Fellowship training: Sports medicine/arthroscopy
Specialties: Sports medicine, arthroscopy
Dr. Zanotti has practiced at The Center for Orthopedics since 2003. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopy. In fact, he is one of only two board certified orthopedic surgeons in the area who has earned subspecialty certification in orthopedic sports medicine from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
Although Dr. Zanotti has treated professional athletes, he doesn’t limit his definition of “athlete” to professional or even high school or college players. “I consider anyone an athlete – from five to 85 years old – who enjoys participating in certain activities and wants to continue doing them. These are the patients I enjoy taking care of most,” he explains.
Dr. Zanotti’s interest in sports medicine grew out of his own experience as an athlete. “I played basketball in college, so I’ve always been around athletes,” he said. “And I’ve seen many injuries just from playing a variety of sports, so sports medicine was a natural interest of mine.”
“My fellowship training enables me to do many things arthroscopically, or through the camera,” he explains. “Nearly all of my shoulder procedures are done arthroscopically, as well as many elbow, wrist, knee, hip, foot and ankle procedures.” He also performs the new Zimmer® Patient Specific Instruments knee replacement. This innovative procedure fits an implant to the patient’s exact anatomy, which helps improve post-surgery recovery and longevity.
In addition to his work with The Center for Orthopedics, Dr. Zanotti serves as the team physician for Clearview High School in Lorain, Ohio. He also enjoys traveling in the U.S. and abroad to teach other orthopedists the latest arthroscopic techniques. He has conducted numerous presentations at national and regional medical meetings and has been a course instructor at Penn State University’s Department of Orthopedics as well as Arthrex Surgical Laboratory in Naples, Florida.