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Charleston, South Carolina In-Person Educational Lecture

Date : April 25, 2022

Location: Medical University of South Carolina, 68 President Street, Bioengineering Building, Room 112, Charleston, SC 29403

Time: 5:00PM Patient to Patient Discussion Group
6:30PM Lecture

Expert Speaker: Dr. Josef Eichinger

Topic: Shoulder Instability in the Patient with Ehlers Danlos




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Dr. Josef Eichinger

Dr. Josef Eichinger

Josef K. Eichinger, M.D., is a dual board-certified orthopaedic and sports medicine surgeon with a subspecialty focus on shoulder and elbow surgery. He is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at MUSC and team doctor for the Charleston Riverdogs. A retired US Army Colonel with multiple deployments, he is 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.

Dr. Eichinger received his undergraduate degree from the US Military Academy at West Point and his M.D. degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and 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 and a member of the prestigious American Orthopaedic Association to which fewer than 5% of all orthopaedic surgeons belong.  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, American Journal of Sports Medicine, Clinical Orthopaedics and Clinical Research, Orthopedics, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Military Medicine.

Dr. Eichinger is active in research and has presented research and lectured at numerous national meetings. He has also served as the Shoulder Chairman for the 2016 and 2017 Fall Courses and served as the Shoulder Chairman for the 2018 Annual Meeting for the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has published over 64 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters.

Dr. Eichinger’s special areas of interests include sports medicine and arthroscopic, minimally invasive surgical repair for overhead and throwing athletes. He has special expertise and training in complex shoulder instability including bone loss for contact athletes. He also has expertise in the treatment of sports injuries, failed prior shoulder and elbow surgery as well as complex clavicle (collarbone), AC joint separations, shoulder (proximal humerus), and elbow fractures along with total joint replacement surgery of the shoulder and elbow.