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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

  • Burning Thigh Pain (Meralgia paresthetica)
  • Developmental Dislocation (Dysplasia) of the Hip (DDH)
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Strains
  • Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip
  • Muscle Strains in the Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hip
  • Osteonecrosis of the Hip
  • Pelvis Fractures
  • Perthes Disease
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
  • Snapping Hip
  • Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip

Knee Conditions

  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Athletic Shoes
  • Care of Casts and Splints
  • Care of the Aging or Post-Traumatic Knee
  • Common Knee Injuries
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Tendon Bursitis
  • Kneecap (Prepatellar) Bursitis
  • Meniscal Tear
  • Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement
  • Muscle Strains in the Thigh
  • Osteonecrosis of the Knee
  • Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain)
  • Shin Splints
  • Shinbone Shaft Fractures Overview
  • Stress Fractures
  • Unstable Kneecap
  • Viscosupplementation Treatment for Arthritis

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

  • Burning Thigh Pain (Meralgia paresthetica)
  • Developmental Dislocation (Dysplasia) of the Hip (DDH)
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Strains
  • Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip
  • Muscle Strains in the Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hip
  • Osteonecrosis of the Hip
  • Pelvis Fractures
  • Perthes Disease
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
  • Snapping Hip
  • Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip

Knee Conditions

  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Athletic Shoes
  • Care of Casts and Splints
  • Care of the Aging or Post-Traumatic Knee
  • Common Knee Injuries
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Tendon Bursitis
  • Kneecap (Prepatellar) Bursitis
  • Meniscal Tear
  • Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement
  • Muscle Strains in the Thigh
  • Osteonecrosis of the Knee
  • Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain)
  • Shin Splints
  • Shinbone Shaft Fractures Overview
  • Stress Fractures
  • Unstable Kneecap
  • Viscosupplementation Treatment for Arthritis

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 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!

I am so pleased with Dr. Hope. I had a hip replacement a year and half ago and everything went so well. He his so helpful and informative. Very comfortable with him and will be having a knee placement early next year.

Charles hope reconstructed both hips and did full hip replacements for both hips. I have been recovering well. I am able to walk everywhere without difficulty. I recently visited Helen GA and walked to see Anna Ruby falls. I walked there my self. Charles Hope too care of me in the most compassionate manner. When I arrived at the hospital I could no longer walk. But was able to walk myself to the car after surgery. Charles Hope's staff were equipped with the knowledge and understanding of issues, they helped show me what was going to happen at surgery and what my recovery would be like. I wish to thank Charles Hope and his staff for taking good care of me. I would recommend anyone needing new hip(s) visit Dr Charles Hope you would definitely be in the best hands.

Very happy with my first visit with Optom Orthopedics and Dr Hope. In and out quickly despite needing an Xray and treatment. Dr Hope reviewed all the treatment options in a simple but effective manner and very friendly and knowledgeable. Excellent service by Dr Hope and his staff!

Yes ...! Even though I was seen by the PA Brandon C. Didn't meet Dr. C. Hope yet.

Dr. Hope is an accomplished surgeon who is not only highly skilled but also most conscientious about my outcome. He did a TKR and will be doing my other one. Excellent staff, too.

Dr. Hope's organization contributed to the ultimate success by developing the overall plan in collaboration with Saint Joseph Candler Hospital and Ledesma Sports Medicine in a seamless non-redundant series of activities. Dr. Hope's team lead us through the details associated with the preparation for surgery, including the required medical tests, the education processes, the regimen of medications and the scheduling of all appointments and was responsive to our personal commitments and schedules. These events were not only performed once for the Right Knee Replacement but also the subsequent Left Knee Replacement while considering the healing processes proceeding in between. The assembled teams at Saint Joseph Hospital ( Admitting, Pre Surgery Preparation and Post Operative Care and Discharge) all worked with a professional and caring approach. Georganne and I were “engaged in the process” and not treated as observers.

Dr. Hope is an excellent Orthopedic Surgeon who has a professional and caring nature. Both my wife and I have had hip replacements over the past 8 years and we highly recommend him.

Dr Hope was thorough and spent a considerable amount of time explaining, listening, and analyzing my issues.

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!

Joan Pappas

I am so pleased with Dr. Hope. I had a hip replacement a year and half ago and everything went so well. He his so helpful and informative. Very comfortable with him and will be having a knee placement early next year.

Christine Suozzo

Charles hope reconstructed both hips and did full hip replacements for both hips. I have been recovering well. I am able to walk everywhere without difficulty. I recently visited Helen GA and walked to see Anna Ruby falls. I walked there my self. Charles Hope too care of me in the most compassionate manner. When I arrived at the hospital I could no longer walk. But was able to walk myself to the car after surgery. Charles Hope's staff were equipped with the knowledge and understanding of issues, they helped show me what was going to happen at surgery and what my recovery would be like. I wish to thank Charles Hope and his staff for taking good care of me. I would recommend anyone needing new hip(s) visit Dr Charles Hope you would definitely be in the best hands.

Henry Liedtka

Very happy with my first visit with Optom Orthopedics and Dr Hope. In and out quickly despite needing an Xray and treatment. Dr Hope reviewed all the treatment options in a simple but effective manner and very friendly and knowledgeable. Excellent service by Dr Hope and his staff!

Edwina Lewis

Yes ...! Even though I was seen by the PA Brandon C. Didn't meet Dr. C. Hope yet.

Reviewer

Dr. Hope is an accomplished surgeon who is not only highly skilled but also most conscientious about my outcome. He did a TKR and will be doing my other one. Excellent staff, too.

William B Ratcliff

Dr. Hope's organization contributed to the ultimate success by developing the overall plan in collaboration with Saint Joseph Candler Hospital and Ledesma Sports Medicine in a seamless non-redundant series of activities. Dr. Hope's team lead us through the details associated with the preparation for surgery, including the required medical tests, the education processes, the regimen of medications and the scheduling of all appointments and was responsive to our personal commitments and schedules. These events were not only performed once for the Right Knee Replacement but also the subsequent Left Knee Replacement while considering the healing processes proceeding in between. The assembled teams at Saint Joseph Hospital ( Admitting, Pre Surgery Preparation and Post Operative Care and Discharge) all worked with a professional and caring approach. Georganne and I were “engaged in the process” and not treated as observers.

Gino D’Vertola

Dr. Hope is an excellent Orthopedic Surgeon who has a professional and caring nature. Both my wife and I have had hip replacements over the past 8 years and we highly recommend him.

Great Doctor!!

Dr Hope was thorough and spent a considerable amount of time explaining, listening, and analyzing my issues.

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