The specialty-trained surgeons at OrthoSC have resumed elective surgery, or scheduled nonemergency surgery, for their patients. Since the state has eased restrictions preserving the stocks of health care resources, including personal protective equipment, ventilators, etc., OrthoSC will offer elective and emergency surgical treatment and continue to offer in-office care while following health authority safety guidelines to protect their patients and staff. Patients in need of specialized bone, joint and muscle care are encouraged to call (843) 353-3460 to schedule a safe appointment at one of their locations in Carolina Forest, Conway or Murrells Inlet. Telemedicine appointments are also available.

“Working closely with each of the hospitals in our community, we’re resuming elective surgery in the safest manner possible, while following the guidance of our local and state public health officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons," says Andrew Wade, M.B.A., C.M.P.E., chief executive officer of OrthoSC. "Our priority is providing the compassionate care that our community has come to expect from our practice, and we’re doing so in the safest manner possible.”

As different hospitals have different guidelines about what surgeries are being performed, OrthoSC is working together with every other facility within the region to ensure that, regardless of where area residents receive care, they can provide a safe experience. OrthoSC will provide surgical care in the state-of-the-art operating rooms at Carolina Bone & Joint Surgery Center, Carolina Coast Surgery Center, Conway Medical Center, Grand Strand Medical Center, McLeod Seacoast Hospital and Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital. 

The practice will continue to adhere to the strict protocols they have in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in their offices. These protocols will extend to pre- and postoperative care in addition to the measures taken to keep operating rooms and equipment sterile. 

“We’re so proud of our state and community for working together to combat the spread of COVID-19 and support our local, frontline health care workers,” says Wade. “These efforts have reduced the strain on our health system as much as possible, and we are excited to once again offer our patients safe elective surgical treatment to ease pain and help them regain their function and strength.”

While OrthoSC resumes scheduling patients for elective surgery as well as initial and follow-up appointments in their offices, their providers also offer telemedicine visits to provide remote consultation for bone, joint and muscle problems. In the event of a fall or other accident, OrthoSC also continues to offer same-day appointments to provide immediate care for urgent orthopedic injuries, such as sprains, fractures or dislocations.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment with one of OrthoSC’s experts, please call (843) 353-3460.