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 could not have hoped for a better result. My total knee replacement went much better than I thought it would. Three months after and I’m feeling great and have no regrets!

The service at Optim is exceptional. The staff is efficient, friendly and well- educated. The surgeons perform excellent work. I have never been disappointed. My favorite surgeons are Dr. Hope and Dr. Sutherland. Dr. Hope replaced both of my knees and Dr. Sutherland repaired my wrist and my Achilles’ tendon.

Optim Orthopedics Healthcare is the best. I have had 2 knees replacements, the 1st one 4 years ago and my most recent 1, 3 weeks ago,and my husband has had 2 replaced this past year. The care we received was fantastic both at the office and at the hospital (St. Joseph Candler in Savannah) we have both healed very quickly from our surgeries with little to no pain, and my husband was out playing golf 6 weeks after his surgery and I am out putting and chipping at 3 1/2 weeks and feel great. Thank you so much Dr Hope you are a wonderful doctor and have a terrific staff. Tom and Donna Cantwell

Dr Hope is my very favorite Orthopedic Surgeon! He is amazing and have so much I trust in him without fail All of the staff is beyond amazing!!

As always, the staff was very courteous and helpful. Dr. Hope is always very professional and helpful in every way

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

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!

Reviewer

I could not have hoped for a better result. My total knee replacement went much better than I thought it would. Three months after and I’m feeling great and have no regrets!

MaryEllen Parks

The service at Optim is exceptional. The staff is efficient, friendly and well- educated. The surgeons perform excellent work. I have never been disappointed. My favorite surgeons are Dr. Hope and Dr. Sutherland. Dr. Hope replaced both of my knees and Dr. Sutherland repaired my wrist and my Achilles’ tendon.

Donna Cantwell

Optim Orthopedics Healthcare is the best. I have had 2 knees replacements, the 1st one 4 years ago and my most recent 1, 3 weeks ago,and my husband has had 2 replaced this past year. The care we received was fantastic both at the office and at the hospital (St. Joseph Candler in Savannah) we have both healed very quickly from our surgeries with little to no pain, and my husband was out playing golf 6 weeks after his surgery and I am out putting and chipping at 3 1/2 weeks and feel great. Thank you so much Dr Hope you are a wonderful doctor and have a terrific staff. Tom and Donna Cantwell

DonnaJean Flynn

Dr Hope is my very favorite Orthopedic Surgeon! He is amazing and have so much I trust in him without fail All of the staff is beyond amazing!!

Raymond Peters

As always, the staff was very courteous and helpful. Dr. Hope is always very professional and helpful in every way

Ilona Warner

Debbie in Savannah, GA

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

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

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