Sports injuries occur when playing indoor or outdoor sports or while exercising. Sports injuries can result from accidents, inadequate training, improper use of protective devices, or insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises.Read More
Josef K. Eichinger, M.D., is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty focus on shoulder and elbow surgery. He is currently an associate professor of orthopedic surgery in Charleston, South Carolina.
Dr. Eichinger recently authored a scientific paper from a multi-center study evaluating the failure pattern of clavicle fractures. He found that clavicle fractures occur in a predictable way with tension on the posterior-superior cortex and compression on the anterior-inferior cortex commonly resulting in 1-3 butterfly fragments.Read More
Dr. Eichinger was awarded a $25,000 grant to study the development of a novel surgical infection prevention device. Dr. Eichinger was awarded the South Carolina Translational Research (SCTR) Grant along with his co-investigator Dr. Michael Yost, an MUSC chemical engineer and researcher.Read More
Dr. Eichinger recently published a paper regarding scapular notching which is a phenomenon that is seen in reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. This article outlines what scapular notching is and how it is diagnosed and treated.Read More
Joe Eichinger MD was awarded a $76,000 research grant from Johnson & Johnson Ethicon to study shoulder arthroplasty incision closure.Read More