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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

Foot & Ankle

4.5 / 5
Juha Jaakkola, MD
Juha Jaakkola, MD

Juha I. Jaakkola, MD

Foot & Ankle

4.5 / 5
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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


 

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 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!

As a nurse and patient I have met many physicians. Dr. Jaakkola is absolutely incredible, a truly kind and caring person. One of a kind

Dr. Jaakkola took a lot of time to assess my problems and explain the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. He even noticed and found the cause of other problems I've been having. He took time to share that he had faced something similar and how he dealt with it.

My experience was wonderful from the time I made my appointment to the time I saw my doctor. He was very informative and took the time to answer my questions.

Not only is he extremely knowledgeable, he is a nice and caring human being. He listens and thoroughly explains everything. I have never encountered a more thorough doctor who takes his time and pays attention to detail. I feel confident that I am taken care of, and that means a lot to me. Thank you for everything you and your exceptional team have done for me.

Dr. Jaakkola is a very nice doctor very caring and concerned, he cares about his patients, he gets straight to the point and find the problem, I recommend anyone to go to him

Thorough, polite, accommodating. Hobbled in on a cane, walked out without any assistance.

Extremely thorough, professional and caring. Very personable with a great bedside manner.

I went in because of a torn ligament (left foot) and what I thought could be a stress factor (right foot). The doctor had me rush to memorial hospital, where I was rushed into surgery because i had no blood flow in both lower extremities. Optim saved my life.

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!

Kay Meeks

As a nurse and patient I have met many physicians. Dr. Jaakkola is absolutely incredible, a truly kind and caring person. One of a kind

RH

Dr. Jaakkola took a lot of time to assess my problems and explain the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. He even noticed and found the cause of other problems I've been having. He took time to share that he had faced something similar and how he dealt with it.

Kristen Terrell

My experience was wonderful from the time I made my appointment to the time I saw my doctor. He was very informative and took the time to answer my questions.

Susanne Lynch

Not only is he extremely knowledgeable, he is a nice and caring human being. He listens and thoroughly explains everything. I have never encountered a more thorough doctor who takes his time and pays attention to detail. I feel confident that I am taken care of, and that means a lot to me. Thank you for everything you and your exceptional team have done for me.

Natasha Patterson

Dr. Jaakkola is a very nice doctor very caring and concerned, he cares about his patients, he gets straight to the point and find the problem, I recommend anyone to go to him

Blue Denham

Thorough, polite, accommodating. Hobbled in on a cane, walked out without any assistance.

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Carolyn Davis

Extremely thorough, professional and caring. Very personable with a great bedside manner.

Paula Noble

I went in because of a torn ligament (left foot) and what I thought could be a stress factor (right foot). The doctor had me rush to memorial hospital, where I was rushed into surgery because i had no blood flow in both lower extremities. Optim saved my life.

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