Orthopedics: 912.644.5300
Surgery Center: 912.629.3534

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

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

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

checking in/ out is fast and easy with professional, helpful and friendly service. Dr’s are fabulous.

I was recommended to optim healthcare by my mother in law, who had 2 knee replacements. I was with her both times, and Dr Gaines was her physician. After her surgery he talked with me and my husband to let us know how she was doing. He was very thorough about her surgery and what should happen after she went home. He was very pleasant. So after having pain in my knee I made an appointment to see him. And he actually remembered me. He examined my knee and I am thankful that it was not that bad. Just some inflammation. And the knee brace that they gave me is Awesome! I don't feel no pain with it on. Everyone at the facility was very pleasant and helpful. Can't wait for my next visit. Dr Gaines is Awesome!!

He is a very kind and caring physician. He takes the time to listen and answer your questions. I like how he shows you on a diagram what issues you maybe experiencing.

5 dr ganes is a excellent doctor. His manner is very kind and caring

Dr. Gaines is top notch!

Great surgeon, great experience all the way around!!!!

Dr Gaines is great, superb job on my rotator cuff & bicept tendon, very personable and likeable too!

Reviewer

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

Pamela Lee Johnson

checking in/ out is fast and easy with professional, helpful and friendly service. Dr’s are fabulous.

celestine Hutley

I was recommended to optim healthcare by my mother in law, who had 2 knee replacements. I was with her both times, and Dr Gaines was her physician. After her surgery he talked with me and my husband to let us know how she was doing. He was very thorough about her surgery and what should happen after she went home. He was very pleasant. So after having pain in my knee I made an appointment to see him. And he actually remembered me. He examined my knee and I am thankful that it was not that bad. Just some inflammation. And the knee brace that they gave me is Awesome! I don't feel no pain with it on. Everyone at the facility was very pleasant and helpful. Can't wait for my next visit. Dr Gaines is Awesome!!

Moore Family

He is a very kind and caring physician. He takes the time to listen and answer your questions. I like how he shows you on a diagram what issues you maybe experiencing.

Brittany Bacot

Janice Anderson

5 dr ganes is a excellent doctor. His manner is very kind and caring

paula lytle

Anne Hood

Dr. Gaines is top notch!

Nicolette Schwonke Dudley

Great surgeon, great experience all the way around!!!!

bob bryan

Dr Gaines is great, superb job on my rotator cuff & bicept tendon, very personable and likeable too!

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