Orthopedics: 912.644.5300
Surgery Center: 912.644.5343

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

Orthopedics: 912.644.5300
Surgery Center: 912.644.5343

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

George Sutherland, Jr., MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip & Shoulder)

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George Sutherland, MD
George Sutherland, MD

George Sutherland, Jr., MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip & Shoulder)

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Now seeing patients at our HHI location every Thursday morning from 9am – 1130am.

Orthopedic Practice

Optim Orthopedics

Medical School

Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk, VA)

Residency

Louisiana State University (Shreveport, LA)

Fellowship

Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Hughston Foundation (Columbus, GA)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Team Physician

Bluffton High School
Ridgeland High School
Thomas Heyward Academy
University of South Carolina Beaufort

Elbow Conditions

  • Biceps Tendonitis (at the Elbow)
  • 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)
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Elbow
  • Overuse Injuries of the Elbow
  • Throwing Injuries of the Elbow
  • Triceps Tendonitis
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury

Shoulder Conditions

  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Arthritis
  • Biceps Tendon Tear (at the Shoulder)
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Burners and Stingers
  • Bursitis of the Shoulder (Subacromial Bursitis)
  • Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder (Degenerative Calcification)
  • Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder (Reactive Calcification)
  • Clavicle Fracture (Broken Collarbone)
  • Fractures of the Greater Tuberosity Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Fracture of the Shoulder Blade (Scapula)
  • Fracture of the Shoulder Socket (Glenoid Fracture)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hill-Sachs Lesion
  • Muscle Imbalance in the Shoulder
  • Muscle Strain of the Upper Back (Trapezius Strain)
  • Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder
  • Proximal Humerus Fracture (Broken Shoulder)
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Separation
  • SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)
  • Suprascapular Neuropathy
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Weightlifter’s Shoulder (Distal Clavicular Osteolysis)
  • Winged Scapula
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome (Entrapment of the Radial Nerve)


Bryan Hill,  Broken Collarbone, Separated Shoulder, and Torn Hamstring

Unfortunately, Dr. Sutherland knows me too well. Over the past 3 years, Dr. Sutherland has treated me for a broken collarbone, separated shoulder, and a torn hamstring. Not only has he taken care of my injuries, Dr. Sutherland has helped me understand the importance of taking care of myself, which includes adequate rest, proper stretching and good nutrition. Thanks to Dr. Sutherland, I am looking forward to a healthy season on the football field and on the basketball court.

 

 


Olivia Young, Osteoarthritis

Driving 3500 miles a month, Olivia Young is no stranger to long hours. After recently going back to school for her masters degree in hospitality, Olivia knew that she wouldn’t be cutting back on work any time soon. The fact that she maintains an active lifestyle, makes frequent trips to the gym, and has had no prior health problems, made what happened on Easter Sunday, 2012 even more of a shock.

“I was walking, not doing anything out of the ordinary, when I heard a loud crack. A little bit later my left knee started to swell enormously and the pain was tremendous,” said Olivia. She went straight to the emergency room where she was told she needed to see an orthopedist as soon as possible. Unsure of where to go, Olivia asked family and friends. The answer every time was the same: Seek out Dr. Sutherland.  Read More


Trya Wahl, Shoulder Surgery

Following on the heels of a severe auto accident I had long standing issues with my shoulder being acutely weak for nearly two years. As a hair stylist my shoulder health is of the utmost importance to my career. As an avid cyclist and women’s figure competitor I took both my road and gym time very seriously. Being being married to a serious long course triathlete was also physically challenging volunteering at races and dragging around equipment at all day races. I desired my unrestricted strength and stamina back for both me and him.

I worked very hard for over a two year period to relieve symptoms of what my PT thought was a weak rotator cuff, but still suffered from a lack of stamina that neither my PT nor I could explain. Nearing the fourth anniversary of my accident my PT recommended that I see an Orthopedist.  Read More

Dr. George Sutherland shows an example of minimally invasive release of the median nerve for carpel tunnel syndrome.


Dr. George Sutherland explains shoulder replacement and the differences between anatomic total shoulder replacement and reverse total shoulder replacement.


