Musculoskeletal Institute

Musculoskeletal Institute

Total Joint Replacement

The MUSC orthopaedic surgeons performing joint replacement surgeries are all board certified and fellowship trained. They are among the most experienced orthopaedic surgeons in the Southeast.

Balancing the benefits of the most innovative techniques with the proven technology of the past our joint replacement specialists are able to help patients alleviate their chronic pain and restore their lives. Surgical techniques that are less invasive are also being offered at MUSC when appropriate.

Each patient that has a total joint replacement at MUSC works with their physician and care team to develop a coordinated care plan for in-patient and out-patient treatment.

The plan includes:

  • pre-operative  and post-operative education sessions
  • physical therapy
  • occupational therapy
  • coordinated follow-up care

In-patient services include, a dedicate hospital unit to care for joint replacement patients.  Patients on the Total Joint Unit are cared for specialty trained nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and pain management specialists.

Joint replacement procedures performed at MUSC include:

Hip replacement

Knee replacement

Shoulder replacement


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