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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

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

He’s a great doctor that cares about getting you where you physically need to. He takes time to coordinate with other health care professional to make sure that you receive the proper care, all around care.

Friendly. Quick. Through. Ongoing.

Dr. PALMER LISTENED TO MY CONCERNS AND GAVE ME INFORMATION ON HOW TO DEAL WITH MY DIAGNOSES

Dr Palmer is the most compassionate Dr I have ever had. Takes his time to listen and wants to know your concerns. Never rushed. He is a wonderful doctor.

Dr. Palmer is an excellent provider. He takes the time to listen and addresses all your concerns. He doesn’t overlook your concerns/questions and treats appropriately. He is caring and attentive. He took great care of me and has been taking care of my husband for years. I highly recommend Dr. Palmer.

Dr. Palmer is an excellent practitioner and his team is excellent as well. Always felt cared for, respected, and that I could trust him.

Dr. Palmer was extremely compassionate. He listened to all my concerns and answered all my questions as well as expressed his. I am grateful for his expertise in making me healthy again!!

Exceptional

From the moment I walked in until I left there was nothing but utmost professional courtesy shown to me. Dr. Palmer is a wonderful Dr. And takes time to listen to my concerns and needs.

He took time and talked, did lots of x-rays to find the problem and going another route to find the problem. Great staff, great doctor, too much paperwork.

Reviewer

He’s a great doctor that cares about getting you where you physically need to. He takes time to coordinate with other health care professional to make sure that you receive the proper care, all around care.

Reviewer

Friendly. Quick. Through. Ongoing.

Reviewer

Dr. PALMER LISTENED TO MY CONCERNS AND GAVE ME INFORMATION ON HOW TO DEAL WITH MY DIAGNOSES

Beverly Jones

Dr Palmer is the most compassionate Dr I have ever had. Takes his time to listen and wants to know your concerns. Never rushed. He is a wonderful doctor.

E. DeLoach

Dr. Palmer is an excellent provider. He takes the time to listen and addresses all your concerns. He doesn’t overlook your concerns/questions and treats appropriately. He is caring and attentive. He took great care of me and has been taking care of my husband for years. I highly recommend Dr. Palmer.

Jeff

Dr. Palmer is an excellent practitioner and his team is excellent as well. Always felt cared for, respected, and that I could trust him.

Ashley Murray

Dr. Palmer was extremely compassionate. He listened to all my concerns and answered all my questions as well as expressed his. I am grateful for his expertise in making me healthy again!!

LaVita M. Postell

Exceptional

Reviewer

From the moment I walked in until I left there was nothing but utmost professional courtesy shown to me. Dr. Palmer is a wonderful Dr. And takes time to listen to my concerns and needs.

Reviewer

He took time and talked, did lots of x-rays to find the problem and going another route to find the problem. Great staff, great doctor, too much paperwork.

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