Charles Hope, II, MD

Total Joint (Hip & Knee)

4.5 / 5

Charles Hope, II, MD

Total Joint (Hip & Knee)

4.5 / 5
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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.

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

I couldn't be more pleased with my knee replacement done by Dr. Hope...from the pre-op visits, to the surgery, and after. He and his team are truly professionals who strive to give the very best medical care possible to their patients. I have followed every instruction given by Dr. Hope and have...Read More

I had a Wonderful visit with Dr.Hope.He was VERY kind gracious and wanted to listento me and my story about my injury from March.Staff was also very friendly And kind. Though He can't help me Because he Only does TOTAL knee replacements (Which I Wish I was told this before appt.) He said he was gonna get me to someone who can.Please Optim and Dr.Hope, I BEG you to follow through on this.Thanks!

I have had excellent care and advice from Dr. Hope. I would definitely recommend him for anyone anticipating knee surgery.

I had my knee replacement surgery at Optim tattnall. Everyone was excellent professional listened and anticipated my needs. No pain and back to my regular routine in 10 days. I was on a walker for 7 days and a cane for 2 days and have been walking since. I followed his instructions given to me pre and post op and it made a huge difference I believe. He’s an excellent surgeon and I would recommend him and have him do my other knee or hips when needed. I was truly amazed I healed so quickly and without pain. 5 stars and would give more if I could.

I had my knee replacement surgery at Optim tattnall. Everyone was excellent professional listened and anticipated my needs. No pain and back to my regular routine in 10 days. I was on a walker for 7 days and a cane for 2 days and have been walking since. I followed his instructions given to me pre and post op and it made a huge difference I believe. He’s an excellent surgeon and I would recommend him and have him do my other knee or hips when needed. I was truly amazed I healed so quickly and without pain. 5 stars and would give more if I could.

Dr. Hope replaced my right knee and did a great job. My left knee gets cortisone shots every 3 months and that is working out fine although it will eventually need to be replaced. I’ve always been pleased with Dr. Hope. I was also pleased with Dr. Kropp a few years ago when I needed wrist surgery.

I have had Dr Hope replace both my knees in the past year. I can't say enough about Dr Hope. What a great doctor! The first knee took me about 8 weeks then I was back to playing golf. The second knee was even faster. From the time I started with my pre-op visits to his office to todays' visit

Had heard of Dr Hope's outstanding reputation...and, when I needed a hip replacement, he was my obvious choice...results could not have been better.

Helen Phillips in Bluffton, SC

I couldn't be more pleased with my knee replacement done by Dr. Hope...from the pre-op visits, to the surgery, and after. He and his team are truly professionals who strive to give the very best medical care possible to their patients. I have followed every instruction given by Dr. Hope and have...Read More

Jennifer Bellah

I had a Wonderful visit with Dr.Hope.He was VERY kind gracious and wanted to listento me and my story about my injury from March.Staff was also very friendly And kind. Though He can't help me Because he Only does TOTAL knee replacements (Which I Wish I was told this before appt.) He said he was gonna get me to someone who can.Please Optim and Dr.Hope, I BEG you to follow through on this.Thanks!

Vivian in bluffton, SC

Tommie Jean Clifton

I have had excellent care and advice from Dr. Hope. I would definitely recommend him for anyone anticipating knee surgery.

Donna in bluffton, SC

Reviewer

I had my knee replacement surgery at Optim tattnall. Everyone was excellent professional listened and anticipated my needs. No pain and back to my regular routine in 10 days. I was on a walker for 7 days and a cane for 2 days and have been walking since. I followed his instructions given to me pre and post op and it made a huge difference I believe. He’s an excellent surgeon and I would recommend him and have him do my other knee or hips when needed. I was truly amazed I healed so quickly and without pain. 5 stars and would give more if I could.

Reviewer

I had my knee replacement surgery at Optim tattnall. Everyone was excellent professional listened and anticipated my needs. No pain and back to my regular routine in 10 days. I was on a walker for 7 days and a cane for 2 days and have been walking since. I followed his instructions given to me pre and post op and it made a huge difference I believe. He’s an excellent surgeon and I would recommend him and have him do my other knee or hips when needed. I was truly amazed I healed so quickly and without pain. 5 stars and would give more if I could.

Vicki Thompson Cronk

Dr. Hope replaced my right knee and did a great job. My left knee gets cortisone shots every 3 months and that is working out fine although it will eventually need to be replaced. I’ve always been pleased with Dr. Hope. I was also pleased with Dr. Kropp a few years ago when I needed wrist surgery.

Tom in Bluffton, SC

I have had Dr Hope replace both my knees in the past year. I can't say enough about Dr Hope. What a great doctor! The first knee took me about 8 weeks then I was back to playing golf. The second knee was even faster. From the time I started with my pre-op visits to his office to todays' visit

SDH

Had heard of Dr Hope's outstanding reputation...and, when I needed a hip replacement, he was my obvious choice...results could not have been better.

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