Areas of Expertise
Strand Orthopaedic would like to WELCOME our newest addition!
Quality Orthopaedic Care
Since 1975, Strand Orthopaedic Consultants has come to symbolize excellence in Orthopaedic care along the Grand Strand. Consisting of eleven board-certified orthopaedic surgeons, the group is representative of some of the finest medical schools in the nation. Strand Orthopaedic provides the best care from simple sprains to the most complex spinal or sports related injuries.
As the first Orthopaedic group to treat sports related injuries in the area, Strand Orthopaedic Consultants has consistently been the leader in our field. In fact, we helped to develop programs to certify and place athletic trainers in Horry County Schools. We strive to increase our knowledge and role in treating Orthopaedics and our community has made us the most respected group in Orthopaedic Specialists you can choose for your treatment.
Testimonial for Dr. James O. Merritt, IV
“I was accidentally struck by a low bed shopping cart at Costco and went down onto the concrete. Upon striking the concrete on my right hip, the fall broke the ball of the hip. Dr. Merritt performed the operation at 11 o'clock that evening and I was...”Read More »
Mission, Vision and Values
We provide the most advanced, world class orthopaedic medical and surgical care in a comfortable, caring environment.
Education: Our physicians and staff are constantly learning and sharing ideas, knowledge, and experience with each other at home as well as with our peers.
Service: We listen to the individual needs of our patients to provide them with the information they need to make informed, educated decisions about their health care. No two patients are exactly alike.
Empathy: We treat our patients as we would treat our closest friends and family members.
Respect: We are humbled, honored, and thankful that our patients have entrusted us with their most precious resource, their health. We promise to treat each of our patients with the utmost dignity and respect.
Cost: We recognize the importance of cost in providing affordable health care to our patients in an environment of constantly changing health care policy, insurance and payment programs. We pledge to provide our patients with treatment alternatives when necessary as well as the most affordable options available.