Orthopedic services in Macon

The Orthopaedic and Spine Institute offers a full range of orthopedic services from surgery to rehabilitation. Using the most advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques, our team of physicians offer a broad range of clinical expertise. Orthopedic care is complex, but our goal is to make your experience comfortable and successful, from diagnosis and surgical treatment to rehabilitation.

To learn more or find a physician, call Consult-a-Nurse at (478) 746-4646.


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Our Orthopedic Procedures

Joint replacement

When a knee or hip joint wears out an orthopedic surgeon needs to surgically put a prosthetic hip, knee, or shoulder implant in the bone.

Anterior hip replacement

Called the Direct Anterior or “front’ approach, anterior hip replacement involves making an incision on the front of the hip rather than the side or back as traditionally done. As a result, the surgeon can follow the natural spaces between the hip joint’s muscles and tendons, resulting in less damage to these soft tissues.

Arthroscopic surgery

A surgeon can make small incisions around a joint and surgically fix joint problems. This includes knees, hips, shoulders, wrists etc.

Hand and wrist surgery

Usually this surgery stems from fractures or arthritis. Additionally, Coliseum has Occupational Therapists that specialize in hand/wrist rehabilitation.

Spine/back surgery

The spine is complex and multiple surgical procedures can be performed at our OR. Your medical condition may range from a herniated disc to a neck or spine fracture.

Sports medicine

These surgical procedures are designed to get athletes back in the field as soon as possible. Multiple tendons and ligaments can be injured due to the repetition that is required in the field of sports.

Our Orthopedic Services

  • Setting and repair of simple, compound and complex fractures
  • Revision of implants to correct deterioration in previously replaced joints
  • Bone transplantation
  • Wound care
  • Joint class program devoted to a successful joint replacement surgery and recovery
  • A full range of physical rehabilitation services, including professional therapy programs, speech and language therapy and biofeedback treatment.

Awards & Recognition

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

Coliseum Northside Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement and Spinal Fusion surgery programs by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.

Coliseum Medical Centers and Coliseum Northside Hospital has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia. Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery have demonstrated their commitment to quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for spine surgery patients. Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery provide comprehensive inpatient spine surgery services, including discectomy, fusion and decompression procedures.

Coliseum Northside Hospital has been recognized by Healthgrades.com as a Five Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery. Healthgrades.com is the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions to find the right doctor and the right hospital for the right care.