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  • Conditions

    Is an ache or pain, break or sprain keeping you from doing what you love best? From arthritis to whiplash, our physicians diagnose and treat musculoskeletal issues to help our patients restore as much function, mobility, and quality of life as possible.

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  • Non-Surgical Options

    There are many options that can help reduce pain to keep you active before choosing surgery.

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  • Surgical Options

    Our physicians provide a variety of options and approaches to assist our patients in finding the right in-patient or out-patient procedure.

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  • Rehabilitation

    Our therapists, some of the most well-respected in Georgia, have advanced training and expertise in orthopaedic rehabilitation. They work closely with our physicians to ensure that each patient is returned to the highest level of function and pain relief possible.

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What is General Orthopaedics?

Your body is a complex system comprised of muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, nerves, and bones called the musculoskeletal system. If one part stops functioning to its full potential, it can cause a lot of pain or restrict your ability to perform basic motor skills. General orthopaedics is the area of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. Doctors who work in this area of medicine are called orthopaedic doctors (sometimes referred to as orthopaedists).

General Orthopaedics

What is The Role of an Orthopaedic Doctor?

Historically, orthopaedists specialized in the musculoskeletal care of children, but now they provide that same care to people of all ages. The role of a general orthopaedist is to evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage patients who suffer from skeletal deformities, degenerative diseases, or various injuries to the musculoskeletal system. The goal of an orthopaedist is to restore function, mobility, and quality of life for every patient.

When to See an Orthopaedic Doctor

If you are experiencing a limited range of motion in any joint, chronic or worsening pain, joint instability, or difficulty sleeping, it may be time to schedule an appointment with an orthopaedist.

Do You Need a General Orthopaedist or a Specialist?

Some patients arrive at our offices knowing that they have a pain, but they can’t target where it’s coming from. A Resurgens general orthopaedist will be able to help you identify the source of the pain, and in a lot of situations, even propose a treatment plan. But when patients already know the source of their pain, or general orthopaedist determines they need specialized treatment, then seeing a specialist will often be the right answer for them. At Resurgens, our diverse group of general orthopaedic physicians and specialists have extensive training, and they are able to treat musculoskeletal conditions in many different areas of the body.

What Types of Orthopaedic Conditions Can The Physicians at Resurgens Treat?

Acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions can happen in any part of the body, to any person, with no regard to age. At Resurgens, some of the areas where we can help treat conditions and injuries include:
     • Foot/Ankle
     • Spine
     • Shoulder
     • Hand/Wrist
     • Elbow
     • Knee
     • Hip

For answers to your most commonly asked questions and to learn more about orthopaedics in general, visit our Resource Center. If you have an orthopedic issue that you’re concerned about, schedule an appointment online to meet with a Resurgens orthopedic physician.

Learn About Your Body

Using our Patient Education Center

We want you to have all the knowledge you need to make the best decision about your health. Explore our extensive video library to learn about common injuries, conditions, treatments and surgeries in more detail.

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Success Stories

  • Rikki

    An unfortunate fall led to a healthier lifestyle and new adventures!

    Rikki's Knee Success

    Rikki was walking down a few flat stairs when her knee gave out and left her on the ground into excruciating pain. She had no idea what happened and was unable to walk to the car.  When she visited Resurgens and got the results of her MRI, she was shocked to learn she needed surgery to replace her anterior cruciate ligament or ACL. The doctors told Rikki that if she didn’t start taking care of her knee it was only going to get worse. The Resurgens team really cares for their patients and takes the time to ensure every detail is right. For Rikki this meant a post-operative scar that was straight and align with her body.  Before her knee operation Rikki... Continue Reading

  • Randy Martin

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    Hip Replacement Fixed Knee Pain Too

    By the time he saw Dr. Robert Yarbrough, Randy Martin had been suffering from severe bone-on-bone knee pain for almost 30 years. But could Randy's knee pain actually be coming from his hip? After watching Randy walk, Dr. Yarbrough ordered hip x-rays. The biggest sign of a hip problem is groin or knee pain. This is usually associated with loss of motion, swelling, and/or stiffness. It is quite common for people with hip problems to complain about pain in their knee and difficulty putting on socks and shoes, losing mobility and flexibility in their golf swing, or extreme stiffness after sitting. Watch Dr. Yarbrough and Randy share his hip replacement success... Continue Reading

  • Adriana

    After 6 months of pain and trying different treatments with no improvement she returned to Dr. Fogle who recommended...

    Dry Needling Returns Athlete to Competition

    ­­Adriana is one of our most active patients; at age 64 she loves open-water long-distance swimming, competing in global triathlons, and teaching Pilates and water-aerobics in Metro-Atlanta. While competing in the 2013 World Triathlon Championships in London Adriana crashed while cycling and broke her collarbone.  Upon her return to the States, she saw Dr. Fogle who helped her get back to competing without surgery. In July of 2016 her shoulder developed shoulder impingement syndrome, a very painful condition caused by inflammation from repetitive shoulder activities . The pain was so severe she couldn’t lift her arm for everyday tasks, let alone swim, train, or... Continue Reading

  • Ronda Robinson

    Ronda Robinson was an avid runner for most of her life often running 10 miles with ease, but when she was in her...

    Anti-Gravity Treadmill has Athlete Running Again

    Ronda Robinson was an avid runner for most of her life often running 10 miles with ease, but when she was in her early 40s she was diagnosed with arthritis in her knees. The pain became so debilitating that eventually she wasn’t able to run at all anymore. She could no longer do what the loved and she found the standard rehabilitation techniques to be boring. After consulting with Dr. Thomas Dopson at Resurgens Orthopaedics, he diagnosed osteoarthritis of the knee - an almost bone-on-bone condition.  Dr. Dopson recommended physical therapy and running on a new state-of-the-art machine called the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill. The AlterG Treadmill is the world’s... Continue Reading

  • Malcolm Aga

    For Malcolm Aga, athletics, adventure, and traveling were part of his lifestyle since he was a child. At age 59,...

    Conquering Mt. Everest After Hip Replacement

    For Malcolm Aga, athletics, adventure, and traveling were part of his lifestyle since he was a child.  At age 59, hip problems prevented him from crossing the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek off his bucket list. He then decided he wasn’t going to let anything stand in his way. First, a few details about the Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek: Hikers land at Lukla airport in Nepal, a harrowing journey in its own right.  Often dubbed ‘the world’s most dangerous airport’ because high winds, turbulence, and rough terrain can make for an exceptionally difficult landing.  Upon landing, trekkers have time for little more than a quick stop at one of the... Continue Reading