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Thomas Alexander, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Sports Medicine (Knee, Shoulder & Elbow)

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Thomas Alexander, MD, Sports Medicine, Knee & Shoulder
Thomas Alexander, MD, Sports Medicine, Knee & Shoulder

Thomas Alexander, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Sports Medicine (Knee, Shoulder & Elbow)

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Telehealth AppointmentAs healthcare providers, Optim Orthopedics are an essential business and will remain open.

My mission as an orthopedic surgeon is to ensure my patients have easy and convenient access to care at my clinic locations Claxton, Pooler Reidsville and Savannah, GA and Bluffton, SC.

In response to COVID-19 and in an effort to ensure timely and safe care for my patients, I am offering Telehealth appointments in addition to in-person clinic appointments.

Telehealth virtual visits provide you with the specialized orthopedic care you need right from the convenience and comfort of your home.

Not all patients are appropriate for a Telehealth virtual visit, so the majority of Optim Orthopedics clinics remain open for in-person care as well. We are taking extra safety precautions during this time.

At Optim Orthopedics, we take the health and well-being of our patients, our employees and providers, and everyone in the communities we serve, very seriously. We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak through the CDC, WHO, and the Georgia and South Carolina Departments of Public Health (DPH) and update our protocols to mitigate any potential impact and spread of the virus accordingly.

To book a Telehealth Virtual Visit or in-person visit, please call 912.644.5300 or use the Request Appointment buttonat the top of my bio.

As a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, Thomas Alexander, MD, specializes in sports medicine with a focus on treating the musculoskeletal injuries of the shoulder, elbow and knee. He joined Optim Orthopedics in 2015. 

Dr. Alexander treats patients for a wide range of conditions to include shoulder tendinopathy, tennis elbow, rotator cuff tears, shoulder arthritis, SLAP tears, AC joint injuries, meniscus tears, knee arthritis and ACL tears. Some of the procedures he performs are arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic labral repair, ACL reconstruction, meniscal repair, total and reverse arthroplasty, superior capsular reconstruction, and total knee replacement. 

He serves as Team Physician for the Savannah Bananas, Savannah Country Day School, Savannah State University, St. Vincent’s Academy, St. Andrews School, Claxton High School and Pinewood Christian Academy. 

Dr. Alexander earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, graduating with honors in 2009. He completed his residency at the Campbell Clinic of the University of Tennessee. He went on to complete a shoulder reconstruction and sports medicine fellowship at the prestigious Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas in Greenville. Dr. Alexander is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He sees patients in Savannah, Bluffton, Pooler, Claxton and Reidsville.

Orthopedic Practice

Optim Orthopedics

Medical School

Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA)

Residency

University of Tennessee: The Campbell Clinic (Memphis, TN)

Fellowship

Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas Fellowship in Shoulder Reconstruction and Sports Medicine (Greenville, SC)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Team Physician

Savannah Bananas
Savannah State
Savannah Country Day
St. Vincent’s
St. Andrews
Claxton High School
Pinewood Christian Academy

Journal Publications
  • Tokish JM, Alexander TC, Kissenberth MJ, Hawkins RJ. Pseudoparalysis: A Systematic Review of term definitions, treatment approaches, and outcomes of management techniques. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2017 June.
  • Alexander TC, Beicker C, Tokish JM. Arthroscopic Remplissage for Moderate-Size Hill-Sachs Lesion. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2016 August.
  • Thomas Alexander, MD, Frederick M. Azar MD, Richard Smith, PhD, Thomas W. Throckmorton MD. The Effect of Humeral Rotation on Elbow Range of Motion Measurements. The American Journal of Orthopedics. 2015 February
  • Thomas Alexander, MD. What’s your diagnosis: Osteoid Osteoma. AAOS Now. 2012 July.
Book Chapter Publications

Tokish JM, Alexander TC. Implementation of a Comprehensive Orthopaedic Registry System. In Throckmorton T (Ed)(2016). Instructional Course Lectures, Volume 65. ISBN: 9781625524355. 2016 March.

