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Southern Bone & Joint Specialists

About Us: About the Practice

A History of Excellence

When Dr. Furnie W. Johnston opened his practice in Dothan, Alabama in 1962, he was the first orthopaedic specialist to practice in that city. But Dr. Johnston did more than bring a new medical specialty to the people of the Wiregrass area – he laid an important stone in the foundation of the Dothan health care community. The 1970s were a boom period for Dothan, and Dr. Johnston's practice grew along with the city. By 1995, it had become the largest orthopaedic specialty practice in the state at that time – Southern Bone & Joint Specialists.

Today, Southern Bone & Joint Specialists continues to be a foundational element in the Dothan medical community. It is committed to providing quality, innovative, comprehensive orthopaedic care to the Wiregrass and surrounding areas into the 21st Century.

Your Complete Orthopaedic Care Facility

Southern Bone & Joint Specialists is devoted to treating the entire musculoskeletal system, including the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and spine. A coordinated and comprehensive orthopaedic care facility, we offer the latest in technology, diagnostic services, surgical and nonsurgical treatments, and physical therapy and rehabilitation... all in a centralized location.

Providing Valuable Experience

Southern Bone & Joint Specialists offers the services of highly skilled surgeons in sports medicine, trauma, total joint replacement, spine and hand surgery, and foot and ankle disorders. Each member of this distinguished practice is specialty trained in his respective area of expertise and participates in the activities of numerous prestigious medical associations.

Conditions Treated

  • Degenerative joint disease: hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, hand
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Trauma-related injuries
  • Work-related injuries
  • Hand and finger disorders, including carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Spinal disorders and injuries

Services Provided

  • Total joint replacement of the hip, knee, and shoulder
  • Arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the hand, knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle
  • Foot and ankle reconstruction
  • Lumbar and cervical disc surgery
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction
  • Pain management techniques
  • Nonoperative orthopaedic care
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Sports Medicine and Rehab
  • Orthotics and Prosthetics