Dr. Michael Cushing, MD

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Dr. Michael Cushing, MD


Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery | Male

Georgia Bone and Joint 1755 Highway 34 E Ste 2200, Newnan, GA 30265 Get Directions
(770) 502-2175

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Care Philosophy

It is my job as a physician to educate the patient about their condition. Then the patient can make an educated decision about their care. We always look to treat with conservative measures first unless surgical intervention is necessary.Read more

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Dr Cushing is married and has 5 children. I enjoy snow skiing, scuba diving, lake activities like water skiing, working...Read more

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Patient Reviews (4)
Austin, TX |
Dr cushing is extremely knowledgable in all aspects of orthopedics. He truly goes above and beyond and cares for people. Would highly recommend.
in Newnan ga |
Dr. Cushing has absolutely ruined my life. I had ankle surgery and was told it was a simple surgery. I ended up with CRPS - Chronic regional pain syndrome. The top rated very worst pain on any scale. I am now completely disabled and in constant pain. DO NOT GO TO HIM!!! He doesnt deserve to practice medicine. He disgusts me.
in Newnan, GA |
He has ruined my life. He botched my shoulder surgery, and it took him 6 months to make that decision. I have no use of the arm he operated on. When I went in for my 6 week checkup, he told me to come back in 6 weeks. At the following check up, he told me he could not read my new x-rays he took, and told me to come back in 6 weeks. On the next visit he took x-rays and said he could not read those, to get a CT. On the next check up. He told me I had and infection and he needed to operate on
in Newnan, GA |
We don't know if he is a good surgeon or not. He would not come in when he was on call on a weekend to operate on my wife's broken ankle. She was in great distress and he wanted to send her home with pain pills and have her go to his clinic on the following Monday when it was convenient for him to see her. He then would have sent her back to the hospital for surgery. We found another surgeon. He might be an okay surgeon, but as a man he's a loser with a nice car.
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Dr. Cushing says...

Dr Cushing is married and has 5 children. I enjoy snow skiing, scuba diving, lake activities like water skiing, working out, running and riding (road bike). 

Dr. Cushing's Care Philosophy

It is my job as a physician to educate the patient about their condition. Then the patient can make an educated decision about their care.  

We always look to treat with conservative measures first unless surgical intervention is necessary.   

Dr. Cushing says...

Dr cushing treats shoulder pain and injuries.  He is one of the very few fellowship trained shoulder surgeons south of Atlanta.  He treats bursitis, tendinitis and rotator cuff tears.  He uses the latest arthroscopic techniques in treating rotator cuff tears and labral tears. 

Studies have shown that experience of the surgeon affects the outcome for the patient.  Dr Cushing performs 70 shoulder replacements a year, including total shoulders and reverse total shoulders. He is one of the busiest shoulder surgeons in Coweta and Fayette counties. He has taught other orthopedic surgeons, at the Orthopedic Learning Center,  both arthroscopic and complex shoulder surgeries. 

Dr. Cushing says...

Dr Cushing is a fellowship trained shoulder surgeon. Performing procedures from arthroscopic labral and instability repairs to rotator cuff tears, as well as complex open procedures like Total Shoulder Replacement and Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement.  He has performed several Total Shoulder Replacemnts as an outpatient at our outpatient et surgery center. 

Dr. Cushing'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 Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • 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)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Ga Bapt Hospital

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    Atlanta Med Center

    Completed in 2001

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hughston Clin

    Completed in 2002

  • Undergraduate School
    Indiana University / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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