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Focused on advancing research, improving care and enhancing education, we’ve broken the mold to deliver a new type of musculoskeletal care.

Rather than working in silos, our diverse team of experts works together to bring your patients the most advanced musculoskeletal care in the Southeast.

More than 200 physicians collaborate under Atrium Health Musculoskeletal Institute’s umbrella, which encompasses a wide array of disciplines including orthopedics, sports medicine and spine.

Leading Musculoskeletal Subspecialists

We bring together one of the nation’s most comprehensive groups of subspecialists, united by the goal of collaborating to improve care. Our physicians work together to evaluate patients from every angle and develop the best possible treatment plans. We’re home to top specialists in many key disciplines, including foot and ankle, pediatric orthopedics, total joint replacement, oncology, trauma and post-acute care.

Innovative Approaches, Focused Expertise

Combining the latest techniques and technologies with renowned expertise, we’re leading the way in limb-lengthening surgery, treatment for rare bone cancers and complex orthopedic trauma surgery.

Highlights:

  • Our surgeons specialize in complex bone and soft-tissue injuries and are world renowned for their limb-lengthening and deformity work.
  • Our highly skilled experts excel in diagnosing and treating every type of bone cancer and sarcoma with the goal of destroying the disease while preserving function.
  • We’re home to the nation’s fourth busiest orthopedic trauma center and provide advanced care for everything from pelvic and acetabular fractures to high-energy joint injuries and osteomyelitis.
  • Our orthopedic program is ranked one of the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Breakthrough Research

We’re also leading the way – through our research – in the development and deployment of innovative treatments that will shape the future standard of care.

Our faculty is involved in more than 20 externally funded, prospective research studies, including several investigator-initiated trials.

We are:

  • One of the largest accrual sites for the Major Extremity Trauma and Rehabilitation Consortium and have enrolled over 7,000 patients across 18 research projects funded by federal agencies
  • Addressing the opioid crisis through a first-of-its-kind clinical support platform called PRIMUM (Prescription Reporting with Immediate Medication Utilization Mapping), a CDC-funded study
  • Helping limb salvage patients maximize their ability to function post injury through our Return to Performance Pathway program
  • Creating a mobility toolkit system to capture 3D kinematic data on patients – previously only available in a gate lab – supported by a grant from the AO Strategy Fund
  • Developing ways to improve trauma care via the Carolinas Trauma Network Research Center of Excellence
  • Members of the Southeast Fracture Consortium and Orthopedic Trauma Research Consortium

Top Orthopedic Residency Program

Dedicated to training the next generation of leaders, our orthopedic residency program – ranked third in the Southeast by Doximity in 2018 – attracts the most promising young doctors from across the nation.

These residents and fellows are drawn by the opportunity to get hands-on experience under the renowned faculty at Musculoskeletal Institute and work on a wide variety of cases at one of the busiest trauma hospitals in the nation – as well as in communities across our large footprint.

Training these up-and-coming physicians and surgeons – and answering their challenging questions – pushes us to constantly evaluate our protocols and find ways to make orthopedic care even better.

Refer a Patient

Call 704-512-7878 to speak with a referral coordinator. Across our institute and 13 surgical facilities, we’ll make sure your patients access the best specialists for their conditions – and keep you involved throughout. Once a patient’s treatment is complete, we’ll work with you to transition the patient back to your care.

 

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