Mickey F. Plymale, MD

Orthopedic Surgery


Mickey F. Plymale, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group and a clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia, completed his internship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in New York City, and his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, also in New York City. Dr. Plymale completed fellowships at the Dr. James Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center and the American Sports Medicine Institute, both in Birmingham, Alabama.

He is a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society. His team physician history includes Auburn University athletics; Barons AA baseball, an affiliate of Chicago White Sox; the Alabama Ballet Company; the University of Alabama ice hockey team; the SEC baseball tournament; Vestavia Hills High School, 6A, of Birmingham, AL; and Truman High School in New York City.

Dr. Plymale's specialties and clinical interests include upper extremity, hip and knee surgery, arthroscopic ACL reconstruction, meniscus repair, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder stabilization procedures, patella instability, joint preservation, cartilage replacement, cartilage transplantation and partial knee replacement.

Our Vision: To be known for clinical excellence and remembered for compassionate care.


Education and training

Specialty Orthopedic Surgery

Board CertifiedAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

EducationMarshall University School of Medicine

ResidencyMontefiore Medical Center

FellowshipAndrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center; American Sports Medicine Institute

Our affiliate system

We are building one organization with affiliates in two regions. Our parent company, now known as Prisma Health, supports both affiliates with overall direction and leadership as we continue to align. We will soon share one brand across the entire organization to better reflect this. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will be rebranded in late 2019 and will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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