John J. Walsh, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery


John J. Walsh IV, MD, is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in surgery of the hand at Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center and a clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He joined the faculty in 1999 after completing a hand surgery fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He previously served as clinic director and staff orthopedic surgeon at Moncrief Army Community Hospital at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina.

Dr. Walsh received his bachelor's degree in biology at the University of Delaware in Newark. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed an orthopedic surgery residency and a transitional internship at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Georgia. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery with a certificate of added qualification in surgery of the hand.

Dr. Walsh has lectured internationally on a broad range of general orthopedic and upper extremity surgical conditions. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the Christian Medical Society. His primary interests are hand and upper extremity surgery, joint replacement of the shoulder and elbow, and reconstructive osteotomies for bone deformity. He is also interested in reconstruction for brachial plexus injuries.

“What I like is being able to help the patients, have them get better and send them on their way better off than they were when they arrived.”


Education and training

Specialty Orthopedic Surgery

Board CertifiedAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand

EducationJefferson Medical College

ResidencyDwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center

FellowshipMayo Clinic

Research and publications
  • Diagnosis and management of hamate hook fractures. View »
    Walsh JJ 4th, Bishop AT
    Hand Clin. 2000 Aug;16(3):397-403, viii. Review.
  • Fractures of the hand and carpal navicular bone in athletes. View »
    Walsh JJ 4th
    South Med J. 2004 Aug;97(8):762-5. Review.
  • Vascular tumors. View »
    Walsh JJ 4th, Eady JL
    Hand Clin. 2004 Aug;20(3):261-8, v-vi. Review.

Research and Publications

Treatments and services
  • Arthritis
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain's tenosynovitis
  • Dupuytren’s disease
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Golfer's elbow
  • Nerve decompressions such as carpal tunnel release
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Shoulder instability
  • Tendon repair
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Trigger finger

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