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About Practice

Performance Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine is a world-class medical facility specializing in the treatment and management of sports injuries and pediatric injuries. With two conveniently located offices in Toms River and Shrewsbury, New Jersey, the practice caters to patients of all ages and backgrounds from throughout Northern New Jersey.

The entire team at Performance Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine commits themselves to providing the very best orthopaedic care imaginable. The warm, friendly staff makes all the logistical aspects of care seamless and easy to deal with, such as appointment setting, billing, and patient education.

David Dickerson, MD, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, helps patients understand their condition and fosters a sense of active participation in their care plans. The aim is to empower patients to become informed decision-makers as far as orthopaedic care goes, including for arthritis of the hip, fractures, foot and ankle injuries, wrist and hand injuries, and knee replacements.

Performance Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine offers a full range of orthopaedic services for treating and managing pediatric injuries, sports injuries, joint fractures, and more. The practice uses the latest, most cutting-edge technology and research to ensure optimal results. This includes Mako®, the robotic arm-assisted surgical technique, arthroscopic surgical techniques, and minimally invasive surgery characterized by less downtime and quicker recoveries.

If you’re dealing with an injury, don’t settle for a lifestyle limited by hampered physical ability. Visit Performance Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine right away by calling the office nearest you or booking an appointment online today.


We accept Aetna, AmeriGroup, Clover Health, Oscar Health, Palmetto GBA, QualCare, Horizon New Jersey Health, AmeriHealth, Medicare, and more. Please call the office, should you have any questions



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  • MAKO

    Mako Robotic-Arm
    Assisted Technology

    This is Mako, a robotic-arm assisted technology that helps surgeons provide patients with a personalized surgical experience. A 3D model of your hip or knee will be used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your joint replacement surgery.




    Our Mission Is to Provide a Professional & Honest Approach to Orthopedics


    At Performance Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Dr. David B. Dickerson has a philosophy to provide the highest quality and comprehensive care to every patient, regardless of the complexity of their condition.

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    Performance Orthopedics is excited to announce their partnership with Hoops 360 LLC!

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Words from our patients

  • 5 star

    "Out of all my doctors, I feel like he is the only one who actually cares and listens! Thank you and your staff for being so understanding, courteous, kind and caring!"

    Angalee R.
  • 5 star

    "Dr. Dickerson and his team are the best! They are very informative and make you feel at ease no matter what the procedure is."

    Michele K.
  • 5 star

    "I could not have asked for a better experience when my son fractured his wrist and elbow. We had the pleasure of great care with a wonderful and helpful staff."

    Tracey M.
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