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DELAN GAINES, MD

SPORTS MEDICINE: HIP, KNEE, SHOULDER, TOTAL JOINT

Medical School

Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA)

Residency

University Of Tennessee Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN)

Fellowship

Steadman Hawkins Clinic Of The Carolinas (Spartanburg, SC)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Physician Associations

Credentialed ImPACT™ Consultants (CIC) Certified

TEAM PHYSICIAN
Georgia Southern University 

LAUREN SACK - Physician Assistant (PA-C)

Physicians: Delan Gaines, MD
MEDICAL ASSISTANTS: Elana / Michele
Office: 912-486-2330    -    Fax: 912-681-9180 
Appointment: 912-644.5300   
PREP SPORTS TEAM PHYSICIAN
Jenkins County High School
Statesboro High School
Swainsboro High School
Washington County High School

Born in Bowden, Ga near the Alabama state line, Dr. Delan Gaines developed a passion for medicine early on in life. It was while working in the emergency room assisting with trauma treatment that he found his true calling within medicine.

“I fell in love with the anatomy,” he said. “Some of it was being able to diagnose with my hands and being able to look at anatomic structures and seeing what they’re missing. I found that fascinating. Being able to start with something broken and fix it by the end of the day… The hard science aspect of it definitely appealed to me.”

As a self-professed “fixer,” he has his work cut out for him as the team physician for the Georgia Southern Eagles, helping young athletes bounce back quicker from injuries and help them perform at their peak. He’s even seen some of his patients go on to the NFL, where they truly put his work to the test. “Those are always exciting times to see how your surgery stands up to a 300-pound lineman,” he said.

His work earned him the Warren Morris sportsman of the year award from the Georgia Athletic training association, recognition he rightfully views as a high honor. “It’s exciting to be involved with them and they’re so helpful to me in heling to treat and rehab athletes we jointly work with,” he said. “To be recognized was very meaningful. “

A fan of giving back, Dr. Gaines also finds pride in the work he accomplishes for organizations like the United Way and Safe Haven. Beyond the locker room and the operating theatre, it’s his home where Gaines finds the most joy, with his wife and two children.

ELBOW CONDITIONS

Biceps Tendonitis (at the Elbow)
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Elbow Bursitis
Growth Plate Injuries of the Elbow
Hyperextension Injury of the Elbow
Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
Medial Apophysitis (Little Leaguer’s Elbow)
Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
Overuse Injuries of the Elbow
Throwing Injuries of the Elbow
Triceps Tendonitis

ELBOW PROCEDURES

Cubital Tunnel Release at the Elbow
Ulnar Nerve Transposition at the Elbow
Foot, Ankle & Lower Leg Procedures
Ankle Fracture Surgery
Jones Fracture Fixation (Intramedullary Screw)
Surgery for Achilles Tendon Rupture

KNEE CONDITIONS

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (ACL Tear)
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries in Women
Baker’s Cyst
Hamstring Muscle Injuries
Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury
Meniscus Tear
Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Patellar Fracture
Patellar Tendinitis
Patellar Tendon Tear
Patellar Tracking Disorder
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Quadriceps Tendon Tear
Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)
Tibial Fractures

KNEE PROCEDURES

ACL Reconstruction (Arthrex® TightRope®)
Arthroscopic Chondroplasty
Meniscus Repair (Arthroscopic Technique)
Microfracture Drilling Procedure for Isolated Chondral Defect
Partial Meniscectomy
Total Knee Replacement

SHOULDER CONDITIONS

Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Arthritis
Biceps Tendon Tear (at the Shoulder)
Biceps Tendonitis
Bursitis of the Shoulder (Subacromial Bursitis)
Clavicle Fracture (Broken Collarbone)
Fractures of the Greater Tuberosity
Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder
Proximal Humerus Fracture (Broken Shoulder)
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Instability
SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)

SHOULDER PROCEDURES

Arthroscopic Capsular Release
Bankart Repair
Biceps Tenodesis
Distal Clavicle Excision (Resection, Arthroscopic Technique)
ORIF Surgery for Proximal Humerus Fracture
Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
Rotator Cuff Repair (Arthroscopic)
SLAP Repair
Subacromial Decompression
Total Shoulder Replacement

FOOT, ANKLE, & LOWER LEG CONDITIONS

Achilles Tendon Injuries
Ankle Sprains
Jones Fracture
Peroneal Tendonitis
Plantar Fasciitis
Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

FOOT, ANKLE, & LOWER LEG PROCEDURES

Ankle Fracture Surgery
Jones Fracture Fixation (Intramedullary Screw)
Surgery for Achilles Tendon Rupture

HAND CONDITIONS

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Colles Fractures
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
Distal Radius Fracture (Broken Wrist)
Finger Dislocation
Fractures of the Hand (Metacarpal Fractures)
Ganglion Cysts of the Hand
Mallet Finger
Trigger Digit

HAND PROCEDURES

Carpal Tunnel Release (Open Technique)
Distal Radius Fracture Repair with Volar Plate
Finger Fracture Fixation
Trigger Digit Release

 
HIP & THIGH CONDITIONS

Femur Fractures
Hip Dislocation
Hip Fracture
Hip Fracture Prevention

HIP & THIGH PROCEDURES

Femur Fracture Fixation (Stryker® Gamma Nail)
Hip Hemiarthroplasty (Bipolar)
Hip Fracture Treatment with Surgical Screws

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LAUREN SACK - Physician Assistant (PA-C)

Lauren Sack is a physician assistant to Delan Gaines, MD for Sports Medicine (Hip, Knee & Shoulder). Lauren received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology/Exercise Science from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA and her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from South College Physician Assistant Program in Knoxville, TN. She is Board Certified by the NCCPA, licensed by GA Composite State Board of Medical Examiners, and certified in BLS, ACLS and PALS.

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