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DON AARON, MD

SPORTS MEDICINE: HIP, KNEE, SHOULDER, TOTAL JOINT

Medical School

Mercer University School of Medicine (Macon, GA)

Residency

Campbell Clinic (Memphis, TN)

Fellowship

American Sports Medicine Institute with Dr. James Andrews (Birmingham, AL)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

MADONNA HENRY - Physician Assistant (PA-C)

SCOTT SANDERS - Physician Assistant (PA-C)

Physicians: Don Aaron, MD
MEDICAL ASSISTANTS: Jacklyn / Kristen / Melissa
Office: 912-486-2311    -    Fax: 912-681-2086 
Appointment: 912-681.2500   

As a board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon with Optim Orthopedics, Don G. Aaron, MD, specializes in sports medicine, focusing on the unique stress that athletics can put on knees, hips and shoulders.

His journey toward orthopedics began with 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, where he would go on to serv as chief resident. Following his residency, Dr. Aaron went on to train with renowned sports medicine specialist Dr. James Andrews at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL.

In keeping with Optim Orthopedics’ commitment to the community, Dr. Aaron serves as a team physician for nine high schools throughout southeast Georgia. 

“Hands down the most rewarding part of participating in care for student athletes is seeing them recover from an injury and return to a sport they love,” he said. “There are few things more gratifying than that.”

 

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. Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association selected Dr. Aaron as the 2021 winner of the Jack C. Hughston, M.D., Sports Medicine Person of the Year Award.

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.”

PREP SPORTS TEAM PHYSICIAN
Portal High School
Screven County High School
Southeast Bulloch High School

Bryan County High School
Jenkins County High School
Metter High School

 Statesboro High SchoolSwainsboro High SchoolTattnall County High School

SHOULDER CONDITIONS

Biceps Tendonitis
Bursitis of the Shoulder (Subacromial Bursitis)
Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder 
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

Arthroscopic Capsular

PlicationBankart Repair

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

Arthroscopic capsular Release
Diagnostic Arthroscopy (Shoulder)
Electromyography (EMG)
Distal Clavicle Excision 
Rotator Cuff Repair (Arthroscopic)
SLAP Repair
Subacromial Decompression
Subacromial Injection

Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior TearSuprascapular Neuropathy
Distal Clavicular Osteolysis
 
ELBOW PROCEDURES

Aspiration of the Olecranon Bursa
Cubital Tunnel Release at the Elbow
Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery)
Ulnar Nerve Transposition at the Elbow

KNEE CONDITIONS

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (ACL Tear)
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
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Prepatellar Bursitis (Kneecap Bursitis)
Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)

ACL Reconstruction (Arthrex® TightRope®)

ACL Reconstructron (Patellar Tendon Graft)

ACL Reconstruction with Hamstring

ArthroscopyLateral Release and Medial ImbricationLoose Body Removal (Knee)

Meniscus Repair (Arthroscopic Technique)

Mlcrofracture Drilling Procedure for Isolated Chondral Defect

Partial Meniscectomy

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MADONNA HENRY - Physician Assistant (PA-C)

Madonna Henry is physician assistant to Don Aaron Jr., MD, for Joints (Shoulder) and Sports Medicine. Henry earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, Biological Sciences from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, followed by her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from South University in Savannah, GA. She is certified in Healthcare Provider CPR and advanced cardiac life support. She is board certified by the National Commission on Physician Assistant Studies.

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SCOTT SANDERS - Physician Assistant (PA-C)

Scott Sanders is physician assistant to Don Aaron Jr., MD, for Joints (Shoulder) and Sports Medicine.

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