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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

Juha I. Jaakkola, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Foot & Ankle

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Juha Jaakkola, MD
Juha Jaakkola, MD

Juha I. Jaakkola, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Foot & Ankle

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Orthopedic Practice

Optim Orthopedics

Medical School

Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA)

Residency

Georgia Baptist/Atlanta Medical Center (Atlanta, GA)

Fellowship

Foot & Ankle with Dr. Roger Mann (Oakland, CA)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Physician Associations

American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS)
Georgia Orthopedic Society (GOS)

 

  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Adult Acquired Flatfoot
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Arthritis of Foot & Ankle
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette Deformity (Tailor’s Bunion)
  • Claw Toe
  • Deformities of Foot & Ankle
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Fractures of Foot & Ankle
  • Haglund’s Deformity (Retrocalcaneal Bursitis)
  • Hallux Rigidus (Stiff Big Toe)
  • Hammer Toe
  • Injuries of Foot & Ankle
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Sprains of Foot & Ankle
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (Posterior Tibial Neuralgia)
  • Tendon Injuries/Inflammation of Foot & Ankle
  • Absorbable Antibiotic Bead Treatment for Osteomyelitis
  • Achilles Tendon Lengthening
  • Ankle Fracture Surgery
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Arthroscopy of the Ankle
  • Bunionectomy With Wedge Osteotomy
  • Bunionette Deformity Correction (Distal Fifth Metatarsal Osteotomy)
  • Bunionette Deformity Correction (Overview)
  • Calcaneal Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)
  • Cartilage Repair, Arthroscopically-Assisted Technique (Zimmer® DeNovo® NT Natural Tissue Graft)
  • Charcot Foot Treatment Options
  • Cheilectomy
  • Cotton Osteotomy (Medial Cuneiform Opening Wedge Osteotomy)
  • Debridement of the Achilles Tendon
  • DuVries Arthroplasty
  • Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy (EPF)
  • Excision of Mortons Neuromas
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Masses
  • First Metatarsal-phalangeal Joint (MTP) Arthrodesis
  • First MTP Joint Fusion (Locking Plate)
  • Fixation for LisFranc Injury
  • Gastrocnemius Recession (Intramuscular Approach)
  • Haglund’s Deformity Surgery (Resection Method)
  • Hammertoe Correction (PIP Joint Arthroplasty)
  • Jones Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)
  • Jones Fracture Fixation (Intramedullary Screw)
  • Kidner Procedure
  • Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Lapidus Procedure for Bunion Correction
  • Lateral Column Lengthening (Evans Osteotomy) for Adult Acquired Flatfoot
  • Mallet Toe Correction (DIP Joint Arthroplasty)
  • Medial Calcaneal Sliding Osteotomy
  • Metatarsal Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)
  • Midfoot Fusion
  • Plantar Fascia Release (Open Technique)
  • Subtalar Fusion
  • Tarsal Tunnel Decompression
  • Tendon Transfer for Hammertoe (FDL tendon transfer)
  • Tibiotalocalcaneal Fusion (with Intramedullary Rod)
  • TightRope™ Fixation for Ankle Syndesmosis
  • Triple Arthrodesis
  • Weil Osteotomy for Claw Toe

Aadam Malak, Emergency Room Visit

It was the week before Miracle Treat Day, Dairy Queen’s busiest and most well-known fundraiser, and Tattnall County DQ owner Zuber Malek was on a conference call with leaders at the national level to plan for the event. Zuber noticed his wife calling his cell phone, but assumed she just wanted him to pick something up on his way home. She did not leave a voicemail, but instead immediately dialed again; he knew something was wrong when he looked down and read the two word text: “Come Home.”

His heart was pounding as he hung up from his conference call without even a quick goodbye. Zuber rushed home to find his 3-year-old son, Aadam in a great deal of pain, unable to move his right arm.   Read More


Beth Buttimer, Plantar Fasciitis

I suffered with heel pain in my left foot for many years thinking the way I walked was the cause of the pain. After mentioning my heel pain to my primary doctor, I was referred to Optim Orthopedics. Since Dr. Jaakkola specializes in the foot and ankle, I made my appointment with him. He diagnosed me with Plantar Fasciitis. After many months of trying to heal the pain, through cortisone shots, exercises, a boot and a night brace, Dr. Jaakkola finally completed the Plantar Fasciitis release on July 8, 2004. Oh, such joy to be pain free! Two years later, believe it or not, the pain began to occur in my right foot. Again, after trying again to correct it without surgery, I had my 2nd release completed on September 12, 2007, Although the recovery was worse the second time because I was unable to drive, I had a full and complete recovery after both releases.  Read More


