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Orthopedics: 912.644.5300
Surgery Center: 912.629.3534

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

David N. Palmer, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Sports Medicine (Knee & Shoulder)

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David N. Palmer, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Sports Medicine (Knee & Shoulder)

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Orthopedic Practice

Optim Orthopedics

Medical School

University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)

Internship

University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)

Residency

University of Missouri at Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)
Children’s Mercy (Kansas City, MO)

Fellowship

Medical College of Virginia (Richmond, VA)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Team Physician

East Georgia State College
Effingham County High School
South Effingahm High School
Richmond Hill High School
Calvary Day School

Knee Conditions

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear

Shoulder Conditions

  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Arthritis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)

Knee Procedures

  • ACL Reconstruction (Patellar Tendon Graft Technique)
  • ACL Reconstruction with Hamstring
  • Arthroscopic Chondroplasty
  • Cartilage Repair, Open Incision Technique (Zimmer DeNovo NT Natural Tissue Graft)
  • Meniscus Repair (Arthroscopic Technique)
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction
  • Total Knee Replacement (Computer-Assisted Robotic Knee Replacement – Mako)
  • Total Knee Replacement (Uncemented)
  • Unicondylar Knee Resurfacing

Shoulder Procedures

  • Bankart Repair
  • Distal Clavicle Resection
  • Rotator Cuff Repair (Arthroscopic)
  • SLAP Repair

Dick Webb

I had my rotator cuff surgery by Dr. Palmer, which he did fantastically. I had to do physical therapy after my surgery and was so pleased with my therapy in Savannah, that I chose to travel and put about 5000 miles on my car in 9 weeks just to have it done there. I went there twice a week and every minute of it was worth it.

Then last Fall in Savannah, I had my hand surgery done by Dr. Sutker which was phenomenal and I have to also applaud the nursing staff. From the surgeons, to the nursing staff to the therapy staff, the whole program is perfect. My wife and I use Optim for everything (healthcare). Optim offers the total healthcare package and we couldn’t be happier with our experiences.


Flint Smith, Fractured Tibia andFibula

In the first game of my senior year I snapped my Tibia and Fibula. Dr. Palmer treated me with excellent care, and I recovered very quickly from therapy and exercise. I feel lucky to have a great doctor who I know I can rely on, and who has helped me get back on the football field sooner than expected.

 


Ruby Derouen, ACL Reconstruction

Having a torn ACL restricted me from playing soccer and limited the continuous physical activity I was used to doing. Thanks to Dr. Palmer I will be able to get back out on the soccer field and stay physically active. I don’t know what I would do if it weren’t for Dr. Palmer and his amazing team at Optim Orthopedics. I can now re-enter my normal daily activities, and most importantly get back out on the soccer field with the confidence and reassurance that my leg won’t let me down.


 

Histogenics 8-01, WIRB Protocol #20100579, David Palmer, MD

Dr. Palmer is looking for candidates with certain knee cartilage injuries to evaluate NeoCart ®, an investigational cartilage tissue implant made from a patient’s own cells. This trial is intended to determine if NeoCart ® may potentially result in durable, long-lasting repair of certain knee cartilage injuries.

To learn more about the study or find out if you may qualify to participate in this study, please call (912) 266-8815 or text Knee1 to 87888.

Regentis Biomaterials Expands SAGE Clinical Trial of GelrinC™ for Knee Pain

David Palmer, MD, with Optim Orthopedics is one of 11 sites in the U.S. now enrolling people with knee pain caused by articular cartilage.

Regentis Biomaterials today announced it has expanded the SAGE clinical trial of GelrinC™ for the treatment of articular cartilage damage in the knee to 11 U.S. sites. GelrinC is an investigational device being evaluated as a treatment to help the body regrow cartilage in the knee. Read More

 

Orthopedic Practice

Optim Orthopedics

Medical School

University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)

Internship

University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)

Residency

University of Missouri at Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)
Children’s Mercy (Kansas City, MO)

Fellowship

Medical College of Virginia (Richmond, VA)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Team Physician

East Georgia State College
Effingham County High School
South Effingahm High School
Richmond Hill High School
Calvary Day School

Knee Conditions

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear

Shoulder Conditions

  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Arthritis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)

Knee Procedures

  • ACL Reconstruction (Patellar Tendon Graft Technique)
  • ACL Reconstruction with Hamstring
  • Arthroscopic Chondroplasty
  • Cartilage Repair, Open Incision Technique (Zimmer DeNovo NT Natural Tissue Graft)
  • Meniscus Repair (Arthroscopic Technique)
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction
  • Total Knee Replacement (Computer-Assisted Robotic Knee Replacement – Mako)
  • Total Knee Replacement (Uncemented)
  • Unicondylar Knee Resurfacing

Shoulder Procedures

  • Bankart Repair
  • Distal Clavicle Resection
  • Rotator Cuff Repair (Arthroscopic)
  • SLAP Repair

Dick Webb

I had my rotator cuff surgery by Dr. Palmer, which he did fantastically. I had to do physical therapy after my surgery and was so pleased with my therapy in Savannah, that I chose to travel and put about 5000 miles on my car in 9 weeks just to have it done there. I went there twice a week and every minute of it was worth it.

