Hilton Head & Bluffton

Orthopedic Surgeon &
Sports Medicine


Convenient, Comprehensive Orthopedic Care – All Under One Roof

Gavin Orthopaedics is committed to providing convenient, compassionate orthopedic care in a patient-focused environment, uniting diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services for optimal patient care and education.

Located at the Sport & Spine Institute within Moss Creek Village in Hilton Head / Bluffton SC, Gavin Orthopedics offers high quality orthopedic health care catering to athletic injuries and musculoskeletal disorders.

We have staff, equipment, and supplies necessary for the complete orthopedic process including American College of Radiology certified MRI, X-Ray, orthopedic related medical supplies and physical therapy.

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Gavin Orthopaedic
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Frank ChurchFrank Church
16:35 19 Feb 23
Having recently moved to Bluffton, I was searching for an Orthopedic physician. I have now seen Dr. Gavin 3 times over the past few months for two different orthopedic issues. First, his support staff are very nice, intelligent, and supportive. Second, Dr. Gavin is incredibly nice and carefully listens and asks questions, he's giving you his undivided attention. Third, he's caring and honest in his response to one's medical condition and treatment strategy. Finally, I feel that Dr. Gavin, and his staff, are a highly valued treatment center, and I would recommend them to anyone seeking orthopedic care.
Jake RawlJake Rawl
20:33 08 Sep 22
Dr. Gavin is an extremely kind and gentle man. He takes the time to address your concerns and answer all of your questions. I had a total knee replacement one month ago, and could not have hoped for a better result. His staff is also terrific.
Brian EtheridgeBrian Etheridge
13:59 17 Feb 22
Dr. Gavin and his staff were incredible. Dr. Gavin took time to listen and understand what was going on and then spent time asking lots of questions and talking through next steps. I would highly recommend he and his staff.
Brian L AllisonBrian L Allison
18:01 20 Jan 22
Took a while to get back to see Dr. Gavin but once there he was awesome. Very thorough with questions. Very thorough explanations. Definitely recommend any ortho issues to go see Dr. Gavin!! Church friend had recommended and I am thankful he did. The rest of the staff was friendly and courteous as well.
Kitton SavageKitton Savage
12:13 24 Aug 21
Highly recommend Gavin Orthopaedics! After crushing my thumb over the weekend in a door, come Monday morning I called a number of Orthopedic offices in the area and did some research. Gavin was highly rated AND had the benefit of offering a walk-in clinic allowing me to be seen same day. I actually drove an hour to their offices and was not disappointed! Even though Mondays are busy for them, the wait time was reasonable and they kept me informed of where I was in the queue. X-rays were taken on the spot and the PA who saw me (Derek) was friendly, thorough, and answered all my questions. They provided me with a splint, pain reliever prescription and a follow up plan. Fast, efficient and thorough. Very impressed.

J. Robert Gavin Jr. MD

Orthopedic Surgeon Hilton Head - Dr. Gavin

J. Robert Gavin Jr. MD, an orthopedic surgeon, is board certified, and has been practicing for over 20 years. He is recognized as a “Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons” (AAOS) and a “Fellow of the American College of Surgeons”. Dr. Gavin specializes in minimally invasive joint surgery, including partial knee and total hip replacements as well as, sports medicine, including advanced shoulder and knee arthroscopy.

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Sports Medicine

Knee Surgery

Knee Replacement


Joint Replacement


Hip Replacement

Shoulder Surgery

Orthopedic Medical Supplies

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Dr. Gavin and the staff at the Sport and Spine Institute are dedicated to providing the best diagnostic, treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries. Gavin Orthopaedics is committed to ensuring the optimal health and performance of student/athletes as well as weekend warriors coping with the affects of aging


Most orthopedic disorders do not require surgery.  Great care starts with a comprehensive history, a complete physical examination, and basic X-rays. For many patients, the best approach may be to start with a musculoskeletal specialist, such as Dr. Gavin who can initiate a customized treatment plan. These experts know when it is appropriate to involve other members of the team, including when there is a need for additional consultation and/or surgery.


We offer expertise in many orthopedic disciplines. Dr. Gavin brings many years of experience to managing and treating joint complications resulting from degenerative joint diseases such as arthritis, musculoskeletal disease or joint trauma.

Strength in Flexibility

Innovative Orthopedic Care

J. Robert Gavin Jr., MD. at the Sport and Spine Institute, Hilton Head, SC is recognized as a board certified orthopedic surgeon for over 20 years, committed to providing innovative and compassionate orthopedic care-specializing in joint surgery and sports medicine, including advanced shoulder and knee arthroscopy.

Dr. Gavin and the advanced musculoskeletal center at the Sport & Spine Institute unite diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services for optimal patient care, convenience and education.


Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Healthgrades Honor Roll Physician


Surgery privileges at Hilton Head Hospital & Outpatient Surgery Center of Hilton Head


Treatment for many orthopedic conditions including knee, elbow, shoulder, injuries of muscle, bone, joints or associated structures


Supporting the optimal health & performance of student/athletes as well as weekend warriors coping with the affects of aging


If non-surgical options have been exhausted, joint replacement might be an option.