Dr. Stephen Putman, MD

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Dr. Stephen Putman, MD
Dr. Andrew Putman is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in the care of hand and upper extremity conditions. Dr. Putman's scope of services include arthritis in the upper extremity, tendon disorders in the hand and wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures of the wrist and elbow, trigger fingers, and tendon ruptures. Dr. Putman is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and obtained his undergraduate degree from Auburn University. During medical school at the Medical College of Georgia, he was inducted into the National Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha. He went on to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency training at Atlanta Medical Center and completed fellowship training in hand surgery and microsurgery at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center. Dr. Putman and his wife Joy and their children live in Pawley's Island. Most of his time is spent keeping up with their two young children, but he also enjoys traveling, golf, and outdoor activities.

3545 Highway 17 Unit 200

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Contact Information

(843) 294-1941

Dr. Stephen Putman, MD

Dr. Stephen Putman, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Carolina Care Plan
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Care Philosophy

Our skilled team of orthopaedic specialists use advanced technology to diagnose and treat injuries and diseases of the bones and joints. Whether you need reconstructive surgery, total joint replacement, sports medicine services, pain management or podiatric services, we provide expert diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.
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Dr. Putman's Experience

Dr. Putman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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.


  • Auburn University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • Medical College of Georgia
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Atlanta Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Putman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Putman's Reviews

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Patient Comments (4)
in Georgetown, SC |
I had a very bad experience with Putman. I went to him for hand pain and he essentially assaulted me so the hand pain would be worse and make me think I had carpal tunnel syndrome. He wanted to skip all clinical tests (he said that they would just confirm what he assumed to be the problem) and go straight to surgery. I felt uneasy about this fellow and sought a second opinion at MUSC and, after extensive testing, they found the real problem was an ulnar nerve issue. Stay away from Putman!
in Myrtle Beach, SC |
I am a business owner in the area and we took my three year old grand daughter to Dr. Putman for a minor fracture on her wrist. The staff treated her amazing and extremely professional. It seems from the waiting room they know how to handle the youngest to the oldest of patients! Dr. Putman was very compassionate with her and took the time to answer all the questions my daughter-in-law had, which was quite a few!!!! Thank you again to Dr. Putman and his staff for putting my family at ease!!!
Murrells Inlet, SC |
My wife had a simple minor fracture of the distal radius forearm. I could barely see it on her x-rays. I have experience looking at x rays, 20 years of experience selling medical devices including to hand surgeons. Rigid fixation to be precise. Based upon are experience with Dr. Putnam, I would suggest you find someone else. We paid $219 for an initial consult where he spent 2 minutes with my wife! Do the math, that comes to $6,570 an hour. Follow up same thing. US Code 15 chapter 1, read it!
in Murrells Inlet, SC |
I cut off 3 of my fingers with a table saw. Dr. Putman reattached them during a long surgery. I had to have the ring finger removed later because the damage was too great. I have had Dr. Putman perform 4 surgeries on my fingers n the past 2 years. He has excellent bedside manners. He listens and then advises what would be the best path to follow. I would highly recommend him for any surgery that he would perform. I can't thank him enough!
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Dr. Putman accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Federal Employee Program
    State Employees Program
  • Carolina Care Plan
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
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Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital
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