James Wilson, Jr, MD

Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip & Shoulder)

4.8 / 5

James Wilson, Jr, MD

Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip & Shoulder)

4.8 / 5
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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

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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He was very professional, pleasant, listened, provided me with the information and equipment to strengthen my shoulder as per my request. He took 3 x-rays and told me it would not heal on it's own, would actually freight like the end of a rope, but the pain would go away.

Dr Wilson and his entire staff, were very friendly and helpful throughout my surgery, follow up appointments and therapy.

I have been Optim Orthopedics before but this time for a different reason. I went to their clinic and was waited on expeditiously! Dr. Wilson’s assessed my shoulder problem along with a X-ray. I received an injection and given instructions if I don’t get relief after 5-7 days to give them a call back. Get staff and medical team!

doctors ,nurses & staff are really polite and on the ball.

I went to see Dr. Wilson about a shoulder issue. There was very little waiting to see Dr. Wilson and he gave me good advice about my shoulder problem. Thanks Dr. Wilson.

Dr. Wilson has a very professional, straightforward & honest approach when discussing your shoulder issues and appropriate surgery procedures. Since shoulder surgery often has a very long recovery time, he wants to make sure that you absolutely cannot live with your current pain & limited mobility

February 5,2019 was my first visit to Dr Wilson's office . I was very empress with him as a Dr. I explained what was going on with my knee he was very knowledgeable and explained all of my options and what he thought was best for me. I can say that he expressed my husband and that ment a lot because my husband is picky when it comes to Dr. I would like to say Thank you Dr. Wilson and your team everyone was very friendly . I would recommend him very highly. I give him A+

Dr. Wilson was great!Very knowledgeable and explained my issues clearly.

Reviewer

He was very professional, pleasant, listened, provided me with the information and equipment to strengthen my shoulder as per my request. He took 3 x-rays and told me it would not heal on it's own, would actually freight like the end of a rope, but the pain would go away.

Andrew Sumoski

Dr Wilson and his entire staff, were very friendly and helpful throughout my surgery, follow up appointments and therapy.

Stephanie Lewis

Patricia Cooper

I have been Optim Orthopedics before but this time for a different reason. I went to their clinic and was waited on expeditiously! Dr. Wilson’s assessed my shoulder problem along with a X-ray. I received an injection and given instructions if I don’t get relief after 5-7 days to give them a call back. Get staff and medical team!

Scott Taylor

John Lord

doctors ,nurses & staff are really polite and on the ball.

Lauren Shiver

I went to see Dr. Wilson about a shoulder issue. There was very little waiting to see Dr. Wilson and he gave me good advice about my shoulder problem. Thanks Dr. Wilson.

Savannah, GA

Dr. Wilson has a very professional, straightforward & honest approach when discussing your shoulder issues and appropriate surgery procedures. Since shoulder surgery often has a very long recovery time, he wants to make sure that you absolutely cannot live with your current pain & limited mobility

Tammie Frierson

February 5,2019 was my first visit to Dr Wilson's office . I was very empress with him as a Dr. I explained what was going on with my knee he was very knowledgeable and explained all of my options and what he thought was best for me. I can say that he expressed my husband and that ment a lot because my husband is picky when it comes to Dr. I would like to say Thank you Dr. Wilson and your team everyone was very friendly . I would recommend him very highly. I give him A+

Wanda Rhodes Wright

Dr. Wilson was great!Very knowledgeable and explained my issues clearly.

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