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Our board-certified physicians and dedicated staff design personalized programs to help each patient achieve optimal recovery.

Orthopaedic Group in Central Alabama

Keeping You in Motion

Welcome to Southern Orthopaedic Surgeons, where we offer advanced treatment options for orthopedic injuries and disorders. Our patients benefit from the convenience of visiting multiple specialists, including orthopaedic surgeons and physical therapists in four easily accessible locations.

Where Does It Hurt?

Southern Orthopaedic Surgeons treats all types of orthopedic conditions using the latest in medical technology.

What Our Patients Are Saying

March 2023
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I’ve been going to SOS for 25 years. I am always treated with respect and courtesy. Dr Hester is absolutely the best! He doesn’t just leap to surgery and finds other ways to help if possible. The PT department is top-notch and locations are close no matter where you live in the tri-county area. SOS is always my first choice!
January 2023
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I received excellent service from day one. Dr. Howell is just AWESOME! He took time to explain to me exactly what was going wrong with my knee, how and what it will take to replace and fix it. Never had anymore PAIN from day one of surgery 12/07/22 and today is 01/20/23 still no pain! He helped restore my confidence and that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I will definitely recommend him to anyone in need of knee surgery. He’s the BEST! Thanks Dr. Howell for a great job.
November 2022
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I had to have surgery and they’ve taken the BEST care of me through the entire experience. Scheduling was easy, the staff has been helpful, informative, and they genuinely care. I’m now going there for post-op PT; Dr. Carpenter and everyone else I’ve encountered for physical therapy have been amazing! I’d give 5 stars to Dr. Randall and everyone else with whom I’ve dealt individually if I could.
June 2022
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I would like to thank the Baptist South Joint Center (Surgery location), Dr. Stephen Samelson (Surgeon), Baptist South Hospital, 3rd floor (Overnight stay), and the entire staff of each location for EXCELLENT care during my full left knee replacement surgery! If you need a joint replaced, look no further! You will not be disappointed! A very caring and compassionate group of medical professionals! Thanks again for such excellent care!

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