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
Conditions

General

  • Adult and Pediatric Fracture Management

Elbow

  • Tennis Elbow – Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Golfer’s Elbow – Medial Epicondylitis
  • Distal Bicep Tears
  • Throwing Injuries of the Elbow

Ankle

  • Ankle Fractures/Sprains
  • Achilles Tendon Ruptures

Hand

  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Trigger Finger
  • Distal Radius Fractures
Procedures

Other

  • UCL Reconstruction (Tommy John)
  • Tennis Elbow Repair
  • Distal Biceps Repair
  • Achilles Tendon Repair
  • Jones Fracture Fixation
  • Hip Fracture Fixation
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cubital Tunnel Release
  • Trigger Finger Release

 

 

Dr. Alexander talks about shoulder pain in the Summer 2018 issue of Smart Living.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

In this Savannah Morning News article, Dr. Alexander discusses athletic injuries and youth sports specialization.

 

Telehealth AppointmentAs healthcare providers, Optim Orthopedics are an essential business and will remain open.

My mission as an orthopedic surgeon is to ensure my patients have easy and convenient access to care at my clinic locations Claxton, Pooler Reidsville and Savannah, GA and Bluffton, SC.

In response to COVID-19 and in an effort to ensure timely and safe care for my patients, I am offering Telehealth appointments in addition to in-person clinic appointments.

Telehealth virtual visits provide you with the specialized orthopedic care you need right from the convenience and comfort of your home.

Not all patients are appropriate for a Telehealth virtual visit, so the majority of Optim Orthopedics clinics remain open for in-person care as well. We are taking extra safety precautions during this time.

At Optim Orthopedics, we take the health and well-being of our patients, our employees and providers, and everyone in the communities we serve, very seriously. We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak through the CDC, WHO, and the Georgia and South Carolina Departments of Public Health (DPH) and update our protocols to mitigate any potential impact and spread of the virus accordingly.

To book a Telehealth Virtual Visit or in-person visit, please call 912.644.5300 or use the Request Appointment buttonat the top of my bio.

As a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, Thomas Alexander, MD, specializes in sports medicine with a focus on treating the musculoskeletal injuries of the shoulder, elbow and knee. He joined Optim Orthopedics in 2015. 

Dr. Alexander treats patients for a wide range of conditions to include shoulder tendinopathy, tennis elbow, rotator cuff tears, shoulder arthritis, SLAP tears, AC joint injuries, meniscus tears, knee arthritis and ACL tears. Some of the procedures he performs are arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic labral repair, ACL reconstruction, meniscal repair, total and reverse arthroplasty, superior capsular reconstruction, and total knee replacement. 

He serves as Team Physician for the Savannah Bananas, Savannah Country Day School, Savannah State University, St. Vincent’s Academy, St. Andrews School, Claxton High School and Pinewood Christian Academy. 

Dr. Alexander earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, graduating with honors in 2009. He completed his residency at the Campbell Clinic of the University of Tennessee. He went on to complete a shoulder reconstruction and sports medicine fellowship at the prestigious Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas in Greenville. Dr. Alexander is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He sees patients in Savannah, Bluffton, Pooler, Claxton and Reidsville.

Orthopedic Practice

Optim Orthopedics

Medical School

Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA)

Residency

University of Tennessee: The Campbell Clinic (Memphis, TN)

Fellowship

Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas Fellowship in Shoulder Reconstruction and Sports Medicine (Greenville, SC)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Team Physician

Savannah Bananas
Savannah State
Savannah Country Day
St. Vincent’s
St. Andrews
Claxton High School
Pinewood Christian Academy

Journal Publications
  • Tokish JM, Alexander TC, Kissenberth MJ, Hawkins RJ. Pseudoparalysis: A Systematic Review of term definitions, treatment approaches, and outcomes of management techniques. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2017 June.
  • Alexander TC, Beicker C, Tokish JM. Arthroscopic Remplissage for Moderate-Size Hill-Sachs Lesion. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2016 August.
  • Thomas Alexander, MD, Frederick M. Azar MD, Richard Smith, PhD, Thomas W. Throckmorton MD. The Effect of Humeral Rotation on Elbow Range of Motion Measurements. The American Journal of Orthopedics. 2015 February
  • Thomas Alexander, MD. What’s your diagnosis: Osteoid Osteoma. AAOS Now. 2012 July.
Book Chapter Publications

Tokish JM, Alexander TC. Implementation of a Comprehensive Orthopaedic Registry System. In Throckmorton T (Ed)(2016). Instructional Course Lectures, Volume 65. ISBN: 9781625524355. 2016 March.

