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Orthopedics: 912.644.5300
Surgery Center: 912.644.5343

Medical Center-Tattnall: 912.557.1000
Medical Center-Screven: 912.564.7426

Charles Hope, II, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Total Joint (Hip & Knee)

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Charles Hope, MD
Charles Hope, MD

Charles Hope, II, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Total Joint (Hip & Knee)

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Orthopedic Practice

Optim Orthopedics

Medical School

University of Virginia School of Medicine (Charlottesville, VA)

Internship

USAF Medical Center Keesler (Biloxi, MS)

Residency

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon, NH)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

 

 

 

I believe the surgeon has the main impact on the success of the surgery, but the patient has the main impact on the success of the recovery. An educated, committed, determined patient optimizes the results of his or her treatment.

I take a highly personal approach to caring for my patients. I believe that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions about their own treatment. That’s why I explain every step of the diagnostic process.

Next, I want my patients to understand their condition: how it developed and how various treatment approaches can improve or repair the problem. When we consider treatment alternatives, I present a realistic outlook on the results we can achieve. I’ll also be frank about any risks that might be involved. If a non-surgical option is available, I’ll explain that avenue in depth.

Hip Conditions

  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Avascular Necrosis

Knee Conditions

  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Care of Aging Knee
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Minimally Invasive TKA

Hip Procedures

  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Hip Implants

Knee Procedures

  • Cemented and Cementless Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement Implants
  • Meniscal Transplants
  • Total Knee Replacement

How many hip and knee replacement surgeries have you performed?

I’ve performed around 4,000 minimally invasive computer-assisted knee replacements and more than 2,000 minimally invasive direct anterior approach total hip replacements.

  

Why is a patient’s weight so important?

As more people become obese, the number of those at risk rises. They end up wearing out their hips and knees sooner than they might have and are predisposed to arthritis.

Obesity lowers the chance of successful non-operative and operative treatment of the disease. That’s why I encourage patients to control their weight while ensuring adequate nutrition and maintaining their strength and flexibility.

 

What can I expect after surgery?

The surgeon has the main impact on the success of the surgery, but the patient has the main impact on the success of the recovery. An educated, committed, determined patient optimizes the results of his or her treatment.

Activities like walking, cycling, swimming, golfing, or playing doubles tennis are reasonable. Impact-loading activities such as jumping or martial arts should be avoided.

About 90% of patients find that they have good pain relief, good function, and good durability ten years after surgery.

 

What are the advantages of anterior hip surgery?

Because I approach the hip joint from the front, I am able to replace the hip without detaching the pelvic or femoral muscles. The gluteal muscles are not disturbed, which results in a shorter recovery time and less pain.

 

What method do you use to shorten recovery time after knee replacement?

I use two approaches to help ensure less pain and a faster recovery time. First, I use the smallest incision possible, as impressed upon me by Dr. Philip Bernini during my residency. Second, I use the subvastus approach for total knee arthroplasty to replace the knee without cutting through the quad muscle.

Orthopedic Practice

Optim Orthopedics

Medical School

University of Virginia School of Medicine (Charlottesville, VA)

Internship

USAF Medical Center Keesler (Biloxi, MS)

Residency

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon, NH)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

 

 

 

I believe the surgeon has the main impact on the success of the surgery, but the patient has the main impact on the success of the recovery. An educated, committed, determined patient optimizes the results of his or her treatment.

I take a highly personal approach to caring for my patients. I believe that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions about their own treatment. That’s why I explain every step of the diagnostic process.

Next, I want my patients to understand their condition: how it developed and how various treatment approaches can improve or repair the problem. When we consider treatment alternatives, I present a realistic outlook on the results we can achieve. I’ll also be frank about any risks that might be involved. If a non-surgical option is available, I’ll explain that avenue in depth.

Hip Conditions

  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Avascular Necrosis

Knee Conditions

  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Care of Aging Knee
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Minimally Invasive TKA

Hip Procedures

  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Hip Implants

Knee Procedures

  • Cemented and Cementless Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement Implants
  • Meniscal Transplants
  • Total Knee Replacement

How many hip and knee replacement surgeries have you performed?

I’ve performed around 4,000 minimally invasive computer-assisted knee replacements and more than 2,000 minimally invasive direct anterior approach total hip replacements.

  

Why is a patient’s weight so important?

As more people become obese, the number of those at risk rises. They end up wearing out their hips and knees sooner than they might have and are predisposed to arthritis.

Obesity lowers the chance of successful non-operative and operative treatment of the disease. That’s why I encourage patients to control their weight while ensuring adequate nutrition and maintaining their strength and flexibility.

 

What can I expect after surgery?

The surgeon has the main impact on the success of the surgery, but the patient has the main impact on the success of the recovery. An educated, committed, determined patient optimizes the results of his or her treatment.

Activities like walking, cycling, swimming, golfing, or playing doubles tennis are reasonable. Impact-loading activities such as jumping or martial arts should be avoided.

About 90% of patients find that they have good pain relief, good function, and good durability ten years after surgery.

 

What are the advantages of anterior hip surgery?

