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Orthopedics: 912.644.5300
Surgery Center: 912.629.3534

Medical Center-Tattnall: 912.557.1000
Medical Center-Screven: 912.564.7426

Don G. Aaron, MD

Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip & Shoulder)

4.6 / 5

Don G. Aaron, MD

Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip & Shoulder)

4.6 / 5
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Don G. Aaron, MD, is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine (knee, hip and shoulder). He attended medical school at Mercer University School of Medicine where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He then completed a five-year orthopedic residency program at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis, TN, and served as chief resident. Following residency, Dr. Aaron went on to train with renowned sports medicine specialist Dr. James Andrews at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL.

Dr. Aaron serves as a team physician for Georgia Southern University as well as nine high schools in southeast Georgia. In January 2019, he received the Warren Morris Sports Medicine Person of the Year Award from the Georgia Athletic Trainers’ Association (GATA). He was nominated and recommended by several athletic training professionals from both Georgia Southern and Optim Healthcare. According to the nomination: “Known for his accessibility and willingness to help, Dr. Aaron is an excellent advocate for athletic trainers. His approach to athlete care allows ATs to reach the full potential of their practice while providing guidance and direction. Dr. Aaron –truly caring for each patient while mentoring young athletic trainers at the same time – has earned the respect and admiration of all those who benefit from his support and care in southeast Georgia.  He is the embodiment of all that the Warren Morris Sports Medicine Person of Year Award should represent.”

 

 

 

Dr. Don Aaron, center, with Georgia Athletic Trainers’ Association President Paul Higgs and GATA Honors and Awards Committee Chair Stephanie Vasquez.

 

 

 

Medical School

Mercer University School of Medicine (Macon, GA)

Internship

Methodist University Hospital (Memphis, TN)

Residency

Campbell Clinic (Memphis, TN)

Fellowship

American Sports Medicine Institute with Dr. James Andrews (Birmingham, AL)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Team Physician

Georgia Southern University
Bryan County High School
Jenkins County High School
Metter High School
Portal High School
Screven County High School
Southeast Bulloch High School
Statesboro High School
Swainsboro High School
Tattnall County High School

Elbow Conditions

  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Growth Plate Injuries of the Elbow
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Apophysltls (little Leaguer’s Elbow)
  • Medial Eplcondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Throwing Injuries of the Elbow
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury

Elbow Procedures

  • Aspiration of the Olecranon Bursa
  • Cubital Tunnel Release at the Elbow
  • Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery)
  • PRP Therapy
  • Ulnar Nerve Transposition at the Elbow

Knee Conditions

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (ACL Tear)
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bursitis of the Knee (Pes Anserlne Bursitis)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Patellar Fracture
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Patellar Tendon Tear
  • Patellar Tracking Disorder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Prepatellar Bursitis (Kneecap Bursitis)
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tear
  • Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)

Knee Procedures

  • ACL Reconstruction (Arthrex® TightRope®)
  • ACL Reconstructron (Patellar Tendon Graft Technique}
  • ACL Reconstruction with Hamstring
  • Arthroscopy
  • Lateral Release and Medial Imbrication
  • Loose Body Removal (Knee)
  • Meniscus Repair (Arthroscopic Technique)
  • Mlcrofracture Drilling Procedure for Isolated Chondral Defect
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Partial Meniscectomy
  • PRP Therapy

 

Shoulder Conditions

  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Bursitis of the Shoulder (Subacromial Bursitis)
  • Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder (Reactive Calcification)
  • Fracture of the Shoulder Socket (Glenoid Fracture)
  • Fractures of the Shoulder Blade (Scapula)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Muscle Imbalance in the Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder
  • Proximal Humerus Fracture (Broken Shoulder)
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Instability
  • SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)
  • Suprascapular Neuropathy
  • Weightlifter’s Shoulder (Distal Clavicular Osteolysis)

Shoulder procedures

  • Arthroscopic Capsular Plication
  • Bankart Repair
  • Arthroscopic capsular Release
  • Diagnostic Arthroscopy (Shoulder)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Distal Clavicle Excision (Resection, Arthroscopic Technique)
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • PRP Therapy
  • Rotator Cuff Repair (Arthroscopic)
  • SLAP Repair
  • Subacromial Decompression
  • Subacromial Injection

Other Conditions

  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Bursitis of the Hip (Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Finger Fracture
  • Ganglion Cysts or the Hand
  • High Ankle Sprain (Syndesmosls Ligament Injury)
  • Hip Fracture
  • lliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
  • Muscle Strain Injuries of the Thigh
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Trigger Digit
  • Wrist Sprain

Other procedures

  • Carpal Tunnel Release (Open Technique)
  • De Quervaln’s Release
  • Distal Radius Fracture Repair with Volar Plate
  • Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Nerve Conduction Study (NCS)
  • Trigger Digit Release


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Don G. Aaron, MD, is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine (knee, hip and shoulder). He attended medical school at Mercer University School of Medicine where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He then completed a five-year orthopedic residency program at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis, TN, and served as chief resident. Following residency, Dr. Aaron went on to train with renowned sports medicine specialist Dr. James Andrews at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL.

Dr. Aaron serves as a team physician for Georgia Southern University as well as nine high schools in southeast Georgia. In January 2019, he received the Warren Morris Sports Medicine Person of the Year Award from the Georgia Athletic Trainers’ Association (GATA). He was nominated and recommended by several athletic training professionals from both Georgia Southern and Optim Healthcare. According to the nomination: “Known for his accessibility and willingness to help, Dr. Aaron is an excellent advocate for athletic trainers. His approach to athlete care allows ATs to reach the full potential of their practice while providing guidance and direction. Dr. Aaron –truly caring for each patient while mentoring young athletic trainers at the same time – has earned the respect and admiration of all those who benefit from his support and care in southeast Georgia.  He is the embodiment of all that the Warren Morris Sports Medicine Person of Year Award should represent.”

