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Dr. Joseph Tobin, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Tobin

Tobin Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc

12 Lafayette Pl # A Hilton Head, SC 29926

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Dr. Joseph Tobin, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Hilton Head, SC and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.


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Dr. Tobin accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Tobin's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tobin treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Tobin treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

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  • Knee Pain
Joint Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tobin treats Joint Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Tobin treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Knee Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tobin treats Knee Disorders more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Tobin treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Tobin's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arthritic Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Arthritic Knee Reconstruction
  • Arthritic Metacarpophalangeal (MCP) Joints
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Casting
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Osteoarthrotomy
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Hardware Removal
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Labrum Repair
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Clicking
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ligament Repair
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Ligament Tears
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lupus
  • Meniscectomy
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscle Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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 Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Prosthetic Joint Mechanical Failure
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Revision of Total Joint
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Subcromial Decompression
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torn Cartilage
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revision
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Pain

Dr. Tobin's Reviews

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I chose Dr. Tobin as he had completed a fellowship program. I found him to be excellent. We discussed all options and talked openly about the pros and cons of surgery before the age of 70, and all options available. We tried non-surgical options first, and after 5 years I needed surgery. I was encouraged to continue the exercises from PT, His office took care of all the details. While in the hospital I learned that he did several things that other surgeons do not do. First, he puts in a drain, I was happy that the drainage was draining out of me, vs. being additional swelling in my knee. Secondly, when replacing the knee, cuts need to be made to the femur. While he is cementing in the new knee, he puts some cement in the opening of the femur which stops all bleeding coming from the femur. I followed exactly what Dr. Tobin said to do, which at 1-month post op I was with minimal pain and walking great without any assistance of a walker or cane.
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When you are searching for an orthopedic surgeon, please do not think you have to go to Savannah, Charleston or anywhere else. The best orthopedic surgeon is right here on Hilton Head island. That person is Joseph P. Tobin. Dr. Tobin performed surgery on my left leg in 2006 for a shattered tibia. On 6/17/19, he did a total knee replacement on my right leg. (The left leg is in waiting.) I could not have asked for a better job. Looking at my x-rays, the perfect alignment was eye popping. Dr. Tobin's staff, his precise surgical work, and my stay at Hilton Head Hospital were all one of the best experiences a person could ask for.
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Dr. Tobin did a knee replacement for me , about 3 years ago. My knee is perfect and allows me to do everything that I enjoy. He is very caring, takes the time to listen to my concerns and answers all my questions. The office staff is helpful and responds appropriately to their patients. I would definitely recommend Dr. Tobin for any orthopaedic needs.
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Excellent Doctor and great and friendly staff.
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I haven't had a lot of surgeries but of the doctors that I have had over the years Dr. Joe Tobin ranks at the top! It starts on the treatment side where he spent months with me utilizing all techniques possible to avoid surgery. But, time eventually dictates the inevitable. Dr. Tobin's counsel and preparation prior to knee surgery was excellent. All elements of the surgery and recovery were explained and the experience was exactly as he stated. He skills and bedside manner are the best. A++
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Great doctor and surgeon. Did an excellent job replacing my knee. Confident, straight-forward and truthful about procedures and patient responsibility for surgery and recovery. I highly recommend Dr. Tobin.
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Dr Tobin took amazing care of me when I tore my ACL. He suggested I hold off on surgery and give it time to heal. I was so relieved not to need surgery and he was right it healed very well! So grateful for his excellent care!
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My wife and I have each had a broken ankle several years apart . DR. Tobin repaired both of them and we are very satisfied with his workmanship as both required plates and screws in the ankle. We were fortunate to have such a skilled surgeon and should we ever break anything again, he will be our surgeon.
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Excellent physician. Over the past 12 years he has always correctly diagnosed the problem, provided the correct protocols to resolve, sent me to a specialist if required. My medical issues have always been resolved---resulting in a very satisfied patient. Tremendous confidence in Dr. Tobin. People I have recommended tell me they were happy with Dr. Tobin Has an excellent and responsive staff.
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I left in tears over the lack of empathy this doctor had for the pain I was in. I bartend and have experienced severe wrist pain, to the point of not being able to make a living. I reached out to Dr. Tobin and after a 10 min one over he dismissed me and said there's nothing he could do. The experience left me feeling hopeless not only for not getting any answers but his entire persona. Soulless! Since then I've been diagnosed and treated by caring doctors that took the time and listened.
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About Me

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 wel...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • 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

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

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65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2017)

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