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
Conditions

General

  • Adult and Pediatric Fracture Management

Elbow

  • Tennis Elbow – Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Golfer’s Elbow – Medial Epicondylitis
  • Distal Bicep Tears
  • Throwing Injuries of the Elbow

Ankle

  • Ankle Fractures/Sprains
  • Achilles Tendon Ruptures

Hand

  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Trigger Finger
  • Distal Radius Fractures
Procedures

Other

  • UCL Reconstruction (Tommy John)
  • Tennis Elbow Repair
  • Distal Biceps Repair
  • Achilles Tendon Repair
  • Jones Fracture Fixation
  • Hip Fracture Fixation
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cubital Tunnel Release
  • Trigger Finger Release

 

 

Dr. Alexander talks about shoulder pain in the Summer 2018 issue of Smart Living.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

In this Savannah Morning News article, Dr. Alexander discusses athletic injuries and youth sports specialization.

 

Locations

Videos

Team

Ratings/Reviews

Dr. Alexander assessed my shoulder damage, provided me options, performed my rotator cuff repair & then provided follow up. He took the time to explain everything & answer questions, both in the office & at the surgery center. He listened to my thoughts & input, and I never felt that he brushed them off. The staff at both the Pooler & Savannah offices were extremely professional & I was particularly impressed by the organized inter-office communications. My surgery and aftercare were a huge success & I have my full shoulder use back.

On Jan. 6th 2020 I met Dr. Alexander for the first time at a walk in visit. I had swelling in my knee that had spread up and down my leg. To make a long story short it was necrotizing fasciitis (the flesh eating bacteria). Because of Dr. Alexander and his staff's quick response in getting me the help I needed they were able to save my leg as well as my life. I am still recovering but I will be forever grateful to Dr. Alexander for his help.

Best Ortho and surgeon I have ever encountered.

Dr Alexander is a great surgeon had a bad torn rotata cuff in six weeks doing great in three weeks had full motion already great job to you and your staff thanks DOC looking forward to my second surgery

He listens to your symptoms and don't interrupt. When you are finished, he ask questions. I feel he includes me in the healing process.

Great Doctor, listens to what you tell him and he doesn’t hesitate to tell you what needs to be done.

Quite thorough. He was patient and answered all my questions.

Dr Alexander , was a nice person and showed that he cared about what was going on with me. Will recommed

I was very pleased with the care I recieved at Optim. Dr. Alexander did a great job of explaining what to expect after the surgery and what I had to do to make sure my recovery was successful. I would recommend Optim to needing orthopedic surgery.

The staff was very professional patient and timely. The Physician was very personable, great bedside manner and informative and knowledgeable. Thank You all very much!

Reviewer

Dr. Alexander assessed my shoulder damage, provided me options, performed my rotator cuff repair & then provided follow up. He took the time to explain everything & answer questions, both in the office & at the surgery center. He listened to my thoughts & input, and I never felt that he brushed them off. The staff at both the Pooler & Savannah offices were extremely professional & I was particularly impressed by the organized inter-office communications. My surgery and aftercare were a huge success & I have my full shoulder use back.

Michael Vickery

On Jan. 6th 2020 I met Dr. Alexander for the first time at a walk in visit. I had swelling in my knee that had spread up and down my leg. To make a long story short it was necrotizing fasciitis (the flesh eating bacteria). Because of Dr. Alexander and his staff's quick response in getting me the help I needed they were able to save my leg as well as my life. I am still recovering but I will be forever grateful to Dr. Alexander for his help.

Laura

Best Ortho and surgeon I have ever encountered.

Steven Perez

Dr Alexander is a great surgeon had a bad torn rotata cuff in six weeks doing great in three weeks had full motion already great job to you and your staff thanks DOC looking forward to my second surgery

Shelia Atkins

He listens to your symptoms and don't interrupt. When you are finished, he ask questions. I feel he includes me in the healing process.

Reviewer

Great Doctor, listens to what you tell him and he doesn’t hesitate to tell you what needs to be done.

Reviewer

Quite thorough. He was patient and answered all my questions.

Jamal Wright

Dr Alexander , was a nice person and showed that he cared about what was going on with me. Will recommed

Ed Hempfleng

I was very pleased with the care I recieved at Optim. Dr. Alexander did a great job of explaining what to expect after the surgery and what I had to do to make sure my recovery was successful. I would recommend Optim to needing orthopedic surgery.

Daisy Hopkins

The staff was very professional patient and timely. The Physician was very personable, great bedside manner and informative and knowledgeable. Thank You all very much!

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