The Signature™ replacement system utilizes custom femoral (thighbone) and tibial (shinbone) positioning guides that fit directly onto your unique anatomy. The Signature™ guides are developed from MRI or CT scans. The MRI/CT is used in conjunction with a computer program to create a three-dimensional joint reconstruction, enabling the surgeon to plan total knee replacement before surgery. In the past, surgical planning has typically been based off of two-dimensional X-rays. With the MRI, and Signature™ personalized positioning guides, surgeons have access to a greater level of detail and precision for implant position, and alignment before the procedure. This allows for personalized implant positioning and may help enhance surgical efficiency. Using MRI or CT technology, and patient-matched guides, the Signature™ system allows for a more custom fit of the Vanguard® Complete Knee.


This video is an example of a common procedure in the orthopedist office; an inter-articular steroid injection of the knee.


 

Synvisc-One® is a viscosupplement injection. Made from a natural substance that lubricates and cushions your joint, it can provide up to six months of osteoarthritis knee pain relief with just one injection.


This video is an example of a common procedure in the orthopedist’s office; a sub-acromial steroid injection of the shoulder.


Now seeing patients at our HHI location every Thursday morning from 9am – 1130am.

Orthopedic Practice

Optim Orthopedics

Medical School

Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk, VA)

Residency

Louisiana State University (Shreveport, LA)

Fellowship

Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Hughston Foundation (Columbus, GA)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Team Physician

Bluffton High School
Ridgeland High School
Thomas Heyward Academy
University of South Carolina Beaufort

Elbow Conditions

  • Biceps Tendonitis (at the Elbow)
  • 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)
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Elbow
  • Overuse Injuries of the Elbow
  • Throwing Injuries of the Elbow
  • Triceps Tendonitis
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury

Shoulder Conditions

  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Arthritis
  • Biceps Tendon Tear (at the Shoulder)
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Burners and Stingers
  • Bursitis of the Shoulder (Subacromial Bursitis)
  • Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder (Degenerative Calcification)
  • Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder (Reactive Calcification)
  • Clavicle Fracture (Broken Collarbone)
  • Fractures of the Greater Tuberosity Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Fracture of the Shoulder Blade (Scapula)
  • Fracture of the Shoulder Socket (Glenoid Fracture)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hill-Sachs Lesion
  • Muscle Imbalance in the Shoulder
  • Muscle Strain of the Upper Back (Trapezius Strain)
  • Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder
  • Proximal Humerus Fracture (Broken Shoulder)
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Separation
  • SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)
  • Suprascapular Neuropathy
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Weightlifter’s Shoulder (Distal Clavicular Osteolysis)
  • Winged Scapula
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome (Entrapment of the Radial Nerve)


Bryan Hill,  Broken Collarbone, Separated Shoulder, and Torn Hamstring

Unfortunately, Dr. Sutherland knows me too well. Over the past 3 years, Dr. Sutherland has treated me for a broken collarbone, separated shoulder, and a torn hamstring. Not only has he taken care of my injuries, Dr. Sutherland has helped me understand the importance of taking care of myself, which includes adequate rest, proper stretching and good nutrition. Thanks to Dr. Sutherland, I am looking forward to a healthy season on the football field and on the basketball court.

 

 


Olivia Young, Osteoarthritis

Driving 3500 miles a month, Olivia Young is no stranger to long hours. After recently going back to school for her masters degree in hospitality, Olivia knew that she wouldn’t be cutting back on work any time soon. The fact that she maintains an active lifestyle, makes frequent trips to the gym, and has had no prior health problems, made what happened on Easter Sunday, 2012 even more of a shock.

“I was walking, not doing anything out of the ordinary, when I heard a loud crack. A little bit later my left knee started to swell enormously and the pain was tremendous,” said Olivia. She went straight to the emergency room where she was told she needed to see an orthopedist as soon as possible. Unsure of where to go, Olivia asked family and friends. The answer every time was the same: Seek out Dr. Sutherland.  Read More


Trya Wahl, Shoulder Surgery

Following on the heels of a severe auto accident I had long standing issues with my shoulder being acutely weak for nearly two years. As a hair stylist my shoulder health is of the utmost importance to my career. As an avid cyclist and women’s figure competitor I took both my road and gym time very seriously. Being being married to a serious long course triathlete was also physically challenging volunteering at races and dragging around equipment at all day races. I desired my unrestricted strength and stamina back for both me and him.

I worked very hard for over a two year period to relieve symptoms of what my PT thought was a weak rotator cuff, but still suffered from a lack of stamina that neither my PT nor I could explain. Nearing the fourth anniversary of my accident my PT recommended that I see an Orthopedist.  Read More

Dr. George Sutherland shows an example of minimally invasive release of the median nerve for carpel tunnel syndrome.


