New Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon Joins BJISG!

Thomas P. Loumeau, MD, a board certified orthopaedic spine surgeon, has joined the medical staff of the Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia.  Dr. Loumeau completed his spine surgery fellowship at one of the top spine surgery centers in the nation – OrthoCarolina, in Charlotte, NC. He worked alongside leading spine surgeons performing complex procedures. 

Dr. Loumeau began his medical career after graduating from University of Notre Dame with honors as an English Literature major. He attended Trinity College of Medicine in Dublin, Ireland.  He attended the University of Illinois neurosurgery residency program in Peoria, Illinois, followed by the University of Florida orthopedic surgery residency program in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Loumeau then did his spine surgery fellowship at OtrhoCarolina.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Loumeau join our surgical team.  His spine experience makes him a great asset to both our practice and our community,” said Lex Kenerly, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon.  “His innovative procedures will greatly help benefit patients with back and neck issues.”

“Dr. Loumeau’s expertise is a great addition to our practice adding expertise to further advance the orthopaedic services of the Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia,” said Richard L. Clark, Cheif Executive Officer.  “We are honored to welcome Dr. Loumeau to our family, he provides a great blend of advanced clinical education and knowledge with a strong passion for providing community-based care.”

For more information, or to make an appointment, call toll free (866) 806-0800.

Arthritis Treatment Options


The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia offers many treatment options for all forms of Arthritis.

“Arthritis” literally means inflammation of a joint. It is a painful disease that affects nearly 350 million people worldwide. Arthritis can make every day activities difficult and painful. The disease causes severe inflammation in the joints making movement difficult. Arthritis is the most common chronic ailment among the elderly, although it can affect people of any age.


  • Pain (intermittent or sharp) in the joints, ankle, back, fingers, 
    hands, muscles, neck, or wrist
  • Joints: stiffness, tenderness, or swelling
  • Fatigue or malaise of the whole body
  • Decreased range of motion or muscle weakness
  • Bump or bony outgrowth in fingers or toes
  • Limping, physical deformity, redness, or stiff neck

If you are experiencing any of these above symptoms… come in for a visit and a proper diagnosis. Our surgeons are trained in advanced treatment of degenerative diseases of the joints. We offer multiple anti-inflammatory medication options, injections and even surgical procedures that can help arthritis patients. Surgery is usually considered only after all conservative treatments have failed.

Computer Assisted Total Knee Replacement


The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia offers computer guided knee replacement surgery!

Knee replacements can reduce a patient’s existing knee pain and increase the quality of life. An advanced procedure called computer-guided knee replacement allows our surgeons to provide a personalized fit for each patient’s knee implant. 

A computer driven navigation system using GPS like technology allows our surgeons to size and position the prosthetic implants with extreme precision to optimize the knee’s balance and alignment. This allows our surgeons to position the knee implant to fit more exactly to be as close to the original joint as possible.

Advantages to Computer Guided Knee Replacements:
     • Joint alignment is more accurate.
     • The joints tend to last longer.
     • Fewer complications.
     • Less surgery time.
     • Reduced blood loss during surgery.
     • Less anesthesia.
     • Quicker recovery times.

This less invasive procedure mean knees comfortably move and function sooner. The vast majority of Bone & Joint Institute patients return home in just one to two days.
The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia is here to help you and your family. For an appointment – toll free (866) 806-0800 or (912) 427-0800. 

ACL Repair – Sports Injury


The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia specializes in all types of sports injuries. The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured ligaments of the knee. Approximately 50 percent of ACL injuries occur in combination with damage to the meniscus, articular cartilage, or other ligaments.

An injured ACL is associated with the following symptoms:

• An audible pop or snapping upon injury.
• Immediate and sustained swelling in the knee.
• Instability in the knee that can cause it to give out.
• Inability to bear weight.
• Significant pain persists hours following the injury.
• A feeling of fullness in the knee.
• Physical Rehab after ACL surgery may take several months.
The time it takes to return to normal activities or sports is 
different for each person.


World Class Orthopaedics In Hinesville, GA


There Is A Bone & Joint Institute Office Located In Hinesville, GA

The Bone & Joint Institute offers world class orthopaedic care covering all of southeast Georgia. We consider it a privilege to be trusted with your orthopaedic care and want to make it as convenient as possible for you to receive quality care close to home.

Our Hinesville, GA office is located at 475 South Main Street, Suite A – Hinesville, GA 31313. Dr. Amber Aragon and Kyle Deuter, PA-C are on site to help you and your loved ones with your Orthopaedic needs.

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 a minimally invasive, arthroscopic approach for the majority of her surgical cases.

Kyle Deuter, a Certified Physician Assistant, has over fifteen years of orthopaedic experience, ten of those years were spent at a Level II Trauma Center. Kyle also is very involved in all aspects of sports injuries and treatments. For our patients’ convenience, Kyle offers after-hours appointments on Thursday evenings.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm. The condition occurs when one of the major nerves to the hand — the median nerve — is squeezed or compressed as it travels through the wrist.

In most patients, carpal tunnel syndrome gets worse over time, so early diagnosis and treatment are important. Early on, symptoms can often be relieved with simple measures like wearing a wrist splint or avoiding certain activities. 

If not treated early on, carpal tunnel syndrome can lead to nerve damage and worsening symptoms. To prevent permanent damage, surgery to take pressure off the median nerve may be recommended for some patients. Most people with carpal tunnel syndrome are treated without surgery. Surgery is considered only when symptoms haven’t improved after several weeks to months of nonsurgical treatment.


The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia is here to help you and your family. 

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call for an appointment…

Toll free (866) 806-0800 or (912) 427-0800.  


Hamstring Hazards!

What YOU need to know about Hamstring Injuries

A hamstring muscle pull or strain is an injury to one or more of the muscles at the back of the thigh. Sometimes called a pulled hamstring, it occurs frequently in athletes, especially those who participate in sports that require sprinting, like track, soccer, and basketball.

A Patient’s Guide to Shoulder Instability

Overhand throwing places stress on the shoulder, specifically to the anatomy that keeps the shoulder stable. In throwing athletes, these high-stress repeated motions can lead to a wide range of overuse injuries.

Although throwing injuries in the shoulder most commonly occur in baseball pitchers, they can be seen in any athlete who participates in sports that require repetitive overhand motions, like football, volleyball, tennis, and some track and field events.