Orthopedics

World-class orthopedic care

Welcome to Prisma Health Department of Orthopedics. Whether you are undergoing surgery, working to prevent surgery or going through rehabilitation, we put the right team in place to take care of your concerns – before, during and after your orthopedic health care journey. Our physicians, surgeons, physical therapists, sports trainers and staff work as a team with the single focus of getting you better and back in the game of life.

In addition to training future orthopedic specialists through residency and fellowship programs, our team members practice at Blue Ridge OrthopedicsSteadman Hawkins Clinic of the CarolinasThe Hand Center or with Prisma Health Orthopedic Specialties (OncologyPediatricsSpine and Trauma). No matter where you seek care, you may rest assured that you are in good hands.

Watch the video below to see why patients come to us for the best care in the Upstate, and why physicians from around the world come here to train with our world-class surgeons.

Kyle Jeray

Kyle Jeray, MD
Chair, Orthopedics

Proudly training the next generation of orthopedic specialists through academic, residency and fellowship programs.

Caring for the orthopedic needs of Clemson University athletes and partnering in orthopedic and biomedical research.

Providing opportunities to work with health care professionals while partnering in orthopedic and biomedical research.

News From the Department of Orthopaedics

Dr. Burnikel voted Best of the Upstate!

Congratulations to Brian Burnikel, MD who was voted Best Orthopedic Surgeon by the Greenville News in the annual Best of the Upstate awards. Dr. Burnikel was presented the award at the recognition ceremony on July 10.

The Opioid Epidemic, and how we are leading the fight.

Over the past 20 years, the United States has entered an epidemic of abuse, misuse, and diversion (taking someone else’s medicine) of prescription opioids. Our country consumes 80% of the world’s prescription opioids despite comprising <5% of its population. Two of three drug overdose deaths involve an opioid, and opioid overdoses killed more than 47,000 people in 2017 which was more than deaths from motor vehicle crashes.

Click here to read more about how Prisma Health Department of Orthopaedics is working to control patient discomfort while avoiding opioid dependence.