Dr. George Sutherland explains shoulder replacement and the differences between anatomic total shoulder replacement and reverse total shoulder replacement.


The Signature™ replacement system utilizes custom femoral (thighbone) and tibial (shinbone) positioning guides that fit directly onto your unique anatomy. The Signature™ guides are developed from MRI or CT scans. The MRI/CT is used in conjunction with a computer program to create a three-dimensional joint reconstruction, enabling the surgeon to plan total knee replacement before surgery. In the past, surgical planning has typically been based off of two-dimensional X-rays. With the MRI, and Signature™ personalized positioning guides, surgeons have access to a greater level of detail and precision for implant position, and alignment before the procedure. This allows for personalized implant positioning and may help enhance surgical efficiency. Using MRI or CT technology, and patient-matched guides, the Signature™ system allows for a more custom fit of the Vanguard® Complete Knee.


This video is an example of a common procedure in the orthopedist office; an inter-articular steroid injection of the knee.


 

Synvisc-One® is a viscosupplement injection. Made from a natural substance that lubricates and cushions your joint, it can provide up to six months of osteoarthritis knee pain relief with just one injection.


This video is an example of a common procedure in the orthopedist’s office; a sub-acromial steroid injection of the shoulder.


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Videos

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Ratings/Reviews

Great surgeon. Very professional staff.

Dr. Sutherland is a fantastic doctor. He is caring, compassionate and above all honest. He does not waste your time or money.

My first experience at Optim was very positive. The staff are efficient and professional. Dr Sutherland was pleasant and knowledgeable.and better yet...he relieved my pain on the spot. I would recommend this office without reservation.

Fabulous, friendly, timely and efficient. By far the most upbeat and cheerful staff I have ever been around. Dr Sutherland is very open and friendly. He is very talented and a great listener. This place is the Best!

Dr Sutherland did my hip surgery. I had no complications and am recovering very well. I highly recommend him as both doctor and surgeon.

First visit to Optim Orthopedics and Dr. Sutherland. Great all around experience, from appointment scheduling to actual visit. Dr. Sutherland quickly diagnosed my situation, thoroughly explained treatment options, and administered agreed treatment.

Dr Sutherland listens and offers all options

Driving home from Florida to Toronto Canada I fell and broke my hip. Dr. Sutherland performed my surgery at Coastal Carolina Hospital. I received excellent care from Dr. Sutherland. He explained the procedure fully prior surgery. Dr. Sutherland was very kind. I would highly recommend Dr. Sutherland and Coastal Carolina Hospital.

Dr. Sutherland did a thorough exam to try to diagnosis my problem.

Staff excellent. Dr. Sutherland and his PA Brian very thorough and listen to all you have to say well. Excellent diagnostic. Very pleasant to talk to. Excellent with surgery.

Keith Gadson

Great surgeon. Very professional staff.

Nothing, things were exceptional.

Dr. Sutherland is a fantastic doctor. He is caring, compassionate and above all honest. He does not waste your time or money.

Joyce Bachmann

My first experience at Optim was very positive. The staff are efficient and professional. Dr Sutherland was pleasant and knowledgeable.and better yet...he relieved my pain on the spot. I would recommend this office without reservation.

Lee Howard

Fabulous, friendly, timely and efficient. By far the most upbeat and cheerful staff I have ever been around. Dr Sutherland is very open and friendly. He is very talented and a great listener. This place is the Best!

Reviewer

Dr Sutherland did my hip surgery. I had no complications and am recovering very well. I highly recommend him as both doctor and surgeon.

Jim

First visit to Optim Orthopedics and Dr. Sutherland. Great all around experience, from appointment scheduling to actual visit. Dr. Sutherland quickly diagnosed my situation, thoroughly explained treatment options, and administered agreed treatment.

Olivia Young

Dr Sutherland listens and offers all options

Vitals Guest

Driving home from Florida to Toronto Canada I fell and broke my hip. Dr. Sutherland performed my surgery at Coastal Carolina Hospital. I received excellent care from Dr. Sutherland. He explained the procedure fully prior surgery. Dr. Sutherland was very kind. I would highly recommend Dr. Sutherland and Coastal Carolina Hospital.

Reviewer

Dr. Sutherland did a thorough exam to try to diagnosis my problem.

lakhia prita

Staff excellent. Dr. Sutherland and his PA Brian very thorough and listen to all you have to say well. Excellent diagnostic. Very pleasant to talk to. Excellent with surgery.

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