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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

James W. Wilson, Jr, MD

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

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James W. Wilson, Jr, MD

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

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James Wilson Jr., MD, has built a solid reputation over the years and has distinguished himself as one of the most renowned shoulder specialists in the region at Optim Orthopedics. As a board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Wilson specializes in sports medicine with a focus on the shoulder, hip and knee.

He treats a variety of conditions to include sports and traumatic injuries, degenerative disorders, and conditions resulting from overuse.

Conditions/Procedures

  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Throwing Injuries of the Shoulder
  • ACL Tear
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Labral Repair
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Multi-ligamentous Knee Reconstruction
  • Meniscal Repair
  • Cartilage Restoration Surgery
  • Total Knee Replacement
Orthopedic Practice

Optim Orthopedics

Medical School

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)

Internship

Parkland Hospital (Dallas, TX)

Residency

Parkland Hospital (Dallas, TX)

Fellowship

Steadman Hawkins Clinic (Vail, CO)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Team Physician

Liberty County High School
Long County High School
Savannah Country Day School
St. Andrews School

Conditions
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Multidirectional Instability
  • AC Joint Injuries
  • Proximal Humerus and Clavicle Fractures
  • SLAP Tears
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Throwing Injuries of the Shoulder
Procedures
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Labral Repair
  • Bicep Tenodesis
  • Latarjet
  • Superior Capsular Reconstruction
  • Total and Reverse Arthroplasty
  • Fracture ORIF/Fixation
Conditions
  • ACL Tear
  • Knee Ligamentous Injuries
  • Patella Instability
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee OCD Lesions
  • Patella Tendon Injuries
Procedures
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Multi-ligamentous Knee Reconstruction
  • Meniscal Repair
  • MPFL Reconstruction
  • Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy
  • Cartilage Restoration Surgery
  • Total Knee Replacement

Riley Derrick, Torn ACL

A rising senior at Frederica Academy in St. Simons, Riley Derrick is passionate about playing basketball! On February 2nd, 2018, Riley made a fast break to the basket and attempted to jump stop. As she jump stopped, she heard her knee pop and immediately knew something was wrong. 

 After being evaluated by her athletic trainer, Riley went to see James Wilson, MD at Optim Orthopedics and was informed she had torn her ACL. Dr. Wilson talked through several options with the Derricks and they scheduled surgery at Optim Surgery Center. Exactly one month after her injury, Dr. Wilson repaired Riley’s ACL and Riley started her road to recovery.

Thanks to Dr. Wilson and his team at Optim Orthopedics, Riley will be able to play basketball again for her senior season!

On June 7th, 2018, Riley was joined by Dr. Wilson on the Savannah Bananas field and recognized as the Optim Orthopedics Home Run for Health Champion!


Jim Holmes, Shoulder Impingement

About 10 years ago, my left shoulder started giving me a lot of pain directly in my joint. I have been a photographer for the last 20 years, and I knew that the over usage of carrying heavy photo equipment had finally caught up with me. Eventually the pain got so bad, that I couldn’t lift my arm higher than a 45 degree angle, and I couldn’t lift anything. I feared that the pain in my shoulder would ultimately stop me from doing what I loved most.

I started asking around about which doctor to go see and Dr. James Wilson’s name kept on coming up. I had only heard great things about him and the fact that he had been the team doctor for the Denver Broncos had me really impressed and interested.  Read More

James Wilson Jr., MD, has built a solid reputation over the years and has distinguished himself as one of the most renowned shoulder specialists in the region at Optim Orthopedics. As a board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Wilson specializes in sports medicine with a focus on the shoulder, hip and knee.

He treats a variety of conditions to include sports and traumatic injuries, degenerative disorders, and conditions resulting from overuse.

