Dr. Brian K. Blair, MD

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Dr. Brian K. Blair, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Carolina Orthopaedics 3545 Highway 17 Unit 200, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 Get Directions
(843) 294-1941

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Dr. Brian Blair is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Sports Medicine specialist with an interest in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder,...   Read More

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      Specialties

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

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      • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
      • Arthritis of the Elbow
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Baker’s Cyst
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Bursitis
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • 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

      Procedures Performed

      • ACL Surgery
      • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
      • Arm Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
      • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Surgery
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Elbow Arthroscopy
      • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Elbow Replacement
      • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
      • Excision of Humerus
      • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
      • Fracture Care
      • Hip Arthroscopy
      • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Hip Replacement
      • Hip Resurfacing
      • Joint Drainage
      • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Replacement
      • Knee Surgery
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Partial Shoulder Replacement
      • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
      • Rotator Cuff Surgery
      • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
      • Shoulder Surgery
      • Steroid Injection
      • Synovial Biopsy
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Medical University of South Carolina

        Graduated in 2002

      • Residency Hospital
        Fort Worth Affiliated Hosps
      • Fellowship Hospital
        Steadman Hawkins Clinic
      • Undergraduate School
        Furman University

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
      • Malpractice claims in South Carolina not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Blair's Office & Staff

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      Dr. Blair says...

      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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      Dr. Blair's Care Philosophy

      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.

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      Thank you for your survey response.  If you would like to speak to Carolina Orthopaedics directly, please call 843-294-1941.