RICHARD H. ZIMLICH, MD

Hip & Knee Specialist

RICHARD H. ZIMLICH, MD

Hip & Knee Specialist
Richard Zimlich, MD - Hip & Knee Specialist, Lowcountry Orthopaedics, Charleston, SC

Biography

Dr. Richard H. Zimlich is a board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in joint replacement of the hip and knee including partial replacement, resurfacing, total replacement, and revisions of existing joint replacements as well as cartilage restoration procedures.

He joined Lowcountry Orthopaedics 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. In addition, Dr. Zimlich is trained to provide the latest robotic-arm assisted partial knee and total knee replacement surgery, the Mako.

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

Areas of Expertise

Total Joint Replacement

Revision Total Joint

Disorders of the Hip and Knee

Arthroscopic Surgery

Education & Training

M.D.

University of Louisville School of Medicine

Louisville, KY

B.S.

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

GENERAL SURGERY INTERNSHIP

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC

ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY RESIDENCY

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC

ADULT RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY FELLOWSHIP

Charlotte Orthopedic Specialist, P.A.

Charlotte, NC

Professional Associations & Awards

ASSOCIATIONS

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

AWARDS

(AOA) Alpha Omega Alpha

Certification & Licensure

BOARD CERTIFIED

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

STATE LICENSURE

South Carolina

Education & Training

M.D.

University of Louisville School of Medicine

Louisville, KY

B.S.

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

GENERAL SURGERY INTERNSHIP

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC

ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY RESIDENCY

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC

ADULT RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY FELLOWSHIP

Charlotte Orthopedic Specialist, P.A.

Charlotte, NC

Professional Associations & Awards

ASSOCIATIONS

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

AWARDS

(AOA) Alpha Omega Alpha

Certification & Licensure

BOARD CERTIFIED

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

STATE LICENSURE

South Carolina

Contact Us

Office Phone

(843) 797-5050

Office Headquarters

2880 Tricom Street
North Charleston, SC 29406

NORTH CHARLESTON

2880 Tricom St.
North Charleston, SC 29406

CLEMENTS FERRY

1951 Clements Ferry Rd.
Charleston, SC 29492

OAKBROOK CENTER

93B Springview Ln.
Summerville, SC 29485

MRI CENTER

93B Springview Ln.
Summerville, SC 29485

DOWNTOWN SUMMERVILLE

130 E 3rd N Street
Summerville, SC 29483

SURGERY CENTER

93A Springview Ln.
Summerville, SC 29485

ORTHO AFTER HOURS

Now open at our North Charleston location Monday through Thursday from 5pm to 7pm and Saturdays from 8 am to Noon.

ON THE SIDELINES

Our athletic trainers have the experience and equipment needed to provide on-the-spot sports medicine for your players.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Our Occupational Therapists treat patients with upper extremity injuries through the therapeutic use of everyday exercises.

MRI

We offer magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in-house, which simplifies scheduling, insurance authorization, and filing.

WORKERS’ COMP

We work directly with employers, occupational clinics, case managers, adjusters, and insurance companies to provide rapid treatment.

SURGERY CENTER

Our freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center provides an efficient, cost-effective alternative to the traditional hospital stay.

ROBOTICS JOINT REPLACEMENT

ExcelsiusGPS™

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