By adopting new technologies and developing new techniques, orthopedic surgeons at Lowcountry Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine provide patients innovative surgical and nonsurgical techniques. Lowcountry Orthopaedics offers the most advanced comprehensive orthopaedic care in the region. LCO Specialists bring a team of highly trained and experienced physicians to diagnose and treat all conditions related to sports injuries, the hip & knee, spine, hand and foot & ankle. One of the surgeons leading the way with cutting edge procedures is Dr. Richard H. Zimlich.

Dr. Zimlich’s areas of interest/specialization include joint reconstruction and replacement of the shoulder hip and knee. This would include partial and total joint replacement and revisions of existing joint replacements as well as cartilage restoration procedures. Says one patient who happens to be a repeat customer, “Dr Zimlich is THE best!! He’s replaced my hip, both knees, and a shoulder. Wouldn’t trust anyone else.”

In addition, Dr. Zimlich is trained to provide the latest robotic-arm assisted partial knee and total knee replacement surgery, the Mako. For qualifying patients the Mako robotic-arm assisted technology provides patients with a personalized surgical experience. A new orthopaedic innovation, Mako’s 3D model of the patient’s bone anatomy ensures more accurate implant positioning. Patients are pleased with the results. States one, “Dr Z did my partial right knee replacement 3 years ago and I’ve had fantastic results!!! He did an amazing job!!!”

Dr. Richard 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. “Dr Zimlich did my replacement, had no after pain and was back to doing all my regular activities in a month.”

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 and his team were professional, measured, experienced and smart: just the kind of folks I wanted to do my knee replacement surgery. There timely and understandable answers were reassuring. His surgery allowed me to meet all of my goals involving walking, biking and swimming. When I first met with him I could barely walk. Now my knee replacement is a fully functioning joint! What more can I ask? THANK YOU Dr. Zimlich and your team! He has my strongest possible recommendation!”

Dr. Zimlich practices at all locations and he performs surgery at Lowcountry Orthopaedics outpatient surgery center as well as the hospital of choice.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. Satisfied patients are encouraged to leave your review for Dr. Zimlich at the following link: