Board Certified General Orthopaedic and
Sports Medicine Surgeon

Medical School
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

University of Virginia

University of Virginia

Sports Medicine Fellowship
Emory University

Dr. S. Evan Carstensen is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic shoulder, knee, hip, and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Carstensen specializes in helping patients regain mobility and return to the activities that they love. He manages injuries both nonoperatively and operatively by specifically utilizing evidence-based medicine and minimally invasive techniques to address pathologies of the shoulder, hip, knee, foot and ankle. He has particular interest in shoulder arthroplasty (replacement), rotator cuff tears, suprascapular nerve impingement, shoulder dislocation and instability, distal biceps tears, patellar instability, ligamentous and cartilaginous knee and ankle injuries, cartilage transplantation, biologics like platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and Achilles pathology. He also specializes in minimally invasive quadriceps tendon anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction.

Dr. Carstensen was born and raised in Blacksburg, VA. Prior to joining Alabama Bone and Joint, he attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC where he graduated magna cum laude with honors. He decided to remain at Wake Forest for medical school before completing his internship and orthopaedic training at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. Following his time in Charlottesville, he was selected to pursue subspecialized training in sports medicine at Emory University and further focused on the shoulder, hip, knee, and foot and ankle. During his time in Atlanta, he served as a team physician for the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks, as well as Georgia Tech football and basketball.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife (who is a family medicine physician), sons, and dog.

extensive experience in the
management of complex
conditions, Diagnosis and
treatment of:

- general orthopedics

- orthopedics Sports

- orthopedics hand, wrist,
and upper extremity

- orthopedics foot, ankle,
and lowerextremity


Select from the videos below to learn more about surgical procedures performed by Dr. S. Evan Carstensen. As an experienced orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Carstensen specializes in a range of procedures aimed at improving patients’ quality of life and mobility. These videos offer valuable insights into the techniques and technologies used in modern surgical interventions, providing a comprehensive understanding of the process and outcomes. Whether you’re considering surgery or seeking to learn more about these procedures, Dr. Carstensen’s videos can be an informative resource.

Joint Replacement

Dr. Carstensen is certified in total knee, partial knee, and hip replacement surgeries utilizing The Mako’s robotic-assisted system. Joint replacement surgery is typically recommended for individuals who have joint disease, which can be caused by conditions such as degenerative arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, fractures of the femoral neck, or functional deformities of the hip. These conditions can cause significant pain, reduced mobility, and decreased quality of life for patients, and joint replacement surgery can help alleviate these symptoms by replacing the damaged joint with an artificial one. The use of robotic assistance in joint replacement surgery, such as The Mako system, can enhance the precision and accuracy of the procedure, potentially leading to better outcomes and faster recovery times for patients. Patients considering joint replacement surgery should consult with a qualified orthopedic surgeon like Dr. Carstensen to determine if it is the right treatment option for their specific condition and needs.


With non-surgical spine care, Dr. Carstensen's approach to conservative treatment aims to manage and alleviate spine-related conditions without the need for surgical intervention. Non-surgical treatment options are often the first line of treatment for many spine conditions and can effectively relieve pain, improve function, and promote healing.

General Orthopedics

Dr. S. Evan Carstensen is a highly trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders affecting the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Whether you're dealing with joint discomfort, fractures, or sports injuries, he has the expertise to diagnose and treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions.

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is a specialized branch of medicine that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and conditions related to physical activity and sports participation. Whether you're an athlete or a fitness enthusiast, Dr. Evan Carstensen offers a comprehensive range of treatments for sports-related injuries. From arthroscopic procedures for joint injuries to ligament reconstructions and fracture management, he utilizes the latest advancements in sports medicine to provide effective and individualized care.

Lower Extremity

Dr. Carstensen treats a variety of lower extremity conditions that affect the structures in the lower limbs, including the hip, thigh, knee, calf, ankle, and foot, with a specialized focus on joint replacement to include total hip replacements, hip revisions, total knee replacements and knee revision surgeries. His orthopedic expertise aids in providing you comprehensive evaluations, advanced surgical interventions, and effective rehabilitation strategies.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment is a regenerative therapy that utilizes your own blood to promote healing and tissue repair. Dr. Carstensen treats multiple orthopaedic conditions, such as injuries or degenerative disorders, employing PRP to accelerate healing and improve the overall function of the affected area. Dr. Carstensen is dedicated to your well-being and committed to delivering optimal results.

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Are you tired of living with constant joint pain? Do you long for the days when you could move freely without limitations? Look no further! Driven by a passion for transforming lives, Dr. Carstensen, a highly trained orthopedic surgeon, is here to help you regain your mobility and rediscover the joy of pain-free living through joint replacement surgery.

With years of extensive training and a remarkable track record of successful procedures, Dr. S. Evan Carstensen is a trusted expert in the field of orthopedics. Specializing in joint replacement surgeries, he possess an unwavering commitment to excellence, ensuring the best possible outcome for each and every patient.

Joint replacement surgery is a transformative procedure that can alleviate chronic pain, improve mobility, and enhance your overall quality of life. Whether you’re struggling with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or a joint injury, Dr. Carstensen possesses the expertise to tailor a treatment plan to your unique needs.

With a comprehensive approach to care, Dr. Carstensen will meticulously evaluate your condition, exploring conservative options before recommending surgery. Should joint replacement be the most appropriate solution, rest assured that you are in capable hands. Dr. Carstensen utilizes advanced surgical techniques and works closely with a dedicated team to ensure optimal results.

Experience the freedom that comes with joint replacement surgery. Say goodbye to pain, stiffness, and limited mobility, and embrace a new chapter of vitality and well-being. Dr. Carstensen is committed to helping you reclaim an active and fulfilling lifestyle, empowering you to enjoy the activities you love and spend precious moments with your loved ones.

Don’t let joint pain hold you back any longer. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Evan Carstensen today and take the first step towards a pain-free future. Trust the expertise of a highly trained orthopedic surgeon and embark on a journey to reclaim your life. You deserve it!


At Alabama Bone & Joint Clinic, equipped with the latest advancements in sports medicine technology, you’ll receive personalized care and attention from a dedicated team led by Dr. Carstensen. Their expertise spans a wide range of sports-related injuries, including ligament tears, joint instability, tendonitis, and fractures, among others.

Dr. S. Evan Carstensen understands that each athlete is unique, with distinct goals and aspirations. They take a customized approach to your care, thoroughly assessing your condition, and designing a tailored treatment plan that aligns with your specific needs. Whether surgery is required or non-surgical options are available, Dr. Carstensen will guide you towards the most effective path to recovery.

With a reputation for excellence, Dr. Carstensen has a proven track record of successful outcomes, helping numerous athletes return to peak performance. Their skillful surgical techniques, coupled with a multidisciplinary approach, prioritize not only your speedy recovery but also your long-term well-being. Dr. Carstensen works closely with physical therapists, athletic trainers, and other specialists to ensure a comprehensive and seamless continuum of care.

Regain your competitive edge and unleash your true athletic potential. Dr. Carstensen is committed to helping you recover from your sports-related injuries, minimizing downtime, and maximizing your performance. They will support you through every step of your journey, offering guidance, expertise, and unwavering dedication to your success.

Don’t let an injury keep you on the sidelines any longer. Schedule your consultation with Dr. S. Evan Carstensen today and take the first step towards reclaiming your athletic capacity. Trust the expertise of a highly trained orthopedic surgeon who understands your unique needs as an athlete. Get ready to unlock your peak performance!

Stress Fractures

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Plantar Fasciitis

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Achilles Tendon Repair

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Achilles Tendonitis

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Foot and Ankle

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Hand Fractures

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Tennis Elbow

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Upper Extremities

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Hip Osteotomy

Hip Osteotomy Hip osteotomy is a surgical procedure performed to reposition or realign the hip joint by cutting and reshaping the bones around the hip.

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Hip Revision 

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Hip Fracture Repair

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Hip Arthroscopy

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Hip Resurfacing

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Total Hip Replacement

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Hip Surgeries

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Shoulder Fracture Repair

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Reverse Shoulder Replacement

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Shoulder Arthroscopy

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Shoulder Surgeries

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Shoulder Replacement

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Patellar Realignment

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Knee Replacement 

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Knee Arthroscopy

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Knee Surgeries

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Knee Conditions

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