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Surgery Center: 912.629.3534

Medical Center-Tattnall: 912.557.1000
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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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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.

 

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.

 

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Ratings/Reviews

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!

Great Team of Doctors and their PA’s are very knowledgeable! They always make you feel that you are their only patient. They take to explain your injury and discus your options. This means a lot when your body is in pain. Excellent patient care and optimum experience during difficult times.

Dr. Alexander took time to explain my condition and options and answer all questions. The surgical team was extremely attentive & accommodating throughout the outpatient process. I could not have asked for a better specialist.

Dr. Alexander is the best and he is very knowledgeable about the information I needed to receive my care. The staff was very friendly and zi appreciate that as well. Thank You Jenny for your understanding and thank you to the x-rays tech. as well. Thank You Again Dr. Alexander And To All The Staff There T Optim Healthcare

The Dr. was so caring and so professional. I certainly would recommend him to my friends. Dr. Alexander is an excellent professional.

Excellent. He's kind, he listens, he explains things thoroughly, he is a total professional.

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!

Kevin Mann

Great Team of Doctors and their PA’s are very knowledgeable! They always make you feel that you are their only patient. They take to explain your injury and discus your options. This means a lot when your body is in pain. Excellent patient care and optimum experience during difficult times.

Ruth Mannich

Dr. Alexander took time to explain my condition and options and answer all questions. The surgical team was extremely attentive & accommodating throughout the outpatient process. I could not have asked for a better specialist.

Ruth Powers

Dr. Alexander is the best and he is very knowledgeable about the information I needed to receive my care. The staff was very friendly and zi appreciate that as well. Thank You Jenny for your understanding and thank you to the x-rays tech. as well. Thank You Again Dr. Alexander And To All The Staff There T Optim Healthcare

Julio Melendez

The Dr. was so caring and so professional. I certainly would recommend him to my friends. Dr. Alexander is an excellent professional.

Debbie Rhodes

Excellent. He's kind, he listens, he explains things thoroughly, he is a total professional.

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