Conditions/Procedures

  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Throwing Injuries of the Shoulder
  • ACL Tear
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Labral Repair
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Multi-ligamentous Knee Reconstruction
  • Meniscal Repair
  • Cartilage Restoration Surgery
  • Total Knee Replacement
Orthopedic Practice

Optim Orthopedics

Medical School

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)

Internship

Parkland Hospital (Dallas, TX)

Residency

Parkland Hospital (Dallas, TX)

Fellowship

Steadman Hawkins Clinic (Vail, CO)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Team Physician

Liberty County High School
Long County High School
Savannah Country Day School
St. Andrews School

Conditions
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Multidirectional Instability
  • AC Joint Injuries
  • Proximal Humerus and Clavicle Fractures
  • SLAP Tears
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Throwing Injuries of the Shoulder
Procedures
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Labral Repair
  • Bicep Tenodesis
  • Latarjet
  • Superior Capsular Reconstruction
  • Total and Reverse Arthroplasty
  • Fracture ORIF/Fixation
Conditions
  • ACL Tear
  • Knee Ligamentous Injuries
  • Patella Instability
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee OCD Lesions
  • Patella Tendon Injuries
Procedures
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Multi-ligamentous Knee Reconstruction
  • Meniscal Repair
  • MPFL Reconstruction
  • Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy
  • Cartilage Restoration Surgery
  • Total Knee Replacement

Riley Derrick, Torn ACL

A rising senior at Frederica Academy in St. Simons, Riley Derrick is passionate about playing basketball! On February 2nd, 2018, Riley made a fast break to the basket and attempted to jump stop. As she jump stopped, she heard her knee pop and immediately knew something was wrong. 

 After being evaluated by her athletic trainer, Riley went to see James Wilson, MD at Optim Orthopedics and was informed she had torn her ACL. Dr. Wilson talked through several options with the Derricks and they scheduled surgery at Optim Surgery Center. Exactly one month after her injury, Dr. Wilson repaired Riley’s ACL and Riley started her road to recovery.

Thanks to Dr. Wilson and his team at Optim Orthopedics, Riley will be able to play basketball again for her senior season!

On June 7th, 2018, Riley was joined by Dr. Wilson on the Savannah Bananas field and recognized as the Optim Orthopedics Home Run for Health Champion!


Jim Holmes, Shoulder Impingement

About 10 years ago, my left shoulder started giving me a lot of pain directly in my joint. I have been a photographer for the last 20 years, and I knew that the over usage of carrying heavy photo equipment had finally caught up with me. Eventually the pain got so bad, that I couldn’t lift my arm higher than a 45 degree angle, and I couldn’t lift anything. I feared that the pain in my shoulder would ultimately stop me from doing what I loved most.

I started asking around about which doctor to go see and Dr. James Wilson’s name kept on coming up. I had only heard great things about him and the fact that he had been the team doctor for the Denver Broncos had me really impressed and interested.  Read More

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Ratings/Reviews

Dr Wilson gave me a thorough explanation for my shoulder problem. He seemed very knowledgeable and had a great bedside manner. I saw him within a very short time after my arrival.

I just met Dr. Wilson today to discuss my shoulder problem. He explained everything thoroughly and has a very nice bedside maner.

He is a great,kind,experience doctor.He took excellent care of me as his patient and I believe that he is a wonderful surgeon that’s why I trust him with me.

My experience with Optim Orthopedics was very fast service. I was in and out in about 20 minutes. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Dr. Wilson was very friendly and professional.

Optim Orthopedics is a wonderful facility. All the employees were respectful and kind. Dr. James Wilson, who has completed two surgeries for me, is an excellent doctor and I would recommend him to anyone.

Optim Orthopedics made my experience very nice and pleasant... Very Professional Staff....

Great service

Great service

mona segall

Dr Wilson gave me a thorough explanation for my shoulder problem. He seemed very knowledgeable and had a great bedside manner. I saw him within a very short time after my arrival.

Reviewer

I just met Dr. Wilson today to discuss my shoulder problem. He explained everything thoroughly and has a very nice bedside maner.

T Reid

Patricia Stinson

He is a great,kind,experience doctor.He took excellent care of me as his patient and I believe that he is a wonderful surgeon that’s why I trust him with me.

Perry Richardson

Stephanie Scriven

My experience with Optim Orthopedics was very fast service. I was in and out in about 20 minutes. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Dr. Wilson was very friendly and professional.

Lisa Doser

Optim Orthopedics is a wonderful facility. All the employees were respectful and kind. Dr. James Wilson, who has completed two surgeries for me, is an excellent doctor and I would recommend him to anyone.

Ray Singleton

Optim Orthopedics made my experience very nice and pleasant... Very Professional Staff....

Reviewer

Great service

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Great service

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