Hilton Head Island native and board-certified
orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Edward R. Blocker
has been an orthopaedic specialist in Beaufort for more than 15 years. After graduating
from Wofford College and the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Blocker
trained extensively in orthopaedics, pediatric orthopaedics and orthopaedic surgery.
His use of minimally invasive techniques in hip and knee replacement surgery
often means his patients experience a shorter surgery, faster recovery, and
more successful outcome.
Dr. Blocker is experienced in total joint replacement,
sports medicine, trauma and hand surgery. Through Beaufort Memorial’s Joint
Replacement Center, he provides advanced
procedures including Custom Fit®
knee replacement, which customizes knee replacement surgery based upon each patient’s
unique anatomy. Where possible, Dr. Blocker takes a minimally invasive approach
to knee replacement and hip replacement to reduce post-operative pain,
speed healing, and create a more durable and effective replacement.
In his spare time, Dr. Blocker is an avid
sportsman. He is well versed in the newest advances in orthopaedic care and
surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the
South Carolina Orthopaedic Association.