Dr. Brian Blair, MD

Dr. Brian Blair, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 47
Dr. Brian Blair, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Murrells Inlet, SC and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Medical University Of South Carolina in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic hip surgery, and more.Read his story

3545 Highway 17 Unit 200

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Contact Information

(843) 294-1941

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
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Top Care Areas

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Drainage
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Blair's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Blair "Dr. Brian Blair is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Sports Medicine specialist with an interest in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle. He also specializes in complex shoulder and knee injuries and replacement. His other areas of concentration include Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy for the treatment of chronic tendinopathies and arthritis. He has performed over 2000 PRP injections and is certified in IMPACT concussion management as well as the Sportmetrics ACL injury prevention program. Dr. Blair is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He also has the distinction of holding a Certificate of Additional Qualification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is the only orthopaedic surgeon in Myrtle Beach to hold such an honor. He completed his undergraduate training at Furman University, where he was an All-Conference Soccer Player and student athlete. Prior to medical school, he played professional soccer for the Charleston Battery, winning a national championship in 1996. He attended Medical School at the Medical University of South Carolina where he was a member of the National Medical Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha. He then completed an Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the Fort Worth Affiliated Hospital System in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. This was then followed by a one year accredited fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at The Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas under the world renowned shoulder and sports medicine expert Dr. Richard Hawkins and staff. Dr. Blair has been involved in the care of recreational, college and professional athletes including the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball. His experiences as a former and current athlete give him a unique perspective in treating his patients. Dr. Blair is married and has 2 children and enjoys cooking, playing golf and soccer. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Blair "Our skilled team of orthopaedic specialists use advanced technology to diagnose and treat injuries and diseases of the bones and joints. Whether you need reconstructive surgery, total joint replacement, sports medicine services, pain management or podiatric services, we provide expert diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation."

4  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

62  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
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47  Procedures

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Furman University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Medical University Of South Carolina
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Fort Worth Affiliated Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Steadman Hawkins Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Blair has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Blair's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blair to family and friends
16 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Blair's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Blair Says:

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Patient Comments (6)

I was having so much pain in my knee that I was having difficulty walking. My Primary Care MD set me up a referral with Dr. Blair. After reviewing my X-Rays with me he offered several treatment options. He was kind, polite and caring to me and answered my questions. I will recommend Dr. Blair...more
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I would advise anyone who is suffering and in pain with a shoulder to seek another doctor. I was scheduled for surgery back in February and he keeps taking me off his schedule. Still no help from him. Feel sure that this is because of my insurance as it is an advantage plan and may not pay as...more
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Went to see Dr Blair for shoulder pain he gave me an injection in my shoulder and told to come back if problems. I did have continuing problems, He looked at my x-ray and said I need a total shoulder replacement. I went and had two other surgeons look at my x-ray and both said you do not need a...more
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Had a traumatic injury with massive rotator cuff tear. Dr Blair was very insistent that a shoulder replacement would probably be the end result. Had to insist on seeing the MRI. Had arthroscopic rotator cuff repair that was unsuccessful. I continued to tell PT and Dr Blair I felt something was not...more
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$85 for an x-ray which Dr never bothered to review with me. In and out in a few minutes, $316 for a shot and "See ya when you need knee replacement." Went to MUSC to find out what I didn't here. Like night and day. Giving options on rehab with exercise at MUSC. Actually explained that I was many...more
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