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Former Saints Doc Pardino Back for 2013


(PALM SPRINGS) — The SoCal Coyotes today announced that former New Orleans Saints assistant physician Sydney Pardino — who just completed his first season with the team — has renewed with the Coyotes through the WWFL playoffs and its upcoming 2013 fall season.

Dr. Pardino oversees the management and rehabilitation of all Coyote players injuries, bumps and bruises; controls the team’s weekly injury report; and makes final game-day decisions. The Coyotes are the only AAA team to track head injuries, specifically concussions.

The Coyotes offer its athletes a top-flight medical program that includes the Luke Gentry, chief physical therapist and Avid Physical Therapy; chiropractor Dr. Barry Nelson; and Neil Collins of Desert Prosthetic and Orthotics.

“The health and well-being of our athletes is our top priority,” the Coyotes said in a statement issued today. “The game of football is tough enough. Our athletes enjoy the same treatment given to their NFL counterparts, and few, if any AAA teams can say that.”

Dr. Pardino is a board-eligible, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with expertise in sports medicine. A native of Burbank, California, he earned his undergraduate degree in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at UCLA in 2001.

He then earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2005. Dr. Pardino completed his internship and Orthopedic surgery residency in Newark at the University of Medicine & Dentistry, New Jersey (UMDNJ-NJMS) in 2010, one of only three New Jersey State Designated Level 1 Trauma Centers.

In 2011, he completed an Orthopedic Sports Medicine fellowship at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, where he served as the assistant team physician for the 2010 NFL Super bowl champions, the New Orleans Saints, and the NBA New Orleans Hornets.

He also served as the team physician for the NCAA Division I University of New Orleans College football; men/women’s college basketball teams; and the Shaw Eagles High School Football team.

In fellowship, Dr. Pardino employed a multidisciplinary team approach and worked closely in conjunction with physical therapists, athletic trainers, rehabilitation medical specialists, and human performance experts. He focused on the latest cutting-edge arthroscopic procedures of all major joints, with a special interest in hip arthroscopy.

Dr. Pardino has also gained proficiency in biologic reconstructive alignment, advanced cartilage replacement procedures, and the latest advances in shoulder arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery.

Today, Dr. Pardino specializes in both nonoperative and operative treatment of sports medicine injuries, arthroscopic surgery, shoulder replacement surgery, hip arthroscopic surgery for femoroacetabular impingement and labral tears, and fracture surgery.

He is a candidate member for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

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