Then last Fall in Savannah, I had my hand surgery done by Dr. Sutker which was phenomenal and I have to also applaud the nursing staff. From the surgeons, to the nursing staff to the therapy staff, the whole program is perfect. My wife and I use Optim for everything (healthcare). Optim offers the total healthcare package and we couldn’t be happier with our experiences.


Flint Smith, Fractured Tibia andFibula

In the first game of my senior year I snapped my Tibia and Fibula. Dr. Palmer treated me with excellent care, and I recovered very quickly from therapy and exercise. I feel lucky to have a great doctor who I know I can rely on, and who has helped me get back on the football field sooner than expected.

 


Ruby Derouen, ACL Reconstruction

Having a torn ACL restricted me from playing soccer and limited the continuous physical activity I was used to doing. Thanks to Dr. Palmer I will be able to get back out on the soccer field and stay physically active. I don’t know what I would do if it weren’t for Dr. Palmer and his amazing team at Optim Orthopedics. I can now re-enter my normal daily activities, and most importantly get back out on the soccer field with the confidence and reassurance that my leg won’t let me down.


 

Histogenics 8-01, WIRB Protocol #20100579, David Palmer, MD

Dr. Palmer is looking for candidates with certain knee cartilage injuries to evaluate NeoCart ®, an investigational cartilage tissue implant made from a patient’s own cells. This trial is intended to determine if NeoCart ® may potentially result in durable, long-lasting repair of certain knee cartilage injuries.

To learn more about the study or find out if you may qualify to participate in this study, please call (912) 266-8815 or text Knee1 to 87888.

Regentis Biomaterials Expands SAGE Clinical Trial of GelrinC™ for Knee Pain

David Palmer, MD, with Optim Orthopedics is one of 11 sites in the U.S. now enrolling people with knee pain caused by articular cartilage.

Regentis Biomaterials today announced it has expanded the SAGE clinical trial of GelrinC™ for the treatment of articular cartilage damage in the knee to 11 U.S. sites. GelrinC is an investigational device being evaluated as a treatment to help the body regrow cartilage in the knee. Read More

 

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Technology

  • 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

The kindest physician I have ever been treated by.

Dr. Palmer has been taken care of my family for over 30 years. Trust him completely.

I liked that Dr. Palmer involves me in the decision making process of my treatment. We discussed other non-surgical alternatives first!

The moment that I arrived everyone was especially nice to me and I sat no more than 5 minutes waiting time. My physician, Dr. Palmer took the time to listen to me and understand my needs. I received two cortisone shots. He is definitely my hero. God's blessings to his practice

The tablet check-in was very easy and much appreciated. Dr Palmer and his staff were very professional and caring in my treatment plan and very empathetic to the shoulder injury I had. I would highly recommend Dr. Palmer to anyone needing shoulder treatment! Diane Sumerlin

I was very impressed with Dr Palmer. He listened and answered my questions/ concerns and I did not feel pressured or hurried. I would highly recommend him, which I already have . To our son.

I've seen Dr. Palmer at Optim Orthopedics twice. I've had 2 great experiences. Dr. Palmer takes his time to answer any questions or concerns and is very compassionate. The office nurse and staff are friendly and very accommodating. Within a few months I'll be facing surgery and I'm very confident that they will meet all my needs. Highly recommended.

Kathy M

The kindest physician I have ever been treated by.

Margie Woltz Rowland

Dr. Palmer has been taken care of my family for over 30 years. Trust him completely.

Reviewer

I liked that Dr. Palmer involves me in the decision making process of my treatment. We discussed other non-surgical alternatives first!

suzanne stewart

The moment that I arrived everyone was especially nice to me and I sat no more than 5 minutes waiting time. My physician, Dr. Palmer took the time to listen to me and understand my needs. I received two cortisone shots. He is definitely my hero. God's blessings to his practice

Ashleigh Aycock

Robert Brannen

Diane Sumerlin

The tablet check-in was very easy and much appreciated. Dr Palmer and his staff were very professional and caring in my treatment plan and very empathetic to the shoulder injury I had. I would highly recommend Dr. Palmer to anyone needing shoulder treatment! Diane Sumerlin

Sonja Anderson

I was very impressed with Dr Palmer. He listened and answered my questions/ concerns and I did not feel pressured or hurried. I would highly recommend him, which I already have . To our son.

Amy Lingle

Teresa Doyle

I've seen Dr. Palmer at Optim Orthopedics twice. I've had 2 great experiences. Dr. Palmer takes his time to answer any questions or concerns and is very compassionate. The office nurse and staff are friendly and very accommodating. Within a few months I'll be facing surgery and I'm very confident that they will meet all my needs. Highly recommended.

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