Aiken orthopedic office reopens

Staff Photo by Stephanie Turner Dr. Clark Moore began Carolina Orthopedics in 1980 and has recently reopened it.

Those who have sought help for aching joints or fractured limbs in the last 30 years might have ran across orthopedic surgeon Dr. Clark Moore’s name.

Moore, who has been serving the Aiken community since 1980, has reopened his Carolina Orthopedics office.

“I want to make it patient-friendly and oriented to the patient,” he said.

As a “full-service orthopedic practice,” Moore conducts operations like total joint replacement, fracture treatment, spine surgery, sports medicines-related procedures and arthroscopic surgery, which involves the joints.

Moore, recipient of the Order of the Palmetto, opened Carolina Orthopedics, his first Aiken practice, in 1980 before going on to help begin Carolina Musculoskeletal Institute, where he stayed until a couple months ago.

Joining him at the revived Carolina Orthopedics are his wife Paula Moore and two longtime employees Hope Greene and Ree Adams.

A way Moore has adapted his practice is by using electronic records.

“We are a paperless office,” he said. “I could run my practice from my cellphone – I could make appointments, I can dictate, I can access all my medical records.”

The practice opened in June and is located at 191 Centre South Blvd., where it shares the building with Dr. John Tiffany’s Tiffany Pediatrics and Dr. Richard P. Von Buedingen’s Aiken Urological Associates, P.A.

“I want to thank the people that helped me get started,” Moore said. “I’m gratified with what I perceive as an overwhelming response.”

Carolina Orthopedics is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 803-335-2281 or visit

Stephanie Turner graduated from Valdosta State University in 2012.