Our orthopedic department works directly with the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. We perform surgery to address and fix trauma, tumors, injuries, infections and other conditions requiring surgical procedures.
Total joint replacement is the process of replacing an arthritic, injured, or painful joint that interferes with daily living. Our team of physicians have a special interest and expertise in joint replacement surgeries. Dr. Martin and Dr. Starling perform the procedures exclusively at Colquitt Regional Medical Center, the first hospital in South Georgia to receive the Gold Seal of Approval for Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacements from the Joint Commission.
We have designed our processes around the best national standards to assure that our patients are receiving care that has been proven to deliver successful outcomes. Our program includes specially trained staff, a multi-disciplinary team approach, pre-surgery education, physical therapy, and other coordinated outpatient options to provide the patient with comprehensive care.
This team looks at every step of the patient’s care, from preoperative tests to post-discharge home safety, to ensure that patients achieve the best possible outcomes.
Hip replacement (total hip Arthroplasty) is done through a surgical incision. The process involves removing the worn out joint and replacing it with articulating prosthetic components. This procedure may be done through a variety of incisions. Anterior approach limits the amount of muscle involved in the surgery. Physical therapy, joint injection, fracture treatment and medication are commonly employed before deciding that surgery is the correct option.
Knee replacement (Partial or Total) is done through a surgical incision on the front of the knee. The joint surfaces at the distal end of the femur and proximal end of the tibia are removed and replaced with articulating components. The process stabilizes the joint and will allow for a returned range of motion with physical therapy. The main conditions leading to knee replacement are osteoarthritis, deformity, and injury. Physical therapy, joint injection, and medication are commonly pursued before deciding that surgery is the correct option.
Is a joint replacement right for you? Hip and Knee replacements have a strong track record of improving patients’ quality of life. If you have been experiencing chronic joint pain, request an appointment with Dr. Martin or Dr. Starling by calling 229-785-2400, or click here.
Our orthopedic surgeons work closely with athletes, coaches and parents to diagnose and treat a variety of sports-related injuries. They also treat a lot of “weekend athletes” and offer surgical and non-surgical care using the latest techniques and technology. All patient evaluations and treatments are conducted personally by our physicians.
Our partnership with Vereen Rehabilitation Center allows us to follow patients’ progress closely and offer comprehensive care providing the best possible health outcomes and helping athletes get back to their normal activities.
A fracture occurs when a bone is impacted by a force greater than it can bear. Fractures can range from a minor crack in a bone to a completely broken bone and a displaced fracture. Dr. Jabari Martin and Dr. Curt Starling are experienced in fracture care and routinely provide treatment to patients of all ages.
Our goal at The Sterling Center is to take care of our patients. We understand that injuries which occur at work can be difficult, expensive and time-consuming. Not only do they interfere with a patient’s ability to earn a living, but they also distract resources away from their employer’s core business. That is why we strive to provide definitive orthopedic and rehabilitation care, as promptly as possible, and to “close the loop” with clear communication back to all involved parties.
We partner with the Vereen Rehabilitation Center which offers a variety of treatments including physical, occupational, and aquatic therapies, along with a wound care clinic. Their team of highly trained professionals help our patients gain confidence and strength by providing one-on-one care, focusing on the individual during treatment.
Linked here are general guidelines for rehabilitation after common orthopedic procedures. However, your specific instructions/restrictions might differ from the below. Our protocols update as new data or technology becomes available for use in our practice.