& Sports Medicine
RECOVERY. RESULTS. RELIEF.
A Message from Dr. Carter
"It all begins with listening, observing and learning. Taking the time to truly understand our patients’ needs is at the core of our caring philosophy. It is the reason that we are referred to so often by other physicians, patients and colleagues throughout the region. Our primary goal is to help our patients feel better quickly with the best and most up to date treatment possible. We use the latest diagnostic techniques to locate the source of a patient’s problem and then recommend a treatment plan to best suit his or her needs."
Meet Dr. Carter
Welcome to the Office of Dr. Thomas R. Carter
Specializing in Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery at TOCA
At TOCA (The Orthopedic Clinic Association), Dr. Thomas Carter provides state-of-the-art orthopedic care for athletes of all levels. Focusing on sports medicine and advanced procedures such as meniscal allografts and cartilage restoration, Dr. Carter is raising the bar on orthopedic surgery.
A board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training and a subspecialty certification in sports medicine, Dr. Carter has provided stellar care for collegiate athletes at Arizona State University and professional athletes such as the Phoenix Suns (NBA).
Dr. Carter is an expert in treating all types of sports injuries, from a torn meniscus or ACL in the knee to a ruptured bicep or dislocated shoulder. In fact, he is a nationally renowned authority on meniscal allograft and was the first orthopedic surgeon in Arizona to perform a meniscus replacement as part of a clinical trial.
Although Dr. Carter is an avid sports enthusiast and treats world-class athletes at the peak of their careers, he also sees patients from all walks of life who seek him out to benefit from his exceptional understanding of all forms of orthopedic medicine.
If you or a loved one needs treatment for a sports injury or general orthopedic problem such as arthritis or tendonitis, look no further than Dr. Carter and TOCA. Don’t settle for less than the best.
The friendly staff at The Orthopedic Clinic Association welcomes your call and looks forward to serving you. If you have any questions about our orthopedic services or to request an appointment, please call our office at (602) 277-6211.
Real stories from our patients on how Dr. Carter helped them recover from their orthopedic problem
“Dr. Carter is amazing! I have had many knee surgeries with him and have built a wonderful rapport with him over the past eight years. The wait time can be long but for as great of a doctor as he is, it is worth it. He is old-school and gives it to you straight; no babying with him.” – Carrie
Awards & Credentials
The Orthopedic Clinic Association (TOCA) has served the Valley with exemplary orthopedic care since it was founded in 1949. TOCA is the best one-stop resource for orthopedics in Arizona, led by nationally recognized board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic physicians who are passionate about quality care. Each TOCA physician brings their own passion and integrity to a common purpose, honoring TOCA’s mission statement: “Serving Our Patients through Innovative and Comprehensive Orthopedic Care.”