Department of Orthopaedic Surgery opens new clinic location at Baptist Parkridge

Patients seeking orthopaedic care have a new option in northwest Columbia. The University of South Carolina’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery opened a new state-of-the-art orthopaedic and sports medicine clinic at Baptist Parkridge Hospital on August 19.

The 7,835-square-foot facility features an open, inviting environment complete with 12 exam rooms, a three-bed casting room, hand and foot procedure room and concussion testing room.

In addition, the clinic will offer patients diagnostic services using a U-Arm DR x-ray system that provides high quality digital imaging with optimal positioning for the patient. The U-arm enables patients to be x-rayed when sitting or standing which is helpful for older or immobilized patients who will no longer need to be moved on and off a table.

“The opening of Parkridge Baptist Hospital provided us a unique opportunity to expand our footprint with a new clinic location more convenient for our patients living in northwest Columbia and the Irmo area,” said John Walsh, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. “Patients will enjoy the modern conveniences of orthopaedic care from the same team of USC physicians they have grown to know and trust.”

USC Orthopaedics will offer the complete range of orthopaedic services at its new location from physiatry to sports medicine and general orthopaedic care. A team of 12 orthopaedic surgeons and physicians will see patients at the Baptist Parkridge location as well as the department’s location at Two Medical Park near Palmetto Health Richland Hospital.

To make an appointment with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at either of its locations, call 803-434-6812.

August 19, 2014