Dr. Joseph Tobin, MD

Dr. Joseph Tobin, MD

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Dr. Joseph Tobin, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Hilton Head, SC and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

12 Lafayette Pl # A

Hilton Head, SC 29926

Contact Information

(843) 342-9100

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
  • Bluegrass Family Health
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Top Care Areas

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Bursitis
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Tobin "It is our goal at Tobin Bone and Joint Surgery to treat each patient with the same honesty, concern and compassion we would want for members of our own family. We will help our patients explore all their treatment options so each patient can make well informed decisions to maximize their health and meet their lifestyle goals. We will treat you with the respect you deserve. Each patient has unique healthcare needs and we offer personalized care to meet those needs."

9  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

119  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arthritic Metacarpophalangeal (MCP) Joints
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Clicking
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Ligament Tears
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscle Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Prosthetic Joint Mechanical Failure
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torn Cartilage
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain
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97  Procedures

  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arthritic Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Arthritic Knee Reconstruction
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Casting
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Osteoarthrotomy
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Hardware Removal
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Labrum Repair
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ligament Repair
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Meniscectomy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Revision of Total Joint
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Subcromial Decompression
  • Tendon Repair
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revision
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Fordham University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Loyola University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Loyola University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Fellow American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2002
Media & Publications
  • Orthopaedic Transactions, Diagnosis of Tibial Plateau Fractures in a Cadaveric Model using 2Dand 3D Reconstructions and Plain Radiographs, 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Tobin's Reviews

3.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tobin to family and friends
84 total reviews (18 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (84)

  • 5
    (51)
  • 4
    (4)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (29)

Dr. Tobin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (18)

I recently had my knee replaced by Dr. Tobin. Before the surgery I was unable to walk around the block. Now I am able to walk for several miles at a time. The recovery time was difficult but was worth all the work in the end. I am very pleased with the results. Doctor was very good through out...more
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Dr. Tobin replaced my right shoulder back in August and he just did my husband's. Both surgeries were a resounding success. The things I liked most about Dr. Tobin were his patient centered practice (staff included) and the time he spent with both of us considering options.
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I have been meaning to write this review for some time and just have not. Dr Tobin performed a reverse total shoulder replacement a little over 2 years ago. We tried physical therapy to see if it would restore movement. I tried really hard, but couldn't move my arm above waist high. Surgery was...more
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I recently relocated to this area and proceeded to look for a doctor for a long overdue hip replacement surgery. After an extensive search I settled on Dr. Tobin. I found him to be easy to talk to, he listened, and worked with my schedule. Post surgery he continues to be personally involved in my...more
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Dr Tobin performed a very complicated hip revision surgery on a 18-19 year old total hip replacement (this surgery was done by a different doctor in another state) in which the ceramic ball had fractured into many pieces. He told me it took close to 30 min. just to retrieve all the parts. A month...more
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