Dr. Josef Eichinger, MD

Dr. Josef Eichinger, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 47
Dr. Josef Eichinger, MD is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery specialist in Mt Pleasant, SC and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Temple Univ Sch Of Med in 2004 and specializes in orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

1600 Midtown Ave

Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

Contact Information

(843) 876-1119

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
more than 67% of peers
Elbow Injuries
more than 58% of peers
Joint Pain
more than 47% of peers

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Dr. Eichinger's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Eichinger "Josef K. Eichinger, M.D., is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty focus in shoulder and elbow surgery. He is an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He was formerly the chief of orthopaedic surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, and at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He holds the rank of lieutenant colonel in the United States Army Reserves and has deployed to Afghanistan with the 541st Forward Surgical Team. Dr. Eichinger received his undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and his M.D. degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Madigan Army Medical Center and the Harvard shoulder and elbow surgery fellowship in Boston. Dr. Eichinger is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is on the editorial board for the Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Research and is a reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Orthopedics, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Military Medicine. Dr. Eichinger has presented research and lectured at numerous national meetings and is the co-chair for the 2017 fall shoulder course for the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters in such journals as the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Research, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Military Medicine. He is one of only two surgeons in Charleston who is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society (ASES). Dr. Eichinger's special areas of interests include total joint replacement surgery of the shoulder and elbow; surgical and non-surgical treatment of all shoulder and elbow disorders; sports medicine for overhead and throwing athletes including baseball, tennis and golf; and arthroscopic surgery. He also has expertise in the treatment of failed prior shoulder and elbow surgery as well as complex clavicle (collarbone), shoulder (proximal humerus), and elbow fractures."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Eichinger "I am a firm believer in patient determination of their care plan.  I want to ensure that treatment options and plans are tailored to each individual patient in a way that focuses on their goals and concerns.  My overriding philosophy is that a surgeon should treat each patient with respect and with open communication regardless of their gender, race, nationality or background.  "

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Hyperextension
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Strain
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
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34  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Reconstruction
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Us Military Academy
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Temple Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Madigan Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Harvard
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Eichinger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Eichinger's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Eichinger to family and friends
6 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Eichinger's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

This doctor has my praise! I started seeing him a year ago for a bad shoulder surgery. He tried to help me in every way and never pushed me into surgery. I finally had had all the pain I could handle. I put my trust and faith in him. I am less than 3 weeks post surgery and am recovering perfectly....more
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Dr. Eichinger is the best and brightest young talent at MUSC. If you have upper extremity issues I would only see him. When other Orthopaedic surgeons come to him to be treated, you know he is competent. His training pedigree is nothing short of amazing, from his USA Military Academy undergraduate...more
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After great confusion at another institution I was referred to MUSC in general, then subsequently referred to Dr. Eichinger. I feel very fortunate to have been placed in his hands. The 2 hour drive to Charleston was certainly well worth the trip. The pain level do to the Ulnar nerve at my right...more
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