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JUHA JAAKKOLA, MD

FOOT AND ANKLE

Medical School

Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA)

Residency

Georgia Baptist/Atlanta Medical Center (Atlanta, GA)

Fellowship

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

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Physician Associations

American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS)
Georgia Orthopedic Society (GOS)

BILLPHILLIPS - Physician Assistant (PA-C)

Physicians: Juha Jaakkola, MD
MEDICAL ASSISTANTS: Brandon
Office: 912-644-5308    -    Fax: 844-821-5340   
Appointment: 912-644.5300   
FOOT & 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
Bunionette Deformity Correction 
Calcaneal Fracture Fixation
Cartilage Repair
Charcot Foot Treatment Options
Cheilectomy
Cotton 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

Fixation for LisFranc Injury

Gastrocnemius Recession 

Haglund’s Deformity Surgery

Hammertoe Correction

Jones Fracture Fixation

Jones Fracture Fixation

Kidner Procedure

Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction

Lapidus Procedure for Bunion Correction

Lateral Column Lengthening

Mallet Toe Correction 

Medial Calcaneal Sliding Osteotomy

Metatarsal Fracture Fixation

Midfoot Fusion

Plantar Fascia Release 

Subtalar Fusion

Tarsal Tunnel Decompression

Tendon Transfer for Hammertoe 

Tibiotalocalcaneal Fusion 

TightRope™ Fixation for Ankle Syndesmosis

Triple Arthrodesis

Weil Osteotomy for Claw Toe

“What drew me to Optim Orthopedics was the overall sense of camaraderie,” he said. “Here we’re truly helping people and I get immense gratification from that.”

Providing a broad spectrum of foot and ankle care which includes sports injuries, foot and ankle trauma, and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Jaakkola has been winner and runner up for best foot and ankle doctor by Savannah Magazine and voted for a Castle Connelly Top Doctors. He also has experience with advanced procedures such as total ankle arthroplasty, arthroscopy techniques, percutaneous bunion surgery and cartilage repair.  

Although Dr. Jaakkola is originally from Finland, he grew up in Florida and attended Mercer University in Macon, Georgia where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.  He received his medical degree from Medical College of Georgia with Honors.  Before moving to Savannah in 2001, he completed a prestigious foot and ankle fellowship with Dr. Roger Mann.  He has written a book chapter, had multiple publications in peer reviewed journals and presentations at orthopedic meetings.   

Dr. Jaakkola and his wife, Holley, reside in Savannah with their two daughters.  They are actively involved in the Savannah community including the Historic Savannah Foundation, Bethesda Academy, the Historic Savannah Foundation and the Caretta Research Project.  Dr. Jaakkola is a sports enthusiast and avid fisherman. 

Hallux Rigidus (Stiff Big Toe)

Hammer Toe
Injuries of Foot & Ankle
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 
Tendon Injuries/Inflammation of Foot & Ankle

BILL PHILLIPS - Physician Assistant (PA-C)

Bill Phillips is physician assistant to Juha Jaakkola, MD for Foot & Ankle. Phillips earned his Bachelor of Science in Adult Health from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in Bloomsburg, PA, and then became a certified athletic trainer two years later. He then earned his Bachelor of Science Physician Assistant from South University in Savannah, GA. He is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

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FOOT & ANKLE CONDITIONS

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)

Juha I. Jaakkola, MD, is a board certified, fellowship-trained surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery for musculoskeletal injuries at Optim Orthopedics and has been a partner in Optim Orthopedics since 2001.

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

JUHA JAAKKOLA, MD - PATIENT REVIEWS

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