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Willis Knighton Orthopedics Bossier

2449 Hospital Drive
Suite 200
Bossier City , LA 71111

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8:00am - 4:30pm
8:00am - 4:30pm
Willis Knighton Orthopedics Bossier

Willis Knighton Orthopedics Ruston

2313 Commons Court
Suite 5
Ruston , LA 71270

About Me

John T. Mays, MD, demonstrates his love for sports medicine through his practice at Willis Knighton Orthopedics Bossier  in Bossier City, Louisiana. A board certified orthopedic surgeon (American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery), Dr. Mays is a local high school football team physician. He enjoys assisting young athletes, as well as more experienced athletes both on and off the field.  

Always starting with the least invasive treatments of home exercises or physical therapy, Dr. Mays has a range of tools in his orthopedic medical tool bag. Patients with the most severe injuries or older age may require more clinical or surgical care. Hip and knee replacements are a specialty of Dr. Mays, and he is known throughout the region for the care he provides to prevent hip arthritis.  

Louisiana Tech University was his undergraduate home where he earned a degree in biomedical engineering. He went to the University of Alabama School of Medicine for his medical degree, followed by an internship and orthopedic residency at the Medical University of South Carolina.  


Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

Medical School:
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Louisiana Tech University

Board Certifications

Orthopedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Insurances Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Supplemental Plans
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health of Louisiana
  • Aetna Coventry Advantra Louisiana
  • Aetna Coventry Medicare Dual Preferred
  • Aetna Medicare Freedom PPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Louisiana
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO Preferred Care
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Federal Employees
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana - HMO Louisiana
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana - Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield OGB
  • Cigna HealthCare
  • Coventry Health Care (Aetna)
  • First Health
  • GEHA (Government Employees Health Association)
  • Gilsbar
  • Health Plus of Louisiana
  • Healthy Blue
  • Humana
  • Humana Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus SNP Dual Eligible
  • IMA of Louisiana
  • Louisiana Healthcare Connections
  • Louisiana Medicaid
  • Louisiana Medicaid CHIP
  • Mail Handler's Benefit Plan (Aetna)
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Medicare Traditional Part B
  • Multiplan
  • Mutual of Omaha Supplemental Plans
  • Novasys Health
  • People's Health
  • PHCS (Private Healthcare Systems / Multiplan)
  • PPO Plus
  • Tricare for Life
  • Tricare Prime
  • Tricare Select / Standard
  • UMR (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • Vantage Health Plans – Commercial & Medicare Advantage
  • Workers Compensation
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Conditions Treated

  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Arthritis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries in Women
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (ACL Tear)
  • Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis) of the Hip
  • Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis) of the Knee
  • Baker's Cyst
  • Biceps Tendon Tear (at the Shoulder)
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Biceps Tendonitis (at the Elbow)
  • Biceps Tenodesis
  • Boxer's Fracture
  • Burners and Stingers
  • Bursitis of the Hip (Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Bursitis of the Knee (Pes Anserine Bursitis)
  • Bursitis of the Shoulder (Subacromial Bursitis)
  • Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder (Degenerative Calcification)
  • Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder (Reactive Calcification)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture (Broken Collarbone)
  • Coccydynia
  • Colles Fractures
  • Compression Fractures of the Spine
  • Costochondritis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Distal Radius Fracture (Broken Wrist)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Femur Fractures
  • Finger Fracture
  • Fracture of the Greater Tuberosity
  • Fracture of the Shoulder Socket (Glenoid Fracture)
  • Fractures of the Hand (Metacarpal Fractures)
  • Fractures of the Shoulder Blade (Scapula)
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Ganglion Cysts of the Hand
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Growth Plate Injuries of the Elbow
  • Hamstring Muscle Injuries
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc (Cervical)
  • High Ankle Sprain (Syndesmosis Ligament Injury)
  • Hill-Sachs Lesion
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hyperextension Injury of the Elbow
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
  • Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip
  • Joint Pain
  • Jones Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Labral Tear of the Hip (Acetabular Labrum Tear)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (LCPD)
  • Loose Bodies in the Hip
  • Mallet Finger
  • Medial Apophysitis (Little Leaguer's Elbow)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Muscle Imbalance in the Shoulder
  • Muscle Strain Injuries of the Hip
  • Muscle Strain of the Upper Back (Trapezius Strain)
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hand
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of the Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Elbow
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overuse Injuries of the Elbow
  • Patellar Fracture
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Patellar Tendon Tear
  • Patellar Tracking Disorder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Peroneal Tendonitis (Peroneal Tendinitis)
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Prepatellar Bursitis (Kneecap Bursitis)
  • Proximal Humerus Fracture (Broken Shoulder)
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tear
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) of the Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Septic Arthritis (of the Knee)
  • Sever's Disease (Calcaneal Apophysitis)
  • Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Separation
  • SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
  • Snapping Hip
  • Snapping Scapula Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Stenosis (Cervical)
  • Spinal Stenosis (Thoracic)
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle
  • Supracondylar Femoral Fracture
  • Suprascapular Neuropathy
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Throwing Injuries of the Elbow
  • Thumb Arthritis
  • Thumb Sprain (UCL Injury of the Thumb)
  • Tibial Fractures
  • Tibial Plateau Fracture
  • Tibial Spine Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip
  • Triceps Tendonitis
  • Trigger Digit
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury
  • Weightlifter's Shoulder (Distal Clavicular Osteolysis)
  • Winged Scapula
  • Wrist Sprain
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Procedures Performed

