Physicians

Lowcountry Orthopaedics works directly with employers, occupational clinics, case managers, adjusters, and insurance companies to provide rapid and conservative treatment and appropriate timely, medical management and communication.

Richard H. Zimlich, MD
Hip & Knee Specialist

Dr. Richard H. Zimlich is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in joint reconstruction and replacement surgery. He joined Lowcountry Orthopeadics in 1998 after completing a fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery. Through the years he has performed numerous knee, hip, and shoulder replacements, allowing patients to return to a more active lifestyle.

Experienced in dealing with failed joint replacements and difficult deformities, Dr. Zimlich and his staff are qualified to assist patients with their entire knee and hip problems. He has had training in arthroscopic surgery, cartilage transplant surgery, joint replacement surgery, and revision joint replacement surgery of the knee, hip, and shoulder.

Dr. Zimlich was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, where he returned for medical school after attending the University of Notre Dame. He enjoys time with his family, the golf courses and water activities around Charleston.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

B.S.

University of Notre Dame

M.D.

University of Louisville School of Medicine

General Surgery Internship:

Medical University of South Carolina

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency:

Medical University of South Carolina

Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship:

Charlotte Orthopedic Specialist, P.A.

Special Interest and Training:

  • Total Joint Replacement (hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow)
  • Revision Total Joint
  • Disorders of the Hip and Knee
  • Arthroscopic Surgery

CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE

Board Certified:

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

State Licensure:

South Carolina

ASSOCIATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

Professional:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedics Surgeons
  • South Carolina Orthopaedic Association
  • South Carolina Medical Association
  • Dorchester County Medical Society

AWARDS:

(AOA) Alpha Omega Alpha

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

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