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James O. Merritt, IV, M.D.


Hip, Joint Replacement & Revision, Knee, Shoulder

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Dr. James Merritt is a Charleston, South Carolina, native who started practicing orthopedics in the community in 2005. He graduated from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, with honors, earning a bachelor of science degree in biology.

Following his undergraduate studies, Dr. Merritt went on to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston to earn his medical doctorate. There, he also completed a general surgery internship and an orthopedic surgery residency.

Dr. Merritt is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder as well as total joint replacement and is available to see patients in Myrtle Beach at our Carolina Forest office.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology: Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
  • Doctor of Medicine: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • General Surgery Internship: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • American Medical Association
  • Horry County Medical Society
  • South Carolina Medical Association

Hospital/Surgery Center Affiliations

  • Carolina Bone & Joint Surgery Center
  • Conway Medical Center
  • Grand Strand Medical Center
  • McLeod Seacoast Hospital

Medical Interests

  • Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Myrtle Beach – Carolina Forest

    210 Village Center Boulevard
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

    Suite 100 – Physical Therapy
    Suite 120 – MRI
    Suite 150 – Pain Management
    Suite 200 – Orthopedics

    Orthopedics, MRI & Pain Management Phone:
    (843) 353-3460
    Physical Therapy Phone:
    (843) 712-7023

“Straightforward discussion with Dr. Merritt, including explaining possible treatment plans and starting with the least invasive first instead of just jumping to the last resort.”
– Melissa F.
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