John W. Hinchey, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

John W. Hinchey , MD John W. Hinchey, MD

Dr John. W Hinchey attended The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) for both medical school and residency training. He then continued his training with a fellowship in Shoulder & Elbow Reconstruction, where he worked with world renowned surgeons at both UTHSCSA and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is an associate member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon (ASES) association. Dr. Hinchey treats all orthopaedic injuries, and subspecializes in the treatment of shoulder and elbow issue.

Currently, Dr. Hinchey is in private practice in San Antonio, Texas, with Ortho San Antonio (  He is the Assistant Program Director for the Rockwood Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship, and holds a position of Adjunct Assistant Professor at UTHSCSA.

Dr. Hinchey began his career with the Veterans' Health Care System, and for five years provided top quality care to our Nation's veterans in a full time fashion as a staff orthopaedic surgeon at the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio, TX.  He still serves as the Assistant Chief of Orthopaedics, and the Chief of the Shoulder and Elbow service at the VA.  He still takes time out of his private practice to return to the VA weekly and continue his care of our veterans.

He is a leader in orthopaedic organizations at local, state, and national levels.  Dr. Hinchey is the Immediate Past President of the San Antonio Orthopaedic Society, and on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for Bexar County Medical Society.  At the state level, he is an active participant with the Texas Medical Association's House of Delegates and is a recent graduate of TMA's Leadership College.  Along with being a member of the Texas Orthopaedic Association's Leadership Council and Board of Directors, he also holds an elected position to the Texas Orthopaedic Political Action Committee (TOPAC) Board of Directors.  Nationally, he was selected to be one of a handful of Texas representatives to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' (AAOS) Board of Councilors and is proud to represent Texas orthopaedic surgeons at our Nation’s capital.  Recently, he was selected to join the AAOS Education Assessments and Examinations Committee.

In addition to his leadership roles in organized medicine, Dr. Hinchey is highly active in the education of residents and fellows.  He has multiple contributions to the orthopaedic literature, including multiple textbook chapters, journal articles, self-assessment examinations and assists with many orthopaedic courses throughout each year.

Dr. Hinchey and his wife, Christy, are natives of San Antonio.  They have two young children who keeps both of them busy and on their toes at all times.  Beyond medicine, both, Dr. Hinchey and his wife ,are involved in the San Antonio community and enjoy participating in many organizations.  

Dr. Hinchey’s Surgical Interests

  • Anatomic Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision Anatomic/Reverse Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Superior Capsular Reconstruction
  • Biceps tendon repair
  • Labral/Instability Repair
  • Distal Clavicle Excision
  • Subacromial Decompression
  • Total Elbow Replacement
  • Revision Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fractures
  • Distal Biceps Injuries
  • Triceps Injuries
  • Ulnar Nerve procedures
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis/Golfers Elbow
  • Elbow Stiffness
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Forearm Fractures
  • Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Hip Hemiarthroplasty
  • Hip Fractures
  • Total Knee Replacements
  • Unicompartmental/Partial Knee Replacements
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Menicals Tears
  • Ankle Fractures
  • Distal Radius Fractures
  • Metacarpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Trigger Fingers


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