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
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Triceps Tendons Injuries
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Biceps Tendon Tears
  • Radial Head Fractures
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Little Leaguer’s Elbow
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • Biceps Tendons Injury at the Elbow
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ligament Sprain/Instability
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • Labral Tears of the Shoulder
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Peroneal Tendinitis/Dislocation/Subluxation
  • Hammertoes
  • Foot Osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondral Defect (OCD)
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS)/Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Syndesmosis Sprain
  • SLAP
  • Labral Tears of the Hip
  • Gluteus Medius and Minimus Tendinitis
  • Hip Tendonitis
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Separation
  • Arthritis of the Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint
  • Shoulder Instability & Dislocation
  • Lisfranc Injury
  • Bunions
  • Ankle Osteoarthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Trigger Finger
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Finger Arthritis
  • Digital Mucinous Cyst
  • Flexor Tendon Injuries
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Mallet Finger
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Thumb Arthritis
  • TFCC Tears
  • Boutonniere Injuries
  • De Quervain’s Syndrome
  • Thumb Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries
  • Extensor Tendon Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Strains & Sprains
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Strains & Sprains
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Flat Foot