Sports Medicine Research and Education

Committed to being leaders in the community

Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center Sports Medicine TeamWe stay active in the community with a mission of improving health care in the Midlands.

Dr. Wendell Holmes and Dr. Jeffrey Guy serve as co-medical directors of Sports Medicine at Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group, bringing together a large team of orthopedic talent to better serve the community. Dr. Holmes serves as the chair for the Medical Aspect of Sports Committee for the South Carolina Medical Association. Dr. Guy is the University of South Carolina Athletics Medical Director and team physician. Drs. Jeffrey Holloway, Christopher Mazoué, Tenley Murphy and Matthew Pollack also serve as team physicians for the University of South Carolina. Drs. Mickey Plymale and Guillaume Dumont serve as South Carolina State University’s team physicians. Drs. Wendell Holmes, Christopher Mazoué and Mickey Plymale all serve as team physicians for The Columbia Fireflies.

Athletic Training Residency Program

Our residency program for certified athletic trainers is designed to help trainers expand their knowledge and diagnosis skills in musculoskeletal evaluation. We aim to further awareness in all aspects of sports medicine in a variety settings and are one of six programs in the country accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

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Future directions and research

Our research initiatives and interests include cartilage repair, knee ligament reconstruction and injury prevention in the throwing athlete. This research is aimed at improving surgical outcomes and preventing further injury.

Health care continues to change and the needs of the community continue to grow. As leaders in sports medicine, our physicians are committed to changing and growing to better serve the active population in the Midlands. We will continue to build relationships with schools, community groups, the medical community, and athletes to promote safety and injury prevention in sports.

Our rehabilitation, sports science and sports performance facilities will offer athletes and patients access to state-of-the-art technology and equipment for injury recovery and performance enhancement. Outreach will not stop with traditional athletes, but focus on offering quality health care to all active individuals in our community.