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Don’t let joint pain slow you down

Get freedom for hip, knee, shoulder or ankle pain with joint replacement surgery.

Find a Joint Replacement Specialist

Get freedom from pain and start doing what you love

Choose South Carolina’s most preferred provider of total joint replacement services.

With 5,000 annual procedures, Prisma Health orthopedic specialists have the experience to help you recover quickly and stay strong. From pre-surgery education to post-surgical support and physical therapy — you’ll receive thorough care to ensure the best possible results for your new shoulder, hip, knee or ankle.

We offer convenient appointment hours and locations across the Midlands and Upstate. At some locations, you can even schedule your joint replacement surgery as an outpatient procedure.

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Experienced, pioneering surgeons

Did you know that the world’s first prosthetic hip replacement was performed here by Dr. Austin Moore, founder of our orthopedic practice in the Midlands? His approach became the gold standard, and since then we’ve continued a proud tradition of innovation and clinical excellence.

  • Orthopedic specialists are fellowship trained in total joint replacement
  • Extensive experience in revision cases (worn implants or other issues)
  • Minimally invasive, non-surgical approach whenever possible
  • The latest surgical technology and implant materials
  • Innovation through local academic research partnerships

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What is joint replacement?

Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with a metal, plastic or ceramic device called a prosthesis. The prosthesis is designed to replicate the movement of a normal, healthy joint. 

Knee pain

Assess my hip and knee health

Hip and knee pain can make daily life difficult. Find out how much your quality of life is affected by joint pain by taking a free health assessment.

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Frequently asked questions about hip pain

  • The hip joint can withstand repeated motion and a fair amount of wear and tear. This ball-and-socket joint — the body’s largest — fits together in a way that allows for fluid movement. Despite its durability, the hip joint isn’t indestructible. With age and use, the cartilage can wear down or become damaged. Muscles and tendons in the hip can get overused. Bones in the hip can break during a fall or other injury.

Frequently asked questions about knee pain

  • Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Medical conditions — including arthritis, gout and infections — also can cause knee pain.

Why choose us?

The preferred provider

The most joint replacements in the state and rated high in patient satisfaction

A Blue Distinction® Center

Nationally recognized for expertise in hip and knee replacement

Convenient access

Locations in the Midlands and Upstate, including outpatient options

Robotic joint replacement: A surgeon's patient journey 

After trying other treatments, including operations to ease his knee pain, Philip Wessinger, MD, had his knee replaced using the robotic system he introduced to Patewood Hospital.

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