Dr. Dockery and all of the staff at OrthoCarolina University treat me with characteristics that I value in a healthcare provider. They look me in the eye and treat me first like a person but also as a patient relying on their expertise. They provide expert, gentle, thorough, straight forward and patient care.

- Elizabeth P.
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Fellowship Trained

  • Sports Medicine

Clinical Specialties

  • Knee
  • Shoulder & Elbow
  • Sports Medicine
 

Locations

Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- Bachelor of Arts
  • University of Florida College of Medicine -- Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Florida, Shands Hospital -- Internship, Surgery
  •  University of Florida, Shands Hospital -- Residency, Orthopedics
  • University of Oklahoma -- Fellowship, Sports Medicine
 

Bio

  • Head Team physician  -- UNC-Charlotte
  • Head Team physician -- Mallard Creek High School
  • Chief of Orthopedics -- University Hospital, Atrium Health
  • Chairman of Board -- Mallard Creek Surgery Center
  • Clinical faculty -- Atrium Health
  • Board Certified – ABOS
  • Sports Medicine, Subspecialty certified – ABOS
 

Practice

  • Specializing in ACL reconstruction
  • Specializing in meniscus and cartilage surgery
  • Specializing in shoulder rotator cuff repair
  • Specializing in shoulder instability surgery
  • Specializing in knee, shoulder, and elbow arthroscopy

  • Member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Member of the American Medical Association
  • Member of the North Carolina cook Orthopedic Association
  • Member of the North Carolina Medical Society
  • Member of the Mecklenburg County Medical Society
 

Awards

  • Named a 2020 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
 

Research

PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS, AND LECTURES

  • EMG Evaluation of Rotator Cuff Function During Shoulder Rehabilitation,” presented at Florida Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting 1994. Presented at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting, 1995.
  • “Evaluation of Treatment and Management of Aggressive Lesions of the Femoral Head and Neck”, presented in June 1995.
  • “Predictability of Hamstring Tendon Graft Lengths in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction”, presented May 1996.
  • “Cadaver Anatomy of the Wrist and Hand”, presented at Eleventh Annual Sports Medicine Symposium, Charlotte, NC, January 1997.
  • “Prospective Evaluation of Patellofemoral Pain”, presented at the Arthroscopy Association of North America annual meeting, April 1997.
  • “Complex Knee Problems; from Sports Injuries to Total Knee Arthroplasty”, Faculty Members, AAOS, Rosemont, IL, April 18-20, 1997. 
  • “Shoulder Injuries in the Workman’s Compensation Patient”, Charlotte, NC, June 1997.
  • “Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in the Skeletally Immature Patient”, Oscar Miller Day, Charlotte, NC, October 1998.
  • Dockery, ML, Wright, TW., and LaStayo, P.C. (1998) “Electromyography of the Shoulder: An Analysis of Passive Modes of Exercise”  Orthopedics, 21, 1181-1184.
  • “Patellofemoral Pain in Athletes”, Thirteenth Annual Sports Medicine Symposium, Charlotte, NC, January 1999.
  • “Complex Knee Problems:  Surgery for the Active Knee”, Faculty member, AAOS OLC Course, Chicago, IL, April 1999.
  • “Articular Debridement and Abrasion Arthroplasty for Chondral Changes in the Knee”, Oscar Miller Day, Charlotte, NC, October 1999.
  • “Complex Knee Problems of the Adult Knee”, Faculty Member, AAOC OLC Course, Chicago, IL, July 2001. 
  • “Knee Dislocation; Assessment and Decision Making”, Oscar Miller Day, Charlotte, NC, January, 202.
  • “Complications of ACL Reconstruction:  Arthrofibrosis and Infection”, Oscar Miller Day, Charlotte, NC October, 2002. “Knee Dislocation:  Multiple Ligament Injuries and Treatment Options”, 17th Annual Sports Medicine Symposium, Charlotte, NC, February, 2003.
  • “Physical Exam of the Injured Shoulder”, Symposium on Current Trends in the Management of the Adult Shoulder, Charlotte, NC, April, 2003. 
  • “Adolescent Knee Injuries”  Athletic Injuries of the Knee Symposium, Charlotte, NC  January 2007 
  • “Physical Exam of the Shoulder and Elbow”  Athletic Injuries of the Shoulder and Elbow Symposium,  Charlotte, NC   January 2010
 

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