Patient Education Resources

COVID-19 UPDATE: Elective Surgery & Outpatient Procedures: Unmatched Safety. Compassionate Care.

Optim Health System’s commitment to you has not changed: Unmatched Safety and Compassionate Care. Read More

Performing Elective Surgeries & Procedures – Safely

We understand concerns about COVID-19 might be causing you some hesitation in scheduling or rescheduling your surgery or procedure, so we would like to remind you what is unique about us and share some of the many steps we are taking to ensure your safety at Optim Medical Center-Tattnall and Optim Surgery Center. Read More

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Precautionary Measures

Optim Health System continues to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19), and is in regular communication with local, state, and national health officials. For the safety of our patients, visitors and staff during this time, we are taking additional precautionary measures and appreciate your patience and cooperation.  Read More

What to Expect from Total Knee Replacement Surgery

This procedure restores function to a severely damaged knee. Most commonly, it is used to repair a knee that has been damaged by arthritis. During the procedure, the surgeon replaces the damaged portions of the knee with artificial parts. These parts consist of a metal femoral component, a metal tibial component and a plastic spacer. A small plastic patellar component may also be used. In preparation for the procedure, anesthesia is administered and the patient is positioned.  Read More

What to Expect from Total Hip Replacement Surgery

During this procedure, your damaged hip joint is replaced with implants that recreate the ball and socket of a healthy hip. This can reduce pain and restore your hip function. In preparation for the procedure, you are anesthetized. The surgeon creates an incision to expose your hip joint. The damaged head of your femur is removed. The surgeon carefully removes damaged cartilage and bone from your hip socket. A metal socket is placed into the cavity. Read More

Total Joint Replacement Education

At Optim, our mission is to serve our patients with compassionate, quality care that is convenient, efficient and cost effective. Our vision is to be exceptional as your trusted partner and your best choice for health care. Before your joint replacement surgery we offer a FREE joint replacement educational session at Optim Surgery Center and Optim Medical Center-Tattnall. Download our Joint Venture Guide – Optim Medical Center-Tattnall < or > Joint Venture Guide – Optim Surgery Center

Preparing For Surgery: Optim Surgery Center Guide

We know there is a lot to remember for you and your family when you are going in for surgery. That’s why we have created this Preparing for Surgery Guide. Read More 

This website of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has articles, videos and resources covering all aspects of bone and joint health.