Orthopedic Center – Sumter

Specialties Orthopedics Sumter Orthopedics


Danny H. Ford, MD

Kurt T. Stroebel, MD

Ryan C. Zitzke, MD

Advanced practice providers

Warren Pyles, PA

About our practice

Our physicians at Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center in Sumter have a combined 41 years of experience and are all board certified with fellowships in sports medicine and trauma.

We offer specialized orthopedic care for a full range of conditions and work one-on-one with patients to guide treatment from diagnosis to recovery, ensuring a personal connection to your care.

Serving Sumter, Lee and Clarendon county residents in South Carolina, we utilize the latest medical technology, are dedicated to ongoing clinical research in orthopedics and sports medicine, and are committed to embracing innovative procedures.

Our services

Drs. Kurt Stroebel, Danny Ford and Ryan Zitzke provide more than 100 elective procedures a month, including:

  • Total knee and hip replacements
  • Knee and shoulder scopes
  • Carpal tunnel and deQuervains release
  • ACL reconstruction
  • AC joint reconstruction
  • Open and closed fracture care

Dr. Ryan Zitzke also offers patients a customized total knee replacement – a knee solution designed specifically for each patient’s unique anatomy.

About Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group

We are proud to be part of the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group, which includes caring, compassionate health care professionals who are highly trained to meet your medical needs in Columbia, Lexington and across the greater Midlands region of South Carolina.

Providing excellent medical care in comfortable office environments, our network team of physicians, advanced care providers, nurses and staff is prepared to answer any questions you have. We provide comprehensive medical care for short-term needs like annual physicals as well as ongoing management of chronic diseases. Prevention is a big part of your overall care plan. Should additional, focused medical treatment ever be needed, our doctors will refer you to a specialist and stay involved in your care. Only at Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will you find the extensive level of expertise available from a wide variety of specialists.

Our affiliate system

Prisma Health is the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, serving more than 1.2 million patients annually. Our 30,000 team members are dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of you and your family. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will be rebranded at a later date and will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

Our promise is to: Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference.

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Palmetto Health is now Prisma Health. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group is part of Prisma Health.