Every year, millions of people visit physician offices, clinics and emergency rooms for orthopedic conditions and injuries. As the population ages, treatment needs increase – especially for trauma and back and joint pain. Musculoskeletal disorders and diseases – those affecting bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints and other connective tissues – are the leading cause of physical disability in the U.S.

Orthopedics
910 North 5th Street
Cordele, GA 31015
229-276-2286

Crisp Regional is poised to care for the growing need for orthopedic services. We offer expertise in the care of bones, joints and muscles for people of all ages. We provide treatment for injuries and trauma, arthritis, joint replacement and other surgeries, rehabilitation, sports medicine and more.

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Services and Procedures

  • Surgery: general orthopedic procedures, including minimally invasive repairs such as knee ACL reconstruction, meniscus repair, rotator cuff repairs and more
  • Joint replacement surgery: hip and knee *
  • Arthritis treatment
  • Specialized care for broken bones or fractures
  • Back injuries
  • Foot and ankle care
  • Hand and wrist treatment
  • Sports medicine

* At Crisp Regional, you’ll find a specialist who uses the ConforMIS knee replacement system, a customized total knee replacement, and who uses an anterior approach to hip replacement surgery.


For Your Information: Education Resources

  • Joint Camp is a monthly educational and coaching program for patients undergoing joint replacement surgery.
  • To learn more about orthopedic conditions, visit the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) patient education site at orthoinfo.aaos.org

Meet our Team

Lester Littell, MD
Lester Littell, MD
Orthopedics
910 North 5th Street
Cordele, GA 31015
229-276-2286 
Dr. Littell is an internationally recognized expert in hip replacement surgery utilizing the anterior approach. He has conducted professional training both nationally and internationally. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, where he is also a Fellow.

Domenic Scalamogna, MD
Domenic Scalamogna, MD
Orthopedics
910 North 5th Street
Cordele, GA 31015
229-276-2286

John (JP) Hamilton, ATC
John (JP) Hamilton, ATC
Certified Athletic Trainer
910 North 5th Street
Cordele, GA 31015
229-276-2286
JP Hamilton, ATC, is an experienced athletic trainer and Crisp County High School alumnus. He works with athletes and students onsite at Crisp County High School and provides first aid during home sporting events. He is board certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).


A Patient Story

“They treat you like you are the only person in the hospital,” said Terri Smith, a double knee replacement patient at Crisp Regional Hospital. “They stay with you from the time you arrive until you leave.”

Terri has friends who work at Crisp Regional, and she was thrilled to stay close to home for her two knee replacement surgeries. She was so pleased with her experience that she encouraged her sister to use Crisp services and physicians when it came time for her knee replacements.

“Dr. Littell has a special knee made for each person,” shared Terri. Lester Littell, MD, Terri’s orthopedist, is widely known for the customized total knee replacement system offered to patients and for his anterior approach to hip replacement surgery.