Dr. Tal Hendrix

Dr. Tal Hendrix
Dr. Tal Hendrix

Sports Medicine & Shoulder

Dr. Tal Hendrix is a native of Jackson, MS. He is specially trained in the treatment of sports-related injuries, specifically hips, knees, shoulder, and elbow injuries. He attended Millsaps College, where he studied Biology and played on the football and baseball teams.

Dr. Hendrix graduated from medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and also went on to complete an orthopedic residency there. As a part of his residency training, he was accepted to and worked in an AO fellowship program in Zurich, Switzerland under Dr. Christian Gerber. After residency, he and his family moved to Greenville, SC where he had the honor to train with the Steadman Hawkins Sports Medicine Fellowship. There he learned under the leadership of Dr. Richard Hawkins, Dr. John Tokish, and many other giants in the field of Sports Medicine and shoulder reconstruction.


  • Steadman Hawkins Clinic Of The Carolinas; Greenville, SC

    - Fellowship; Orthopaedic Sports Medicine 2016-17
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Fur Osteosynthesefragen

    -Fellowship, Short Term

    - Balgrist Uniklinik, Zurich Switzerland

    - Prof. med Christian Gerber, MD
  • The University Of Mississippi Department Of Orthopedic Surgery

    - Residency; 2011- 2016
  • The University Of Mississippi Medical Center — Jackson, MS

    - Medical Doctor Program; May 2011
  • Millsaps College — Jackson, MS

    -Bachelor of Science in Biology; May 2006

    Cum Laude
  • Jackson Preparatory School — Jackson, MS

    High School Diploma; May 2002

    Highest Honors


  • United States Medical Licensure Step Exam-
    • Step 1 (May, 2009) – 229
    • Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (July, 2010) – 230
    • Step 2 Clinical Skills (September, 2010) – Pass
    • Step 3 (January, 2012) – 207
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Certified
    • Initial Certification- 2010
    • Recertification- 2016
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support, Certified – 2011

Research And Publications

  • “Relationship of the Posterior Inferior Tibial Slope and Bilateral Non- Contact ACL injuries.”

    Hendrix ST, Barrett GR, Barrett AM, Replogle WH, Hydrick J

    Orthopedics. 2017 Jan 1;40(1):e136-e140. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20161013-06. Epub 2016 Oct 18.
  • “Modifier 22 in Morbidly Obese Acetabular Fractures: Does it Affect Reimbursement.”

    Bergin PF, Kneip C, Pierce C, Hendrix ST, Porter SE, Graves ML, Russell GV.

    Clinical Orthopedic Related Research. 2014 Nov;472(11):3370-4. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3639-1.
  • “Insulin resistance and obesity in a mouse model of systemic lupus erythematosus.”

    Ryan MJ, McLemore GR Jr, Hendrix ST. Hypertension. 2006 Nov; 48(5):988-93. Epub

    2006 Sep 18.
  • “Clinical Outcomes of Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty in Patients Under Sixty-Five Years of Age: A Systematic Review.” Bentley JC, Robertson TA, Hendrix ST, Griscom JT, Kissenberth MF, Tolan SJ, Hawkins RJ, Tokish JM. (Submission)
  • “Pearls and Pitfalls in Stabilizing Surgery.” Atlas of Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy. Hendrix ST, Tokish JM
  • “All-Inside Arthroscopy Meniscal Repair Techniques Using a Mid-Body Accessory Portal.”

    Hendrix ST, Kwapisz A, Wyland D. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2017 (Provisionally Accepted)
  • “The Effect of Postoperative Changes to the Center of Rotation in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Does it Really Matter.” Kwapisz A, Hendrix ST, Alexander R, Shanley E, Kissenberth MJ, Tokish JM. (Submission)

Academic Honors/Activities/Leadership

  • 2016 Orthopedic In-Training Exam Award- given to the top scoring resident in the department of Orthopedics at the University of Mississippi
  • 2016 Alan Freeland Research Award-
    “Relationship of the Posterior Inferior Tibial Slope in Non- Contact ACL injuries.”
  • 2014 Resident Research Award, Mississippi Orthopedic Society
    “Relationship of the Posterior Inferior Tibial Slope in Non- Contact ACL injuries.”
  • 2011-Present, Resident Quality Council Member, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • 2007-Present, Mississippi STATE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
    • 2009- 2011 Student Representative, Council on Legislation
    • 2010- Student Delegate to the MSMA Annual Meeting in Natchez, MS
    • 2009- Student Delegate to the MSMA Annual Meeting in Oxford, MS
    • 2011-12 Resident Member, Council on Legislation
    • 2013-14 Resident Member, Council of Medical Services
  • 2011-Present, Member, University of Mississippi Resident Quality Council
  • 2012-13, Resident Member, University of Mississippi Peri-operative Services Committee
  • 2012, University of Mississippi Emergency Medicine Department
    Consultant of the Year

    2007-2011- American Medical Association, Mississippi Medical Association- University Society

    • 2007-2008- Representative of UMMC University Society
    • 2008-2009- Vice President of UMMC University Society
    • 2009-2010- President of UMMC University Society
    • 2010-2011- Past-President of UMMC University Society
    • 2009- Mississippi State Delegate to the AMA-MSS Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL
    • 2010-2011- UMMC Associated Student Body

      Chairman- Intramural Sports
  • 2011 Donald Imrie Award Recipient

    “The most outstanding performance in orthopaedic surgery by a senior medical student”
  • 2011 Carl Gustav Evers Award Recipient

    “Recognition of peer to peer support, scholarship and exceptional leadership in promoting and participating in student activities of the American Medical Association and the Mississippi Medical Association.”
  • 2010 Virgina Stansel Tolbert Award Recipient

    “Recognition of Outstanding Leadership and Academic Achievement as a Student in the School of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center”
  • 2010 Mississippi Medical Political Action Committee

    Medical Student Trustee- MMPAC Board of Trustees
  • 2009- Tar Wars, Anti-Tobacco Youth Campaign- Medical Student Volunteer
  • 2007-Present, Jackson Free Clinic, Medical Student Volunteer
  • 2002-2006, Millsaps College

    2003-2006- Beta Beta Beta Biology Honorary
  • 2003-2006 Varsity Baseball,
    • 2004- 1st team All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (P);

      2nd team All-South Region (P)
    • 2003-2006- Varsity letter recipient
    • 2004- Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Football Representative
  • 2003-2004 Varsity Football
    • 2003- 2nd team All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (RB)
    • 2003, 2004- Varsity letter recipient

Work Experience

  • May 2005- Student Researcher for The University of Mississippi Medical Center –
  • August 2005- Department of Physiology
  • June 2006-07- Faculty Member and Varsity Football and Baseball Assistant Coach for Jackson Preparatory School
  • July 2011-16- University of Mississippi Medical Center, House Officer, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • August 2016-17- Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas; Greenville, SC Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship