Total Joint (Knee & Hip)

Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure performed most frequently to replace hip joints and knee joints. At Optim, our team of highly specialized, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons use the most innovative techniques and personally customized procedures to completely remove the worn and deteriorated joint and tissues and replace them with a metal, plastic or ceramic device called a prosthesis. The prosthesis is designed to replicate the movement of a normal, healthy joint. This procedure allows patients who have long suffered from pain, most commonly due to arthritis, to return to their active lifestyles. Our team of health care professionals understand that having any kind of surgery can be an overwhelming experience. We’re with you every step of the way, offering total joint education classes and providing all the information, resources and positive support to prepare you for success throughout the entire journey.

If you’ve been dealing with joint pain in your knee or hip, make an appointment with one of our total joint specialists to see if joint replacement is an option.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be awake during the surgery?
During the surgery, an anesthesiologist will administer an anesthetic that will provide total pain relief. There are different types of anesthetics: a general anesthetic will put you into a deep sleep, while a regional anesthetic will numb specific areas only. Read More

 

 

 


Janis Truelove, Total Knee Replacement

She was the first patient to have an outpatient Total Joint Replacement performed at the Optim Surgery Center in Savannah. She saw the benefits of having it done as an outpatient surgery and was excited to get her life back.  Read More

 

 


 

Patient Education

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be awake during the surgery?
During the surgery, an anesthesiologist will administer an anesthetic that will provide total pain relief. There are different types of anesthetics: a general anesthetic will put you into a deep sleep, while a regional anesthetic will numb specific areas only. Read More

 

 

 


Janis Truelove, Total Knee Replacement

She was the first patient to have an outpatient Total Joint Replacement performed at the Optim Surgery Center in Savannah. She saw the benefits of having it done as an outpatient surgery and was excited to get her life back.  Read More

 

 


 

Providers

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Jonathan Christy, MD

Total Joint (Hip & Knee)

Charles Hope, II, MD

Total Joint (Hip & Knee)

Kent Woo, MD

Total Joint (Hip & Knee)

Stephen Tankersley, MD

Total Joint (Hip & Knee )

Edward Whelan, MD

Total Joint (Hip)

Gina Soule, PA-C

Total Joint (Hip & Knee)

Shannon Gulle, PA-C

Total Joint (Hip & Knee)

Nick Bacich, PA-C

Total Joint (Hip & Knee)

Brandon Cliatt, PA

Total Joint (Hip & Knee)

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