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FOOT & ANKLE

At the Foot and Ankle Center of Excellence at Optim Orthopedics, patients can expect the highest level of specialized care for all their foot and ankle needs. Led by three board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, our team is dedicated to providing the most advanced treatments available, utilizing the latest technology and techniques to help patients recover quickly and efficiently.

Our team of specialists are well-versed in treating a wide range of foot and ankle conditions, from common athletic injuries to more complex deformities and conditions. They offer both surgical and non-surgical treatments, tailored to each patient’s unique needs and goals.

With advanced fellowship training specifically focused on foot and ankle disorders, our orthopedic surgeons bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their practice. They are experts not only in the foot and ankle, but also have a comprehensive understanding of the entire musculoskeletal system.

At the Foot and Ankle Center of Excellence, patients can trust that they will receive personalized care and a comprehensive approach to their treatment. Our team is committed to helping patients achieve optimal outcomes and get back to their active lifestyles.

JUHA JAAKKOLA 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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

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WHY DOES THIS MATTER - A LETTER FROM OUR  ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS

JEFFREY GOLDBERG, MD - Foot & Ankle
CHRISTOPHER NICHOLSON, MD - Foot & Ankle
JUHA JAAKKOLA, MD - - Foot & Ankle

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