  • ACL Reconstruction (Arthrex® RetroScrew)
  • ACL Reconstruction (Arthrex® TightRope®)
  • ACL Reconstruction (Hamstring Graft Method)
  • ACL Reconstruction (Patellar Tendon Graft Technique)
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Separation Repair
  • Ankle Fracture Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Chondroplasty
  • Arthroscopy (Overview)
  • Articular Cartilage Restoration
  • Aspiration of the Prepatellar Bursa
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI)
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI) With Biologic Patch
  • Bankart Repair
  • Capsular Release of the Shoulder (Arthroscopic Radiofrequency Method)
  • Carpal Tunnel Release (Open Technique)
  • Cartilage Repair, Arthroscopically-Assisted Technique (Zimmer® DeNovo® NT Natural Tissue Graft)
  • Cartilage Repair, Open Incision Technique (Zimmer® DeNovo® NT Natural Tissue Graft)
  • Computer-Assisted Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Core Decompression for Avascular Necrosis of the Hip
  • Cubital Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Diagnostic Arthroscopy (Shoulder)
  • Distal Clavicle Excision (Arthroscopic Method)
  • Distal Radius Fracture Repair with Volar Plate
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement Surgery (Arthroscopic Method)
  • Femur Fracture Fixation (Dynamic Hip Screw Method)
  • Femur Fracture Fixation (Stryker® Gamma Nail)
  • Femur Fracture Fixation (Surgical Screws Method)
  • Femur Fracture Fixation with Intramedullary Rod
  • Glenohumeral Debridement (Arthroscopic Method)
  • Hemiarthroplasty (Bipolar Prosthesis)
  • Hemiarthroplasty (Unipolar Prosthesis)
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Internal Screw Fixation for Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
  • Latarjet Procedure for Shoulder Instability
  • Loose Body Removal (Knee)
  • MACI® (Autologous Cultured Chondrocytes on a Porcine Collagen Membrane)
  • Medial Epicondylectomy
  • Meniscus Repair (Arthroscopic Technique)
  • Microfracture Drilling Procedure for Isolated Chondral Defect
  • Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Multimodal Anesthesia and Pain Control
  • Olecranon Bursa Aspiration
  • ORIF Surgery for Proximal Humerus Fracture
  • Osteoarticular Transfer System (OATS)
  • Osteotomy of the Knee (High Tibial Osteotomy)
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement (Robotic-Arm Assisted Method)
  • Partial Meniscectomy
  • Patellofemoral Replacement
  • Revision Hip Surgery
  • Revision Total Knee Replacement
  • Revision Total Knee Replacement (With Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy)
  • Rotator Cuff Repair (Arthroscopic)
  • SLAP Tear Surgery (Arthroscopic Method)
  • Steroid Injection for Knee Pain (Fluoroscopic-Guided Method)
  • Subacromial Decompression
  • Subacromial Injection
  • Surgery for Patellar Tracking Disorder (Lateral Release and Medial Imbrication Technique)
  • Tibial Osteotomy (Closed Wedge Method)
  • Tibial Osteotomy (Open Wedge Method)
  • Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy (TTO)
  • TightRope™ Fixation for Ankle Syndesmosis
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement (Minimally-Invasive Method, Large-Diameter Bearing)
  • Total Hip Replacement (Minimally-Invasive Method, One Incision)
  • Total Hip Replacement, Anterior Approach
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement (Computer-Assisted Robotic Knee Replacement)
  • Total Knee Replacement (Uncemented)
  • Total Knee Replacement using the ROSA Robotic Knee System
  • Trigger Digit Release
  • Ulnar Nerve Transposition
  • Unicondylar Knee Resurfacing
  • Viscosupplementation for Arthritis of the Knee
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Provider Ratings

4.5 out of 5

(287 ratings)

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