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Surgery Center: 912.629.3534

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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

Michael (Delan) Gaines, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Sports Medicine (Knee & Shoulder)

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Michael (Delan) Gaines, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Sports Medicine (Knee & Shoulder)

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Orthopedic Practice

Optim Orthopedics

Medical School
Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA)
Residency
University of Tennessee Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN)
Fellowship
Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas (Spartanburg, SC)
Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Physician Associations
Credentialed ImPACT™ Consultants (CIC) Certified
Sports Team Physician
Georgia Southern University
Jenkins County High School
Statesboro High School
Swainsboro High School
Washington County High School

Elbow Conditions

  • Biceps Tendonitis (at the Elbow)
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Growth Plate Injuries of the Elbow
  • Hyperextension Injury of the Elbow
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Apophysitis (Little Leaguer’s Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Overuse Injuries of the Elbow
  • Throwing Injuries of the Elbow
  • Triceps Tendonitis

Elbow Procedures

  • Cubital Tunnel Release at the Elbow
  • Ulnar Nerve Transposition at the Elbow
  • Foot, Ankle & Lower Leg Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture Surgery
  • Jones Fracture Fixation (Intramedullary Screw)
  • Surgery for Achilles Tendon Rupture

Knee Conditions

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (ACL Tear)
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries in Women
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Hamstring Muscle Injuries
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Patellar Fracture
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Patellar Tendon Tear
  • Patellar Tracking Disorder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tear
  • Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)
  • Tibial Fractures
  • Tibial Plateau Fracture

Knee Procedures

  • ACL Reconstruction (Arthrex® TightRope®)
  • Arthroscopic Chondroplasty
  • Meniscus Repair (Arthroscopic Technique)
  • Microfracture Drilling Procedure for Isolated Chondral Defect
  • Partial Meniscectomy
  • Total Knee Replacement

Shoulder Conditions

  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Arthritis
  • Biceps Tendon Tear (at the Shoulder)
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Bursitis of the Shoulder (Subacromial Bursitis)
  • Clavicle Fracture (Broken Collarbone)
    Fractures of the Greater Tuberosity
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder
  • Proximal Humerus Fracture (Broken Shoulder)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)

Shoulder Procedures

  • Arthroscopic Capsular Release
  • Bankart Repair
  • Biceps Tenodesis
  • Distal Clavicle Excision (Resection, Arthroscopic Technique)
  • ORIF Surgery for Proximal Humerus Fracture
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Repair (Arthroscopic)
  • SLAP Repair
  • Subacromial Decompression
  • Total Shoulder Replacement

Foot, Ankle & Lower Leg Conditions

  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Jones Fracture
  • Peroneal Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

Foot, Ankle & Lower Leg Procedures

  • Ankle Fracture Surgery
  • Jones Fracture Fixation (Intramedullary Screw)
  • Surgery for Achilles Tendon Rupture

Hand Conditions

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Boxer’s Fracture
  • Colles Fractures
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Distal Radius Fracture (Broken Wrist)
  • Finger Dislocation
  • Finger Fracture
  • Fingertip Injuries
  • Fractures of the Hand (Metacarpal Fractures)
  • Ganglion Cysts of the Hand
  • Mallet Finger
  • Trigger Digit
  • Wrist Sprain

Hand Procedures

  • Carpal Tunnel Release (Open Technique)
  • Distal Radius Fracture Repair with Volar Plate
  • Finger Fracture Fixation
  • Trigger Digit Release

Hip & Thigh Conditions

  • Femur Fractures
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture Prevention

Hip & Thigh Procedures

  • Femur Fracture Fixation (Stryker® Gamma Nail)
  • Hip Hemiarthroplasty (Bipolar)
  • Hip Fracture Treatment with Surgical Screws
Orthopedic Practice

Optim Orthopedics

Medical School
Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA)
Residency
University of Tennessee Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN)
Fellowship
Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas (Spartanburg, SC)
Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Physician Associations
Credentialed ImPACT™ Consultants (CIC) Certified
Sports Team Physician
Georgia Southern University
Jenkins County High School
Statesboro High School
Swainsboro High School
Washington County High School

Elbow Conditions

  • Biceps Tendonitis (at the Elbow)
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Growth Plate Injuries of the Elbow
  • Hyperextension Injury of the Elbow
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Apophysitis (Little Leaguer’s Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Overuse Injuries of the Elbow
  • Throwing Injuries of the Elbow
  • Triceps Tendonitis

Elbow Procedures

  • Cubital Tunnel Release at the Elbow
  • Ulnar Nerve Transposition at the Elbow
  • Foot, Ankle & Lower Leg Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture Surgery
  • Jones Fracture Fixation (Intramedullary Screw)
  • Surgery for Achilles Tendon Rupture

Knee Conditions

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (ACL Tear)
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries in Women
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Hamstring Muscle Injuries
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Patellar Fracture
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Patellar Tendon Tear
  • Patellar Tracking Disorder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tear
  • Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)
  • Tibial Fractures
  • Tibial Plateau Fracture

