Augusta Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists has served patients in Augusta and surrounding communities for over 40 years. Each of our surgeons specialize in different practice areas, from joint replacement to upper extremity surgery and foot and ankle surgery. Our surgeons come together to treat a full range of orthopedic conditions, while giving our patients highly-specialized and experienced care in a private practice setting.
Our specialties include, but are not limited to, the procedures below. If you have any questions about our specialties, our expert staff is happy to help. If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our surgeons, please call 706-863-9797 or request an appointment online.
Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
Dr. Richard Pope, our board certified hand and upper extremity specialist, has extensive experience in endoscopic carpal tunnel release. With over 13 years in private practice, Dr. Pope has treated over 1,000 patients with this procedure over the course of his career. Endoscopic carpal tunnel release may be recommended for patients with carpal tunnel syndrome that has not improved with nonsurgical treatments. Endoscopic carpal tunnel release relieves pressure in the carpal tunnel, alleviating symptoms and reducing the risk of permanent nerve damage.
Dr. John Bojescul, our board certified and fellowship trained sports medicine specialist, is an expert in hip arthroscopy with over 20 years of experience. He received his training with leaders in the field of arthroscopy, and is able to bring that expertise to patients here in Augusta. Hip arthroscopy can be used to diagnose and treat certain conditions that cause hip pain, like femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and labral tears. This minimally invasive procedure helps to alleviate hip pain for many patients with these conditions, so that they are able to return to normal activities.
Total Ankle Replacement
Dr. Stephen White is our fellowship trained total ankle replacement specialist. Dr. White trained under some of the pioneers in total ankle replacement at a prestigious facility specializing in foot and ankle surgery. In the right patients, total ankle replacement can be a great alternative to ankle fusion, the procedure traditionally used to treat end-stage ankle arthritis. Total ankle replacement preserves motion in the ankle, reducing stress on the other joints in the foot and ankle.
Total Shoulder Replacement
Dr. Nicholas Capito, our board certified and fellowship trained shoulder and elbow surgeon, specializes in shoulder replacement surgery. He is trained in conventional total shoulder replacement to relieve pain and restore function in patients with shoulder arthritis, as well as reverse total shoulder replacement to help patients with rotator cuff deficiencies. Most patients who undergo total shoulder replacement experience great pain relief and improved function, and are able to return to their normal activities after recovery.