Robert M. Thornsberry, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Specialist in Macon and Milledgeville

Dr. Thornsberry 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, total joint reconstruction (knee, hip and shoulder) and resurfacing of the knee. He was the first orthopaedic surgeon in Central Georgia certified to perform a Robotic Arm Assisted Knee Surgery (MAKO) for resurfacing of the knee . 

Dr. Thornsberry is a Hughston Foundation Sports Medicine Fellow and has authored multiple book chapters and medical journal articles on knee and hip surgery as well as orthopaedic trauma surgery. 

Dr. Thornsberry enjoys spending time with family, golf, weight training, biking, fishing, team sports, and acts as team physician for Stratford Academy, Georgia Military College, Georgia College and State University, and the Macon Mayhem Professional Hockey Club. In the past, he has acted as team physician at the University of Kentucky, Kentucky State University, and Valdosta State University.



Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Sports Medicine, Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Ga, under the direction of Dr. Jack Hughston


University of Kentucky, Lexington
Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, Lexington

Medical Degree

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta


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

Hip Replacement and Care in Central GA

  • Total hip joint replacement and revision
  • Fracture management
  • Arthritis
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Impingement
  • Tendon repair
  • Tendinitis
  • Joint restoration/preservation
  • Labral repair

Treatment for Knee Conditions and Injuries

  • Total knee joint replacement and revision
  • Cartilage injuries and restoration
  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopy
  • Meniscus repairs
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Fracture care

Shoulder Surgery and Care

  • Total shoulder joint replacement
  • Reverse 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 Macon and Milledgeville

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

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Thornsberry’s Advanced Practice Provider

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Melissa Andrews,

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