Restore and Rejuvenate!
At the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, we will carefully match your goals for rejuvenated activity with our sophisticated combination of approaches aimed at restoring a more functional, less painful joint.
Dr. Doug Wyland introduces The Joint Restoration Institute. Our team of specialists can help you find the most effective non-operative approaches to joint treatment.
Through our collaboration with the Hawkins Foundation and relationship with the Greenville Health System, we are combining all of our resources to design a tailor made program to maximize restoration of your painful, malfunctioning joints. At the Hawkins Foundation, we are actively researching and developing optimal uses for the newest generation of joint restoration techniques and devices: Biosynthetic and naturally engineered biologics which are specifically designed for joint restoration.
If after a thorough clinical evaluation, we determine you are a good candidate for a joint restoration program, we will lay out a detailed plan to restore—not replace– your knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle or hip. Of course, if joint restoration does not make sense for your condition, we will refer you for a discussion with one of our joint replacement specialists.
Careful consideration will be made to determine the key components for your restorative program. Your program may include elements performed at the office aimed at maximizing your overall wellness and nutrition, and improving the joint environment through viscosupplementation and platelet rich plasma injections. Innovative minimally invasive surgical techniques may be used to rebuild and restore cartilage, sometimes in combination with joint realignment and ligament stabilization procedures. Furthermore, we will design and direct professional physical therapy and functional home fitness programs aimed to protect and provide greater longevity to your treated joint.
Components of your Joint Restoration Program
Wellness and Nutrition
- Licensed Dietician
- Mind and Body
Professional therapists at Proaxis Therapy will guide your rehabilitation tailored to your specific condition. Your home exercise program will be directed, monitored and adjusted as needed to give you the best possible outcome.
Sport Specific Training and Fitness
Sports Performance Coaches at Acceleration Sports Institute can help you achieve your personal “next level” by focused one on one interaction and dedicated sport specific workouts
Supplements and Injections
- Glucosamine and Chondroitin
- Viscosupplementation with Hyaluronic Acid
- Platelet Rich Plasma
- Functional braces
- Post-procedure equipment and bracing
Procedures are generally performed the least invasive way possible. Arthroscopic procedures are performed on all the joints. When appropriate, mini-open techniques will be done if they provide the best outcome.