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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

Donald K. McCartney, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Pediatric & General Orthopedics

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Donald K. McCartney, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Pediatric & General Orthopedics

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Optim Orthopedic surgeon, Donald K. McCartney, MD, treats childhood sprains and fractures, growth disturbances, walking abnormalities, deformities of spine and skeleton (such as scoliosis and clubfeet), cerebral palsy, and many other childhood skeletal problems. He also treats adults with residual deformities or functional deficits from childhood pathology.

Orthopedic Practice

Optim Orthopedics

Medical School

The University of Texas Health Science Center (San Antonio, TX)

Internship

Hamot Medical Center (Erie, PA)

Residency

Hamot Medical Center (Erie, PA)

Fellowship

Louisiana State University Children’s Hospital (New Orleans, LA)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Covered (General): Diseases and/or injuries in (but not limited to): Hand, wrist, shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, foot, ankle, neck, spine, broken/ fractured bones, sprains, strains, sports injuries and arthritis.

Conditions Covered (Pediatrics): Sprains and fractures; growth disturbances; walking abnormalities; deformities of spine and skeleton (such as scoliosis and clubfeet) and cerebral palsy.

Specific Conditions

Elbow

  • Growth Plate Injuries of the Elbow
  • Medial Apophysitis (Little Leaguer’s Elbow)
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Elbow

Foot, Ankle & Lower Leg

  • Accessory Navicular Problems
  • Cavus Foot (High-Arched Foot)
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
  • Clubfoot (Talipes Equinovarus)

Hand

  • Ganglion Cysts of the Hand
  • Polydactyly of the Hand
  • Trigger Digit

Hip & Thigh

  • Bursitis of the Hip (Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Pediatric Femoral Fractures
  • Perthes Disease
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)

Knee Conditions

  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee
  • Patellar Tracking Disorder

Shoulder Conditions

  • Burners and Stingers
  • Clavicle Fracture (Broken Collarbone)
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability

Spine Conditions

  • Coccydynia
  • Kyphosis
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Ankle Fracture Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release (Open Technique)
  • Internal Screw Fixation for Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
  • ACL Reconstruction (Arthrex® TightRope®)
  • ACL Reconstruction (Arthrex® RetroScrew)
  • Arthroscopy
  • Lateral Release and Medial Imbrication
  • Loose Body Removal (Knee)
  • Join Injections (Therapeutic, Shoulder)
  • Subacromial Injection

 

Dr. Donald McCartney has been traveling back and forth to the national hospital in Guatemala for 10 years, operating on several children’s spines.

He says he’s been working with the Polanco family in the small town of Mazatenango for about a year. Carlos, a 15-year-old, has a severe case of scoliosis, and he will need a 5-hour operation on his spine to correct the curves.

“His curve is already 95 degrees in the lower part and 88 degrees in the upper part,” McCartney said.

Although most operations can still take place in Guatemala, McCartney says he sometimes needs to perform the operation back in the United States because of better facilities here.

That was the case for Carlos. His mother, Yaquelin Mendoza,says Carlos is nervous but she says she is very thankful for Dr. McCartney and Optim Surgery Center, who are providing this surgery for free.

Optim Surgery Center says the procedure would cost an American without health insurance about $300,000.

McCartney says it’s important to continue to do good for others, and perform selfless acts in your lifetime.

“If I disappeared tomorrow, somebody would just take my place, it doesn’t really matter whether I’m here or not, somebody would do the work. I can go to Guatemala and make a difference that nobody else may do,” McCartney said.

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Quadriceps strengthening exercises

Three exercises are demonstrated in this video:  quad set, straight leg raise and short arc knee extension.  The exercise can be done sitting or laying down.  Maximal muscle contraction is important for each rep.  Dr. McCartney recommends 15 reps of each exercise with each held at maximum muscle contraction for 10 seconds.


Osgood-Schlatter exercises

This set of exercises includes stretches for the quadriceps and hamstring muscle groups.  Keep in mind that stretching causes some discomfort.  If there is no pain with stretching, you are likely not stretching enough.  Each stretch should be held for 10 seconds at the point of pain.  Dr. McCartney recommends 15 reps for each type of exercise.

