Earl B. McFadden, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery


Earl B. McFadden Jr., MD, received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, completed his internship at Prisma Health in Greenville, South Carolina, and served his residency at Johns Hopkins University/Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. McFadden then completed a fellowship at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and currently serves as a clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Dr. McFadden is a fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a member of the American Association of Hand Surgery and is affiliated with Lima Corporate and Biomet, Inc., for shoulder arthroplasty. His specialties and clinical interests include hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder surgery, fracture care, shoulder arthroscopy, impingement surgery, total shoulder replacement surgery, reverse shoulder replacements, carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve compression surgery, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, tendon reconstructive surgery and arthritis reconstructive surgery.

Our Vision: To be known for clinical excellence and remembered for compassionate care.


Education and training

Specialty Orthopedic Surgery

Board CertifiedAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

EducationMedical University of South Carolina

ResidencyJohns Hopkins University/Union Memorial Hospital

FellowshipUniversity of Louisville

Treatments and services
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Trigger finger
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Nerve decompressions such as carpal tunnel release
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Dupuytren’s disease
  • De Quervain's tenosynovitis
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Shoulder instability
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer's elbow
  • Tendon repair
Professional associations
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hand Surgery

Our affiliate system

Prisma Health is the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, serving more than 1.2 million patients annually. Our 30,000 team members are dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of you and your family. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will be rebranded at a later date and will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

Our promise is to: Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference.

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