John George, MD

Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip & Shoulder)

4.2 / 5

John George, MD

Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip & Shoulder)

4.2 / 5
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John P. George, MD, has spent years building invaluable experience in treating sports related injuries. From rotator cuff repair to ACL tears, Dr. George and his team have the knowledge to ensure your injuries are treated with the latest proven techniques.

Specialties/Conditions
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy in Knees
  • Reconstruction in Knees
  • Reconstruction in Shoulders
  • Total Joint Replacement
Medical School

Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA)

Internship

Georgia Baptist Medical Center (Atlanta, GA)

Residency

St. Vincent’s Hospital & Medical Center (New York, NY)
Shriner’€™s Hospital for Crippled Children (Philadelphia, PA)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York, NY)

Fellowship

Alabama Sports Medicine (Birmingham, AL)
New England Baptist Hospital (Boston, MA)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Knee

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries in Women
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (ACL Tear)
  • Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis) of the Knee
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bursitis of the Knee (Pes Anserine Bursitis)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Fractures of the Tibial Spine
  • Hamstring Muscle Injuries
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Patellar Fracture
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Patellar Tendon Tear
  • Patellar Tracking Disorder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Prepatellar Bursitis (Kneecap Bursitis)
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tear
  • Septic Arthritis (of the Knee)
  • Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)
  • Supracondylar Femoral Fracture
  • Tibial Fractures
  • Tibial Plateau Fracture

Shoulder

  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Arthritis
  • Biceps Tendon Tear (at the Shoulder)
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Burners and Stingers
  • Bursitis of the Shoulder (Subacromial Bursitis)
  • Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder (Degenerative Calcification)
  • Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder (Reactive Calcification)
  • Clavicle Fracture (Broken Collarbone)
  • Fracture of the Shoulder Socket (Glenoid Fracture)
  • Fractures of the Greater Tuberosity
  • Fractures of the Shoulder Blade (Scapula)
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hill-Sachs Lesion
  • Muscle Imbalance in the Shoulder
  • Muscle Strain of the Upper Back (Trapezius Strain)
  • Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Proximal Humerus Fracture (Broken Shoulder)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) of the Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Separation
  • SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)
  • Snapping Scapula Syndrome
  • Suprascapular Neuropathy
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Weightlifter’s Shoulder (Distal Clavicular Osteolysis)
  • Winged Scapula

Knee

  • ACL Reconstruction with Hamstring
  • Arthrosurface
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation
  • Cartilage Repair (Bologic patch)
  • Cartilage Repair, Arthroscopically Assisted
  • Cartilage Repair, Open Incision
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Fluroscopic Guided Steroid Injection
  • Genicular Nerve Ablation
  • Genicular Nerve Block
  • Meniscal Transplant
  • OATS Cartilage Repair
  • OrthoGlide Medial Knee Implant
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Total Knee Replacement (Encore 3DKnee™)
  • Total Knee Replacement – Uncemented
  • Total Knee Replacement – Wright
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Uni Knee Resurfacing (Encore EPIK®)
  • Uni Knee Resurfacing (UniSpacer®)
  • Uni Knee Resurfacing (Wright Onlay)
  • Unicondylar Knee Resurfacing

Shoulder

  • Absorbable Antibiotic Bead Treatment for Osteomyelitis
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injections

Hand & Elbow

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain’s Release
  • Trigger Digit Release

Ashlee Griffith, Knee Surgery

I tore my meniscus while participating in cheerleading and gymnastics. The tear realigned itself in my knee, so it was not visible in the MRI. After a few months of physical therapy and no progress with my knee, Dr. John P. George decided to perform arthroscopic surgery on my knee to see what exactly was going on. A surgery scheduled for thirty minutes turned into a three-hour surgery, as Dr. George discovered my meniscus was actually three-fourths of the way torn! Because I was only fourteen years old, Dr. George and my parents decided to repair my meniscus and see what parts would allow themselves to reattach rather than remove the entire meniscus. Although this resulted in a much longer recovery period and a lot more physical therapy, Dr. George was able to save over two-thirds of my torn meniscus! Thanks to Dr. George’s incredible care, I am much less likely to experience long-term problems with my knee.  Read More


Daniel Shuman

I am a native of Reidsville; my wife and I have lived in Reidsville now for 48 years and I have been the District 2 County Commissioner for 12 years. When Tattnall hospital was about to close several years back, people were very concerned that they would have to travel very far to receive a high level of medical care. Savannah being about 70 miles away is a good distance from us and it was going to be a very difficult transition to make. Over the last couple of years, since Optim purchased the hospital here in Reidsville, I have seen an upswing in our entire community. Not only has it increased our local economy for jobs but it has literally brought our county together.  Read More


Janis Truelove, Total Knee Replacement

Janis, like millions of Americans across the country had a total knee replacement last year. But, what’s unique about her story is that she was the first patient to have an outpatient Total Joint Replacement performed at the Optim Surgery Center in Savannah, by John P. George, MD. She saw the benefits of having it done as an outpatient surgery and was excited to get her life back.

