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When you’re in pain or your range of motion is limited, it can feel as if everything has come to a standstill. At Atrium Health Musculoskeletal Institute, you’ll find expert orthopedic, sports medicine and rehabilitative care that helps you get back in action and live life to the fullest.

We offer the full spectrum of surgical and nonsurgical care for every musculoskeletal condition affecting your bones, muscles and joints. And as nationally renowned experts, we provide the most specialized care in the region and develop a treatment plan tailored just for you. This leads to maximum healing for a faster, fuller recovery.

We accept most major health insurance plans. Learn more.

The region’s best orthopedic care

There’s a reason more people choose Atrium Health for care than any other provider in the area.

We’re home to the Charlotte region’s best and only nationally ranked orthopedic and rehabilitation care for both adults and children by U.S. News & World Report:

Atrium Health is also the first in North Carolina to be awarded The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery, and we have 3 of only 23 awarded in the country.

  • U.S.News and World Report: ranked as a high performing hospital for orthopedics in 2023 to 2024.

  • U.S. News and World Report. Ranked as a high performing hospital in hip replacement in 2023 to 2024.

  • U.S. News and World Report. Ranked as a high performing hospital in knee replacement in 2023 to 2024.

  • U. S. News and World Report. Ranked as a best childrens hospital for orthopedics in 2023 to 2024.

  • U.S.News and World Report: ranked with Best Hospitals for Rehabilitation in 2023 and 2024.

  • The Joint Commission - National Quality Approval - Gold Seal.


Atrium Health Musculoskeletal Institute: The Region's Leading Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Care

As the region’s clear choice, we provide:

  • Comprehensive specialty care with top doctors in the nation and region, who specialize in treating your specific orthopedic need
  • Exceptional outcomes and the region’s most “A” ratings for hospital safety from the Leapfrog Group
  • Convenient care with same-day and next-day appointments, online scheduling and locations close to home
  • Leading expertise that more elite and local athletes trust than any other health care provider in the region. Our physicians serve as the official health care provider for the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Football Club, Charlotte Knights and as team doctors for over 80 sports and high school partners
  • Innovative treatments and technologies not offered anywhere else in the region and backed by leading research from the region’s only academic health system

See why our patients choose Atrium Health

Find a provider

We are renowned experts who provide the highest quality orthopedic and sports medicine care. We look forward to meeting and caring for you.

For providers

When you refer a patient to Musculoskeletal Institute, you play a critical role in their care.

We’ll keep you involved and up to date throughout your patient’s time with us. And once treatment is complete, we’ll work with you to transition them back to your care.

To make a referral, call 704-512-7878. To learn more, click here.

Research at Musculoskeletal Institute

Musculoskeletal clinical trials

We conduct a variety of clinical trials to bring you the latest orthopedic treatment options – which are often only available here. Our clinical trials focus on a variety of injuries, treatments and patient populations.

Musculoskeletal Institute research faculty

Dedicated to advancing medicine, we’re creating field-expanding research to answer challenging clinical questions and apply medical innovations throughout Musculoskeletal Institute and beyond.

McColl Lockwood Laboratory for Muscular Dystrophy Research

Breakthrough discoveries in experimental therapies, critically important to muscular dystrophy care, limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) and Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).