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Max D. Gehrman, M.D.


Adult and Pediatric Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder, Knee, Hip, and Elbow, Complex Reconstruction, Shoulder Replacement


Dr. Max Gehrman is a fellowship-trained sports medicine surgeon who specializes in evidence-based and minimally invasive care for orthopedic and sports-related injuries and conditions. Available in North Myrtle Beach, Dr. Gehrman treats patients of all ages. He takes a patient-centered approach to care and uses shared decision-making in treatment plans to help his patients meet their goals and get back to doing what they love.

A Wisconsin native, Dr. Gehrman completed his undergraduate studies and medical degree at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He then underwent his orthopedic surgery internship and residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gehrman then chose to pursue further subspecialty training in complex sports-related care for collegiate and professional athletes by completing a yearlong sports medicine fellowship at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

With a history of providing coverage for elite athletes, Dr. Gehrman now serves as a Coastal Carolina University team physician. He keeps a commitment to a healthy lifestyle when he isn’t seeing patients by staying active with his family. He also enjoys playing golf, traveling, and attending sporting events. 

Dr. Gehrman is available to see patients with sports injuries and other bone, joint, and muscle needs at our North Myrtle Beach office.


    Education & Training

    • Bachelor of Science in Biology: University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI
    • Doctor of Medicine: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
    • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA
    • Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery Orthopedic Fellowship: Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
    • Arthroscopy Association of North America

    Hospital/Surgery Center Affiliations

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

    Medical Interests

    • Achilles Tendon Repair
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) & Multiligamentous Knee Reconstruction
    • Adolescent Sports Medicine Surgery
    • Arthroscopic (Minimally Invasive) Surgery of the Shoulder, Knee, Hip, Elbow & Ankle
    • Cartilage Restoration
    • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Distal Biceps Repair
    • Elbow Stabilization
    • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) Syndrome
    • Fracture Care
    • Gluteal Tear, Hamstring & Quadriceps Repair
    • Joint Injections
    • Meniscus & Patellar Tendon Repair
    • Osteotomies for Alignment Correction
    • Patellofemoral Instability Reconstruction
    • Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Shoulder Replacement
    • Shoulder Stabilization Procedures
    • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery)


    • Arthroscopic Posterior Glenoid Augmentation with Distal Tibial Allograft
    • Recker AD, Gehrman MD, Diaz, Bullock B, Trasolini N, Waterman B. Baseball Pitchers who Suffer Latissimus Dorsi and Teres Major Tendon Injuries Have a High Return to Play Rate After Either Operative or Nonoperative Treatment. ASMR. 2023; 5(5). Doi:10.1016/j.asmr.2023.100787.
    • Dean R, Torres L, Rider D, Trasolini N, Gehrman MD, Waterman B. Arthroscopic Posterior Glenoid Augmentation with Distal Tibial Allograft. Video Journal of Sports Medicine. 2022;2(4). doi:10.1177/26350254221086294
    • Gehrman MD, Grandizio LC. Current Concepts- Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries in Throwing Athletes: Diagnosis and Management. J Hand Surg Am. 2022 Mar;47(3):266-273. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2021.11.026
    • Grandizio LC, Warnick EP, Gehrman MD; Klena JC. The Effect of Salary Compensation for Time Spent Teaching in an Orthopaedic Residency Program: An Analysis of Teaching Performance Reviews, JAAOS: Global Research and Reviews: January 2022 Jan; 6 (1):e21.00307 doi: 10.5435/JAAOSGlobal-D-21-00307
    • Grandizio LC, Gehrman MD, Graham J, Dwyer CL, Sharma J, Goldberg S, Klena JC. The Ability of Upper Extremity Surgeons to Assess Patient's Functional Status. J Hand Surg Am. Sept 1, 2021. Pages 819.e1-819.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2021.02.007. PMID: 33846024.
    • Goldberg SH, Gehrman MD, Graham JH. Botulinum Toxin A and B Improve Perfusion, Increase Flap Survival, Cause Vasodilation, and Prevent Thrombosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Controlled Animal Studies. Hand. February 2021. doi:10.1177/1558944721994250
    • Sumner K, Grandizio LC, Gehrman MD, Graham J, Klena JC. Incidence and Reason for Readmission and Unscheduled Health Care Contact After Distal Radius Fracture. Hand (NY). 2020 Mar;15(2):243-251. doi: 10.1177/1558944718788687. PMID: 30052074.
    • Gehrman MD, Cornell M, Seeley M. Iatrogenic Hip Instability After Hip Arthroscopy: Is There a Role for Open Capsular Reconstruction? A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2019 Apr-Jun;9(2):e0091. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.18.00091. PMID: 31233426.
    • “I was in such severe pain, but I still could feel the compassion of everyone I encountered. I felt very safe and was in good hands with Dr. Gehrman.”
      – Diane M.
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