Richard J. Thomas, MD

Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Specialist

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon in Central Georgia

Dr. Thomas is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine. His special interests are athletic injuries, ACL reconstruction, arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee, fracture care and total joint reconstruction (knee and shoulder). He is certified to perform a Robotic Arm Assisted Knee Surgery (MAKO) for resurfacing of the knee. Dr. Thomas enjoys working with our youth covering sporting events and providing athletic screenings for high school and college athletes. He is a team physician for Mercer University and First Presbyterian Day School. He has acted as team physician for James Madison University, Alcorn State, Delta State, Mississippi College, Jackson State and University of Virginia.

Dr. Thomas is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), where he has achieved the designation “Master Instructor”. Dr. Thomas has authored multiple book chapters and medical journal articles on the knee, shoulder  and elbow.



Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine


Sports Medicine at the Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Jackson


University of Virginia Health Systems, Charlottesville

Medical Degree

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta


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

Knee Replacement and Surgery in Macon

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

Shoulder Surgery and Care

  • Total shoulder joint replacement
  • Bankart repair
  • Bursitis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Fracture care
  • Rotator cuff pathology
  • Arthritis
  • Joint restoration/preservation
  • Labral repairs

Treatment for Sports Injuries in Central GA

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

Hip Surgery and Care in Macon

  • Fracture management
  • Arthritis
  • Impingement
  • Tendonitis
  • Joint restoration/preservation

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Thomas’s Advanced Practice Provider

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Chris Saltz, FNP-BC

Awards and Affiliations

Viewers Choice 2020
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