Dr. Garland K. Gudger, MD

Dr. Garland K. Gudger, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 69 years old

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Dr. Gudger specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Columbus, GA. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Gudger is the craziest, most southern doctor I know, but i wouldn't have it any other way. He's the best Orthopedic Specialist in town. He and his nurse Joanna keep me laughing so I don't think about my knee pain as much.
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Dr. Gudger's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Order of Merit, Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, 1990
    • Honoree, LaGrange College Athletic Hall of Fame, 2006
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1973

  • Internship Hospital
    Greenville Hospital System
  • Residency Hospital
    Greenville Hospital System
    Shriners Hospital, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Undergraduate School
    Lagrange College

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection