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.
Giant Step in Orthopeadic 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
Dr. Richard Hawkins Presents at ICSES in Korea
The 13th International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Conference was held in Jeju, South Korea on May 18-20th, 2016. Dr. Richard Hawkins was ICL Moderator and presenter of “Decision Making in Massive Rotator Cuff Tears” and also The Neer Lecture – “The Journey Through Life and Orthopaedics”. This lecture is quite an honor and is named for Dr. Charles Neer, founding member and first President of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society, and Dr. Hawkins was his first shoulder fellow at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City in 1975. Many of the Korean orthopaedic physicians have trained with Dr. Hawkins over the years through a Traveling Fellowship, as well as orthopaedic physicians from Japan.
Patewood Memorial Ranked #19
Greenville Health System’s Patewood Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the best hospitals for 2016-17 in orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is ranked #19 in the nation in orthopedics and is the only hospital in the state to be ranked in this specialty.
Patewood Memorial Hospital was also named high performing in hip replacement, and GHS’ flagship hospital, Greenville Memorial, was named high performing in heart failure, colon cancer surgery and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).