Joseph E. Slappey Jr., MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

General Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Specialist in Central Georgia

Dr. Slappey is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with particular interests in knee and shoulder injuries, sports medicine, arthroscopy and total joint replacement. 

Dr. Slappey served as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery for Mercer University School of Medicine and serves the local community as team physician for area high school & college athletic teams. 

Dr. Slappey is married with four children and enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time on his farm with family and friends.



Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Georgia Baptist Medical Center, Atlanta

Medical Degree

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta


OrthoGeorgia Surgery Center
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Piedmont Macon North Hospital
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Dr. Slappey’s Orthopaedic Specialties

Hip Treatment and Care

  • Total hip joint replacement
  • Fracture management
  • Arthritis
  • Impingement
  • Tendon repair
  • Tendonitis
  • Joint restoration/preservation

Care for Knee Injuries and Conditions in Central GA

  • Total knee replacement
  • Cartilage injuries and restoration
  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopy
  • Meniscus repairs
  • Fracture care
  • Revision joint replacement

Shoulder Replacement and Surgery

  • Bursitis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Rotator cuff pathology and repair
  • Arthritis
  • Impingement
  • Joint restoration/preservation
  • Fracture care

Sports Medicine Care in Macon

  • Arthroscopy
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair
  • Meniscus pathology
  • Cartilage restoration
  • Fracture care
  • Joint restoration/preservation

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Slappey’s Advanced Practice Provider

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Karen Clubb, FNP-C

Awards and Affiliations

Viewers Choice 2024
The Telegraph Best of 2021
Greater Macon Business of Year
Go Beyond Proffit Member
Top 100
AAAHC Accreditation
ACR Radiology Computed
ACR Radiology Magnetic
ACR Radiology Magnetic
TheOrthoForum Member
Greater Macon Business of Year