 

Orthopedic Practice

Optim Orthopedics

Medical School

Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA)

Residency

Georgia Baptist/Atlanta Medical Center (Atlanta, GA)

Fellowship

Foot & Ankle with Dr. Roger Mann (Oakland, CA)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Physician Associations

American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS)
Georgia Orthopedic Society (GOS)

 

  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Adult Acquired Flatfoot
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Arthritis of Foot & Ankle
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette Deformity (Tailor’s Bunion)
  • Claw Toe
  • Deformities of Foot & Ankle
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Fractures of Foot & Ankle
  • Haglund’s Deformity (Retrocalcaneal Bursitis)
  • Hallux Rigidus (Stiff Big Toe)
  • Hammer Toe
  • Injuries of Foot & Ankle
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Sprains of Foot & Ankle
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (Posterior Tibial Neuralgia)
  • Tendon Injuries/Inflammation of Foot & Ankle
  • Absorbable Antibiotic Bead Treatment for Osteomyelitis
  • Achilles Tendon Lengthening
  • Ankle Fracture Surgery
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Arthroscopy of the Ankle
  • Bunionectomy With Wedge Osteotomy
  • Bunionette Deformity Correction (Distal Fifth Metatarsal Osteotomy)
  • Bunionette Deformity Correction (Overview)
  • Calcaneal Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)
  • Cartilage Repair, Arthroscopically-Assisted Technique (Zimmer® DeNovo® NT Natural Tissue Graft)
  • Charcot Foot Treatment Options
  • Cheilectomy
  • Cotton Osteotomy (Medial Cuneiform Opening Wedge Osteotomy)
  • Debridement of the Achilles Tendon
  • DuVries Arthroplasty
  • Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy (EPF)
  • Excision of Mortons Neuromas
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Masses
  • First Metatarsal-phalangeal Joint (MTP) Arthrodesis
  • First MTP Joint Fusion (Locking Plate)
  • Fixation for LisFranc Injury
  • Gastrocnemius Recession (Intramuscular Approach)
  • Haglund’s Deformity Surgery (Resection Method)
  • Hammertoe Correction (PIP Joint Arthroplasty)
  • Jones Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)
  • Jones Fracture Fixation (Intramedullary Screw)
  • Kidner Procedure
  • Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Lapidus Procedure for Bunion Correction
  • Lateral Column Lengthening (Evans Osteotomy) for Adult Acquired Flatfoot
  • Mallet Toe Correction (DIP Joint Arthroplasty)
  • Medial Calcaneal Sliding Osteotomy
  • Metatarsal Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)
  • Midfoot Fusion
  • Plantar Fascia Release (Open Technique)
  • Subtalar Fusion
  • Tarsal Tunnel Decompression
  • Tendon Transfer for Hammertoe (FDL tendon transfer)
  • Tibiotalocalcaneal Fusion (with Intramedullary Rod)
  • TightRope™ Fixation for Ankle Syndesmosis
  • Triple Arthrodesis
  • Weil Osteotomy for Claw Toe

Aadam Malak, Emergency Room Visit

It was the week before Miracle Treat Day, Dairy Queen’s busiest and most well-known fundraiser, and Tattnall County DQ owner Zuber Malek was on a conference call with leaders at the national level to plan for the event. Zuber noticed his wife calling his cell phone, but assumed she just wanted him to pick something up on his way home. She did not leave a voicemail, but instead immediately dialed again; he knew something was wrong when he looked down and read the two word text: “Come Home.”

His heart was pounding as he hung up from his conference call without even a quick goodbye. Zuber rushed home to find his 3-year-old son, Aadam in a great deal of pain, unable to move his right arm.   Read More


Beth Buttimer, Plantar Fasciitis

I suffered with heel pain in my left foot for many years thinking the way I walked was the cause of the pain. After mentioning my heel pain to my primary doctor, I was referred to Optim Orthopedics. Since Dr. Jaakkola specializes in the foot and ankle, I made my appointment with him. He diagnosed me with Plantar Fasciitis. After many months of trying to heal the pain, through cortisone shots, exercises, a boot and a night brace, Dr. Jaakkola finally completed the Plantar Fasciitis release on July 8, 2004. Oh, such joy to be pain free! Two years later, believe it or not, the pain began to occur in my right foot. Again, after trying again to correct it without surgery, I had my 2nd release completed on September 12, 2007, Although the recovery was worse the second time because I was unable to drive, I had a full and complete recovery after both releases.  Read More


 

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I was so happy with Dr. Jaakkola he is an amazing dr. He took his time and listen to my problem. He explained what our next steps will be. I highly recommend him. His assistance that helped him out also did an outstanding job. A very friendly and caring office.

