Musculoskeletal disorders are comprised of diverse conditions affecting bones, joints, muscles, and connective tissues including osteoarthritis, gout, spondyloarthritis, traumatic fractures and muscle strains. These disorders may result in pain and loss of function and are among the most disabling conditions in the United States.
Musculoskeletal conditions often co-exist with other diseases and increase the risk of developing new diseases. Individuals with musculoskeletal conditions are also at higher risk to develop mental health issues. Diagnosis and treatment usually begins with a primary care physician, later transitioning to a specialist or rehabilitation physician or program.
Marc Stevens, MD, FACS, FICS is an orthopedic physician with over 20 years of clinical experience. Dr. Stevens’ expertise lies within the surgical and non-surgical management of musculoskeletal disease, addressing bone and joint pain of the back, upper and lower extremities. Dr. Stevens believes in a complete and integrative approach to medicine, utilizing surgery as a last resort. He incorporates regenerative medicine pathways including platelet-rich plasma, therapy and nonsurgical restorative techniques. He also works in collaboration with top physicians and scientists to optimize overall health and well-being through nutrition and supplementation. “Patients are often reluctant to see an orthopedic surgeon because they believe they will be treated with surgery. The good news is that most conditions are treated non-operably, and if you see a provider early, it is easier to put out small fires versus the larger fires. See us early and we will get you back to all the thing you love to do, said Dr. Stevens.”
Dr. Marc Stevens completed his undergraduate degree at Colorado State University and medical school at Creighton University, and served as Medical Director and Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences. Dr. Stevens currently treats patients at Hugh Chatham Health – Orthopedics, formerly Tri-County Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, an established orthopedic practice in Elkin, NC.
Hugh Chatham Health offers orthopedic and rehabilitation services in Elkin, Mt. Airy, and Sparta, North Carolina. To request an appointment at Hugh Chatham Health – Orthopedics, call 336-526-4500 or visit www.hughchatham.org/appointments.
Hugh Chatham Heatlh (www.hughchatham.org) is an independent, not-for-profit community health care network of physician clinics and an 81-bed acute care hospital that delivers high quality, convenient healthcare to residents of the Yadkin Valley region of North Carolina and southwestern Virginia. Employing more than 900 team members, Hugh Chatham Health includes a medical group with more than 70 providers across 29 locations and six counties. Headquartered in Elkin, North Carolina, Hugh Chatham has been nationally recognized for patient satisfaction, patient safety, and clinical quality.