1010 Prince Avenue Suite 115 South Athens, GA 30606
1010 Prince Ave. Athens

Why Choose Us?

Here are just some of the reasons

Our Physicians

Our Physicians’ primary concern is YOU and the care you receive.  We want to provide you with exceptional care and a successful outcome.  You can see a doctor at every visit if you choose.  

Your Time

Athens Bone and Joint values your time.  We want to provide you the best orthopedic care in an efficient, organized fashion.   We are constantly assessing ways that we can deliver services more efficiently.

Our Services

We offer the convenience of physical therapy, diagnostic imaging, and durable medical equipment fitting all in one location.

Our Staff

Our team consists of committed, compassionate individuals who strive to treat you like family.

Who we are

We are happy to know you are happy

Athens Bone and Joint Orthopedic Clinic has been treating patients in Athens and the surrounding areas for almost a decade.  Dr. John Dorris opened the doors of Athens Bone and Joint in December of 2005.  He had a vision to treat his patients in an environment which promoted quality, personalized, hands-on medical care.  Athens Bone and Joint is a leading orthopedic surgery clinic which continues to bring our patients the best and highest level of care possible.

Dr. John Dorris, Dr. David Bacastow, Dr. David Ryan, and Dr. Logan Fields are certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and provide one-on-one orthopedic medical care to all ages.  The shared goals of our orthopedic surgeons are to examine the patient’s specific needs, to accurately diagnose the patient’s problem, and to treat the patient effectively and efficiently within a timely manner. 

Our orthopedic surgeons treat tendon pain, sports injuries (ACL tear, Meniscus tears, Rotator Cuff tear), joint pain, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, golfer’s elbow, heel pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and total joint replacements. 

At Athens Bone and Joint Orthopedic Clinic, we care for you, but most importantly, we care about you.

Want to know more about us and the wonderful Team?

ABJ Services

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Initial Consultations
Follow Up Appointments
Referrals from Primary Care Doctors


General Orthopedic Care
Sports Medicine
Joint Replacement
Fracture Care

Diagnostic Images

Digital X-Ray

Non-Surgical Care

Durable Medical Equipment

Patient Services

Initial Consultations
Follow Up Appointments
Referrals from Primary Care Doctors
Medical Forms & Records
– Disability and FMLA Forms
– Transfer of Medical Records


Financial Services & Worker’s Compensation

Billing Assistance
Pre Authorization for Surgical and Non Surgical Needs
Worker’s Compensation

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What our clients say

  • "I am so grateful for this office! I got the dreaded call today that my son was on the way to the ER with an injured hand. I immediately called your office and was so thankful that Taylor Miller answered the phone and said to bring him on in. I re-routed him to the office, as she waited at the door for him with a wheel chair. He got an x-ray and splint before I even made it to the office. Y'all made a horrible day so much better! Best office in Athens and beyond!!"

  • "My son had a sports injury and I had used Athens Bone and Joint before and was pleased with them. Then a recent injury landed us at an emergency care facility and we saw someone different for his hand injury a week later. I was very unhappy with them and they were insisting that my son needed surgery the very next day and was demanding alot of money up front. I decided to get a second opinion and returned to Bone and Joint (they got us in that very afternoon) and was told that my son doesn't need surgery at this time and that it should be the last option. Very pleased with Dr. Ryan and the entire staff !! I will recommend them to everyone!"

  • "Dr Bacastow has been wonderful ! He listens and actually discuses treatment options and is terrific surgeon ( shoulder & knee replacements). I trust him."

  • "I love Dr. Bacastow! He has taken care of our family for many years. He has scoped both of my knees for a total of three times and taken care of me when I dislocated and broke my elbow. I highly recommend Dr. Bacastow."

  • "I sustained an injury to my left leg in Feb 2012 and was treated by another much larger clinic in town. Boy, was THAT a mess! I happily switched to Bone & Joint at the recommendation of a friend, and I couldn't have made a better decision. Dr. Dorris is friendly, attentive, and provides great and careful care. His PA, Yancey, is also wonderful. I feel like my voice is heard and that the staff genuinely cares about my health and progress. I have recommended Bone & Joint to friends and will continue to do so."

