Orthopedic specialists in Walterboro

Colleton Medical Center offers a highly integrated healthcare delivery system. Our orthopedic program collaborates with our inpatient and outpatient rehab programs to provide surgical and nonsurgical treatments for a wide range of bone, joint and muscle conditions, injuries and disorders.

Whether it’s back to work, back to play or both, our orthopedic specialists are committed to providing the personalized care and support needed to help patients with orthopedic conditions make full recoveries and get back to their daily activities as quickly as possible.

For more information about our orthopedic services, please contact our Consult-A-Nurse team at (843) 782-2525.

Conditions we treat

Our skilled orthopedic specialists and surgeons treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including:

  • Avascular necrosis
  • Bone and joint diseases
  • Cervical whiplash
  • Compression fractures
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Disc herniation
  • Fractures
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Ligament injuries
  • Sciatica pain, numbness and weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains
  • Tendon injuries

Foot and ankle care

Our foot and ankle experts understand that living with pain in your foot and lower leg can be difficult and even interrupt everyday life, but we can help. When you visit, Dr. Sims will perform a full evaluation to provide you with an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment. Our goal is to resolve your pain and restore your joints and bones to their proper function.

Surgical procedures we perform

The goal of our orthopedic program is to improve our patients' mobility, range of motion and quality of life. Our advanced surgical procedures include:

Robot-assisted joint replacement

Robot assisted joint replacements are performed by a highly experienced team of surgeons, nurses and technicians who are specially trained to use these systems.

The robotic system gives surgeons a better, more accurate 3D view inside your body; robotic instruments can bend and rotate far more than the human hand for greater precision and control. This is important because every patient and their joint anatomy is unique. Patients who have robotic surgery instead of open surgery experience:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less blood loss during surgery
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Lower pain
  • Reduced recovery time
  • Less scarring

Orthopedic rehabilitation

Through our comprehensive rehab program, physical therapists and occupational therapists teach you how to exercise, walk and complete daily activities, such as dressing and cooking, while you heal. During the hospital stay, a case manager assesses your progress and goals for discharge. The case manager also helps organize:

  • Additional support available through a home health agency
  • Any equipment that may be needed at home
  • Inpatient rehabilitation, if needed