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TOTAL JOINT

HIP & KNEE (HIP AND KNEE)

Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure performed most frequently to replace hip joints and knee joints. At Optim, our team of highly specialized, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons use the most innovative techniques and personally customized procedures to completely remove the worn and deteriorated joint and tissues and replace them with a metal, plastic or ceramic device called a prosthesis. The prosthesis is designed to replicate the movement of a normal, healthy joint. This procedure allows patients who have long suffered from pain, most commonly due to arthritis, to return to their active lifestyles. Our team of health care professionals understand that having any kind of surgery can be an overwhelming experience. We’re with you every step of the way, offering total joint education classes and providing all the information, resources and positive support to prepare you for success throughout the entire journey.

Speciality: Total Joint

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS TOTAL JOINT

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.

Jonathan Christy, MD

TOTAL JOINT (HIP AND KNEE)

 

GINA SOULE, PA-C

Residency

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

Fellowship

Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction Fellowship
Rush University (Chicago, IL)

Medical School West Virginia School of Medicine (Morgantown, WV)
Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Robert Shelley Jr, MD

TOTAL JOINT (HIP AND KNEE)

 

Residency

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,

The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

Fellowship

Adult Reconstruction at Norton

Orthopedic Institute Louisville, KY

Medical School Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA
Board Certification Board Eligible, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Charles Hope Jr, MD

TOTAL JOINT (HIP AND KNEE)

 

SHANNON GULLE, PA-C, BRANDON CLIATT, PA

Residency

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon, NH)

Internship

USAF Medical Center Keesler (Biloxi, MS)

Medical School University of Virginia School of Medicine (Charlottesville, VA)
Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Kent Woo, MD

TOTAL JOINT (HIP AND KNEE)

 

NICK BACICH, PA-C

Residency

University of Mississippi Medical Center (Jackson, MS)

Fellowship

Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders (Phoenix, AZ)

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

HIP CONDITIONS

Avascular Necrosis
Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis) of the Hip
Bursitis of the Hip (Trochanteric Bursitis)
Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
Femur Fractures
Hip Dislocation
Hip Fracture
Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
Inflammatory Arthritis
Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip
Labral Tear of the Hip (Acetabular Labrum Tear)
Loose Bodies in the Hip
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of the Hip
Osteonecrosis
Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (ACL Tear)
Arthritis of the Knee
Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis) of the Knee
Care of Aging Knee
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Fractures of the Tibial Spine
Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury
Meniscal Tears
Meniscus Tear
Minimally Invasive TKA
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Patellar Fracture
Patellar Tendinitis
Patellar Tendon Tear
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Prepatellar Bursitis (Kneecap Bursitis)
Quadriceps Tendon Tear
Septic Arthritis (of the Knee)
Supracondylar Femoral Fracture
Tibial Fractures

KNEE CONDITIONS

Total Joint Replacement

Optim Orthopedics is dedicated to helping patients with degenerative hip, knee, and shoulder conditions that are causing pain and alterations in their lifestyle. Our patients have some form of painful hip, knee, or shoulder arthritis.

In the early stages of arthritis, the treatment may be quite simple to provide pain relief, but often times as the disease progresses, surgical intervention is necessary. The surgical procedures most commonly performed are hip, knee, and shoulder replacements, partial knee replacements and revisions of old hip or knee replacements. Every day we treat patients from the very early stages of arthritis who need simple conservative measures to improve pain and function, to very complex revision joint replacements that require major surgical intervention.

 

The benefit of our Total Joint Specialist is it allows us to focus on a very small set of problems that unfortunately affect many people. This lets us become efficient at taking care of patients with hip or knee arthritis and take complete control of the process from start to finish.

On our website, you will find all the information that you need to make an appointment and discuss the options for your condition. In addition, you will find extensive information on the hip and knee conditions that we treat and on the various options for hip and knee replacement surgery.

Arthritis - Total Joint Replacement

Arthritis is a general term covering numerous conditions where the joint surface (cartilage) wears out. The joint surface is covered by a smooth articular surface that allows pain free movement in the joint. This surface can wear out for a number of reasons, often the definite cause is not known. When the articular cartilage wears out, the bone ends rub on one another and cause pain. There are numerous conditions that can cause arthritis and often the exact cause is never known. In general, but not always, it affects people as they get older (Osteoarthritis).

Other causes include:

  • Childhood disorders e.g., dislocated hip, Perthe’s disease, slipped epiphysis etc.

  • Growth abnormalities of the hip (such as a shallow socket) may lead to premature arthritis

  • Trauma (fracture)

  • Increased stress e.g., overuse, overweight, etc.

  • Avascular necrosis (loss of blood supply)

  • Infection

  • Connective tissue disorders

  • Inactive lifestyle- e.g., Obesity, as additional weight puts extra force through your joints which can lead to arthritis over a period of time

  • Inflammation e.g., Rheumatoid arthritis

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TOTAL JOINT 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

HIP PROCEDURES

Arthroscopy
Core Decompression for Avascular Necrosis of the Hip
Hip Arthroscopy
Hip Implants
Hip Joint Injection
Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
Revision Hip Surgery
Revision Hip with Allograft
Total Hip Replacement
Total Hip Replacement (Metal on Metal with Liner)
Total Hip Replacement, Anterior Approach
Total Hip Replacement, Anterior Approach (Accolade®)

KNEE PROCEDURES

ACL Reconstruction (Patellar Tendon Graft Technique)
Arthroscopic Chondroplasty
Arthroscopy
Arthrosurface® HemiCAP® Resurfacing
Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation
Bone Cement Injection
Cartilage Repair (Biologic Patch with Chondrocyte Transplantation)
Cartilage Repair, Arthroscopically-Assisted Technique (Zimmer® DeNovo® NT Natural Tissue Graft)
Cartilage Repair, Open Incision Technique (Zimmer® DeNovo® NT Natural Tissue Graft)
Cemented and Cementless Knee Replacement
Knee Arthroscopy
Knee Replacement Implants
Loose Body Removal (Knee)
Meniscal Transplants
Meniscus Repair (Arthroscopic Technique)

Microfracture Drilling Procedure for Isolated Chondral Defect
Mini Incision Total Knee Replacement
Multimodal Anesthesia and Pain Control
OATS Cartilage Repair Surgery
Partial Knee Replacement (using OXFORD® implant)
Partial Meniscectomy
Patellofemoral Replacement
Revision Knee Surgery
Revision Knee with Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy
Tibial Osteotomy with Open Wedge
Total Knee Replacement
Total Knee Replacement (Computer-Assisted Robotic Knee Replacement)
Total Knee Replacement (Wright)
Unicondylar Knee Resurfacing
Viscosupplementation for Arthritis of the Knee