Department of Orthopaedics & Physical Medicine

At MUSC, we offer high quality orthopaedic care in an academic medical center environment. Our vision is to be the premier orthopaedic provider in our care center. Our mission is to provide superb clinical care to our patients, educate the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons, and expand the orthopaedic knowledge base through basic, clinical, and translational research.

Superb Clinical Care to Our Patients

The Orthopaedic team delivers the region’s most comprehensive range of musculoskeletal services. In fact, our practice is the only one in South Carolina that encompasses every orthopaedic subspecialty. We treat more than 35,000 patients each year with the most innovative technology and sophisticated procedures.

Advanced Treatments & Procedures

  • Computer-assisted surgery
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Orthopaedic tumor treatment
  • Microvascular surgery
  • Minimally invasive hip surgery
  • Cervical and lumbar disc replacement

In addition, we embrace all aspects of diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and muscles. From dislocated hips, to torn ligaments, to arthritis management, our surgeons assist in managing the full spectrum of musculoskeletal problems.

The Orthopaedic program has highly trained specialists who are dedicated to helping patients live more active lives.

Educate the Next Generation of Orthopaedic Surgeons

The mission of the Orthopaedics Residency Training Program at the Medical University of South Carolina Department of Orthopaedics is to provide a superior academic and clinical education in orthopaedic surgery, to provide superb orthopaedic care to all patients who come to the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital, to provide the orthopaedic resident with an understanding of orthopaedic research, and to foster an attitude of lifelong learning and teaching.

The program is designed to provide a broad foundation in the subspecialties of orthopaedics. During the five years of the residency program the resident will develop their clinical and surgical skills by working closely with faculty members in providing patient care and conducting research. The resident will be given increased responsibility for assessing musculoskeletal problems and developing appropriate care plans. Clinical practice will be supplemented with a comprehensive academic program, clinical conferences, and self-directed resident study. The learning environment is organized to encourage inquiry and develop new knowledge. Participation in research activities is required throughout the five-year program and specific research project goals are assigned to residents.

Expand the Orthopaedic Knowledge Base

Our Main Objectives

  1. To promote basic and applied orthopaedic research leading to eventual human application.
  2. To educate students and orthopaedic residents in orthopaedic research.
  3. To promote collaborations with other institutions for the development of orthopaedic research.
  4. To assist the commercial orthopaedic community for the development of better human medical products.