  • "Dr. Logan Fields is amazing. He has been my father's doctor since last year and has always been thorough, concerned, and encouraging. He makes time as well to answer the family's questions, and I had quite a few during our visits. If I could rate higher than 5 stars I would, but I simply settle for word of mouth. If you want someone with a great disposition and who is knowledgeable he is the doctor for you."

  • "Great place to go when you need orthopedic help! Dr. Dorris and Dr. Ryan are awesome!"

  • "Dr. Ryan is my Doctor he is Excellent he did my Knee Surgery which I broke in half I have Pins in holding my Right Knee Cap together I was in the Hospital over night"

  • "I had my Hip Replacement Surgery on June 27th, 2016. From day 1, no pain at all. Absolutely NO pain. He removed my staples today. Incision looks great. Scar is short and thin. Dr. David Ryan is the best! I wish I had of had this surgery months ago when he recommended it. But I was scared. The best decision I've ever made having this surgery!!"

Jan 8

What is hip replacement? — Hip replacement is a type of surgery in which a doctor replaces a person’s hip joint with a man-made hip joint. The hip joint is a type of joint called a “ball and socket joint.” It’s called that because the top of the thigh bone is ball-shaped and fits into

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Dec 1

One of the most commonly injured structures in the knee, and one of the most notorious for athletes of all ages, is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).  Frequently these injuries are managed surgically and there are over 100,000 ACL procedures performed annually in the United States.  It has grown to become one of the more

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Oct 8

The most common cause of surgical knee pain in the country in today’s day in age is from a structure called the meniscus.  The meniscus is a piece of tissue that is situated in the middle of the knee and is composed of cartilage, like the tip of one’s nose.  The primary function of the

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Oct 1

What is carpal tunnel syndrome? — Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes pain and numbness in the fingers and hands, and sometimes the arms. It happens when a nerve in the wrist called the “median nerve” gets pinched or squeezed. The median nerve goes through a tunnel in the wrist that is formed

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Sep 2

Arthritis is one of the most common reasons that people will come to an orthopedic surgeon.  I find that more often than not a true understanding of what the term “arthritis” means is the first and most useful step in helping to define a treatment plan that is individually tailored.  I aim to help in

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Aug 2

As explained in the prior installment, arthritis is deterioration of the cartilage surface on the ends of the bones.  So, when one develops arthritis of the knee, the cartilage deteriorates and at times deteriorates completely so that bone is touching bone which is painful when moved.  Understanding what arthritis means is important in the treatment

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Jul 2

INTRODUCTION — Trigger finger (also called stenosing flexor tenosynovitis) is noninfectious inflammation of the flexor tendon sheath of the finger (or thumb). The flexor tendons for each digit travel in a fibro-osseous tunnel between the metacarpal and the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint; the superficialis tendon attaches to the middle phalanges and the profundus tendon to

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Jun 2

INTRODUCTION — Total knee replacement, or total knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure in which parts of the knee joint are replaced with artificial parts (prostheses). A normal knee functions as a hinge joint between the upper leg bone (femur) and lower leg bones (tibia and fibula).  The surfaces where these bones meet can become

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May 2

There are many reasons for patients to come see an orthopedic surgeon, but one of the most recognized and successfully treated problems we see are rotator cuff tears.  The rotator cuff is a series of four deep muscles in the shoulder, which functions to keep the ball and socket shoulder joint centered for optimal range

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Apr 20

INTRODUCTION — Meniscal injuries of the knee are common. Acute meniscal tears occur most often from twisting injuries; chronic degenerative tears occur in older patients and can occur with minimal twisting or stress. Tears are classified as partial or complex; anterior, lateral, or posterior; traumatic or degenerative; and horizontal, vertical, radial, “parrot-beak,” or “bucket handle.”

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Apr 2

ROTATOR CUFF INJURY OVERVIEW — Tendons are tough bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones. Repetitive activities and overuse can injure tendons and lead to pain and impaired function. This is called tendinitis or tendinopathy. Although the most common cause of tendinitis is overuse, it can also be caused by other conditions. Tendinitis is

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Jun 15

While it didn’t get the attention it once did in the 2000s, carpal tunnel syndrome is still a very relevant danger for many of us. Named for the carpal tunnel, that thin row of ligament and bones at the base of the hand, the real danger is in repetition, putting repeated stress on the wrist

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