South Carolina Joint Replacement Center | Midland Orthopaedics recently merged with Columbia Neurosurgery to create Midlands Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery. Our goal is still the same: to provide cutting-edge treatments to patients with hip and knee pain.
The latest options in hip surgery and knee replacement
- Hip resurfacing
- Total hip replacement
- Revision surgery for hip resurfacing and replacement
- Total knee replacement
- Partial knee replacement
- Revision surgery for total and partial knee replacement
- Complex hip and knee reconstructions requiring custom implants
A unique combination of personal attention and advanced surgical techniques
We offer patients a unique combination of personal attention in a private practice setting combined with the most advanced surgical techniques that are not even available in many university centers. As leaders in new technology, we have a research-based practice with a goal of constantly advancing treatments. If you are a person that is interested in conservative treatments that have a long track record, this is not the right place for you. Patients who wish to take advantage of the latest treatments must also be somewhat more risk-tolerant because sometimes there are unforeseen consequences of new technology. We do not train residents or fellows here, so you are certain to have your operation performed by Dr. Gross personally.
Extensive education to keep our patients well informed
We think it is important that our patients are well informed, therefore, we offer extensive education on this website as well as in our office and in the hospital. Our staff prides itself in providing personalized attention that is lacking in many medical encounters today. In order to make the entire experience of joint surgery as pleasant as possible, we have developed a comprehensive blood management technique, a multimodal pain management program, as well as minimally invasive surgical techniques. Using all of these methods in combination allows us to almost completely avoid transfusions, get patients walking within 24 hours of surgery, and discharge them home (not to nursing homes or rehab centers) from the hospital with minimal pain within 24-48 hours after most operations. Outpatient joint replacement is now possible for selected healthy patients. A rapid return to daily function, work and even sports is our goal.
The success of our model is proven by the fact that nearly 70% of our patients are willing to travel from other states and occasionally even from other countries to be treated here. Within days from their surgery, they are traveling back across the country to their homes. Half of the remaining in-state patients come from locations outside the Columbia metro area. Most famous university centers cannot make this claim. The access to information via the Internet has allowed this to occur. Patients are now empowered to inform themselves independently of their local doctors and they increasingly question the standard treatment options that may not suit their needs and desires. This is why we make extensive information available on this website. But don’t take it from us. Numerous independent reports (that we are unable to screen) can be found online on such sites as Surface Hippy attesting to our patients’ satisfaction.
The surgeon you choose drives the quality of the result.
The surgeon you choose is the most important factor that determines the chance of success. The type or brand of implant, the hospital used and various other factors are important, but of much less consequence. But these choices are all driven by the surgeon you choose. For example, I have never used the recalled DePuy ASR or Zimmer Durom implants. Insist on seeing written published data for an individual surgeon, not just vague statements of chances of success. At a teaching center, it is also important to ask who will be doing the operation.
If you wish to be evaluated for surgery, this can be accomplished by submitting information to us online and by mail. When we receive this information, Dr. Gross will call you to discuss your case. We can make all pre-op arrangements remotely. You can then travel here, meet our staff and Dr. Gross a day prior to your surgical procedure. Most patients are able to travel home within a few days.