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Kyle Deuter, PA-C

Kyle Deuter, PA-C Joins BJISG

April 6, 2016 – JESUP, GA – Kyle Deuter, PA-C comes to the Bone and Joint Institute with nearly fifteen years of orthopaedic experience. He most recently worked with Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville. “We’re excited to have Kyle join BJI and support our growing Hinesville practice,” said J. Lex Kenerly, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon. “His years of orthopaedic experience and passion for helping people will be a tremendous asset to the practice.”

A Bulldog 100 Business 2016

BJISG Once Again Recognized as a Bulldog 100 Business

February 3, 2016 – JESUP, GA – The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia and founder and co-owner, Dr. J. Lex Kenerly, were recognized by the University of Georgia Alumni Association as one of the top 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni for the second year in a row. The announcement was made at the 7th annual Bulldog 100 Celebration on January 30th held in Atlanta.

The Bone & Joint Institute was established in Jesup in 2010 by Kenerly, an Orthopaedic Surgeon and 1978 UGA graduate. The practice specializes in surgical and nonsurgical treatments of sports-related and traumatic injuries of the musculoskeletal system, and serves 13 counties in South Georgia from four locations.

“It’s an honor to be included in the 2016 class of the Bulldog 100. To have Bone & Joint recognized for its strengths in business from an acclaimed institution like UGA two years in a row is very rewarding,” said Kenerly.

Matt Valosen, MD

Valosen Named Partner

November 3, 2015 – JESUP, GA – The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia is proud to announce Dr. J. Matthew Valosen as a partner in the practice.

“BJI has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past five years. We’re now in 4 markets and busier than ever. This is the perfect time for Dr. Valosen to become a partner and we couldn’t be happier and more positive about the future,” said Dr J. Lex Kenerly, founding partner of BJI.

BJI has been serving Southeast Georgia for over 25 years with offices in Jesup and Baxley. In 2012, the Hinesville office opened, and in 2013 another office was opened in Waycross.

Dr. J. Lex Kenerly, III

J. Lex Kenerly on UGA’s Alumni Association Board of Directors

September 3, 2015 – JESUP, GA – Jesup native Dr. J. Lex Kenerly III has been named to the University of Georgia Alumni Association Board of Directors. His three-year term began on July 1.­­­­­­­­

Kenerly graduated from UGA in 1978 and went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia. Today, he is president of and an orthopedic surgeon at the Bone and Joint Institute of South Georgia, an orthopedic surgery practice and ambulatory center with more than 50 employees. Last year, the business made UGA’s Bulldog 100 list of fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by alumni.

Dr. Amber Aragon Joins BJISG

Dr. Amber Aragon, MDJuly 22, 2015 – JESUP, GA – The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia announces the addition of Amber Aragon, MD to their staff. Aragon is an Orthopedic Surgeon and will begin seeing patients in BJI’s Hinesville office the first week in August.­­­­­­­­

Dr. Aragon specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal complaints, both chronic and sports-related, including meniscus tears, ligament injuries, rotator cuff tears, arthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome, and ankle instability. She uses an arthroscopic approach for the majority of her surgical cases. Aragon brings a wealth of experience to BJI, including five years at Winn Army Community Hospital at Fort Stewart, two years of which she served as chief of the orthopedic surgery service. She was deployed to Afghanistan in 2013 as the only trauma orthopedic surgeon of a forward surgical team.

BJISG Recognized as a Bulldog 100 Business

Bulldog100February 18, 2015 – Jesup, GA – The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia and owner, Dr. J. Lex Kenerly, were recognized by the University of Georgia Alumni Association as one of the top 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni. The announcement was made at the 6th annual Bulldog 100 Celebration on February 7th held in Atlanta. 

5th Academic Player of the Year Award

Hudson Jordan with Dr. Christopher E. SwansonDecember 23, 2014 – Jesup, GA – The Bone and Joint Institute of South Georgia attended In the Game magazine’s Annual Southeast Georgia High School Football Awards Banquet as the sponsor of The Academic Player of the Year Award for the 5th consecutive year. The banquet, held at the newly renovated Waycross City Auditorium on December 15th, featured keynote speaker Brian Jordan, former All Star outfielder for the Atlanta Braves. The annual event highlights southeast Georgia players and coaches for excellence in athletics and academics. In addition, one recipient is recognized each year with a Humanitarian Award.

Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval

Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia Receives 2nd Award of Accreditation from the Joint Commission

March 3, 2014 – Jesup, GA – The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia (BJISG) Jesup Surgery Center has earned its second consecutive seal of accreditation. The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ was awarded to BJI for demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and patient safety in January. The first seal of accreditation was awarded in April 2011. The awards recognize the practice for their continued dedication and outstanding service in orthopedic care.

Bone & Joint Institute Awards Academic Player of the Year at the 4th Annual Football Banquet

Jamez Davis with Dr. Christopher E. SwansonFebruary 3, 2014 – JESUP, GA – In their fourth consecutive year, The Bone and Joint Institute of South Georgia continued their support of In the Game magazine’s Annual Southeast Georgia High School Football Awards Banquet held in Waycross on December 16th. The annual event recognizes players and coaches from Southeast Georgia Schools for excellent achievement in athletics and academics. In addition each year, one recipient is recognized with a Humanitarian Award.