James W. Wilson, Jr, MD

Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip & Shoulder)

4.8 / 5

James W. Wilson, Jr, MD

Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip & Shoulder)

4.8 / 5
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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. 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
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. 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
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

My visit with Dr. Wilson was very positive. First, my wait time was very minimal. Dr. Wilson was very kind and informative. Very easy to work with. I was very pleased with the outcome of our visit and feel very reassured that if I need him in the future I can easily get in touch with him.

Always a good experience at Optim Orthopedics. Dr. Wilson inspires confidence. I know I'll be well taken care of.

Went to have my left knee ck out Had x-rays done so I was pleas that x-rays was done to ease my mind.

I didn't have to wait long in the doctors were very kind. Wonderful bedside manners.

The office of Optim Orthopedic is filled with professionalism, caring and thoughtful people. Dr. James Wilson Jr took positive steps beyond my visitation in getting to the root of the problem. He also assisted me with getting further treatment in managing my health concerns. I'm so very grateful.

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Carolyn Conaway

My visit with Dr. Wilson was very positive. First, my wait time was very minimal. Dr. Wilson was very kind and informative. Very easy to work with. I was very pleased with the outcome of our visit and feel very reassured that if I need him in the future I can easily get in touch with him.

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Joanie Pritzker

Always a good experience at Optim Orthopedics. Dr. Wilson inspires confidence. I know I'll be well taken care of.

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Went to have my left knee ck out Had x-rays done so I was pleas that x-rays was done to ease my mind.

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Sheila Baker

I didn't have to wait long in the doctors were very kind. Wonderful bedside manners.

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The office of Optim Orthopedic is filled with professionalism, caring and thoughtful people. Dr. James Wilson Jr took positive steps beyond my visitation in getting to the root of the problem. He also assisted me with getting further treatment in managing my health concerns. I'm so very grateful.

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