OrthoGeorgia Blog

Joseph Slappey, Jr. MD

May 16, 2022 | ,

OrthoGeorgia Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joseph E. Slappey, MD Discusses Knee Arthritis

Knee Arthritis in the Aging Population My name is Dr. Joey Slappey. I’m an orthopaedic surgeon at OrthoGeorgia here in Macon. I’m originally from Americus, Georgia, and attended Georgia Southwestern College where I graduated from, and then attended the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta followed by an orthopaedic residency at Georgia Baptist Medical Center […]

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man holding wrist with opposite hand

May 10, 2022 |

Everything You Need to Know About Wrist Arthritis

What is Wrist Arthritis and How is it Treated? Wrist pain caused by arthritis is a common reason patients seek the care of a hand surgeon. While many patients have heard quite a bit about hip and knee arthritis, and may have friends and family who have had a hip or knee joint replacement, wrist […]

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Dr. Yaseen

May 9, 2022 | ,

OrthoGeorgia Orthopaedic Surgeon, Zaneb Yaseen, MD, Discusses Rotator Cuff Tears

What are the Causes and Symptoms of Rotator Cuff Tears? I am Dr. Zaneb Yaseen. I am a fellowship trained sports orthopedic surgeon with OrthoGeorgia. I’m here to talk about rotator cuff tears. Rotator cuff tears are very common. They can happen from overuse injuries or from traumatic events, such as a fall. Often people […]

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Dr. Thomas

May 9, 2022 | ,

OrthoGeorgia Orthopaedic Surgeon, Richard Thomas MD, Discusses ACL Tears

What Causes ACL Injuries? I’m Richard Thomas. I’m a fellowship sports medicine trained orthopaedic surgeon at OrthoGeorgia. I take care of a lot of ACL injuries. It’s a very common injury that we see in our athletes, specifically in our cutting athletes, such as football players, soccer players, and even golfers such as Tiger Woods […]

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Dr. Kelley

May 9, 2022 | ,

Wayne Kelley, Jr., MD, Discusses Fusion Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

How is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Treated? Hi, I’m Wayne Kelley. I’m an orthopaedic spine surgeon here at OrthoGeorgia. I’m going to talk to you about fusion surgeries for lumbar spinal stenosis today. When I talk about lumbar spinal stenosis, we’re talking about the lower back. We’re talking about pressure on the nerve roots or in […]

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Dr. Ojo

May 9, 2022 | ,

Oluwatosin J. Ojo, MD Provides Expertise on Ankle Fractures

What is a Fracture? I am Dr. Ojo, fellowship trained foot & ankle specialist here at OrthoGeorgia. I’m here to talk about ankle fractures. A fracture is a broken bone that can occur anywhere in your body. They are very common in the foot and ankle region. There are different kinds of fractures. We have […]

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Doctor holding model of a spine in doctor’s office

March 1, 2022 |

What is Extreme Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion?

Minimally-Invasive Surgery for Spine Conditions in Central GA Extreme Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (XLIF) is a powerful, minimally-invasive spine surgery technique that avoids some of the pitfalls of posterior lumbar surgery while correcting the patient’s condition and allowing them to heal faster and with less postoperative pain. XLIF is a relatively new surgical procedure that […]

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Doctor examining x-ray of the hip

March 1, 2022 |

Hip Arthroscopy: What You Need to Know to Get Back in the Game

What is Hip Arthroscopy? Do you have hip pain that keeps you on the sideline from the big game or simply does not allow you to enjoy playing in the park with your kids? If the answer is “yes” then hip arthroscopy may be the remedy. Whether you are a collegiate level athlete or weekend […]

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Man holding his shoulder while exercising

February 24, 2022 |

Cervical Disc Disease and Arm Pain

Care for Neck and Shoulder Pain in Central GA Neck and shoulder pain are a common sign of degenerative changes in the cervical spine. The cervical spine consists of 7 bones (C1-C7) which are separated from one another by intervertebral discs. These discs allow the spine to move freely and act as shock absorbers during […]

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Personalized Orthopaedic Care in Central Georgia

At OrthoGeorgia, we want to help you live a healthier and more comfortable life by giving those in Macon, Warner Robins, Kathleen, Milledgeville, Dublin, Griffin, and the surrounding areas convenient access to the highest quality care. Whether you have been suffering from a sports injury or a common orthopaedic condition, we will determine the cause of your discomfort and craft a personalized treatment plan to bring you relief. To learn more about our services and our physicians, or to schedule an appointment at OrthoGeorgia, please contact us today.