About Steadman Hawkins

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide compassionate, patient centered care while advancing orthopaedics through research and education.

Our Philosophy

The physicians at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas take pride in finding and implementing the best possible solutions to their patients’ orthopaedic problems. We offer the most advanced treatment options for orthopaedic injuries and disorders. Our research and experience 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. The physicians at Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas are experts at designing programs designed to achieve optimal results. The physician, surgeon, therapist, and patient work together as a team toward the goal of full recovery.

When surgery is necessary to correct an orthopaedic disorder or injury, our clinics have state-of the-art operating suites standing nearby. Equipped with the most advanced instrumentation and equipment, these operating rooms are staffed by a highly trained group of nurses who assist the physicians during surgery, and monitor patients in the recovery room. If surgery is recommended, the operative plan and the recovery process are thoroughly explained to the patient by the physician.

We believe that physical rehabilitation is an integral part of a successful recovery, whether it is used as the primary treatment for a disorder, or follows a surgical procedure to enhance the healing process. With this in mind, physical therapists and physicians design individual exercise programs for each patient, so that optimum recovery is achieved as soon as possible.

Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas provides the most personalized, effective orthopaedic care available. As one of the most comprehensive practices in the region, we’ve brought all aspects of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation together in each of our locations.

Making it Different

Watch the videos below to learn what makes SHCC different!

At Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, we pride ourselves on what differentiates us.

  • Collaboration with the Hawkins Foundation on Research & Education
  • SHCC is one of the few clinics in the U.S. that supplements orthopaedic research with fellowships
  • Comprehensive Team Approach with Certified Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists & Sports Performance Coaches
  • More than 25 physicians practicing in 38 specialties and sub-specialties
  • Five clinic locations within the Upstate
  • Urgent care for bones, joints and muscles at Evening SHIFT
  • Online appointment request

Published Works

Below you will find a list of published materials that our physicians have authored or co-authored.

Accuracy of glenohumeral joint injections: comparing approach and experience of provider.

Tobola A, Cook C, Cassas KJ, Hawkins RJ, Wienke JR, Tolan S, Kissenberth MJ.

Management of deep infection after reverse total shoulder arthroplasty: a case series.

Zavala JA, Clark JC, Kissenberth MJ, Tolan SJ, Hawkins RJ.

Diagnostic accuracy of five orthopedic clinical tests for diagnosis of superior labrum anterior posterior (SLAP) lesions.

Cook C, Beaty S, Kissenberth MJ, Siffri P, Pill SG, Hawkins RJ.

Complication rates, dislocation, pain, and postoperative range of motion after reverse shoulder arthroplasty in patients with and without repair of the subscapularis.

Clark JC, Ritchie J, Song FS, Kissenberth MJ, Tolan SJ, Hart ND, Hawkins RJ.

Decision making in massive rotator cuff tears

Pill SG, Phillips J, Kissenberth MJ, Hawkins RJ.

The role of the biceps tendon in massive rotator cuff tears

Pill SG, Walch G, Hawkins RJ, Kissenberth MJ.

Dr. Hawkins

Richard J. Hawkins, MD, a founding member of Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas and a mentor, teacher and researcher. Read more about Dr. Hawkins.