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Total Joint Center

The objective of the Total Joint Center — one of Palmetto Health Richland's Musculoskeletal Centers of Excellence — is to provide superior patient satisfaction through extraordinary patient care. Playing Golf

The goal of joint replacement is to ease pain and restore motion to knees and hips damaged by disease, injury or age. At Palmetto Health Richland's Total Joint Center, total joint replacement procedures allow our patients to regain or maintain their functional independence and significantly improve their quality of life. Patient education and support begins at the time joint replacement is first considered and continues through surgery and the recovery process at home.

Our Approach
The goal of total joint replacement is to get patients back to their daily activities as soon as possible. That is why the Total Joint Center does not approach its patients as "sick", but instead as a patient who has chosen surgery to increase their quality of life.

We also require our total joint replacement patients to have a "coach," a family member or friend who takes on the role of encourager, personal trainer, household helper, teacher and supporter. Coaches assist patients in following guidelines set by the surgeons and other Total Joint Center staff.

Palmetto Health Richland's Total Joint Center offers a joint replacement program designed to meet all your needs, from pre-operative information through surgery and follow-up rehabilitation, always keeping your care, comfort and convenience as our primary goal.    

For more information about our Total Joint Center, please call 803.434.4016.