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