Dr. John Ernst, MD

Dr. John Ernst, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
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Age 68
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Dr. John Ernst, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Charleston, SC. He specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.

2093 Henry Tecklenburg Dr Ste 200E

Charleston, SC 29414

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Ernst's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ernst treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ernst treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
Ganglion Cyst
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ernst treats Ganglion Cyst more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ernst treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ernst treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ernst treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ernst's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Biography

Dr. John Ernst, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Charleston, SC. He specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

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Awards

Dr. Ernst's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ernst

4.4

Based on 81 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Truly a professional!!!
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Schedule for visit was timely--like in 2 days from calling. The Dr Ernst and his staff on personable and professional and they were well equipped to provide all the necessary investigative procedures to determine my problem and, although my problem was more of a non-treatable strain of tendons and a finger joint, it was thorough and accomplished my reason for being there. A reasoned and pointed medical opinion by a well respected and learned doctor and his staff
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I have been dealing with Dr Ernst for years and he has always been very professional along with friendly. He is very caring and I always get the best diagnosis from him. I will recommend him to any one that asks
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Extremely competent, immediately diagnosed my problem and recommended treatment. I would recommend Dr Ernst for any hand issues.
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My visit was great. Dr. Ernst knowledge about my condition was right on point. Very respectful. His assistant did an excellent job also.
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Very thorough, friendly, really liked him! Would definitely recommend him to others.
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Dr. Ernst's bedside manner was impressive. He was very knowledgeable and took the time to listen, read and study the documentation and the x-ray images and ultrasound. He then discussed his thoughts of what was wrong and defined a plan and took the first steps. Good to know there are still doctors like this out there.
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Dr. Ernst is quite thorough in reviewing symptoms and in taking his time to assess the course of action.
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He performed a previous surgery on me & I was very pleased with his professionalism & treatment. I am about to have another surgery (for a totally different condition) and I have total confidence in his abilities. I highly recommend him to anyone needing orthopedic treatment or surgery.
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Dr. Ernst has dealt with several of my hand issues over the past 13 years. I would not choose to seek another orthopedic hand surgeon. My most recent was a CMP of my left thumb which involved removing an arthritic bone and filling the space with a tendon from my forearm which has improved my mobility and reduced the pain. Dr. Ernst is very thorough in his explanations of the procedure, the course of recovery, current limitations and future ramifications of the surgery.
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Dr. Ernst was worth waiting for as always. He examined my hand, treated it in a very professional, yet friendly, manner. Respectful, gentle, and efficient!
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I am a massage therapist that has trusted both hands to Dr. Ernst. My carpal tunnel was hindering my work. Dr. Ernst explained the procedure in full. He was willing to answer my questions using his knowledge and expertise regarding my surgery and recovery. Great job Dr. Ernst!
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Dr. Ernst is a very competent orthopedic surgeon. His common sense approach in describing his action plan for the healing process was easily understood and greatly appreciated. Dr. Ernst's review of the x-rays and subsequent evaluation on each visit was thorough and showed that his action plan was working. Thank you sir.
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Saw Dr Ernst for trigger my fingers. He is very knowledgeable about the condition and treatment. Explained outcomes and possible need for further treatment. His staff was very friendly and courteous.
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Dr. Ernst received and answered a personal call in the exam room while with me. I know this because he told me it was a personal call. I have to completely agree he seemed disinterested in me, his patient. I tried explaining that the shoulder pain I have had for 20 years and it has now started to effect my quality of life. I did the movements first, almost 3 weeks and the pain is even worse. I guess whatever was on his computer and cellphone was more important.
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Dr. Ernst has fixed four trigger fingers by surgery and one severe case of an inflamed elbow joint over the past three years. All the surgeries went very well and restored a full range of motion without pain. The elbow inflammation was resolved by an infrequently used method of a PRP (Platlet Rich Plasma) shot and is now pain free with no lack of flexibility.
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Dr. Ernst was amazing in his care for my son and his arm injury. His injury included infection and trauma to the right arm. Dr. Ernst provided excellent care. We were seen right away and our wait times were extremely minimal.
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Dr. John Ernst is an exceptional Orthopaedic specialist. He treated my mothers trigger finger precisely, achieving immediate positive results. He’s professional, listens, provides complete information, answers all questions & is accessible. He has a kind & gentle manor. Recommend him highly!
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Dr. Ernest is very meticulous and honest with explaining his plan of care that meets the needs of his patient. He is kind and concerned when talking to the patient and I never felt like I was being rushed through the office visits that I had with him. I would highly recommend him if you want an expert opinion about your orthopedic care.
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Cigna
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Humana
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MultiPlan
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