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Dr. Johnson specializes in the treatment of ligament, tendon and cartilage injuries of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee using state-of-the-art surgical techniques and effective nonsurgical methods.

Donovan Johnson, MD

Donovan Johnson, M.D.Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon
Sports Medicine Specialist

Donovan Johnson M.D., completed his undergraduate education at Eastern Illinois University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Biology and was a starter on their football team. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University located in Washington, D.C. Following medical school, Dr. Johnson completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. After residency, he completed a sports medicine fellowship at the world-renowned and prestigious Steadman Clinic located in Vail, CO.

  • Fellowship
  • Medical Education
  • Internship & Residency
  • Dr. Johnson is fantastic. He's very thorough. Explains everything & genuinely listens to all concerns. View More
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  • Dr. Johnson listened patiently to my concerns and explained carefully what procedures he would use to heal my injury. I am very happy that I chose this practice and especially Dr. Johnson. View More
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Areas Of Expertise
  • ACL Reconstruction
    ACL Reconstruction

    The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the major stabilizing ligaments in the knee and is commonly injured during sports activities. ACL reconstruction is a surgical procedure to replace a torn or damaged ACL ligament in your knee with a new ACL tissue graft usually obtained from your own body

  • Minimally Invasive Arthroscopic Surgery
    Minimally Invasive Arthroscopic Surgery

    Arthroscopic surgery, also known as arthroscopy, is a surgical procedure to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint with the help of an arthroscope, a small, fiber-optic instrument consisting of a lens, light source, and video camera. The procedure is minimally invasive and can be carried out through a few small incisions.

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • South Carolina Orthopedic Association
  • Carolina Forest High School
  • Coastal Carolina