Meet Dr. Lowry Jones, Jr., Orthopedic Surgeon
I became an orthopedic surgeon because I was very athletic, and I experienced a few athletic injuries when I was young. I went into medical school, which I knew I wanted to do at a very young age but wasn’t sure yet if orthopedics was what I was going to do. As I did rotations, I realized the patients I saw in orthopedics were exactly the patients I wanted to work with as a doctor. They were athletic. They were energetic. They were motivated. Most of all of them got well. There are a few chronic orthopedic patients, but it was the type of patients and their motivation that made me want to go into orthopedics.
I treat a lot of knee pain, meniscus tears, torn ACL’s, and ligamentous injuries of the knee. And shoulder everything….all types of shoulder pain and shoulder injuries: complex ligamentous injuries, labral injury, instabilities, arthritis, and shoulder replacements.
My philosophy in treating patients is making sure they understand that I care about what’s wrong with them. I want to take care of them, and I want them to feel better. I want to help them, whether it’s with shoulder pain or knee pain, motion, strength, or the ability to get back to function. My direction in my treatment is always what I can do best for the patient.
Seeing a patient get better. When they get better it makes me happy, I know I’ve done my job. I’ve either relieved their pain or returned them to a function that they want to do, whether it’s simple activities at home, or playing football, or returning to a sport. So it’s the outcomes, and sometimes it’s very simply taking them out of pain – just making their pain better.