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Dr. Willie Stanley Edwards Jr MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
901 E Cheves Street; Suite 100
Florence, SC
(843) 662-5233; (843) 667-1891

Dr. Willie Edwards is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Edwards average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Edwards accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Edwards completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Edwards include: Distinguished Service Award, Sertoma Club; Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society, University of North Carolina; and Phi beta Kappya, University of North Carolina.

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Dr. Rakesh Pravin Chokshi MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
901 E Cheves Street; Suite 100
Florence, SC
(843) 662-5233

Dr. Rakesh Chokshi, who practices in Florence, SC, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chokshi is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ochsner Medical Center.

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Dr. Rodney Kenneth Alan MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
800 E Cheves Street; Suite 480
Florence, SC
(843) 777-7900; (843) 662-1502

Dr. Rodney Alan is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Alan include arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement (arthroplasty), and sports medicine. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina. Dr. Alan is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures, Orthopedic Trauma

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Hand Surgery
800 E Cheves Street; Suite 480
Florence, SC
(843) 777-7900

Dr. David Woodbury is a hand surgeon, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist in Florence, SC and Manning, SC. Dr. Woodbury has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at Albany Medical Center for residency.

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common “wear-and-tear” problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.

Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:
  • Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
  • Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
  • Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
  • Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
  • Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part

Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.
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