Knee Procedures

  • ACL Reconstruction (Arthrex® TightRope®)
  • Arthroscopic Chondroplasty
  • Meniscus Repair (Arthroscopic Technique)
  • Microfracture Drilling Procedure for Isolated Chondral Defect
  • Partial Meniscectomy
  • Total Knee Replacement

Shoulder Conditions

  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Arthritis
  • Biceps Tendon Tear (at the Shoulder)
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Bursitis of the Shoulder (Subacromial Bursitis)
  • Clavicle Fracture (Broken Collarbone)
    Fractures of the Greater Tuberosity
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder
  • Proximal Humerus Fracture (Broken Shoulder)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)

Shoulder Procedures

  • Arthroscopic Capsular Release
  • Bankart Repair
  • Biceps Tenodesis
  • Distal Clavicle Excision (Resection, Arthroscopic Technique)
  • ORIF Surgery for Proximal Humerus Fracture
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Repair (Arthroscopic)
  • SLAP Repair
  • Subacromial Decompression
  • Total Shoulder Replacement

Foot, Ankle & Lower Leg Conditions

  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Jones Fracture
  • Peroneal Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

Foot, Ankle & Lower Leg Procedures

  • Ankle Fracture Surgery
  • Jones Fracture Fixation (Intramedullary Screw)
  • Surgery for Achilles Tendon Rupture

Hand Conditions

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Boxer’s Fracture
  • Colles Fractures
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Distal Radius Fracture (Broken Wrist)
  • Finger Dislocation
  • Finger Fracture
  • Fingertip Injuries
  • Fractures of the Hand (Metacarpal Fractures)
  • Ganglion Cysts of the Hand
  • Mallet Finger
  • Trigger Digit
  • Wrist Sprain

Hand Procedures

  • Carpal Tunnel Release (Open Technique)
  • Distal Radius Fracture Repair with Volar Plate
  • Finger Fracture Fixation
  • Trigger Digit Release

Hip & Thigh Conditions

  • Femur Fractures
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture Prevention

Hip & Thigh Procedures

  • Femur Fracture Fixation (Stryker® Gamma Nail)
  • Hip Hemiarthroplasty (Bipolar)
  • Hip Fracture Treatment with Surgical Screws

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Ratings/Reviews

Listened thoroughly and took his time with me. I felt heard and cared for. So glad I saw Dr Gaines!

First time patient. Loved Dr Gaines. Went directly to issue with me shoulder and recommended next steps. Could not ask for better.

First time seeing Dr Gaines (my other orthopedic dr retired). He was very nice , professional and explained everything so I completely understood. Will definitely see him again if needed in the future.

Very personable. Dr Gaines took the time to explain what would happen during surgery and what would be needed for full recovery after surgery.

Living in a small town outside of Statesboro, I was very fortunate to have found Dr. Gaines. He performed my shoulder reconstruction with cadaver graft perfectly. He is always very friendly, very caring, very patient, and walks in the exam room with a big smile on his face! As a physician who also refers patients to Dr. Gaines, I can say he is extremely knowledgeable in his area and I always learn something when I talk to him.

The folks are friendly. And treat you like a person. They treat you condition. With good results. I would recommend any of the doctors there for treatment.

very friendly staff. very efficient.

Everyone was so polite and friendly from signing in through seeing the doctor.

The Dr's care about your health and well being.

Dr. Gaines took the time to explain the reason for my pain and how we will handle the issue.

Reviewer

Listened thoroughly and took his time with me. I felt heard and cared for. So glad I saw Dr Gaines!

RBBarnes

First time patient. Loved Dr Gaines. Went directly to issue with me shoulder and recommended next steps. Could not ask for better.

Carla Greene

First time seeing Dr Gaines (my other orthopedic dr retired). He was very nice , professional and explained everything so I completely understood. Will definitely see him again if needed in the future.

Reviewer

Very personable. Dr Gaines took the time to explain what would happen during surgery and what would be needed for full recovery after surgery.

Reviewer

Living in a small town outside of Statesboro, I was very fortunate to have found Dr. Gaines. He performed my shoulder reconstruction with cadaver graft perfectly. He is always very friendly, very caring, very patient, and walks in the exam room with a big smile on his face! As a physician who also refers patients to Dr. Gaines, I can say he is extremely knowledgeable in his area and I always learn something when I talk to him.

Barbara Marie Davidson

The folks are friendly. And treat you like a person. They treat you condition. With good results. I would recommend any of the doctors there for treatment.

Eddie Lewis

very friendly staff. very efficient.

Margie Richards

Everyone was so polite and friendly from signing in through seeing the doctor.

Pat Dixon

The Dr's care about your health and well being.

Reviewer

Dr. Gaines took the time to explain the reason for my pain and how we will handle the issue.

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