Orthopaedic Hip Doctors in Central GA

Hip Replacement Surgeons and Orthopaedic Hip Care at OrthoGeorgia

The hip is one of the hardest working and most stable joints in the body. The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint that provides stability for the body’s weight, mobility, and motion. Unfortunately, since this joint experiences extra pressure, hip conditions and injuries are not uncommon. Hip pain and discomfort can severely limit your ability to walk or even sit comfortably, making daily activities more difficult. Whether the best solution for your pain is a physical therapy routine or a hip replacement, our orthopaedic specialists at OrthoGeorgia will provide a diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan personalized to you. Learn more about the orthopaedic hip care we provide in Central GA, along with total hip replacement using the latest medical technology.

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Comprehensive Hip Care in Central GA

At OrthoGeorgia, we work with patients of all ages and activity levels to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions and injuries affecting the hip. Whether a sudden injury or nagging hip pain that has lasted for months, our orthopaedic specialists have seen it all. Learn more about common hip conditions and injuries we treat in Central Georgia and how we address them.

Hip Replacement and Hip Surgery

  • Arthroscopic labral repair of the hip
  • Complex revision total hip replacement
  • Total hip replacement
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Joint restoration/preservation
  • Labral repair
  • Outpatient total hip replacement
  • Tendon repair

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Hip Replacement at OrthoGeorgia

At OrthoGeorgia, we are proud to utilize the latest technology for robotic hip replacement in Central GA, including Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology for total hip replacement. This advanced system allows your surgeon to use a 3D model of your hip to pre-plan your surgery based on your unique anatomy. In the operating room, the Mako system will guide your surgeon and support more accurate placement and alignment of your hip implant. Our team will work with you every step of the way, including after your procedure, where we will monitor your recovery and physical therapy plan. 

What are the Benefits of Hip Replacement with the Mako System?

The Mako system provides your surgeon with a personalized surgical plan based on your specific diagnosis and anatomy, allowing for more accurate placement and alignment of your hip implant. Use of this system for hip replacement surgery was also found to have less likelihood of hip dislocation and reduced blood loss. The use of the Mako system at OrthoGeorgia also allows patients to replicate the feeling of a natural hip and preserve healthy bone in the area.

What Do I Need to Know About Hip Replacement Surgery at OrthoGeorgia?

The hip is one of the most commonly replaced joints, along with the knee. It is also possible to replace shoulder, elbow, wrist, and ankle joints. Joints like the hip joint can become stiff and painful over time due to the wearing away of the cartilage that cushions the bones. When this happens, the bones of the joint begin to rub together, causing the formation of bone spurs. A joint replacement procedure can have a life-changing effect on someone dealing with chronic pain and disability related to their joints. We are proud to help patients live fuller, more active lives with joint replacement procedures in Central GA.

Replacement of any joint is usually considered when someone can no longer control their pain with medication and other treatments, especially when the pain significantly interferes with their daily activities. Total hip replacement is very successful for patients suffering from end stage osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, and hip dysplasia. If you are dealing with debilitating hip pain, our specialists at OrthoGeorgia will assess your situation and let you know if a total hip replacement is suitable for you.

As part of the planning process for your total hip replacement, your doctor will order a CT scan of your hip joint. This scan will be used to create a 3D model of your hip so your doctor can see more than they’d be able to see with an x-ray. Then they will use this 3D model to plan your surgery. We specialize in several types of hip replacement procedures in Central GA, including total hip replacement (arthroplasty), hip resurfacing, and direct anterior hip approach. During the procedure, your surgeon will guide the robotic arm to remove the damaged bone and cartilage and place the implant into its final position. Patients can often return home the same day as their surgery and can expect a recovery aided by physical therapists.

Orthopaedic Hip Care for Athletes in Central GA

In addition to chronic diseases of the hip like osteoarthritis, athletic injury can also occur. Proper sports medicine care is crucial to ensuring that injured athletes receive the appropriate care and can return to playing the sport they love without pain or limited motion. OrthoGeorgia treats all kinds of orthopaedic injuries, including hip injuries from sports.

What are the Most Common Hip Injuries in Sports?

There are many types of hip injuries that can affect an athlete, causing pain and reducing their ability to enjoy their sport. Some of the most common hip injuries in athletes in GA include:

  • Femoroacetabular impingement
  • Hip bursitis
  • Hip muscle strain
  • Hip labral tear
  • Hip stress fracture
  • Snapping hip syndrome
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I Have Not Received Care Like That Before.

“It was very convenient, people were attentive... on a scale of 1-10, I'd have to say 10, honestly. I hope I don't have another replacement, but if I do, I'll come back to OrthoGeorgia."

Nathaniel Knight, OrthoGeorgia Patient

Our Total Joint and General Orthopaedics Specialists at OrthoGeorgia

Jonathan S. Harris, MD
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Dennis K. Jorgensen, MD
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Todd E. Kinnebrew, MD
Gregory P. Lee, MD
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Brian J. Ludwig, MD
Wood D. Pope, MD
Joseph E. Slappey Jr., MD
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Timothy R. Stapleton, MD
Richard J. Thomas, MD
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Robert M. Thornsberry, MD
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Matthew J. Toth, MD
Zaneb Yaseen, MD

Orthopaedic Hip Care Locations

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Macon Urgent Care

3708 Northside Drive, Building A, Macon, GA 31210

Call (478) 745-4206

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Spine Center

3708 Northside Drive, Building B, Macon, GA 31210

Call (478) 745-4206

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Warner Robins Urgent Care

301 Margie Drive, Warner Robins, GA 31088

Call (478) 971-1153

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Kathleen Orthopaedic Center

2510 GA-127, Kathleen, GA 31047

Call (478) 971-1153

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OrthoGeorgia Milledgeville office

2803 North Columbia Street, Suite D, Milledgeville, GA 31061

Call (478) 414-5820

Awards and Affiliations

Viewers Choice 2020
The Telegraph Best of 2021
Greater Macon Business of Year
Go Beyond Proffit Member
Top 100
AAAHC Accreditation
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