Orthopedic doctors in Augusta, Georgia
At the Human Motion Institute at Doctors Hospital of Augusta, our orthopedic and spine specialists use a comprehensive approach to assess, treat and prevent musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. We combine the clinical expertise of our orthopedic specialists with a compassionate, caring treatment philosophy to create a program known for its quality of care.
For more information about our orthopedic services, call the Human Motion Institute at (706) 651-2449.
Doctors Hospital of Augusta is certified by The Joint Commission for knee and hip replacements, exemplifying our surgeons' expertise and our use of leading technology in performing these procedures. We are also home to the only inpatient rehab facility accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA).
Our orthopedic care team
Our orthopedic specialists work with our patients, their primary physicians and subspecialists (such as hand doctors and foot surgeons) to offer individualized care. Our orthopedic team includes:
- Medical support personnel
- Orthopedic doctors
- Orthopedic surgeons
- Physicians assistants
- Rehabilitation specialists
Common orthopedic conditions we treat
Our multidisciplinary team of specialists treats a variety of orthopedic conditions, including:
- General bone, joint and muscle conditions, such as:
- Arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Bone diseases
- Bone infections
- Congenital anomalies/differences
- Cumulative trauma disorders
- Cysts and tumors
- Degenerative disorders
- Dislocations and subluxations
- Joint pain
- Ligament issues and instability
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Sprains, strains, tears and avulsions
- Ankle, foot, knee and lower extremity conditions, such as:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
- Jumper's knee
- Hamstring pulls
- Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) tears
- Medial collateral ligament (MCL) tears
- Meniscus tears
- Plantar fasciitis
- Patellar tendon tears
- Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tears
- Hand and upper extremity conditions, such as:
- Adhesive capsulitis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Dupuytren's contracture
- Floating shoulder
- Hand tremors
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Neck and back conditions, such as:
- Back and neck pain, both acute and chronic
- Spinal diseases, such as spinal stenosis
- Spine tumors
Our orthopedic treatments
Our orthopedic surgeons and doctors work with patients and their primary physicians to develop personalized treatment plans. We offer a variety of orthopedic treatment methods, including surgical and non-surgical options.
Advanced spinal fusion surgery
We use a cutting-edge minimally invasive approach, called eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF), to treat disc degeneration, compression fractures and cervical artificial disk surgeries. Unlike traditional back surgery, the XLIF surgery accesses the spine laterally through the patient’s side. This minimally invasive approach avoids disrupting major muscles and tissues in the back, which is often required for traditional surgery.
Additionally, with the XLIF procedure, the incisions are much smaller than those made during traditional back surgeries. The surgeon accesses the spine through two one-inch incisions (compared to the typical five-inch incisions necessary with traditional open back surgery). This results in minimal tissue disruption and shorter hospital stays and recovery times.
We always treat patients with the least invasive method possible, but orthopedic surgery is sometimes the best choice. Joint replacement surgery is often the most effective method to treat patients with severe, chronic joint pain and debilitating conditions. During a joint replacement, an orthopedic surgeon removes parts of a damaged or arthritic joint and replaces those parts with a prosthesis (artificial joint).
Our joint replacement specialists offer a wide range of joint replacement procedures, including:
- Ankle replacement (total)
- Cervical artificial disc replacement (ADR)
- Elbow replacement
- Hip replacement (anterior and posterior approaches)
- Knee replacement (total and partial)
- Shoulder replacement (total and reverse)
In addition to joint replacement procedures, we offer preoperative total joint and spine education classes to prepare patients for surgery.
Physical therapy and rehabilitation
Inpatient and outpatient orthopedic physical therapy and rehabilitation is one method we use to treat orthopedic conditions and help patients recover from surgery. Our skilled rehabilitation specialists use specialized therapies, including physical, occupational and aquatic therapy, to help patients reach their highest level of functionality, independence and mobility.
Hand and upper extremity therapy and surgery
The intricate anatomy of the arm and hand requires delicate surgery, often using microscopic techniques. The technical complexity of these surgeries necessitates a high level of expertise by therapists with advanced skills in upper quarter rehabilitation during postoperative recovery.
The experts at Doctors Hospital Hand Center understand the unique challenges associated with hand conditions and injuries. They are committed to providing compassionate care and services to help patients regain maximum hand function. As the only healthcare facility in the area with Certified Hand Therapists, we offer leading treatment techniques and highly effective care to patients with hand injuries and diseases as well as for patients who need post-surgical hand therapy.
Hand therapy services are provided at our outpatient Rehab Health Center. The address is:
3624 J. Dewey Gray Circle, Suite 302
Augusta, Georgia 30909
We are open from 8:30am to 5:00pm.
For more information about our hand therapy services, call the Rehab Health Center at (706) 651-2270.
Our sports medicine program offers athletic training and prevention, assessment and treatment for sports- and exercise-related injuries. The services we provide include:
- Biomechanical analysis
- Coaches' clinics
- Exercise modification programs
- General orthopedic care
- High school practice/game coverage
- Injury prevention education
- Orthopedic physician services
- Pre-season sports physicals
- Sports nutrition education
- Sports organization and club outreach
- Sports physical therapy
- Sports rehabilitation
- Sports-specific training