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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

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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Telehealth AppointmentAs healthcare providers, Optim Orthopedics are an essential business and will remain open.

My mission as an orthopedic surgeon is to ensure my patients have easy and convenient access to care at my clinic locations Millen, Statesboro, and Swainsboro.

In response to COVID-19 and in an effort to ensure timely and safe care for my patients, I am offering Telehealth appointments in addition to in-person clinic appointments.

Telehealth virtual visits provide you with the specialized orthopedic care you need right from the convenience and comfort of your home.

Not all patients are appropriate for a Telehealth virtual visit, so the majority of Optim Orthopedics clinics remain open for in-person care as well. We are taking extra safety precautions during this time.

At Optim Orthopedics, we take the health and well-being of our patients, our employees and providers, and everyone in the communities we serve, very seriously. We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak through the CDC, WHO, and the Georgia and South Carolina Departments of Public Health (DPH) and update our protocols to mitigate any potential impact and spread of the virus accordingly.

To book a Telehealth Virtual Visit or in-person visit, please call 912.681.2500or use the Request Appointment buttonat the top of my bio.

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

Telehealth AppointmentAs healthcare providers, Optim Orthopedics are an essential business and will remain open.

My mission as an orthopedic surgeon is to ensure my patients have easy and convenient access to care at my clinic locations Millen, Statesboro, and Swainsboro.

In response to COVID-19 and in an effort to ensure timely and safe care for my patients, I am offering Telehealth appointments in addition to in-person clinic appointments.

Telehealth virtual visits provide you with the specialized orthopedic care you need right from the convenience and comfort of your home.

Not all patients are appropriate for a Telehealth virtual visit, so the majority of Optim Orthopedics clinics remain open for in-person care as well. We are taking extra safety precautions during this time.

At Optim Orthopedics, we take the health and well-being of our patients, our employees and providers, and everyone in the communities we serve, very seriously. We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak through the CDC, WHO, and the Georgia and South Carolina Departments of Public Health (DPH) and update our protocols to mitigate any potential impact and spread of the virus accordingly.

To book a Telehealth Virtual Visit or in-person visit, please call 912.681.2500or use the Request Appointment buttonat the top of my bio.

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

Dr Gaines was very polite, understanding, informative and I had complete trust in him with my knee surgery. His office staff is very nice and they answered my questions thru the Portal the same day. Will recommend him and will use him again if the need arises.

Friendly, patient, and professional staff from start to finish. Dr. Gaines is great and I would definitely recommend him to family and friends. He listened to my concerns, explained my problem, and I was not rushed through my appointment.

I was quickly able to make an appointment with Dr. Gaines for severe shoulder pain. I don't think I've ever met a kinder and more caring physician. After x-rays and an exam, he quickly diagnosed my problem and offered my options. Additionally, he was able to have a procedure done that day which gave me some relief. I highly recommend this excellent and caring physician.

I would like to thank Dr. Gaines for taking the time to listen to me talk about how I feel! It shows me that he cares about his patients and for that I thank you so much! I feel so much better, he is a wonderful, kind, and compassionate Doctor! His staff was kind and thoughtful if you are looking for a Doctor this is the place for you!

Awesome he saved my toe from extensive surgery. Super professional and caring

After 2 other doctors and 2 MP"s. Dr Gaines got to the heart of my problem and I am on my way to healing. BIG Thank You!

Dr. Gaines has the sweetest spirit. That is very important to me.

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.

Liz Patton

Dr Gaines was very polite, understanding, informative and I had complete trust in him with my knee surgery. His office staff is very nice and they answered my questions thru the Portal the same day. Will recommend him and will use him again if the need arises.

Miranda Edenfield

Friendly, patient, and professional staff from start to finish. Dr. Gaines is great and I would definitely recommend him to family and friends. He listened to my concerns, explained my problem, and I was not rushed through my appointment.

Mike Fagler

I was quickly able to make an appointment with Dr. Gaines for severe shoulder pain. I don't think I've ever met a kinder and more caring physician. After x-rays and an exam, he quickly diagnosed my problem and offered my options. Additionally, he was able to have a procedure done that day which gave me some relief. I highly recommend this excellent and caring physician.

Victoria Miller

I would like to thank Dr. Gaines for taking the time to listen to me talk about how I feel! It shows me that he cares about his patients and for that I thank you so much! I feel so much better, he is a wonderful, kind, and compassionate Doctor! His staff was kind and thoughtful if you are looking for a Doctor this is the place for you!

Reviewer

Awesome he saved my toe from extensive surgery. Super professional and caring

Ron

After 2 other doctors and 2 MP"s. Dr Gaines got to the heart of my problem and I am on my way to healing. BIG Thank You!

Linda

Dr. Gaines has the sweetest spirit. That is very important to me.

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.

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