The Department mission is to provide exemplary and compassionate musculoskeletal care to our patients while educating tomorrow’s physicians, nurturing an environment that encourages scientiﬁc inquiry, and serving our community.
As recognition of the commitment to the highest quality patient care, MUSC is proud to be ranked #37 among all orthopaedic programs in the country this year by U S News & World Report. This achievement is the direct result of the incredibly dedicated team that is MUSC Orthopaedics and Physical Medicine.
2018 By the Numbers!
Who We Are - Highlights and achievements of 2018 in the Department of Orthopaedics at a glance.
The MUSC Accelerated Curriculum For Orthopaedic Residency (ACFOR) program improves competence, and reduces debt burden for students at graduation.
Clemson Bioengineering Collab.
Clemson-MUSC Bioengineering program bridges engineering and physical sciences with life sciences to grasp fundamental biology and disease processes.
The PEPPER Trial
MUSC leads massive nation-wide study to balance risks of pulmonary embolism and excessive bleeding after hip and knee replacement.
Physicians in armed services
MUSC physicians have a long history of serving their country as active military, reserve and several continue to serve as reservists.
Adult Reconstruction is a multi-disciplinary program from non-operative care of arthritis to complex joint replacement and infection management.
The comprehensive Sports Medicine service is designed to prevent injuries, keep athletes at their best and return them safely should they be injured.
Physical Med. & Rehab.
The Department of Orthopaedics is adding “Physical Medicine” to its name, as well as the increased depth and breadth of related clinical programs.
The MUSC pediatric orthopaedic program provides care of infants, children and adolescents with musculoskeletal injuries, conditions and deformities.
The MUSC team of fellowship-trained hand surgeons and specialized RNs and therapists offers comprehensive care for problems from elbow to finger tips.
As part of a comprehensive Level I trauma center, MUSC has full capability to treat all injuries – including hand, spine, and pediatric injuries.
The Orthopaedic Oncology division within the NCI-designated MUSC Hollings Cancer Center is SC’s major center for bone and soft tissue sarcoma care.
Foot & Ankle
The Foot and Ankle service cares for patients via vascular surgery, diabetic management and care of autoimmune issues and musculoskeletal pathology.
Orthopaedics & Spine
The Orthopaedic Spine specialists within the Department of Orthopaedics and Physical Medicine are members of the larger MUSC Spine Center.
Education & Training
Education of learners at all levels is central to the academic mission. Included are 5-year ACGME residency and a new interventional spine fellowship.
The Department of Orthopaedics receives research grants from federal sources, corporations and foundations. 2018 expenditures totaled $2.7 million.
The Department chair leads the academic teaching and research functions and the ICCE chief leads the Integrated Center for Clinical Excellence.
John A. Siegling Professor and Chair represents one of the highest honors an educator or researcher in the Department of Orthopaedics can receive.
MUSC Department of Orthopaedics faculty and residents have published scores of peer-reviewed articles in leading scientific journals
The Department of Orthopaedics Faculty.