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Orthopedics: 912.644.5300
Surgery Center: 912.629.3534

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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Ratings/Reviews

Great experience with both surgeries. Very focused and truly listens to to you as the patient. Support staff is wonderful too!

Appreciated Dr. Jaakkola's sincere attention to my medical issue while attending to me. He thoroughly explained what my diagnosis was and the treatment options in a manner that I could understand!

Dr Jaakkola and Bill have operated on me three times now. The first time was for a badly broken calcaneus and then a second surgery to remove the hardware. In my most recent surgery for the other foot, they have plated and screwed my malleolus. There is a certain amount of suffering that goes with these types of surgeries, but I can hardly complain. They have done a great job both with the surgeries and in the aftermath of them. I am an adventurer and they helped me restore my right foot sufficiently to climb the 26-mile Inca Trail up to Machu Picchu my wife and then the next year do the famous and difficult Trek in Patagonia called Torres Del Paine. In the aftermath of my most recent surgery to the malleolus of my left foot, they help restore my foot so that I could go with my wife on a exploration of both rims of the Grand Canyon and the big five National parks in Utah. These men and their staffs are the best! I hope that I am through with accidents and injuries and reconstructions.

Very friendly staff. Comfortable waiting area. Kind and caring physicians.

He was very thorough and looked my foot over very well and he took time with me in explaining what is going on. I enjoyed my visit and he is an exceptional Dr.

Highly recommend. Doctors and staff are friendly and helpful. Treatment is explained in terms I understand and take time with me. I feel like I matter and not just a name on a chart.

I was very pleased with my visit with Dr. Jaakkola. He quickly diagnosed my problem and came up with a treatment plan. He was very personable and seemed to care about helping me obtain a solution for my foot problem. I would highly recommend his services!

Sheila-Savannah,GA

Great experience with both surgeries. Very focused and truly listens to to you as the patient. Support staff is wonderful too!

Reviewer

Appreciated Dr. Jaakkola's sincere attention to my medical issue while attending to me. He thoroughly explained what my diagnosis was and the treatment options in a manner that I could understand!

Renell Holliman

Lynda Lowery

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william carter

Dr Jaakkola and Bill have operated on me three times now. The first time was for a badly broken calcaneus and then a second surgery to remove the hardware. In my most recent surgery for the other foot, they have plated and screwed my malleolus. There is a certain amount of suffering that goes with these types of surgeries, but I can hardly complain. They have done a great job both with the surgeries and in the aftermath of them. I am an adventurer and they helped me restore my right foot sufficiently to climb the 26-mile Inca Trail up to Machu Picchu my wife and then the next year do the famous and difficult Trek in Patagonia called Torres Del Paine. In the aftermath of my most recent surgery to the malleolus of my left foot, they help restore my foot so that I could go with my wife on a exploration of both rims of the Grand Canyon and the big five National parks in Utah. These men and their staffs are the best! I hope that I am through with accidents and injuries and reconstructions.

Judy

Very friendly staff. Comfortable waiting area. Kind and caring physicians.

Debbie

He was very thorough and looked my foot over very well and he took time with me in explaining what is going on. I enjoyed my visit and he is an exceptional Dr.

Wendy Kicklighter

Highly recommend. Doctors and staff are friendly and helpful. Treatment is explained in terms I understand and take time with me. I feel like I matter and not just a name on a chart.

Kerry Freeman

I was very pleased with my visit with Dr. Jaakkola. He quickly diagnosed my problem and came up with a treatment plan. He was very personable and seemed to care about helping me obtain a solution for my foot problem. I would highly recommend his services!

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