Optim Orthopedic surgeon, Donald K. McCartney, MD, treats childhood sprains and fractures, growth disturbances, walking abnormalities, deformities of spine and skeleton (such as scoliosis and clubfeet), cerebral palsy, and many other childhood skeletal problems. He also treats adults with residual deformities or functional deficits from childhood pathology.

Orthopedic Practice

Optim Orthopedics

Medical School

The University of Texas Health Science Center (San Antonio, TX)

Internship

Hamot Medical Center (Erie, PA)

Residency

Hamot Medical Center (Erie, PA)

Fellowship

Louisiana State University Children’s Hospital (New Orleans, LA)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Covered (General): Diseases and/or injuries in (but not limited to): Hand, wrist, shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, foot, ankle, neck, spine, broken/ fractured bones, sprains, strains, sports injuries and arthritis.

Conditions Covered (Pediatrics): Sprains and fractures; growth disturbances; walking abnormalities; deformities of spine and skeleton (such as scoliosis and clubfeet) and cerebral palsy.

Specific Conditions

Elbow

  • Growth Plate Injuries of the Elbow
  • Medial Apophysitis (Little Leaguer’s Elbow)
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Elbow

Foot, Ankle & Lower Leg

  • Accessory Navicular Problems
  • Cavus Foot (High-Arched Foot)
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
  • Clubfoot (Talipes Equinovarus)

Hand

  • Ganglion Cysts of the Hand
  • Polydactyly of the Hand
  • Trigger Digit

Hip & Thigh

  • Bursitis of the Hip (Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Pediatric Femoral Fractures
  • Perthes Disease
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)

Knee Conditions

  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee
  • Patellar Tracking Disorder

Shoulder Conditions

  • Burners and Stingers
  • Clavicle Fracture (Broken Collarbone)
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability

Spine Conditions

  • Coccydynia
  • Kyphosis
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Ankle Fracture Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release (Open Technique)
  • Internal Screw Fixation for Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
  • ACL Reconstruction (Arthrex® TightRope®)
  • ACL Reconstruction (Arthrex® RetroScrew)
  • Arthroscopy
  • Lateral Release and Medial Imbrication
  • Loose Body Removal (Knee)
  • Join Injections (Therapeutic, Shoulder)
  • Subacromial Injection

 

Dr. Donald McCartney has been traveling back and forth to the national hospital in Guatemala for 10 years, operating on several children’s spines.

He says he’s been working with the Polanco family in the small town of Mazatenango for about a year. Carlos, a 15-year-old, has a severe case of scoliosis, and he will need a 5-hour operation on his spine to correct the curves.

“His curve is already 95 degrees in the lower part and 88 degrees in the upper part,” McCartney said.

Although most operations can still take place in Guatemala, McCartney says he sometimes needs to perform the operation back in the United States because of better facilities here.

That was the case for Carlos. His mother, Yaquelin Mendoza,says Carlos is nervous but she says she is very thankful for Dr. McCartney and Optim Surgery Center, who are providing this surgery for free.

Optim Surgery Center says the procedure would cost an American without health insurance about $300,000.

McCartney says it’s important to continue to do good for others, and perform selfless acts in your lifetime.

“If I disappeared tomorrow, somebody would just take my place, it doesn’t really matter whether I’m here or not, somebody would do the work. I can go to Guatemala and make a difference that nobody else may do,” McCartney said.

Carlos Polanco_Tattnal Journal Sentinel

Carlos Polanco_Savannah Morning News

Quadriceps strengthening exercises

Three exercises are demonstrated in this video:  quad set, straight leg raise and short arc knee extension.  The exercise can be done sitting or laying down.  Maximal muscle contraction is important for each rep.  Dr. McCartney recommends 15 reps of each exercise with each held at maximum muscle contraction for 10 seconds.


