Donald McCartney, MD

Pediatric & General Orthopedics

4.2 / 5

Donald McCartney, MD

Pediatric & General Orthopedics

4.2 / 5
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Dr. McCartney 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.

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.

Dr. McCartney 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.

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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Very thorough and has a great bedside manner. My daughter is confident that he is going to take care of her pain.

Absolulety love Dr McCartney. First met him in 2015 when my son tore his Medial Collateral and he has been my go-to for all my children's ortho needs. In fact he did knee surgery on my daughter recently. He is funny, down to earth, takes his time when explaining things to u and ensures u understand

We have a been a patient of Dr. McCartney since my baby was 18 months old. Today was her first surgery and I have nothing but praises about his whole surgical staff. They explained everything to her before even doing it. They took their time and made her feel at ease. Keep up the awesome work!

Dr was great 👍 and the staff was wonderful

everyone was super nice and professional from signing in, checking in and getting to the back with the Doctor.. I absolutely love Dr. McCartney.. he has already, after one appt, helped me feel better!! we have a treatment plan and he is willing to work with in and dinding some much needed relief for my pain.. I cant NOT wait to see him again!! I highly recommend him, he is super nice, sweet, caring and funny!! he has a great bedside manner and has a way of making you feel comfortable and relaxed.. see ya soon guy!!

They’ve done a great job with my baby boy!

My wife and I were very pleased with Dr McCartney’s care of our one year old. Thorough and took his time to explain so his conclusions made sense based on his clear reasoning. Also very good with our child. Thanks!

Dr. McCartney is absolutely the best! We are so happy to have had him provide medical care for our little girl! I recommend him and Optim Orthopedics without reservation!

Check in through phreesis was too lengthy but our visit with Dr. McCartney went very well. He took his time with us and was very thorough. He explained everything and did not rush.

I love this place because they are very professional and go above taking real good care of me. They always work hard to help heal my medical problems. They are not there for just a check. Thank you

Leslie Belin in Savannah, GA

Very thorough and has a great bedside manner. My daughter is confident that he is going to take care of her pain.

Greenwell Family in Savannah, GA

Absolulety love Dr McCartney. First met him in 2015 when my son tore his Medial Collateral and he has been my go-to for all my children's ortho needs. In fact he did knee surgery on my daughter recently. He is funny, down to earth, takes his time when explaining things to u and ensures u understand

Charlotte A Moore Hobbs

We have a been a patient of Dr. McCartney since my baby was 18 months old. Today was her first surgery and I have nothing but praises about his whole surgical staff. They explained everything to her before even doing it. They took their time and made her feel at ease. Keep up the awesome work!

david henry

Dr was great 👍 and the staff was wonderful

Tina Wilson

everyone was super nice and professional from signing in, checking in and getting to the back with the Doctor.. I absolutely love Dr. McCartney.. he has already, after one appt, helped me feel better!! we have a treatment plan and he is willing to work with in and dinding some much needed relief for my pain.. I cant NOT wait to see him again!! I highly recommend him, he is super nice, sweet, caring and funny!! he has a great bedside manner and has a way of making you feel comfortable and relaxed.. see ya soon guy!!

Brittany Montana

They’ve done a great job with my baby boy!

Eric Davis

My wife and I were very pleased with Dr McCartney’s care of our one year old. Thorough and took his time to explain so his conclusions made sense based on his clear reasoning. Also very good with our child. Thanks!

Kelly Nicholson

Dr. McCartney is absolutely the best! We are so happy to have had him provide medical care for our little girl! I recommend him and Optim Orthopedics without reservation!

Allison Butler-Carson

Check in through phreesis was too lengthy but our visit with Dr. McCartney went very well. He took his time with us and was very thorough. He explained everything and did not rush.

Tylecia Hall

I love this place because they are very professional and go above taking real good care of me. They always work hard to help heal my medical problems. They are not there for just a check. Thank you

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