I created this website to discuss injuries, injury treatments and injury prevention with athletes and active people so that you can stay healthy and perform your best. It has never been my intention to use it to promote my orthopedic surgery practice. However, I often get questions from people here in Charleston and all around the world asking if they can come see me as a patient. I would like to explain my practice and what injuries I treat in case you would like to come to Charleston to see me as a patient.
Dr. Geier performing surgery

Orthopedic surgery practice in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

I practice as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, a suburb of Charleston. I have been seeing athletes and active people of all ages for over a decade. Fortunately for most of my patients, not every patient needs surgery. Despite being an orthopedic surgeon, I try to treat injuries without surgery first, using activity modification, physical therapy, injections, taping and more. If you do need surgery, we fully discuss all of the options. My goal is to help you get back to the sport, exercise and work you love to do.

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Knee surgeon – Types of knee surgery and injury

Most of the knee injuries I treat surgically can be performed arthroscopically, or by using a scope to look inside the knee. Here are some the most common knee surgeries I perform.
  • Partial meniscectomy or meniscus repair for a meniscus tear
  • ACL reconstruction for an ACL injury/tear
  • PCL reconstruction for an PCL injury/tear
  • Patella tendon repair for a patellar tendon tear or rupture
  • Quadriceps tendon repair for a quadriceps tendon tear or rupture
  • MCL injury of the knee
  • Osteochondritis dissecans

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Ankle surgeon – Types of ankle surgery or injury

  • Achilles tendon repair for an Achilles tendon rupture or tear
  • Fixation of an ankle fracture
  • Fifth metatarsal fracture (Jones fracture)
  • Ankle impingement
  • Osteochondral lesions of the talus
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Shoulder surgeon – Types of shoulder surgery or injury

Most of the shoulder injuries I treat surgically can be performed arthroscopically, or by using a scope to look inside the shoulder. Here are some the most common shoulder surgeries I perform.
  • Repair of a labral tear
  • Repair of a SLAP tear
  • Repair of a rotator cuff tear
  • Surgery to stabilize a shoulder dislocation or shoulder instability
  • AC joint (acromioclavicular joint) injury
  • Biceps tendon injury
  • Clavicle fracture
  • Shoulder or rotator cuff impingement

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Elbow surgeon – Types of elbow surgery or injury

  • Distal biceps tendon ruptures
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
  • Ulnar collateral ligament injury (I do not perform Tommy John surgeries but evaluate many throwing athletes for the injury.)
  • Flexor-pronator strain
  • Olecranon fracture
  • Olecranon bursitis

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Other sports and exercise injuries

There are many other bone and joint injuries I treat that usually do not need surgery. Here are a few of those injuries.
  • Knee pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, ankle pain that doesn’t need surgery
  • Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
  • MCL injuries of the knee
  • Muscle injuries, like hamstring and quadriceps injuries
  • Stress fractures
  • Ankle sprains
  • Hip flexor injuries
  • Patellofemoral pain of the knee (runner’s knee)
  • Iliotibial band (IT band) syndrome
  • Chondromalacia of the knee
  • Shoulder impingement (rotator cuff tendinitis or bursitis of the shoulder)
  • Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
  • Bursitis of the elbow or knee
  • Fractures that don’t need surgery
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Age of patients

I see athletes and active people of all ages. I see children and adolescents as young as 6 to 8 years old. I see adults into their 60s and 70s. I see active people of all ages in between.

Sports and exercise of patients

Dr. David GeierI see athletes from the professional level to the weekend warrior. I see professional, college, high school and recreational athletes. I see adults who play recreational or club sports. I see people who like to play sports in their backyards or in local gyms with their friends. I also see people who love to exercise. That exercise could be running, lifting weights, CrossFit, yoga, pilates, cycling and much more.
If you think you have a certain injury and don’t see it on the list, or if you want to request an appointment, please go to the Contact page. Often I can see a patient for a particular problem and refer it to an appropriate specialist, like a spine surgeon or hand surgeon, if you need a type of surgery I do not perform. You can also learn more about me on my About page.