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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."
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. "
Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Arthritis of the Elbow
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Labral Tear
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)