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TOTAL JOINT

HIP & KNEE (HIP AND KNEE)

Total joint replacement is a surgical intervention predominantly employed to substitute hip and knee joints. At Optim Orthopedics, our squad of highly skilled, fellowship-educated orthopedic surgeons utilize cutting-edge methodologies and tailor-made procedures to fully excise the worn-out joint and tissues, replacing them with a prosthesis made of metal, plastic, or ceramic. The prosthesis is engineered to mimic the motion of a healthy, normal joint. This surgery enables patients who have been enduring pain for an extended period, primarily due to arthritis, to resume their active way of life.

Our healthcare team is acutely aware that undergoing any surgery can be a daunting experience. We accompany you through every stage of the process, offering comprehensive joint education classes and equipping you with all the necessary information, resources, and affirmative support to set you up for success throughout your entire journey.

KENT WOO, MD: Orthopedic Total Joint

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)

 

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CLINTON BRIF, 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

Charles Hope Jr, MD

TOTAL JOINT (HIP AND KNEE)

 

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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

Jordan Paynter, MD

TOTAL JOINT (HIP AND KNEE)

 

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Residency

Augusta University Medical Center

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

Fellowship

Northside Arthritis and Total Joints Specialists

Northside Hospital, Cumming, GA

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

Robert Shelley Jr, MD

TOTAL JOINT (HIP AND KNEE)

 

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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 American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Kent Woo, MD

TOTAL JOINT (HIP AND KNEE)

 

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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 committed to supporting individuals suffering from painful hip, knee, and shoulder conditions due to degenerative diseases that impact their everyday life. Our patients commonly experience discomfort related to hip, knee, or shoulder arthritis.

During the initial stages of arthritis, providing pain relief can be relatively straightforward. However, as the condition progresses, the need for surgical intervention often becomes inevitable. The surgical procedures we commonly perform include hip, knee, and shoulder replacements, partial knee replacements, and revisions of previously replaced hip or knee joints. Our day-to-day involves aiding patients from the earliest stages of arthritis needing simple pain management methods to those requiring intricate revision joint replacements necessitating significant surgical intervention.

The advantage of having a Total Joint Specialist in our team is it enables us to concentrate on a narrow range of issues that sadly afflict many. This allows us to excel in managing patients with hip or knee arthritis and take total charge of the entire process from inception to completion.

On our website, you will discover all necessary details to schedule an appointment and explore potential treatment options for your condition. Additionally, you'll find a wealth of information regarding the hip and knee conditions we manage and the various options available for hip and knee replacement surgery.

Arthritis - Total Joint Replacement

Arthritis is an umbrella term encompassing a variety of conditions characterized by the wearing out of the joint surface, or cartilage. This surface is typically smooth, facilitating pain-free joint movement. The reasons for its deterioration can be numerous, and in many instances, the precise cause remains unidentified. When this articular cartilage erodes, the bones start rubbing against each other, leading to discomfort. There are several conditions potentially resulting in arthritis, yet the specific cause is often elusive. While it generally affects individuals as they age, such as in the case of osteoarthritis, it is not exclusively an age-related condition.

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

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

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MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH TOTAL JOINT: 

JONATHAN CHRISTY, MD- Total Joint
CHARLES HOPE, MD- Total Joint
JORDAN PAYNTER, MD- Total Joint
KENT WOO, MD- Total Joint
ROBERT SHELLEY, MD - Total Joint

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