Recently I experienced a fairly severe fracture in my ankle that resulted from a boating accident, and I was referred to Juha Jaakkola, MD, a well-respected specialist with a large orthopedic practice in the Savannah metropolitan area. Though this fracture represented my seventh fracture over the years, I remained anxious, but I must admit that his reputation did not disappoint. He and his staff detailed my surgical options with me at length, and we selected the most appropriate correction. I am happy to say that surgery went very well, as well as all follow-ups. His expertise, methodologies, attitude, demeanor, and bedside manner were without equal. I will forever be grateful.

Exceptional care from all the staff at Optim Healthcare. Thank You Dr. Jaakkola in getting to the bottom of my injuries. ??

The service was fast and the staff was very friendly. And Doctor there are very gentle..

This was my first visit and I wasn't disappointed. The complete staff, from the moment I walked in until I checked out we're wonderful. Dr. Jaakkola was genuinely kind and took the time to listen to my issues, then gave me feed back that I understood. He gave me a plan of action that I'm pleased with. If I need his help in the future I will be more than happy to make that appointment.

Nice office and Staff. Dr. PA was very helpful when I got there with getting my information. Dr. was very attentive and explained what I would need done in surgery. I felt confident with Dr. J ans will have him xomplete my surgery.

The best of the best! Has always gone above and beyond in giving me the best care as well as a great bedside manner! His whole team is aces!

He listens and is thorough

From the moment I hung up the phone when I scheduled my appointment, the communication was seamless, and very easy to understand. This place runs like a well oiled machine! I checked in upon arrival and was quickly ushered through the final registration process (my first time there). I barely sat down before I was called back by the nurse. Dr Jaakkola examined me and explained in depth what my options were. He spent time with me while I asked questions. He made me feel at ease even though my diagnosis was scary. By the time I left, I had instructions for my next steps printed out provided for me. Dr. Jaakkola and his staff Rock!

I have had two experiences with Dr J. Both have been excellent. He did surgery on my foot in 2012 and I have had absolutely no problem with it!! Great doctor!

Betty

I was so happy with Dr. Jaakkola he is an amazing dr. He took his time and listen to my problem. He explained what our next steps will be. I highly recommend him. His assistance that helped him out also did an outstanding job. A very friendly and caring office.

Dr Herbert Barber

Recently I experienced a fairly severe fracture in my ankle that resulted from a boating accident, and I was referred to Juha Jaakkola, MD, a well-respected specialist with a large orthopedic practice in the Savannah metropolitan area. Though this fracture represented my seventh fracture over the years, I remained anxious, but I must admit that his reputation did not disappoint. He and his staff detailed my surgical options with me at length, and we selected the most appropriate correction. I am happy to say that surgery went very well, as well as all follow-ups. His expertise, methodologies, attitude, demeanor, and bedside manner were without equal. I will forever be grateful.

Michael May

Exceptional care from all the staff at Optim Healthcare. Thank You Dr. Jaakkola in getting to the bottom of my injuries. ??

Brandi Collins

The service was fast and the staff was very friendly. And Doctor there are very gentle..

SplashesOfGrey 92

This was my first visit and I wasn't disappointed. The complete staff, from the moment I walked in until I checked out we're wonderful. Dr. Jaakkola was genuinely kind and took the time to listen to my issues, then gave me feed back that I understood. He gave me a plan of action that I'm pleased with. If I need his help in the future I will be more than happy to make that appointment.

Sharron Howell

Nice office and Staff. Dr. PA was very helpful when I got there with getting my information. Dr. was very attentive and explained what I would need done in surgery. I felt confident with Dr. J ans will have him xomplete my surgery.

Debbie Roughen

The best of the best! Has always gone above and beyond in giving me the best care as well as a great bedside manner! His whole team is aces!

Nadia R Harding

He listens and is thorough

Brigitte

From the moment I hung up the phone when I scheduled my appointment, the communication was seamless, and very easy to understand. This place runs like a well oiled machine! I checked in upon arrival and was quickly ushered through the final registration process (my first time there). I barely sat down before I was called back by the nurse. Dr Jaakkola examined me and explained in depth what my options were. He spent time with me while I asked questions. He made me feel at ease even though my diagnosis was scary. By the time I left, I had instructions for my next steps printed out provided for me. Dr. Jaakkola and his staff Rock!

Lynda Hall

I have had two experiences with Dr J. Both have been excellent. He did surgery on my foot in 2012 and I have had absolutely no problem with it!! Great doctor!

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