Janis Truelove, a Savannah native, has always enjoyed spending time with her husband and grandchildren. However, for years, she had pain and arthritis in both of her knees that held her back on doing things with her family and also being 100% independent. When her left knee became too painful to walk on she decided to make an appointment to see John P. George, MD. Janis, like many people had been dealing with the pain on her own, but she was at her limit.  Read More


Tom Avret, Knee Replacement & Arthroscopy

I have recommended Optim to a lot of people, and will continue to do so. All I have is praise for my care with Optim Healthcare.

I have had problems with my knee since I was a senior in high school back in 1955 and I had to finally get surgery three years later when it compounded, at the old University Hospital in Augusta.  Years later, I had knee arthroscopy done on the other knee by John George, MD at St. Joseph’s Candler. He did such a great job and I have not had any problems with that knee for over 15 years. Unfortunately, four years ago the knee that I had my first surgery on back in 1958 starting acting up again. It was extremely painful and so I decided to go back to see Dr. George. We decided that a total knee replacement was necessary, so he performed my surgery at Optim Medical Center-Tattnall.  Read More


 

John P. George, MD, has spent years building invaluable experience in treating sports related injuries. From rotator cuff repair to ACL tears, Dr. George and his team have the knowledge to ensure your injuries are treated with the latest proven techniques.

Specialties/Conditions
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy in Knees
  • Reconstruction in Knees
  • Reconstruction in Shoulders
  • Total Joint Replacement
Medical School

Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA)

Internship

Georgia Baptist Medical Center (Atlanta, GA)

Residency

St. Vincent’s Hospital & Medical Center (New York, NY)
Shriner’€™s Hospital for Crippled Children (Philadelphia, PA)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York, NY)

Fellowship

Alabama Sports Medicine (Birmingham, AL)
New England Baptist Hospital (Boston, MA)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Knee

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries in Women
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (ACL Tear)
  • Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis) of the Knee
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bursitis of the Knee (Pes Anserine Bursitis)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Fractures of the Tibial Spine
  • Hamstring Muscle Injuries
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Patellar Fracture
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Patellar Tendon Tear
  • Patellar Tracking Disorder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Prepatellar Bursitis (Kneecap Bursitis)
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tear
  • Septic Arthritis (of the Knee)
  • Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)
  • Supracondylar Femoral Fracture
  • Tibial Fractures
  • Tibial Plateau Fracture

Shoulder

  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Arthritis
  • Biceps Tendon Tear (at the Shoulder)
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Burners and Stingers
  • Bursitis of the Shoulder (Subacromial Bursitis)
  • Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder (Degenerative Calcification)
  • Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder (Reactive Calcification)
  • Clavicle Fracture (Broken Collarbone)
  • Fracture of the Shoulder Socket (Glenoid Fracture)
  • Fractures of the Greater Tuberosity
  • Fractures of the Shoulder Blade (Scapula)
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hill-Sachs Lesion
  • Muscle Imbalance in the Shoulder
  • Muscle Strain of the Upper Back (Trapezius Strain)
  • Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Proximal Humerus Fracture (Broken Shoulder)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) of the Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Separation
  • SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)
  • Snapping Scapula Syndrome
  • Suprascapular Neuropathy
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Weightlifter’s Shoulder (Distal Clavicular Osteolysis)
  • Winged Scapula

Knee

  • ACL Reconstruction with Hamstring
  • Arthrosurface
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation
  • Cartilage Repair (Bologic patch)
  • Cartilage Repair, Arthroscopically Assisted
  • Cartilage Repair, Open Incision
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Fluroscopic Guided Steroid Injection
  • Genicular Nerve Ablation
  • Genicular Nerve Block
  • Meniscal Transplant
  • OATS Cartilage Repair
  • OrthoGlide Medial Knee Implant
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Total Knee Replacement (Encore 3DKnee™)
  • Total Knee Replacement – Uncemented
  • Total Knee Replacement – Wright
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Uni Knee Resurfacing (Encore EPIK®)
  • Uni Knee Resurfacing (UniSpacer®)
  • Uni Knee Resurfacing (Wright Onlay)
  • Unicondylar Knee Resurfacing

