We found 9 orthopedic surgeons near Hilton Head Island, SC.

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Douglas A. Scott M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4.78 Average rating 4.78 stars out of 5 (99 ratings)
Address: 22 Bethea Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC
Clinical Interests: shoulder surgery, elbow surgery
Kirk H. Johnson MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4.69 Average rating 4.69 stars out of 5 (75 ratings)
Address: 22 Bethea Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Dr. John T. Mahan MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3.25 Average rating 3.25 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 92 Main St, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Joseph Peter Tobin M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3 Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
Address: 12 Lafayette Pl, Hilton Head Island, SC
Dr. J. Denise Wells M.D.
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4 Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 2 Princeton Cir, Hilton Head Island, SC
Dr. J. Robert Gavin Jr. MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3.86 Average rating 3.86 stars out of 5 (16 ratings)
Address: 15 Moss Creek Village, Buckingham Landing, SC
Nicholas E. Mihelic MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3.14 Average rating 3.14 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 92 Main St, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Jenna Elizabeth Roller PA-C
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Address: 15 Moss Creek Village, Buckingham Landing, SC
Richard Dennis Gardner MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Address: 9 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC
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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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