At Optim Orthopedics, we know you're not yourself when even just one part of you is hurt. Because in orthopedics, everything is connected: bones, joints, ligaments, and cartilage. We're connected too. Our doctors cover every bone in the body and we work together as a team for our patients. We call our approach - Combined Strength, and we use it to get you back to you.
Jonathan Christy, MD is a specialist in hip and knee replacement and reconstruction, employing the most current treatments to alleviate pain and restore his patients to an active lifestyle.
Dr. Christy completed his fellowship in adult hip and knee reconstruction at the world-renowned Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University in Chicago. During his fellowship, Dr. Christy trained with many pioneers in the field of total joint replacement. He mastered the most current techniques in minimally invasive hip- and knee-replacement surgery, quadriceps sparing techniques for knee replacement, partial-knee replacement, minimally invasive anterior hip replacement, complex revision procedures for hip and knee replacement and multimodal pain management strategies that promote a faster recovery.
Graduating Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA from West Virginia University in 2004 with B.S. in Biochemistry. He also played Division I soccer while at WVU during his undergraduate studies. Dr. Christy remained in Morgantown, WV for another 4 years, attending West Virginia University School of Medicine. While in medical school he was inducted into the prestigious medical society Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) as well as graduating with honors. Dr. Christy went on to complete his orthopaedic residency at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. In his final year, he was selected as the Chief Resident for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. During his tenure, Dr. Christy published multiple articles in peer reviewed orthopaedic journals and has presented his research regionally and nationally.
Dr. Christy is licensed in both Georgia and South Carolina with operating credentials at Saint Joseph's, Candler, Optim Medical Center-Tattnall, and Memorial Medical Center. He sees patients at the Savannah GA, Bluffton SC, Pooler, GA, and Vidalia, GA offices of Optim Orthopedics.
He and his wife, Jennifer, have two children. Jennifer is a dentist and currently practicing in Bluffton SC with Howard Family Dental. In his free time, Dr. Christy enjoys being with family and friends, is dedicated to fitness and daily exercise, and participates in a variety of outdoor activities.