Our Specialties

We are specialized for you.

Our orthopaedic physicians are experts in all aspects of the musculoskeletal system. We take pride in offering high quality care for injuries and diseases in your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles.  We want to help you with all of your orthopedic needs. 

Do not let your aches and pains hold you back any more.  Our team has expertise in determining the right treatments to get you back to doing what you enjoy. Our number one priority is providing the best patient experience and helping you move, work, and remain active.

There are many options that can help reduce pain and keep you active, both surgical and non-surgical. Our physicians also have advanced training in orthopedic rehabilitation and all are Board Certified or Board Eligible by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. To learn more about JBJC or to schedule an appointment, call us at (907) 364-2663. 

Our Specialties

Our Specialty Physicians

John Bursell, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with focus on low back pain, cervical pain, spinal pain and knee 

Gustavo Garcia MD

Board Eligible Orthopaedic Surgeon Sub-Speciality - Foot & Ankle

Sub-speciality trained in foot & ankle.  Others include, shoulder, hip, knee, and elbow. 

Gregg Schellack, DO

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

General orthopedics, including, hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, trauma and fractures. 

General orthopedics, including, hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder arthroscopy, hip, knee, ACL repair, total joint replacement, ankle, trauma and fractures. 

Ted Schwarting, MD

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

General orthopedics, including, hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, trauma and fractures. 

Neck and Spinal Pain

Neck and back pain are common conditions that can be a result of injury, trauma, whiplash, arthritis, or wear and tear associated with aging or repetitive use.  In most cases, back and neck pain, can cause limited range of motion, joint dysfunction, motor dysfunction and radicular nerve pain.  There are many different treatment options which are non-surgical or surgical.  Learn more here

Hip Dysfunction

Hip pain has a multifactoral causation which can be due to fractures, cartilage tears, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and sciatic nerve pain.  The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint that provides the large range of motion needed to perform daily activities. Hip conditions or injuries can affect anyone, however are more common with increased age or following an injury.  Hip dysfunction can be treated with many different avenues such as with physical therapy, massage therapy or surgical intervention. Learn more here

Foot & Ankle Pain

Foot and Ankle disorders are common and have potential to lead to a decrease in function and quality of life.  Juneau Bone and Joint Center has a fellowship sub-speciality trained foot and ankle physician who is here to help you.  Common foot and ankle dysfunctions include:  Achilles tendonitis, bunions, stress fractures, heel pain, ankle instability and toe deformities.  Treatment can include surgical or non-surgical interventions. Learn more here

Elbow Pain

Elbow pain occurs for many reasons, the most common being, arthritis, injury, and repetitive motions such as those used during sports or work-related activities.  The elbow is a hinging joint that allows the forearm and hand to function properly. Common elbow conditions include tendinitis (or tennis elbow), arthritis and bursitis. Learn more here

Wrist & Hand Disfunction

Our hands and wrists are essential to our daily lives.  The hand and wrist is comprised of a network of bones, tendons, ligaments and cartilage that all need to be functioning seamlessly.  Common hand and wrist disorders are carpul tunnel syndrome, wrist fracture and wrist or finger flexion tendon injuries.  When treating hand & wrist injuries or disorders, making the correct diagnosis is key to establishing the best course of treatment. Learn more here

Knee Injuries

The knee allows you to move in a variety of ways and to perform a broad array of actions, both recreational and functional. When overuse, wear and tear, injury, or disease reduce the mobility of this joint, pain and discomfort can develop. Common knee problems include sprains, strains, torn cartilage, ACL injuries and arthritis, all which can occur from injury, disease or degeneration.  Treatment can be non-surgical or surgical.  Learn more here

Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. Due to its mobility and flexibility, the joint is not very stable, which can easily lead to injury or shoulder problems such as dislocation, rotator cuff tear or separation.  Our orthopaedic shoulder doctors offer non-surgical, minimally invasive and open surgery to restore the full use of your shoulder. Learn more here

Joint Replacement

Juneau Bone and Joint Center offers total joint replacement surgery to replace painful hip and knee joints damaged by injury, deformity or degenerative diseases such as arthritis.  Our goal is to restore mobility and quality of life.   

Joint replacement surgery replaces the worn-out arthritic joint surfaces with artificial joint surfaces that do not sense pressure or pain. Total joint replacement is an elective procedure and should only be performed when you are no longer able to deal with your pain and disability.  Learn more here

Trauma or Fractures

Orthopedic trauma care covers the spectrum of simple isolated fractures to severe life threatening accidents with multiple broken bones. Depending on the case many fractures can be treated very well by general orthopedic surgeons.  Examples of this would bimalleoloar fractures, ulnar and radial fractures; humerus fractures and tibial fractures.   Additionally, problems with healing including nonunions, infections (osteomyelitis) and healing with poor alignment (malunion) are often treated by orthopedic surgeons as well.  Learn more here

Sports Medicine

Juneau Bone and Joint Center has one of the only Sports Medicine Certified Physician in all of Southeast Alaska, John Bursell, MD.  Our doctors and sports medicine specialists diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate sports-related conditions and injuries, as well as help athletes improve their performance. Sports Medicine injuries can include, meniscus tear, tennis elbow, ACL tendon tears or rotator cuff tear.   Learn more here