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Physicians: James Wilson Jr, MD

JAMES
WILSON Jr, MD

Medical School

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)

Internship

Parkland Hospital (Dallas, TX)

Residency

Parkland Hospital (Dallas, TX)

Fellowship

Steadman Hawkins Clinic (Vail, CO)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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RYAN BRAINARD, - Physician Assistant (PA-C)

MEDICAL ASSISTANTS: Dani / Callie 
Office: 912-644-5321   -    Fax: 912-629-3501 
APPOINTMENT: 912-644.5300 

Long County High School

PREP SPORTS TEAM PHYSICIAN
Savannah County Day School

St. Andrews School

As a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, James Wilson, MD,

has built a solid reputation over the years and has distinguished himself as one of the most renowned shoulder specialists in the region at Optim Orthopedics. As a board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Wilson specializes in sports medicine with a focus on the shoulder, hip and knee.

One of the most renowned shoulder specialists in the region, James Wilson Jr., MD, specializes in sports medicine with a focus on the shoulder, hip and knee. It’s a reputation he has built over years as one of the top experts in his field, and it was nurtured from an early age. 

“My father is an oral surgeon, and I grew up around surgery,” he said. “I’ve always enjoyed anatomy and I was an athlete, so I had those experiences with sports medicine and personal injury.”

Over a 20-year wrestling career during school, including being named an All-American while at UNC Chapel Hill, he saw his share of injuries.  He has since worked with athletes at Torment FC, Georgia Southern, Armstrong and the Savannah Sand Gnats to treat a variety of conditions to include sports and traumatic injuries, degenerative disorders, and conditions resulting from overuse. 

Alongside sports medicine, he developed his expertise in shoulder surgeries, being the first surgeon in the state of Georgia to execute a reverse total shoulder replacement and racking up thousands of success stories. 

A 22-year resident of Savannah, he has devoted himself to his community as well. For the last decade he has served up meals for the homeless with Inner City Night Shelter, helped start the wrestling program  at Savannah Country Day and is a frequent speaker among local running groups.

SHOULDER CONDITIONS

Rotator Cuff Tears
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Multidirectional Instability
AC Joint Injuries
Proximal Humerus and Clavicle Fractures
SLAP Tears
Biceps Tendonitis
Shoulder Arthritis
Throwing Injuries of the Shoulder

SHOULDER PROCEDURES

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Arthroscopic Labral Repair
Bicep Tenodesis
Latarjet
Superior Capsular Reconstruction
Total and Reverse Arthroplasty
Fracture ORIF/Fixation

KNEE CONDITIONS

ACL Tear
Knee Ligamentous Injuries
Patella Instability
Meniscus Tears
Cartilage Injuries
Knee Arthritis
Knee OCD Lesions
Patella Tendon Injuries

KNEE PROCEDURES

ACL Reconstruction
Multi-ligamentous Knee Reconstruction
Meniscal Repair
MPFL Reconstruction
Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy
Cartilage Restoration Surgery
Total Knee Replacement

GENERAL CONDITIONS & PROCEDURES

Rotator Cuff Tears
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Arthritis

Throwing Injuries of the ShoulderACL

TearMeniscus Tears
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Arthroscopic Labral Repair
ACL Reconstruction
Multi-ligamentous Knee Reconstruction
Meniscal Repair
Cartilage Restoration Surgery
Total Knee Replacement
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RYAN BRAINARD, Physician Assistant (PA-C) 

Ryan Brainard is physician assistant to James Wilson, Jr., MD, for Sports Medicine. Brainard earned his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Physical Education from Anderson University in Anderson, IN, followed by his Master of Science Health Science, Physician Assistant Program from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He then completed the Duke University Physician Assistant Surgical Residency Program at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

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