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Committed to research and education

At Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center, we have a strong focus on community outreach, research, education and growth opportunities to meet the needs of our growing patient population.

We are dedicated to academic research and our residents, faculty and attending physicians have authored publications and presentations at state, national and international levels. Our primary goal for our ongoing research studies is to provide evidence-based information to improve and advance the care of our patients and orthopedic patients nationally.

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Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center was created by combining five orthopedic practices in and around the Midlands to form the largest orthopedic presence in the state. Take a look at their journey and meet the team that is setting the bar for extraordinary patient care and experience.

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Our research initiatives

Our community outreach programs include comprehensive care to a large number of high schools, middle schools, colleges and other sports groups through the Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer program. Research is underway to collect clinical data to report outcomes on surgical patients as well as to investigate new prostheses and techniques to continue leading in orthopedic innovation. Our resident education training programs are expanding to better reflect the size and scope of the practice, including medical residents, physical therapy residents and athletic training residents.

Publications and Awards


Certified Athletic Training Residency Program

Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center's 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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Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program

Palmetto Health and University of South Carolina School of Medicine annually offer three fully accredited five-year orthopedic surgery residency program positions in Columbia, South Carolina, and participate in the match process administered by the NRMP. The residency program boasts technically superior medical expertise along with a commitment to compassion and attention to detail.

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