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Michael L. Dockery, MD
4.8 of 5 Stars
  • Elbow
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Sports Medicine
Fellowship Trained:
  • Sports Medicine


  • 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
Clinic Location
University | Charlotte Orthopedics
University 9848 North Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28262
  • 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
  • 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


  • 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

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.