Dr. Charles Anderson Hope

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Orthopaedic Surgeon

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The Hip Joint

The hip is a ball and socket joint that allows the upper leg to move front to back and side to side. The hip is the largest weight bearing joint in the body, it is surrounded by strong ligaments and muscles.

Its primary function is to support the weight of the body in both static (e.g. standing) and dynamic (e.g. walking or running) postures.

The pelvic inclination angle, which is the single most important element of human body posture, is mostly adjusted at the hips.

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The Knee Joint

The knee joint, which appears like a simple hinge-joint, is one of the most complex joints. It consists of the femur, tibia and patella. The knee is a synovial joint, which means it is lined by synovium.

The knee is the largest joint and one of the most important joints in the body. It plays an essential role in movement related to carrying the body weight in horizontal (running and walking) and vertical (jumping) directions.

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Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition that commonly affects the knee and hip joints. In these patients, body's defense mechanism attack the body's own tissue and destroy the cartilage lining the joints.

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My Approach to Treating Patients

As an experienced physician with more than 25 years of specialization in orthopaedics, I take a highly personal approach to caring for my patients. I believe that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions about their own treatment. That's why I explain every step of the diagnostic process.

Next, I want my patients to understand their condition: how it developed and how various treatment approaches can improve or repair the problem. When we consider treatment alternatives, I present a realistic outlook on the results we can achieve. I'll also be frank about any risks that might be involved. If a non-surgical option is available, I'll explain that avenue in depth.

My practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of hip and knee disorders including total joint replacement surgery. I have a particular interest in minimally invasive surgery and have performed over 3800 minimally invasive computer-assisted total knee replacements and over 1600 minimally invasive anterior approach hip replacements. I routinely perform 15-20 joint replacements and see approximately 100 patients in clinic each week. I apologize in advance if it takes a while to get in to see me, but there are only 24 hours in a day!


Optim Healthcare/
Southeastern Orthopedic Center

210 East Derenne Avenue,
Savannah, GA 31405

Office hours:
Tuesday: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tel: (912) 651-8806

Optim Orthopedics

101 West Mulberry Blvd., Suite 140
Pooler GA 31322

Office hours:
Thursday: 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Tel: (912) 748-5111

Optim Orthopedics

16 Okatie Center Blvd. South
Legacy Center, suite 201
Okatie SC 29909

Office hours:
Monday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Tel: (843) 837-1020


Multiple Locations

Find a location that suits you to set up your appointment; your convenience makes us happier.


Professional Team

No orthopaedic surgeon practices without the support of a professional team and I am certainly no exception!


Individualistic Approach

Every case is different and needs to be treated differently. Your health is the #1 priority for us.


Strong Relationships

Our patients are our family and are treated as such. Your health & well-being is our peace of mind.

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Optim Healthcare

To provide our patients with the highest quality care in surgical, hospital, clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic services with convenience, cooperation, efficiency and cost effectiveness in a comfortable and pleasant environment. Optim ensures the highest quality service and treatment standards across all facilities.

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Founded in 1933, the Academy is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world. Its continuing medical education activities include a world-renowned Annual Meeting, multiple CME courses held around the country and at the Orthopaedic Learning Center. read more


Established in 1991, the mission of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) is to advance hip and knee patient care through education and advocacy. It provides an opportunity for members of the profession to come together and educate each other on the best practices in arthroplasty.

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