Our Physicians

Dr. Joshua Hackel

Josh Hackel, M.D. is a board-certified and fellowship-trained sports medicine physician who specializes in treating musculoskeletal and orthopaedic injuries. His primary aim is to maximize healing and minimize recovery time, allowing for a rapid return to sport, work, and daily activities. Dr. Hackel was the first physician at the Andrews Institute to utilize stem cell therapy successfully in the treatment of soft tissue injuries and joint disorders and is an internationally recognized expert in stem cell therapies and ultrasound-guided procedures. His additional clinical interests include treatment of the musculoskeletal system using platelet-rich plasma therapies (PRP); Tenex (percutaneous tenotomy) of the elbow, ankle, plantar fascia, knee, hip and shoulder as well as and radiofrequency ablation for chronic pain and/or arthritis of the hip and knee.

Training
  • Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship - Directors James R. Andrews, M.D., & Tracy Ray, M.D., American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, AL
  • Family Practice Residency, Columbus Regional Medical Center, Columbus, GA
Primary Specialties
  • Elbow
  • Hip
  • Shoulder
  • Wrist
  • Arm
  • Forearm
  • Hand
  • Finger
  • Knee
  • Foot/Ankle
Procedures
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Coolief Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Stem Cell Injections
  • Percutaneous Tenotomy (TENEX)
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)
Conditions
  • Bunions
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Finger Arthritis
  • Flexor Tendon Injuries
  • Triceps Tendons Injuries
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • TFCC Tears
  • De Quervain’s Syndrome
  • Radial Head Fractures
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Thumb Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries
  • Extensor Tendon Injuries
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Little Leaguer’s Elbow
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • Biceps Tendon Injuries
  • Foot Osteoarthritis
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
  • Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Accessory Navicular Syndrome
  • Bunionette
  • Digital Mucinous Cyst
  • Pump Bump
  • Peroneal Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Mallet Finger
  • Ankle Osteoarthritis
  • Thumb Arthritis
  • Boutonniere Injuries
  • Ankle Instability
  • Progressive Flatfoot
  • Foot Drop
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Biceps Tendon Tears
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Ligament Sprain/Instability
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Labral Tears of the Shoulder
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Hammertoes
  • Osteochondral Defect (OCD)
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Syndesmosis Sprain
  • SLAP
  • Labral Tears of the Hip
  • Gluteus Medius and Minimus Tendinitis
  • Hip Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Instability & Dislocation
  • Lisfranc Injury
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Strains & Sprains
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Strains & Sprains
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Flat Foot