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Dr. Aaron D. Potts


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Aaron D. Potts, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Office Location:  Muskegon  


Dr.Potts is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the surgical treatment of sports injuries, including hip arthroscopy, minimally-invasive shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic repair of knee injuries, including ACL and meniscus tears. In addition, he has extensive experience in total hip and knee joint replacement.

Dr. Potts graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He then completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Cleveland Clinic, and his specialty fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Diego.

Professional Profile


  • M.D. with high distinction, Wayne State University, 2006


  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship: Kaiser Foundation Hospital, San Diego

Professional Training

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: Kaiser Foundation Hospital, San Diego
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Cleveland Clinic

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society


Google 5-star

He came highly recommend from both colleagues and patients. He was friendly and went through what to expect, giving time lines of recovery. — Kellie S.

Google 5-star

Friendly staff. Dr. Potts was very thorough, explaining what was wrong and what to do. He makes sure you understand what’s going on and takes his time — he doesn’t rush thru it. — Ron S.

Google 5-star

You will not regret getting a hip replacement with Dr. Potts! I was in a lot of pain prior to the surgery and very skeptical about whether or not to get it. Two weeks afterwards I was walking normally and pain-free! — Jew L.

Google 5-star

I'm very pleased with OAM with regard to my hip replacement. My new hip healed almost exactly on the timeline given by Dr. Potts and the followup through the year was outstanding. I have zero pain and close to 100% mobility and strength back. If you’re having issues with a hip I suggest you call Dr. Potts for a consultation. — Steve L.

Google 5-star

Dr. Potts is one of the best doctors at OAM! He listens, he gives you all of your options, and is honest when you ask him what he would do. I truly trust his advice and know it’s coming from a place of caring vs how much money can he charge me. — Lisa F.

Google 5-star

Dr. Potts is kind, patient, and very knowledgeable. He performed my hip replacement 3 years ago and I basically healed and was back to normal activities in three weeks. He is now treating my other hip with injections for now. Dr. Potts makes you feel comfortable and explains everything thoroughly. He is easy to talk to and has the best medical staff. I am so glad he is my surgeon. He knows his stuff! — Debra W.

Google 5-star

Dr. Potts was very helpful. He was open-minded, a good listener, and very knowledgeable. I recommend him highly to others with knee issues. — Jane B.

Google 5-star

My experience with Dr. Potts and the whole team at OAM made my hip replacement a clear, upbeat, very effective process. I was unsure about proceeding at first and felt no pressure. The large support team, prep materials and seamless coordination with the Muskegon Surgery Center made it a really safe, positive experience. — Mary M.

Google 5-star

I actually heard of Dr. Potts from a friend who was having a knee surgery. Seeing and hearing about her experience made me think about my own knee that was full of arthritis, constant limping, and fear of my knee giving out. While waiting for another friend to come out of surgery at Mercy Hospital the gentleman sitting next to me was waiting for his wife to come out of knee surgery. I asked who the surgeon was of course he said Dr. Potts. He mentioned that Dr. Potts did his knee surgery and he was walking around in no time. On the same day a hospital volunteer in her 70s happened to mention that she had a knee surgery 6 weeks ago and was so happy and moving around and even tackling stairs. I asked who her doctor was, again Dr. Potts name came up. Needless to say I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Potts. Pre-surgery I spoke with my regular doctor and physical therapist and both confirmed that I had chosen one of the best surgeons in Muskegon. Post surgery I'm doing great already at the 3 week mark I am more mobile than ever before. This was my first surgery ever and I have no regrets except I wish I would have done it sooner. My whole experience was fantastic. Thank you Dr. Potts and team!!! — Gladys O.

Google 5-star

I must be the luckiest man in the world. I had a bilateral total knee replacement done on January 3, 2022 and I couldn't be happier. I am walking again totally pain free. I feel like I got a new lease on life. Dr. Potts and his team are the best there is. He listens to your needs and doesn't push you towards surgery. You tell him when you are ready and he will take care of the rest. — David D.

Google 5-star

Just thrilled with my anterior hip replacement surgery with Dr. Aaron Potts. Went in before surgery with pain level 7-8 and left the hospital with score of 0-1! Walked one mile within two weeks after surgery and two miles within one month. I feel like I've added about five years to my life with what I can do post surgery. — Joy F.