Southern Bone and Joint Specialists focuses on patient care in each of these orthopaedic subspecialties: adult reconstruction and joint replacement, sports medicine, spine surgery, hand and microvascular surgery, surgery of the shoulder and elbow, surgery of the foot and ankle, orthopaedic trauma surgery, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Our physicians are board certified and board eligible.

For more information on orthopedics, visit AAOS.

  • The Spine Center

    About The Spine Center

    It's estimated that 4 out of 5 adults will have an attack of back pain at some point in their lives. One of every three on-the-job injuries is related to back or neck strain.

    The Spine Center at Southern Bone and Joint Specialists, PA, is a multidisciplinary spine center based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and is referred back and neck pain patients from across the State and region. The Spine Center combines the expertise of a non-surgical MD spine specialist working with three fellowship-trained spine surgeons, spine therapy, spinal injection specialists, X-ray and MRI diagnostics - all under one roof.

    • Fellowship-trained spine surgeons
    • Spinal injection specialists
    • Emphasizes non-surgical treatment options
    • X-ray and MRI Diagnostics
    • Spine Therapy

    If surgery is necessary, the three spine surgeons have expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery, scoliosis and deformity correction surgery, and artificial disc replacement surgery, including Mobi-C disc for cervical disc herniations and motion preservation.

    The spine center emphasizes non-surgical treatment options and patient education. Within this site you will find an online spine encyclopedia that has symptom charts and customized stretches that can relieve back and neck pain symptoms.

    Another unique aspect of The Spine Center is that it combines two orthopedic spine surgeons working with a neurospine surgeon.

    With minimally invasive surgery, the spine surgeons use advanced tubular retractors to operate through a half-inch incision rather than a 3-inch incision. This enables some patients to go home later the same day after surgery to treat a herniated disc.

    Some cervical patients can also qualify for the new artificial disc technology. There are now several FDA approved artificial discs for use at two levels in the neck. Referrals, appointments and second opinions are at 601.554.7400.

  • The Joint Center

    About The Joint Replacement Center

    Decades ago an orthopedic surgeon would treat all types of joint problems. With ever-increasing new technology and treatment advances specific to different joints and bones, that's changed dramatically. Over the past 15 years, orthopedics has become super-specialized with surgeons now becoming fellowship-trained in a specific body part, such as foot/ankle or hand/arm or spine.

    Because of this super specialization in orthopedics, Southern Bone and Joint Specialists is organized into CLINICAL CARE CENTERS which provide patients the most advanced technology and care specific to their orthopedic injury or pain symptom.

    One example is the use of new Robotic Surgery Technology. The hip and knee surgeons make use of Mako Robotic Surgery that improves the outcomes from hip and knee replacement. The technology enables the joint replacement surgeon to map out in advance of surgery the optimal cuts in the bone for the best surgical outcome and to spare as much bone as possible.

    Similarly, the spine surgeons in The Spine Center provide the most advanced FDA-approved artificial discs that preserve motion in the spine.

    Consquently, these clinical care centers are referred patients from across the region.

    • Fellowship-trained spine surgeons
    • Orthopedic specialists
    • Non-surgical treatment options
    • X-ray and MRI Diagnostics
    • Physical Therapy

    Work-releated Injuries Require Special Care

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on-the-job orthopedic injury costs employers billions. One in four on-the-job injuries relate to back or neck injury with 5% of the cases accounting for 75% of the costs.

    Southern Bone and Joint Specialists, PA, recognizes the complex requirements of caring for on-the-job injury. Treatment of the work-related injury needs to be compressed and accelerated. The employer and case manager need to know the treatment plan and if and when the worker may return to work.

    Consequently, Southern Bone and Joint Specialists works closely with the injured worker, the employer, the insurance adjuster and the case manager to provide a quick appointment, accurate diagnosis of the injury, the most likely causation, and the most appropriate treatment for the employee.

    The Joint Center Physicians

  • The Sports Medicine Center

  • The Foot & Ankle Center

  • The Upper Extremity Center