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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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Request an Appointment

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. ARARON WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL. HE HAD THE BEST INTENTIONS FOR ME. LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING HIM AGAIN TO DISCUSS ISSUES AFTER MRI. THANK YOU!!

Very friendly, took his time to explaining procedures to me . Everyone in office very nice.

Dr. Aaron is always polite and friendly. He is very knowledgeable and makes sure patients recieve quality care.

Great as always

I was very pleased with the care and concern for me provided by Dr. Aaron, I'm looking forward to seeing him again to find out what he is going to do with my shoulder.

I was able to get an appointment quickly and Dr. Aaron was friendly and knowledgeable but not overly eager to just treat- but rather do the things necessary to figure out what’s going on! I appreciate that!

Dr Aaron explained my problem and showed x-ray.

My visit with Optim Orthopedics was exceptional. Dr. Arron was professional and took all the time I need to ask a ton of questions. Nurses and staff were very friendly. I would recommend Optim to anyone. Thanks for a great experience.

Great Dr to help you

Optim Health is always prompt, professional, and caring. Doctor Don Aaron is one of the best doctors I have had the pleasure of working with in my 75 years. He is knowledgeable and has an excellent manner. I highly recommend him for all your orthopedic needs.

Sonya Maloy

Dr. ARARON WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL. HE HAD THE BEST INTENTIONS FOR ME. LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING HIM AGAIN TO DISCUSS ISSUES AFTER MRI. THANK YOU!!

James cunningham

Very friendly, took his time to explaining procedures to me . Everyone in office very nice.

Reviewer

Dr. Aaron is always polite and friendly. He is very knowledgeable and makes sure patients recieve quality care.

Reviewer

Great as always

David Lee Hill

I was very pleased with the care and concern for me provided by Dr. Aaron, I'm looking forward to seeing him again to find out what he is going to do with my shoulder.

Christie Birchfield

I was able to get an appointment quickly and Dr. Aaron was friendly and knowledgeable but not overly eager to just treat- but rather do the things necessary to figure out what’s going on! I appreciate that!

Reviewer

Dr Aaron explained my problem and showed x-ray.

Holly Bramblett

My visit with Optim Orthopedics was exceptional. Dr. Arron was professional and took all the time I need to ask a ton of questions. Nurses and staff were very friendly. I would recommend Optim to anyone. Thanks for a great experience.

Deondre Joo

Great Dr to help you

Dave Nott

Optim Health is always prompt, professional, and caring. Doctor Don Aaron is one of the best doctors I have had the pleasure of working with in my 75 years. He is knowledgeable and has an excellent manner. I highly recommend him for all your orthopedic needs.

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