Our ultimate goal is to return

you to your active lifestyle

Performance Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Dr. David B. Dickerson

      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.  With locations in Toms River (Ocean County) and Shrewsbury NJ (Monmouth County), we offer every patient compassionate, individualized, and patient-centered treatment.  We specialize in sports medicine, pain management, total joint replacements and fracture care.  These include arthroscopic surgical techniques and minimally invasive surgery. 

      A strong commitment to continuing education insures that our patients have access to the latest and most effective non-operative treatments and surgical techniques.  Our ultimate goal at Performance Orthopedics is to return you to your active lifestyle.  Call to make an appointment today.  732-691-4898.  

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We specialize in sports medicine, joint replacements and fracture care. These include arthroscopic surgical techniques and minimally invasive surgery.

We specialize in comprehensive orthopedic care of the following areas :


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Latest News

Dr. Dickerson to Serve as Assistant Team Physician for All-Shore Football Classic

June 21, 2014

 Dr. David B. Dickerson has been named Assistant Team Physician for All-Shore Football Classic. He will take part in the orthopaedic care of athletes participating in the All-Shore Classic. The game involves high school football All-Stars from Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

Partnership with Hoops360


Performance Orthopaedics and Dr. Dickerson are proud to announce a partnership with Hoops360. It is our pleasure to help with prevention and treatment of injuries in their athletes. As part of that partnership, we will be providing several lectures on injuries and prevention. Stay tuned for those dates and locations.

Dr. Dickerson has been named to New Jersey's Top Doc's for 2016!


We are pleased to announce that Dr. Dickerson has been named to New Jersey's Top Doc's for 2016!



What Our Patients Say

Super Dr!!!

by Demme M on Sep 11th, 2014

"I first went to Dr Dickerson for second or third opinion. He was a bit rough the first day on letting me know how serious the surgery was and that I needed to lose some weight. It was tough to hear but he was honest about what needed to be done in order to feel better. Surgery was scheduled very easily through his office and the hospital was very clean and courteous. He was extremely professional and cared about how I was feeling before during and after my surgery. His staff were very nice and also called to see how I was after surgery. He was very clear on what to expect before during and after surgery. A pleasure to have as a Dr. I would totally refer him to friends and family and will have my other knee done by him when needed. Thank you Amy and Dianne for being my angels during this process. xoxox"

Absolutely Amazing Experience 

by Melissa Lugo on Jul 9th, 2013

"My daughter broke her wrist a day before her 8th birthday. After being seen in my local emergency room, Dr. Dickerson was highly recommended by the attending er doctor. The staff was very nice and helpful, I got Hailey in for appointment right away. I had to fill out paperwork and 5 minutes after I handed it in we were called back. My daughter was very nervous and upset, that changed as soon as Dr Dickerson came in he was soooo compassionate and good with my daughter he was very easy to talk to and made us laugh. He knew exactly what he was doing and explained to us in full detail about her injury. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND him to anybody."


by Robert J Spada on Jun 25th, 2013

"Just a few words about Dr. Dickerson; I recently sustained multiple injuries do to a motorcycle accident. After being released from the hospital, I immediately seen Dr. Dickerson. He clearly explained my injuries to me and also made time in his schedule to perform my surgery. I felt at ease with Dr. Dickerson. He listens to the patient, clearly answers all questions and explained in detail the injury and my recovery process. I would without hesitation HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Dickerson."

Nov 14th, 2012

"Very pleasnt, caring doctor. Took the time to explain all questions asked."

Jun 14th, 2012

"Very pleasant, took as much time as I needed to ask questions."

Great Doctor!

Feb 22nd, 2012

"Dr. Dickerson spent almost an hour with me in his office. He listened to my problem and we came to a solution that I was comfortable with together. I would definetely recommend him to anyone. He is a very kind and knowledgeable surgeon."

-Knee pain

Jun 5th, 2010

"Very professional. Felt he took adequate time to listen to my problem, diagnose and treat it. Gentle during exam for knee pain. Tried alternate treatment for knee pain instead of surgery. Seems to be helping."

-Great Guy!

Mar 24th, 2010

"I brought my daughter to the ER and he was the doctor on call, she is 3 and had a broken arm, he was so gentle with her, i reccommend him to anyone with children, he was very attentive and made me and my husband feel at ease."

-Hip Pain

Mar 24th, 2010

"Diagnosed hip pain as bursitis. Suggested PT and medicine. While this helped quite a bit, I needed more relief. He was gentle and calming when giving the injection and told me what to expect at each step. Honest in potential outcome of treatment."


-posted on November 6, 2012

"Really helpful with my complex shoulder problem. Began with nonoperative management before suggesting surgery. So far doing really well after my surgery. Really spent a lot of time helping me understand my problem. This helped me set my expectations after surgery."

Lauren W


Dr. Dickerson is a wonderful doctor and I would highly recommend him! He has treated my family as well as family friends, including children. He is extremely knowledgeable and made all of us feel comfortable with the treatment decisions he made.

The office is beautiful and thought his staff was very friendly and professional.

Emanuel V


Dr. Dickerson has been a pleasure being around. He is thorough , honest and up front. Dr D does not sugar coat anything . Great surgeon who has answered all my questions and concerns. Some Drs in my past experiences treated me like a number not a person. Dr D. Is the total opposite



Dr. Dickerson literally saved my arm from damage caused by a highly traumatic accident. Every day I am grateful to this magnificent doctor for giving me back my life and a great deal of use of that arm. In my opinion, Dr. Dickerson is a genius and took upon repairing a life-threatening injury that other doctors would be afraid to touch. He has my gratitude for the rest of my life.

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