Shoulder

  • Absorbable Antibiotic Bead Treatment for Osteomyelitis
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injections

Hand & Elbow

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain’s Release
  • Trigger Digit Release

Ashlee Griffith, Knee Surgery

I tore my meniscus while participating in cheerleading and gymnastics. The tear realigned itself in my knee, so it was not visible in the MRI. After a few months of physical therapy and no progress with my knee, Dr. John P. George decided to perform arthroscopic surgery on my knee to see what exactly was going on. A surgery scheduled for thirty minutes turned into a three-hour surgery, as Dr. George discovered my meniscus was actually three-fourths of the way torn! Because I was only fourteen years old, Dr. George and my parents decided to repair my meniscus and see what parts would allow themselves to reattach rather than remove the entire meniscus. Although this resulted in a much longer recovery period and a lot more physical therapy, Dr. George was able to save over two-thirds of my torn meniscus! Thanks to Dr. George’s incredible care, I am much less likely to experience long-term problems with my knee.  Read More


Daniel Shuman

I am a native of Reidsville; my wife and I have lived in Reidsville now for 48 years and I have been the District 2 County Commissioner for 12 years. When Tattnall hospital was about to close several years back, people were very concerned that they would have to travel very far to receive a high level of medical care. Savannah being about 70 miles away is a good distance from us and it was going to be a very difficult transition to make. Over the last couple of years, since Optim purchased the hospital here in Reidsville, I have seen an upswing in our entire community. Not only has it increased our local economy for jobs but it has literally brought our county together.  Read More


Janis Truelove, Total Knee Replacement

Janis, like millions of Americans across the country had a total knee replacement last year. But, what’s unique about her story is that she was the first patient to have an outpatient Total Joint Replacement performed at the Optim Surgery Center in Savannah, by John P. George, MD. She saw the benefits of having it done as an outpatient surgery and was excited to get her life back.

Janis Truelove, a Savannah native, has always enjoyed spending time with her husband and grandchildren. However, for years, she had pain and arthritis in both of her knees that held her back on doing things with her family and also being 100% independent. When her left knee became too painful to walk on she decided to make an appointment to see John P. George, MD. Janis, like many people had been dealing with the pain on her own, but she was at her limit.  Read More


Tom Avret, Knee Replacement & Arthroscopy

I have recommended Optim to a lot of people, and will continue to do so. All I have is praise for my care with Optim Healthcare.

I have had problems with my knee since I was a senior in high school back in 1955 and I had to finally get surgery three years later when it compounded, at the old University Hospital in Augusta.  Years later, I had knee arthroscopy done on the other knee by John George, MD at St. Joseph’s Candler. He did such a great job and I have not had any problems with that knee for over 15 years. Unfortunately, four years ago the knee that I had my first surgery on back in 1958 starting acting up again. It was extremely painful and so I decided to go back to see Dr. George. We decided that a total knee replacement was necessary, so he performed my surgery at Optim Medical Center-Tattnall.  Read More


 

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Ratings/Reviews

Always professional. Easy to communicate with.

Was very knowledgeable and advice worked very well.

Simply put the best

I have used Optim now for over 10 years and I haven’t had any issues with bad service or attitudes. Love Dr. George and his professionalism and caring. I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else.

My visit to Optim with Dr George was a wonderful experience! I was attended immediately by the reception staff & the wait was very short. I felt I was listened to & heard. I felt I was treated in a very professional manner & not given any busy work or unneeded tests.Dr George & his assistant were professional but also very personable all while helping me.

Savannah, GA

Always professional. Easy to communicate with.

c.h. Parker

Jaydin/Lashawnda in Savannah, GA

Amy Hughes in Savannah, GA

Malik Franklin

Was very knowledgeable and advice worked very well.

Vivian Colon

Tris Roberson

Simply put the best

Nora Morgan White

I have used Optim now for over 10 years and I haven’t had any issues with bad service or attitudes. Love Dr. George and his professionalism and caring. I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else.

Eddie Riley

Darriel Elmore

My visit to Optim with Dr George was a wonderful experience! I was attended immediately by the reception staff & the wait was very short. I felt I was listened to & heard. I felt I was treated in a very professional manner & not given any busy work or unneeded tests.Dr George & his assistant were professional but also very personable all while helping me.

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