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Shoulder Instability

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UK Basketball team physician since 2001

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UK Baseball team physician since 1998

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Performed surgery on multiple current NBA, MLB, and PGA players

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Georgetown College and Kentucky State University team physician

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USA Basketball team physician for U-19 Team, Cairo, Egypt, 2017

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US Ski and Snowboard team physician pool

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Over 20 years of experience as a surgeon at UK

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Fellowship trained in sports medicine and shoulder surgery

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Southern Orthopaedic Association board member

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Reviewer for 10 orthopaedic journals

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Over 200 regional, national, and international sports medicine speaking engagements

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Program Chair for Southeastern Conference Physicians’ Meeting

Shoulder Instability

Shoulder instability can result from an injury or from shoulder “looseness” that you are born with. The instability leads to a feeling that the shoulder is shifting out of place, and can result in the shoulder dislocating completely. In some cases, physical therapy is prescribed to strengthen the muscles around the shoulder, and the instability can be resolved without surgery. In other cases, particularly if there was an injury that led to the instability, arthroscopic surgery is necessary to repair the torn tissue that causes the feeling of instability. The patient’s history, physical examination, and MRI findings can help to determine the best treatment option. If surgery is required, in most cases the results are predictably very good.

Picture below shows the labrum torn from the glenoid

Picture below shows the repaired labral tissue.

UK Basketball Team Surgeon

Ratings & Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

★★★★★

January, 2020
Dr.Mair and his staff and interns are the best orthopedic office I've ever been to. Knowledgable, friendly, professional, caring...Even if I'm in pain I look forward to my visit because I know they will do whatever can be done to improve my condition. Superior medical knowledge and interaction with me as a patient and a person.

★★★★★

December, 2019
Wonderful provider - Wonderful experience. Very comforting to be in his care.

★★★★★

September, 2019
Came to Dr. Marie (Mair) as a second opinion because I did not like the way I was treated at another practice. Dr. Marie (Mair) listened to my questions and gave me a wealth of knowledge to make an educated decision on what to do about my injury. I(I am taking this survey on my phone and it is auto correcting his name. I cannot fix the typos due to the formatting. )

ARTICLE

NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE ON YOUTH THROWING INJURIES

By SCOTT D. MAIR

Lexington, Ky.

THE baseball playoffs are in full swing, the first game of the World Series is on Wednesday and millions of young boys will be watching, dreaming of some day playing in the big leagues.

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