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Orthopedics: 912.644.5300
Surgery Center: 912.644.5343

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

Don G. Aaron, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip & Shoulder)

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Don G. Aaron, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip & Shoulder)

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Telehealth AppointmentAs healthcare providers, Optim Orthopedics are an essential business and will remain open.

My mission as an orthopedic surgeon is to ensure my patients have easy and convenient access to care at my clinic locations across Southeastern Georgia in Metter, Statesboro, and Sylvania.

In response to COVID-19 and in an effort to ensure timely and safe care for my patients, I am offering Telehealth appointments in addition to in-person clinic appointments.

Telehealth virtual visits provide you with the specialized orthopedic care you need right from the convenience and comfort of your home.

Not all patients are appropriate for a Telehealth virtual visit, so the majority of Optim Orthopedics clinics remain open for in-person care as well. We are taking extra safety precautions during this time.

At Optim Orthopedics, we take the health and well-being of our patients, our employees and providers, and everyone in the communities we serve, very seriously. We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak through the CDC, WHO, and the Georgia and South Carolina Departments of Public Health (DPH) and update our protocols to mitigate any potential impact and spread of the virus accordingly.

To book a Telehealth Virtual Visit or in-person visit, please call 912.681.2500 or use the Request Appointment button at the top of my bio.

Don G. Aaron, MD, is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon with Optim Orthopedics 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 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.

 

 

Orthopedic Practice

Optim Orthopedics

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

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

Telehealth AppointmentAs healthcare providers, Optim Orthopedics are an essential business and will remain open.

My mission as an orthopedic surgeon is to ensure my patients have easy and convenient access to care at my clinic locations across Southeastern Georgia in Metter, Statesboro, and Sylvania.

In response to COVID-19 and in an effort to ensure timely and safe care for my patients, I am offering Telehealth appointments in addition to in-person clinic appointments.

Telehealth virtual visits provide you with the specialized orthopedic care you need right from the convenience and comfort of your home.

Not all patients are appropriate for a Telehealth virtual visit, so the majority of Optim Orthopedics clinics remain open for in-person care as well. We are taking extra safety precautions during this time.

At Optim Orthopedics, we take the health and well-being of our patients, our employees and providers, and everyone in the communities we serve, very seriously. We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak through the CDC, WHO, and the Georgia and South Carolina Departments of Public Health (DPH) and update our protocols to mitigate any potential impact and spread of the virus accordingly.

To book a Telehealth Virtual Visit or in-person visit, please call 912.681.2500 or use the Request Appointment button at the top of my bio.

Don G. Aaron, MD, is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon with Optim Orthopedics 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 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.

 

 

Orthopedic Practice

Optim Orthopedics

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

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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Ratings/Reviews

Dr. Aaron was pleasant as always. Very good side manner. I just love him.

They are well in all that they do.

Dr. Aaron has a very caring, reassuring manner and makes me feel confident that I will get the best care!

Great staff! Very nice, cordial and helpful. Didn’t have to wait long to be seen by Dr. Aaron, which was also a very pleasant experience. I’m just beginning the diagnosis and treatment options for my condition, but I have full confidence in Dr. Aaron based on my initial visit!

I recommend Dr Aaron for your knee problems, I got a total knee replacement 6 years ago and received the best care ever, in and out of hospital.

Dr.Aaron is a very knowledgeable and skilled physician who genuinely cares about his patients. I’m grateful to have such an exceptional orthopedic surgeon in our area!

Dr Aaron examined my left knee for an ongoing pain issue. As usual he listened and discussed possible courses of action. This time he suggested a new method of treatment offered by one of his colleagues. I will make an appointment and pursue this course of action. Dr Aaron does not give up until he has exhausted all possible means to help.

Dr Aaron is a wonderful doctor. He lets you know that he cares and he is concerned about your well being. He listens to you and I have never heard him tell anyone or my self that you needs to lose weight , instead he treats you and give you options and makes you feel confident that you will get better because he works deligently to help you. He has a great staff working along beside him too. Thank you Doctor Aaron.

It was great

Very friendly and courteous staff very professional Drs. Thank yall for your great staff and Drs.

Phyllis Southward

Dr. Aaron was pleasant as always. Very good side manner. I just love him.

Reviewer

They are well in all that they do.

Sarah J. Owens

Dr. Aaron has a very caring, reassuring manner and makes me feel confident that I will get the best care!

Jason

Great staff! Very nice, cordial and helpful. Didn’t have to wait long to be seen by Dr. Aaron, which was also a very pleasant experience. I’m just beginning the diagnosis and treatment options for my condition, but I have full confidence in Dr. Aaron based on my initial visit!

CONNIE BROWN

I recommend Dr Aaron for your knee problems, I got a total knee replacement 6 years ago and received the best care ever, in and out of hospital.

Vondesa Lee

Dr.Aaron is a very knowledgeable and skilled physician who genuinely cares about his patients. I’m grateful to have such an exceptional orthopedic surgeon in our area!

Dave Nott

Dr Aaron examined my left knee for an ongoing pain issue. As usual he listened and discussed possible courses of action. This time he suggested a new method of treatment offered by one of his colleagues. I will make an appointment and pursue this course of action. Dr Aaron does not give up until he has exhausted all possible means to help.

Reviewer

Dr Aaron is a wonderful doctor. He lets you know that he cares and he is concerned about your well being. He listens to you and I have never heard him tell anyone or my self that you needs to lose weight , instead he treats you and give you options and makes you feel confident that you will get better because he works deligently to help you. He has a great staff working along beside him too. Thank you Doctor Aaron.

Reviewer

It was great

Helen Lastinger

Very friendly and courteous staff very professional Drs. Thank yall for your great staff and Drs.

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