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Orthopaedic Care

Augusta University Health's trained and experienced orthopaedic specialists provide outstanding care for any orthopaedic condition with services not offered anywhere else in the area.

  • Orthopaedic Care

Think minor sprains, strains, or arthritis are not good reasons to visit an orthopaedic specialist? We beg to differ. Any pain or discomfort is the right reason to come see us! No problem is too big or small for AU Health Orthopaedics.

Think minor sprains, strains, or arthritis are not good reasons to visit an orthopaedic specialist? We beg to differ. Any pain or discomfort is the right reason to come see us! No problem is too big or small for AU Health Orthopaedics.

Why Choose Us

The leader in complex orthopaedic cases

Augusta University Medical Center is the area’s only adult Level 1 Trauma Center making us a leading hospital for treating complex orthopaedic cases. We are a main referral center for other area hospitals because we are home to some of the best spine surgeons, orthopaedic oncologists, orthopaedic trauma surgeons, and osteoporosis specialist in the CSRA. Many of our surgeons are nationally recognized specialists in treating hand, shoulder, spine, and sports injuries.

Teamwork and collaboration set us apart

When faced with complex cases, our entire care team (including specialists, advanced practice providers, and nurses) meet together to review your diagnosis and determine personalized treatment options. We then collaborate with other AU Health specialists from multiple fields of medicine, such as anesthesia, emergency medicine, neurology, oncology, radiology, rehabilitation, and rheumatology, to deliver your care.

Specialties

AU Health offers a wide range of specialized orthopaedic care, including care for:

Ortho On-Demand
We offer same-day appointments for emergencies at our walk-in clinic! Skip the urgent care or emergency department visit and get the orthopaedic care you need.

Sports Medicine
As the area's sports injury specialists, we treat everyone from recreational and high-school players to professional athletes and sporting event participants.

PRP injections
Uses your own enriched plasma to promote healing of painful joints and tendons, a great option if you suffer from tendonitis, arthritis, or sports injuries. 

 

Diagnosis

When you come to us, we provide the latest in diagnostics to determine what needs to be done and if surgery will be necessary. We use:

  • Advanced imaging: Imaging of the affected area is done using either x-ray, MRI, CT scan, or ultrasound. We also do bone density testing.
  • Blood testing (if necessary): Performed when we are doing bone cancer screenings.
  • Arthroscopic assessments: Using a scope, we make a small incision next to the affected area to get a better look at what's happening. One of the benefits of an arthroscopic assessment is that we can sometimes address the problem during your procedure, providing diagnosis and treatment at the same time!

Treatment options

Treatments vary depending on the seriousness of your condition or injury. 

  • Advanced fixation: Includes treatments such as bracing, booting, or casting; some patients may also need to use a cane or crutches.
  • Injections: We administer medications such as corticosteroids, hyaluronic acid, and local anesthetics to treat inflammation and pain. Image-guided ultrasound and fluoroscopy help guide treatments that must be delivered with precision.
  • Orthopaedic surgery: Carpel tunnel release, ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff surgery, joint replacement, spinal surgery, and bunion surgery are just a few of the procedures we do here at AU Health. Our team is well versed in small-incisions minimally invasive surgery (MIS) all the way up to complex open surgical procedures.
  • Rehabilitation: Physical and occupational therapy are provided by AU Health to help you regain mobility and function after injury or surgery.

West Wheeler Care Center
1220 West Wheeler Parkway
Augusta, GA 30909
Services: West Wheeler Care Center offers a wide range of services. See below to find out where to go:

  • Entrance B: Appointments, outpatient procedures, sports medicine, Ortho On-demand Walk-in Clinic, PRP Clinic.
  • Entrance A: Spine Clinic
  • Entrance E: Physical therapy, occupational therapy

Augusta University Medical Center
1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912-5536
Services: Appointments, Inpatient and outpatient surgery, surgical consults

Augusta University Care Center Aiken Podiatry
901 Magnolia Drive
Aiken, SC 29803
Services: Podiatry appointments, surgery

 

Our Providers

Augusta University Medical Center specialists provide care and support throughout your entire healthcare journey.

Snoddy, Mark C, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Gedrick, Beau P., DO

Emergency Medicine

Cearley, David, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Clements, Thomas M, PA-C

Physician Assistant

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