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A traumatic injury can be a life-changing event. At Atrium Health Musculoskeletal Institute, we provide the best possible orthopedic trauma care to improve function and mobility for a better quality of life. From life-threatening injuries caused by traffic accidents to fractures that heal incorrectly, we treat a wide range of conditions involving the musculoskeletal system (the muscles, bones, joints and other connective tissue).

#1 Orthopedic Care and Rehabilitation in the Region

Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center has been recognized as the #1 Orthopedics in Charlotte, #1 Pediatric Orthopedics in North Carolina and the #1 Rehabilitation in the Southeast.

  • 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.

Injuries and conditions we treat

Patients come to us through doctor referrals, emergency trauma care and for follow-up surgery. Here are some of the most common injuries and conditions we treat:

  • Fractures (broken bones) and dislocations (when bones of a joint slide out of place and cause tears of muscles, tendons or ligaments)
  • Fractures that heal incorrectly
  • High-energy extremity injuries (injuries caused by force, like a car accident)
  • Limb-length discrepancies (difference between leg lengths)
  • Non-healing fractures
  • Open fractures (open wound near the broken bone)
  • Osteomyelitis (bone infection)


Every case is unique. And so are our approaches to treatment. Sometimes an injury requires several surgeries in a very short period of time during hospitalization. And sometimes, we need to plan out multiple surgeries at different stages over a few months.

Whether it’s a high-energy extremity injury caused by a fall or a complex fracture around a joint that requires delicate, pinpoint accuracy, we provide the most effective treatment solution for your unique case and goals.

We’re also known for seeing alternative treatment options when other doctors say there aren’t any. For example, a patient with a long-standing bone infection may be told amputation is the only option. But we may see another way and suggest limb-salvage surgery to protect the use and appearance of the limb.

For providers

Refer a patient

To refer a patient or collaborate with one of our orthopedic trauma surgeons, call 704-446-2060.

Medical education

Learn about our orthopedic trauma fellowship program and our orthopedic surgery residency program.

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