In the News
Rising Star Finalist: Personal Experience Informs Dr. Crystal Perkins’ Interaction with Injured Young Athletes
Crystal Perkins, M.D. was recently recognized as a finalist for the Rising Star award from Atlanta Business Chronicle, recognizing healthcare achievement by under-40 professionals. This award is specifically designed for those who show amazing promise and skill in the fields of scientific research and the practice of medicine.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
A team of orthopedic surgeons at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta have published a study on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repairing practices and introduce a new technique to reduce the chances of a tear in the future. Children’s is consistently studying patients’ outcomes and revising practices based on new statistics, demonstrating that the focus is always making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.
Orthopedics This Week
Alice Reno dislocated and injured her knee while playing volleyball and her mom had no doubt in her mind where she should take her daughter for care – Children’s. Our pediatric sports surgeons and sports physical therapists helped Alice get back on the court.
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
14-year-old Peyton Thomas injured her knee during a team soccer tryout and her family knew immediately where they were going to take her – Children’s. There, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Crystal Perkins, MD, diagnosed Peyton with an ACL tear, guided her through surgery and used functional testing to help her return to soccer.
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