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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

Donald K. McCartney, MD

Pediatric & General Orthopedics

4.4 / 5

Donald K. McCartney, MD

Pediatric & General Orthopedics

4.4 / 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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Ratings/Reviews

Dr. McCartney is a great doctor.the staff are very friendly and polite.

All the employees and daughter were very compassionate and concerned for my well being. I am actually looking forward to my next visit.

Awesome and trusted surgeon, highly recommend, wonderful bedside manner mixed with professional persona

Dr. McCartney is a very patient doctor who listened and advised me of my different options concerning knee replacements. He didn't seem in a rush or patronize me when I asked lots of questions.

Dr. McCartney is a excellent physician and surgeon. He responded VERY quickly to my shoulder injury (dislocated shoulder and broken shoulder)and has helped me through the healing process every step of the way. Highly recommend!

Very efficient and pleasantly warm and welcoming.

Shannon Montijo

Dr. McCartney is a great doctor.the staff are very friendly and polite.

Bonnie applegate

Kimberly Tapley

All the employees and daughter were very compassionate and concerned for my well being. I am actually looking forward to my next visit.

Roxanne Starke

Awesome and trusted surgeon, highly recommend, wonderful bedside manner mixed with professional persona

Pamela Townsend

Dr. McCartney is a very patient doctor who listened and advised me of my different options concerning knee replacements. He didn't seem in a rush or patronize me when I asked lots of questions.

Angela Vaughn

Julie

Dr. McCartney is a excellent physician and surgeon. He responded VERY quickly to my shoulder injury (dislocated shoulder and broken shoulder)and has helped me through the healing process every step of the way. Highly recommend!

Lisa Lamb

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Very efficient and pleasantly warm and welcoming.

Lawanda Mckinney

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