Delan Gaines, MD

Sports Medicine: Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Total Joint

Lauren Sack - Physician Assistant (PA-C)
Medical School
Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA)
University Of Tennessee Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN)
Steadman Hawkins Clinic Of The Carolinas (Spartanburg, SC)
Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Physician Associations
Credentialed ImPACT™ Consultants (CIC) Certified

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.
Sports Medicine: Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Total Joint

Delan Gaines, MD

Born in Bowdon, 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 my work 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.

Prep Sports Team Physician
  • Jenkins County High School
  • Statesboro High School
  • Swainsboro High School
  • Washington County High School

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

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

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

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

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

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

Delan Gaines, MD - Patient Reviews

Schedule An Appointment

Delan Gaines, MD

Sports Medicine: Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Total Joint
Click to access the login or register cheese
Scroll to Top