Because I approach the hip joint from the front, I am able to replace the hip without detaching the pelvic or femoral muscles. The gluteal muscles are not disturbed, which results in a shorter recovery time and less pain.

 

What method do you use to shorten recovery time after knee replacement?

I use two approaches to help ensure less pain and a faster recovery time. First, I use the smallest incision possible, as impressed upon me by Dr. Philip Bernini during my residency. Second, I use the subvastus approach for total knee arthroplasty to replace the knee without cutting through the quad muscle.

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Technology

  • Lipogems

    Lipogems is a cutting edge technology that gently processes and uses your body’s own fat tissue to cushion and support areas of injury or damage as your body heals itself. The fat is taken from the stomach, “love handles” or thigh areas using a local anesthetic to numb the area. Lipogems uses an FDA approved device that rinses and cleans the inflammatory oils and blood from the patient’s harvested fat and keeps the natural and beneficial properties of the fat tissue.

  • Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery

    Optim Surgery Center is the first in the Savannah area to offer Mako robotic-arm assisted joint replacement procedures. This advanced technology allows our surgeons to perform partial knee and total hip replacement surgeries that are safer, more precise, and personally customized just for you with one specific goal in mind. To get you back to you. Listen to Orthopedic Surgeon

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Ratings/Reviews

Dr. Hope explains everything in great detail about your surgery. He has a great bedside manner. His operative techniques are second to none

The staff is always pleasant and the doctor was excellent. I was there to get my cortisone shots in both knees and it went better than I expected. He distracted me while giving me the shots and made it much more bearable. He's awesome!

Dr. Hope replaced both knees six months apart. Excellent results

Dr Hope replaced both my knees months apart. Excellent Results. Pehomenal staff.

I’m an eighty year old pastor who had suffered for 50 years from a football knee injury. Dr. Hope performed a total knee replacement on Tuesday and less than two weeks later I was back in the pulpit. I expected the worst and was surprised how easy the experience was. A great surgeon and a little hard work at therapy.

I was told that Dr. Hope was the best surgeon in the area for total knee replacements. He has done both of my knees. The office staff is professional and friendly and Dr. Hope is not only skilled but approachable and knowledgeable. He is detail oriented. Recovery was quick and successful. I strongly recommend Dr. Hope for total knee replacements.

I saw Dr Hope for my 1 yr post knee replacement visit in his Pooler Office. Didn't wait more than 15 mins to see him. Office is nice, well run and staff are all wonderful. I had 1 knee replaced in July 2019 and the other on Oct 2019. I had very little post surgical pain and was up a few hrs after surgery. Dr Hope is very skilled at what he does and very concerned about his patients. So glad I chose him!

Went like clockwork

Dr. Hope is all you could ask for as an orthopedic surgeon. His advice is intelligent clear and comes from experience. His surgeries are successful. You will be in the care of an expert.

Exceptional surgeon! I had both total hip and knee replacements. I couldn’t be more satisfied with Dr. Hope, his Bluffton Optim Office, and St.Joseph’s hospital. These people really cared about me and I would highly recommend them. At 80, the good surgery results gave me a positive new outlook to the future!

LINDA EDDY

Dr. Hope explains everything in great detail about your surgery. He has a great bedside manner. His operative techniques are second to none

Veleeta Mcdonald

The staff is always pleasant and the doctor was excellent. I was there to get my cortisone shots in both knees and it went better than I expected. He distracted me while giving me the shots and made it much more bearable. He's awesome!

Kaaren Ann Riker

Dr. Hope replaced both knees six months apart. Excellent results

Vitals Guest

Dr Hope replaced both my knees months apart. Excellent Results. Pehomenal staff.

Reviewer

I’m an eighty year old pastor who had suffered for 50 years from a football knee injury. Dr. Hope performed a total knee replacement on Tuesday and less than two weeks later I was back in the pulpit. I expected the worst and was surprised how easy the experience was. A great surgeon and a little hard work at therapy.

Carol Luetzow

I was told that Dr. Hope was the best surgeon in the area for total knee replacements. He has done both of my knees. The office staff is professional and friendly and Dr. Hope is not only skilled but approachable and knowledgeable. He is detail oriented. Recovery was quick and successful. I strongly recommend Dr. Hope for total knee replacements.

Bevky Moore

I saw Dr Hope for my 1 yr post knee replacement visit in his Pooler Office. Didn't wait more than 15 mins to see him. Office is nice, well run and staff are all wonderful. I had 1 knee replaced in July 2019 and the other on Oct 2019. I had very little post surgical pain and was up a few hrs after surgery. Dr Hope is very skilled at what he does and very concerned about his patients. So glad I chose him!

Mark

Went like clockwork

Linda and George Sykes

Dr. Hope is all you could ask for as an orthopedic surgeon. His advice is intelligent clear and comes from experience. His surgeries are successful. You will be in the care of an expert.

Chris Raskind

Exceptional surgeon! I had both total hip and knee replacements. I couldn’t be more satisfied with Dr. Hope, his Bluffton Optim Office, and St.Joseph’s hospital. These people really cared about me and I would highly recommend them. At 80, the good surgery results gave me a positive new outlook to the future!

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