State-of-the-Art Orthopaedic Care
Welcome to the Greenville Health System (GHS) Department of Orthopaedics, where we offer advanced treatment options for orthopaedic injuries and disorders. Whether you are undergoing surgery, working to prevent surgery, going through rehabilitation, or oncology treatment we can put the right team in place to take care of all your concerns, before, during and after your orthopaedic healthcare journey. Our board certified physicians and dedicated staff design personalized programs to help each patient achieve optimal recovery.
Our Sports Medicine physicians take a special approach to treating sports injuries caused by a variety of factors. Not all sports injuries require surgery, and many can be treated with simple treatment plans, medicine, and physical therapy.
Joint replacement is one of the most common surgeries with over 800,000 performed cases performed in the U.S. each year. Most patients can expect pain to be reduced or eliminated, and an improved range of motion which enables them to get back to their favorite activities.
Pediatric orthopedic surgeons diagnose, treat, and manage musculoskeletal (bone and soft tissue) problems in children. Examples of these conditions include limb and spine deformities, bone and joint infections, gait abnormalities, and broken bones.
Joint Replacement Program
Greenville Health System’s Patewood Memorial Hospital has been awarded The Gold Seal of Approval by The Joint Commission for its total joint replacement program, involving knee, hip and shoulder replacements. It is the first hospital in South Carolina to receive the commission’s Gold Seal for its shoulder replacement program and the only hospital to have all three designations; knee, hip and shoulder.
GHS surgeon selected as director-elect of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Scott E. Porter, MD, MBA, FACS, an orthopaedic oncologist at Greenville Health System, has been elected as director-elect of the nation’s leading standard-setter for orthopaedic surgeons, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).
“The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery has been at the forefront of ensuring consistent, high-quality care to our nation’s orthopaedic surgery patients for nearly 75 years,” said Porter. “It is an absolute joy and honor to serve our community alongside 20 of the best orthopaedic surgeons our country has to offer. I’m thrilled to be part of this legacy.”
Porter, considered one of the nation’s top orthopaedic oncologists, earned his medical degree at the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Carolinas Medical Center and a musculoskeletal oncology fellowship at the University of Chicago. He also earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Porter specializes in tumors of the bone and soft tissue. He is also clinical professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of South Carolina and adjunct assistant professor of bioengineering at Clemson University.
Giant Step in Orthopaedic Care
Only a few places in the country are helping joint replacement patients get back home the same day. One of those places is Greenville Health System. Our research and experience in joint restoration and joint replacement have led to significant breakthroughs in the fields of orthopaedics and sports medicine. We treat patients from all walks of life – from recreational and elite athletes to those who share our passion for active living