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Orthopaedic Services

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Palmetto Health Richland is recognized nationwide for its expertise in the treatment of a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions, including disorders of the knees, hips, spine, feet, ankles, shoulders, elbows and hands.

Palmetto Health Richland is a leader in total joint replacement surgery — the replacement of diseased joints with prosthetic implants. Joint replacement is a surgical treatment for patients whose hips, knees, ankles or shoulders have been severely damaged by advanced arthritis. Richland's team of accomplished surgeons has implemented the most advanced technology and techniques to improve the procedure and increase the durability of hip and knee implants.

Surgeries are preceded and followed by physical and occupational therapy to assist patients in gaining mobility and realizing the full potential of their bodies following surgery. Spine surgery is one of the most intricate of all surgeries performed by the Department of Orthopaedics. Patients undergoing surgery benefit from a multidisciplinary approach to spinal disorders, including a team of experts: orthopaedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, neurologists, technicians, and specially trained nurses and surgical assistants.

At Palmetto Health Richland, we recognize that problems concerning the musculoskeletal system can be debilitating, and that it is important for patients to receive accurate diagnoses and excellent treatment and rehabilitation.