Osgood-Schlatter exercises

This set of exercises includes stretches for the quadriceps and hamstring muscle groups.  Keep in mind that stretching causes some discomfort.  If there is no pain with stretching, you are likely not stretching enough.  Each stretch should be held for 10 seconds at the point of pain.  Dr. McCartney recommends 15 reps for each type of exercise.

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Awesome service..Doctor was great and expedient nurses were friendly and answered all my questions

Dr. McCartney is an excellent physician. My son has been treated for micro fractures and a sprained ankle. We will be using his services in the near future for foot surgery. He is really good with children.

Dr. McCartney was on call the day that I came into the office’s walk-in clinic with an obviously serious elbow injury. The x-ray showed a displaced fracture and Dr.McCartney said surgery was needed to repair this and hardware had to be used. He explained the problem and the procedure. During my recovery, my wound was slow to heal because of compromised skin from the initial injury. I had discouraging moments during my recovery, but Dr. McCartney was reassuring. I developed a wound infection. Dr. McCartney took a conservative approach rather than surgery. He and his PA Kate monitored me very closely and the infection finally cleared up! Dr. McCartney and Kate provided excellent care and kindness. Stacie was very kind and helpful. If it wasn’t for Covid 19, I would have hugged them in appreciation for my excellent care.

Great Service!

Dr. McCartney is an excellent orthopedic doctor. My son has been under his care for over 15 years. Thanks for your service Dr. McCartney and his Assistant Nurse Stacy is the Best!!?????

Very professional.

Dr McCartney is a genuine soul and I have never seen the man without a smile on his face. Its rewarding to not only find someone who truly cares about his patients, has great communication skills, but a doctor I trust 100% with my entire family.

Had appt with Dr Don McCartney. So Professional! No less than a '10 out of 10' rating.

We just love Optim Healthcare. Friendly and efficient service from the moment you arrive. Dr. Hodges and Dr. McCarthy are top notch doctors. My husband sees Dr. Hodges for knee and shoulder and our daughter sees Dr. McCarthy for scoliosis and her knees.

The walk in clinic was so efficient. I had an immediate need to see a doctor about my knee. Great customer service!

Trina Kamalakis

Awesome service..Doctor was great and expedient nurses were friendly and answered all my questions

Donna Deese

Dr. McCartney is an excellent physician. My son has been treated for micro fractures and a sprained ankle. We will be using his services in the near future for foot surgery. He is really good with children.

Emily Garrard

Dr. McCartney was on call the day that I came into the office’s walk-in clinic with an obviously serious elbow injury. The x-ray showed a displaced fracture and Dr.McCartney said surgery was needed to repair this and hardware had to be used. He explained the problem and the procedure. During my recovery, my wound was slow to heal because of compromised skin from the initial injury. I had discouraging moments during my recovery, but Dr. McCartney was reassuring. I developed a wound infection. Dr. McCartney took a conservative approach rather than surgery. He and his PA Kate monitored me very closely and the infection finally cleared up! Dr. McCartney and Kate provided excellent care and kindness. Stacie was very kind and helpful. If it wasn’t for Covid 19, I would have hugged them in appreciation for my excellent care.

Dominque Riley

Great Service!

Tyron Walker Mom

Dr. McCartney is an excellent orthopedic doctor. My son has been under his care for over 15 years. Thanks for your service Dr. McCartney and his Assistant Nurse Stacy is the Best!!?????

Reviewer

Very professional.

Jlynn Greenwell

Dr McCartney is a genuine soul and I have never seen the man without a smile on his face. Its rewarding to not only find someone who truly cares about his patients, has great communication skills, but a doctor I trust 100% with my entire family.

William W Rahn

Had appt with Dr Don McCartney. So Professional! No less than a '10 out of 10' rating.

Crystal Fisher

We just love Optim Healthcare. Friendly and efficient service from the moment you arrive. Dr. Hodges and Dr. McCarthy are top notch doctors. My husband sees Dr. Hodges for knee and shoulder and our daughter sees Dr. McCarthy for scoliosis and her knees.

Tom Campbell

The walk in clinic was so efficient. I had an immediate need to see a doctor about my knee. Great customer service!

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