jaakkola_header 03.jpg

FOOT & ANKLE

The Foot and Ankle Center of Excellence at Optim Orthopedics has three board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons who specialize in the foot and ankle. Our team of highly trained specialists use the latest technological advances to treat all injuries and conditions of the foot and ankle. From fractures and athletic injuries, to arthritis and deformities, our team provides information, diagnosis and both surgical and non-surgical treatments for a wide variety of foot and ankle problems. The foot and ankle orthopedic surgeons at Optim have received advanced fellowship training specifically for foot and ankle disorders in addition to their five (5) residency in orthopedic surgery. Their focus is on the foot and ankle but they also have an in-depth knowledge of the entire musculoskeletal system (your bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints).

JUHA JAAKKOL. MD -  Foot& Ankle

Speciality: Foot and Ankle

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS FOOT & ANKLE

Our People Make The Difference

Behind every treatment or procedure is a specially trained, highly experienced professional who’s dedicated to giving you the best care possible so that you can get back to life—quickly, safely, and confidently. They’re experts at what they do, and we’re proud to have them as part of our team.

Jeffrey Goldberg, MD

FOOT AND ANKLE

 

Residency

University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)

Fellowship

Michigan International Foot and Ankle Center (Pontiac, MI)

Medical School Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA)
Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Juha Jaakkola, MD

FOOT AND ANKLE

 

BILL PHILLIPS, PA-C

Residency

Georgia Baptist/Atlanta Medical Center (Atlanta, GA)

Fellowship

Foot & Ankle with Dr. Roger Mann (Oakland, CA)

Medical School Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA)
Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Physician Associations Georgia Orthopedic Society (GOS)
American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS)

Christopher Nicholson, MD

FOOT AND ANKLE

 

Residency

Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

Fellowship

OrthoCarolina (Charlotte, NC)

Medical School Ohio State University College of Medicine
(Columbus, OH)
Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Achilles Tendon Injuries

Adult Acquired Flatfoot

Ankle Sprains

Arthritis of Foot & Ankle

Bunion

Bunionette Deformity (Tailor’s Bunion)

Claw Toe

Deformities of Foot & Ankle

Diabetic Foot

Fractures of Foot & Ankle

Haglund’s Deformity (Retrocalcaneal Bursitis)

Hallux Rigidus (Stiff Big Toe)

Hammer Toe

Injuries of Foot & Ankle

Metatarsalgia

Morton’s Neuroma

Plantar Fasciitis

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)

Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle

Sesamoiditis

Sprains of Foot & Ankle

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (Posterior Tibial Neuralgia)

Tendon Injuries/Inflammation of Foot & Ankle

FOOT AND ANKLE CONDITIONS

FOOT AND ANKLE PROCEDURES

Absorbable Antibiotic Bead Treatment for Osteomyelitis

Achilles Tendon Lengthening

Ankle Fracture Surgery

Ankle Fusion

Arthroscopy of the Ankle

Bunionectomy With Wedge Osteotomy

Bunionette Deformity Correction (Distal Fifth Metatarsal Osteotomy)

Bunionette Deformity Correction (Overview)

Calcaneal Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)

Cartilage Repair, Arthroscopically-Assisted Technique (Zimmer® DeNovo® NT Natural Tissue Graft)

Charcot Foot Treatment Options

Cheilectomy

Cotton Osteotomy (Medial Cuneiform Opening Wedge Osteotomy)

Debridement of the Achilles Tendon

DuVries Arthroplasty

Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy (EPF)

Excision of Mortons Neuromas

Excision of Soft Tissue Masses

First Metatarsal-phalangeal Joint (MTP) Arthrodesis

First MTP Joint Fusion (Locking Plate)

Fixation for LisFranc Injury

Gastrocnemius Recession (Intramuscular Approach)

Haglund’s Deformity Surgery (Resection Method)

Hammertoe Correction (PIP Joint Arthroplasty)

Jones Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)

Jones Fracture Fixation (Intramedullary Screw)

Kidner Procedure

Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction

Lapidus Procedure for Bunion Correction

Lateral Column Lengthening (Evans Osteotomy) for Adult Acquired Flatfoot

Mallet Toe Correction (DIP Joint Arthroplasty)

Medial Calcaneal Sliding Osteotomy

Metatarsal Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)

Midfoot Fusion

Posterior Tibial Tendon Reconstruction

Plantar Fascia Release (Open Technique)

Rheumatoid Forefoot Repair

Subtalar Fusion

Tarsal Tunnel Decompression

Tendon Transfer for Hammertoe (FDL tendon transfer)

Tibiotalocalcaneal Fusion (with Intramedullary Rod)

TightRope™ Fixation for Ankle Syndesmosis

Triple Arthrodesis

Weil Osteotomy for Claw Toe

Our board certified and fellowship trained team or orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons provide the most comprehensive care in the region.

PODIATRIST VS ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

Patients often ask, “Why should I should choose an Orthopedic Foot and Ankle surgeon over a podiatrist?”

The answer is quite simple: Years of specialized training!

Our board certified, fellowship trained Orthopedic Foot and Ankle surgeon have completed:

  • 4 Years of medical school

  • 5 Years of residency training in orthopedics

  • 1 Year of fellowship training or an additional year of focused clinical and surgical training in foot and ankle surgery

  • 4 General medical board examinations

  • 2 Orthopedic board exams – written and oral where they must defend their own surgical cases amongst their peers

  • 2,000+ Surgical procedures performed while still in Residency

  • 25,000+ Combined surgical procedures and counting

OP misc_foot and ankle.jpg

WHY DOES THIS MATTER - A LETTER FROM OUR  ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS

arrow&v
arrow&v

Thanks for submitting!

FOOT & ANKLE LOCATIONS:

Savannah (Chatham)

210 East DeRenne Avenue
Savannah, GA 31405

ORTHOPEDICS: 912.348.8249

THERAPY: 912.644.5333

 

Pooler (Chatham)

101 W. Mulberry Blvd. Ste. 140
Pooler, GA 31407

912.748.5111

 

Bluffton (Beaufort)

8201 Pinellas Dr.
Bluffton, SC 29910

843.705.9401

 

Reidsville (Tattnall)

247A South Main St.
Reidsville, GA 30453

912.557.8990

 

Claxton (Evans)

602 E. Long St.
Claxton, GA 30417

912.739.3275

 

Optim Surgery Center - Savannah

210 East DeRenne Ave.
Savannah, GA 31405

912.644.5343

 

Optim Medical Center Tattnall

247 South Main St.
Reidsville, GA 30453

912.875.7947