Surgeon Spotlight – James (Jim) A. Hurt, III, M.D.

Today’s spotlight is on Dr. Hurt! Dr. Hurt enjoys the challenge of treating a wide range of orthopaedic issues including ligamentous knee injuries (ACL,PCL,MCL, LCL tears and dislocations), meniscal tears, patellar instability, knee and shoulder arthritis, shoulder instability and rotator cuff pathology.  He also performs cartilage restoration procedures and has expertise in orthopaedic biologics (STEM cells, PRP, etc.) Dr. Hurt is double Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Hurt joined the physicians of Columbus Ortho in 2022.  He previously served as a team physician (orthopaedic surgeon) for Jackson State University and Tougaloo College and multiple high school athletic programs, as well as the Mississippi Braves (AA Professional Baseball team).  He now serves in the same role for area junior high schools, high schools, as well as Mississippi State University, East Mississippi Community College and Mississippi University for Women.

Dr. Hurt graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Biology, Finance and German and completed medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. He then completed his first two years of Orthopaedic Surgery training at University of Florida Health-Shands in Jacksonville before transferring to New Orleans and completing his final three years of Orthopaedic Surgery training at Tulane University where he served as Chief Resident during his final year of residency.  Dr. Hurt went on to complete a Fellowship at Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Jackson.  While practicing full-time, Dr. Hurt recently received a Master’s of Business Administration from Millsaps College – Else School of Management.

Learn more about how Dr. Hurt can help with your shoulder pain, knee pain or sports injury by calling us at 662.328.1012 to schedule an appointment or visit us at

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