James Wilson, Jr, MD

Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip & Shoulder)

5.0 / 5

James Wilson, Jr, MD

Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip & Shoulder)

5.0 / 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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Everyone at optim has treated me with the best of care!

Excellent from making an appointment to finishing my appointment. Staff professional, courteous and kind. Dr. Wilson very knowledgeable and helpful and made me comfortable with the decisions that needed to be made. This is not my first time dealing with optim orthopedics and each time I have I can...Read More

Dr Wilson has treated both myself for 2 shoulder surgeries but my son as well for a shoulder surgery. He is very caring, understanding and takes the time to explain what is happening, what us needed to fix the problem and does so in terms you can understand. Surgeries were all a success and I would

Dr wilson is one of the best dr I have seen recomend, this dr to any person, Bacosta

went to Optim and was seen immediately by Ryan Brainard. very personable and professional. I was x-rayed and treated immediately relieving my pain almost right away. I was treated very well by all staff and would have no hesitation about returning if I need treatment again...very impressed!

He was very informative before surgery and the results are great. Would use again if I had to that’s for sure.

Dr Wilson is a great dr and truly listens to you. Highly recommend him.

Reverse shoulder replacement by Dr James Wilson,Jr. was successful without complications. Dr Wilson was frienfly.gave clear explanations and expectations of procedure.Ryab,PA, was very helpful w post op care.Would definitely recommend Dr Wilson for shoulder surgery.

Dot Davis

Everyone at optim has treated me with the best of care!

Jim Hargreaves

Tricia in Savannah , GA

Excellent from making an appointment to finishing my appointment. Staff professional, courteous and kind. Dr. Wilson very knowledgeable and helpful and made me comfortable with the decisions that needed to be made. This is not my first time dealing with optim orthopedics and each time I have I can...Read More

Savannah, GA

Dr Wilson has treated both myself for 2 shoulder surgeries but my son as well for a shoulder surgery. He is very caring, understanding and takes the time to explain what is happening, what us needed to fix the problem and does so in terms you can understand. Surgeries were all a success and I would

Bernardo Acosta

Dr wilson is one of the best dr I have seen recomend, this dr to any person, Bacosta

Parker in Pooler, GA

went to Optim and was seen immediately by Ryan Brainard. very personable and professional. I was x-rayed and treated immediately relieving my pain almost right away. I was treated very well by all staff and would have no hesitation about returning if I need treatment again...very impressed!

Erin Keane

Randy

He was very informative before surgery and the results are great. Would use again if I had to that’s for sure.

Tameia Schaefer

Dr Wilson is a great dr and truly listens to you. Highly recommend him.

Annette Web

Reverse shoulder replacement by Dr James Wilson,Jr. was successful without complications. Dr Wilson was frienfly.gave clear explanations and expectations of procedure.Ryab,PA, was very helpful w post op care.Would definitely recommend Dr Wilson for shoulder surgery.

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