 

 

 

Dr. Don Aaron, center, with Georgia Athletic Trainers’ Association President Paul Higgs and GATA Honors and Awards Committee Chair Stephanie Vasquez.

 

 

 

Medical School

Mercer University School of Medicine (Macon, GA)

Internship

Methodist University Hospital (Memphis, TN)

Residency

Campbell Clinic (Memphis, TN)

Fellowship

American Sports Medicine Institute with Dr. James Andrews (Birmingham, AL)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Team Physician

Georgia Southern University
Bryan County High School
Jenkins County High School
Metter High School
Portal High School
Screven County High School
Southeast Bulloch High School
Statesboro High School
Swainsboro High School
Tattnall County High School

Elbow Conditions

  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Growth Plate Injuries of the Elbow
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Apophysltls (little Leaguer’s Elbow)
  • Medial Eplcondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Throwing Injuries of the Elbow
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury

Elbow Procedures

  • Aspiration of the Olecranon Bursa
  • Cubital Tunnel Release at the Elbow
  • Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery)
  • PRP Therapy
  • Ulnar Nerve Transposition at the Elbow

Knee Conditions

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (ACL Tear)
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bursitis of the Knee (Pes Anserlne Bursitis)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Patellar Fracture
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Patellar Tendon Tear
  • Patellar Tracking Disorder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Prepatellar Bursitis (Kneecap Bursitis)
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tear
  • Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)

Knee Procedures

  • ACL Reconstruction (Arthrex® TightRope®)
  • ACL Reconstructron (Patellar Tendon Graft Technique}
  • ACL Reconstruction with Hamstring
  • Arthroscopy
  • Lateral Release and Medial Imbrication
  • Loose Body Removal (Knee)
  • Meniscus Repair (Arthroscopic Technique)
  • Mlcrofracture Drilling Procedure for Isolated Chondral Defect
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Partial Meniscectomy
  • PRP Therapy

 

Shoulder Conditions

  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Bursitis of the Shoulder (Subacromial Bursitis)
  • Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder (Reactive Calcification)
  • Fracture of the Shoulder Socket (Glenoid Fracture)
  • Fractures of the Shoulder Blade (Scapula)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Muscle Imbalance in the Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder
  • Proximal Humerus Fracture (Broken Shoulder)
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Instability
  • SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)
  • Suprascapular Neuropathy
  • Weightlifter’s Shoulder (Distal Clavicular Osteolysis)

Shoulder procedures

  • Arthroscopic Capsular Plication
  • Bankart Repair
  • Arthroscopic capsular Release
  • Diagnostic Arthroscopy (Shoulder)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Distal Clavicle Excision (Resection, Arthroscopic Technique)
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • PRP Therapy
  • Rotator Cuff Repair (Arthroscopic)
  • SLAP Repair
  • Subacromial Decompression
  • Subacromial Injection

Other Conditions

  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Bursitis of the Hip (Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Finger Fracture
  • Ganglion Cysts or the Hand
  • High Ankle Sprain (Syndesmosls Ligament Injury)
  • Hip Fracture
  • lliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
  • Muscle Strain Injuries of the Thigh
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Trigger Digit
  • Wrist Sprain

Other procedures

  • Carpal Tunnel Release (Open Technique)
  • De Quervaln’s Release
  • Distal Radius Fracture Repair with Volar Plate
  • Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Nerve Conduction Study (NCS)
  • Trigger Digit Release


Frank Hook, Back Surgery and Knee Replacement

“Today, I walk three miles every day, have minimal scarring and no pain.”  Read More

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I found Optim to be very helpful and dr. Aaron was very patient in helping me understand the things needed. I would definitely give him an excellent 100 percent for the care he provided. Thanks a lot. See you next Appointment.

Great visit with Dr Aaron in and out with xrays one hour. He checked my shoulder gave a injection and got me on my way. This was my first visit with him and he came highly recommend.

Outstanding service from start to finish. Knee surgery for meniscus tear and therapy afterward got me back to a good place so I can resume regular exercise.

Prompt, professional and courteous. Dr Aaron and staff are knowledgeable and caring, I would highly recommend!!

The facility is very clean and the staff are very courteous. The doctors are very caring. They are all very dependable and takes very good care of you.

Dr.Aaron is a great doctor in my opinion. He takes time to talk to you and listen to you. I wouldn't go to any other doctor but him. I trust him completely!!

Annie Smith

I found Optim to be very helpful and dr. Aaron was very patient in helping me understand the things needed. I would definitely give him an excellent 100 percent for the care he provided. Thanks a lot. See you next Appointment.

Robert Dewitt

Great visit with Dr Aaron in and out with xrays one hour. He checked my shoulder gave a injection and got me on my way. This was my first visit with him and he came highly recommend.

Annie Jo Cowart

Tony Thompson

Outstanding service from start to finish. Knee surgery for meniscus tear and therapy afterward got me back to a good place so I can resume regular exercise.

Tommy Morrison

Danny Brinson

Prompt, professional and courteous. Dr Aaron and staff are knowledgeable and caring, I would highly recommend!!

Diane Byrd

The facility is very clean and the staff are very courteous. The doctors are very caring. They are all very dependable and takes very good care of you.

Reviewer

Dr.Aaron is a great doctor in my opinion. He takes time to talk to you and listen to you. I wouldn't go to any other doctor but him. I trust him completely!!

Adam Murphy

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