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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

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

extremely satisfied! dr. wilson was very professional, corteous and through. i did not feel rushed and he took the time to answer my question respectfully.

Ten years ago I had arthroscopic knee surgery performed by Dr. Wilson. Seven days later I was Christma shopping, without pain or medication. Recently, I called Dr Wilson office because my lower leg and foot were swollen and walking was very painful. He diagnosed the problem and explained it in layman's terms. After following his advice, within two days, the neuropathy had disappeared. He recommended Dr Jaakolo for my foot pain. He too explained my problem simply. Both doctors are good listeners, sympathetic, kind, and professional. Over the past ten years I have highly recommended Dr. Wilson to so many of my friends. They think he is wonderful too. This was my first experience with Dr. Jaakola, and would highly recommend him as well. Kudos to the front desk staff. Polite, patient and professional.

I had shoulder surgery at the Surgery Center in Savannah on Jun 19th. Dr Wilson and Everyone were great! I had follow-up appointment in Reidsville on Jun 29th. Dr Wilson removed stitches and I scheduled next appointment in Hinesville for Augment 3. Overall I am doing great!

Very attentive to my situation. He uses facts and data to determine course of treatment. Very easy to talk to.

Dr. Wilson and his staff was very caring. Took time to explain my arm pain and his plan of action to correct the problem. The front office staff was very friendly and helpful. No long wait time. I would definitely recommend Dr. Wilson for your joint/muscle pains.

I was treated very well, Covid has caused a lot of challenges. Dr.Wilson was great at explaining my shoulder pain, I will definitely be back to him to try and get spurs taken care of by a Dr.of his choosing. Office Staff could not of been any friendlier. They were very helpful. God Bless them all. Thank you for being so caring and understanding. Prayers for all ,during this Covid 19 pandemic.

Excellent professional service.

Dr. Wilson explained everything about my procedure and recovery. I never felt that he was unconcerned about my progress nor that he was to busy to listen to my concerns and answer my questions. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.

Awesome and very compassionate Best care and excellent staff

The staff was awesome and was very thorough with everything. The wait time was not bad, and then with the doctor he explained everything on how he wanted to tend and treat the shoulder injury.

william m mullings

extremely satisfied! dr. wilson was very professional, corteous and through. i did not feel rushed and he took the time to answer my question respectfully.

COURTNEY RANDECKER

Ten years ago I had arthroscopic knee surgery performed by Dr. Wilson. Seven days later I was Christma shopping, without pain or medication. Recently, I called Dr Wilson office because my lower leg and foot were swollen and walking was very painful. He diagnosed the problem and explained it in layman's terms. After following his advice, within two days, the neuropathy had disappeared. He recommended Dr Jaakolo for my foot pain. He too explained my problem simply. Both doctors are good listeners, sympathetic, kind, and professional. Over the past ten years I have highly recommended Dr. Wilson to so many of my friends. They think he is wonderful too. This was my first experience with Dr. Jaakola, and would highly recommend him as well. Kudos to the front desk staff. Polite, patient and professional.

LAJEUNE FENNELL

I had shoulder surgery at the Surgery Center in Savannah on Jun 19th. Dr Wilson and Everyone were great! I had follow-up appointment in Reidsville on Jun 29th. Dr Wilson removed stitches and I scheduled next appointment in Hinesville for Augment 3. Overall I am doing great!

VB

Very attentive to my situation. He uses facts and data to determine course of treatment. Very easy to talk to.

Dian Dixon

Dr. Wilson and his staff was very caring. Took time to explain my arm pain and his plan of action to correct the problem. The front office staff was very friendly and helpful. No long wait time. I would definitely recommend Dr. Wilson for your joint/muscle pains.

Nancy Martinez

I was treated very well, Covid has caused a lot of challenges. Dr.Wilson was great at explaining my shoulder pain, I will definitely be back to him to try and get spurs taken care of by a Dr.of his choosing. Office Staff could not of been any friendlier. They were very helpful. God Bless them all. Thank you for being so caring and understanding. Prayers for all ,during this Covid 19 pandemic.

Mallory S

Excellent professional service.

John Brown

Dr. Wilson explained everything about my procedure and recovery. I never felt that he was unconcerned about my progress nor that he was to busy to listen to my concerns and answer my questions. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.

Nicole Beaver

Awesome and very compassionate Best care and excellent staff

Reviewer

The staff was awesome and was very thorough with everything. The wait time was not bad, and then with the doctor he explained everything on how he wanted to tend and treat the shoulder injury.

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