Dr. John Ernst, MD
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Dr. John Ernst, MD


Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male


Dr. John Ernst, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Charleston, SC. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Ernst is affiliated with Roper St. Francis Healthcare - Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital and Roper Hospital.

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    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Reviews (14)
    Charlotte, NC |
    Excellent Dr and staff
    in Mount Pleasant, SC |
    I would most certainly recommend Dr. Ernst. His explanations are clear and concise. He listens attentively and provides all answers to my questions. He never rushes, you seem to be his main concern. I have total trust in Dr. Ernst as my healing occurred exactly as how it said it would.
    in Edisto island sc |
    EXcellent Very short wait time, if any
    in Moncks Corner, SC |
    Dr Ernst has resolved multiple relatively minor hand issues. Some by surgery, others by injection. He has consistently demonstrated professionalism, knowledge, and compassion. Occasionally, he is terse and abrupt when his directions are not followed; however, the results are so worthwhile, I'd rather pay attention to his directives. His dry humor enhances each visit. There is no one I'd rather have deal with my hand/arm/shoulder issues. He came highly recommended and I've not been disappointed.
    in Charleston, SC |
    Dr Ernst shows excellence and expertize in his job as Dr and surgeon. I felt comfortable in his care. His assistant also has a "patient is the priority "attitude. Dr Ernst did a perfect job in performing my surgery.
    in Mount Pleasant, SC |
    Dr. Ernst was thorough in his treatment of arthritic pain in my fingers. He prescribed every non-invasive treatment, resulting in no improvement, until he performed a fusion in my RH index finger which fused the first two joints. After one month, I am experiencing no pain, and enjoying improved quality of living without pain relief medication.
    in Hanahan, SC |
    Excellent doctor with a great sense of humor. Great staff too!
    in Charleston, SC |
    I have been a patient of Dr. Ernst for 19 years. I have had several hand surgeries performed by Dr. Ernst and have had great results. He is a true professional.
    DR. Ernst Did Surgery on my Left and Right hand what a wonderful experience I had. I had pain so bad in my left and right hand for last five years got so bad could not sleep at night. Also could not do my job . But! Thank god I found the right doctor. As soon as he did my surgeries on my hands I felt relieve from pain instant. I would Highly recommend him . Mary Lipker
    in Hollywood, SC |
    Dr. Ernst in my estimation is extremely proficient and very knowledgeable about my problem. He very recently performed surgery on my left hand. He was very patient about informing me how he would perform the procedure and was very considerate about my concerns. My healing has been exceptional and I now experience no unusual pain. I will enthusiastically reccommend him to anyone.
    in Meggett, SC |
    Excellent. Dr. Ernst surgically repaired my wrist after an industrial accident. I initially was with another orthopedic surgeon and had disappointing results. It has now been 6 months since Dr. Ernst performed surgery and I have had an excellent recovery. Thank you Dr. Ernst!
    in Charleston, SC |
    Excellent Doctor. I had a hand problem and he gave me back the use of it., Knowledgeable and a very good personality.
    Dr. Ernst and the staff at OSC were excellent. I saw him in both the West Ashley and North Charleston. I believe his diligence and perfectionism prevented me from needing surgery to repair a spiral fracture.
    in Charleston, SC |
    I received the best possible care from Dr. Ernst and his staff. I had surgery to repair a serious wrist fracture in November. Dr. Ernst did an excellent job and have had a great result, I highly recommend Dr. Ernst!
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    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Malpractice claims in South Carolina not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Ankle Sprains and Strains
    • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arthritis of the Elbow
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Cancer
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brachial Plexus Palsy
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Heel Spur
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lupus
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
    • Myelopathy
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteochondritis Dissecans
    • Osteopenia
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fracture


    • Medical School
      Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry

      Graduated in 1979

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Arm Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Excision of Humerus
    • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
    • Excision of Radius or Ulna
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Replacement