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About Dr. O'Keefe

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Dr. O'Keefe graduated from Creighton University in 1979, he participated in an accredited orthopedic residency and had the opportunity to be part of a program that allowed him 2 years as senior chief resident at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. O’Keefe utilized his second year to have extensive training concerning nerve injury and management. This included both non-operative and invasive neurosurgical training in the extremities. Dr. O’Keefe participated in extensive sports medicine training, working with world-renowned doctor teachers. He learned advanced arthroscopic techniques and skills which in present day allow him to manage injuries involving shoulders, knees, hips, ankles, elbows, and wrists. These minimally invasive techniques often have lower complication rates and shorter recovery times.



He uses surgical and non-surgical methods to treat musculosckeletal trauma, sports injuries and degenerative diseases. Permiting his patients improve motion, return to work and be active again. A mainstay of his philosophy is improving flexibility and strength. Marian Orthopedic & Rehabilitation Centers, S.C. has an excellent physical therapy department. Grace Espina, P.T. takes the time to teach the patients how to work with resistance exercises that promote rapid and safe strength and stamina improvement. Our therapy is so effective that most times injured patients are discharged from care actually stronger and more flexible than they were before their injury. It’s our philosophy to promote these exercises lifelong. This diminishes a patient’s injury rate into the future, allowing them to have a healthy, safe life.


An unusual and tremendous attribute of Marian Orthopedic & Rehabilitation Centers, S.C. is that their patients are expertly managed. If surgery is required, it’s highly efficient and unlikely that a second surgery will be required. If a patient has had surgery, Marian takes the time to provide explicit restrictions for that employee’s job activity going forward. “Going this extra mile” ensures the patient a safe return to the job site, allowing them to be productive and to diminish chances of a recurrent injury.



His personal commitment to excellence and dedication to patient’s well being is the cornerstone for accomplishments and the extremely high rate of success in the treatment of his patients’ medical condition; he is compassionate and has outstanding bedside manners. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Dr. O’Keefe has a tremendous rapport with his patients. He’s developed a multilingual staff that can explain complex diagnoses at the patient’s own level of understanding and in their own language.



John J. O'Keefe, M.D.

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