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dr.-thomas-benton-kelso-ii-md

Specializes in Sports Medicine, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma

509 Olde Waterford Way; Suite 103
Leland, NC
(910) 755-7217; (910) 371-3331

(Average of 4.1 in 7 ratings)

Dr. Thomas Kelso, who practices in Sunset Beach, NC, Leland, NC, and Southport, NC, is a medical specialist in sports medicine, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and orthopedic trauma. Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Kelso attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kelso takes Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society and Fellow, AAOS, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Kelso is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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mark-dupree-foster-md

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery

509 Olde Waterford Way; Suite 103
Leland, NC
(910) 457-4789; (910) 371-3331

(Average of 4.1 in 8 ratings)

Clinical interests: Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Pain, Trauma/Fractures, Trauma/Fractures, Pediatric ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Foster specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery and practices in Southport, NC and Leland, NC. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Foster is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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michael-mark-marushack-md

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

509 Olde Waterford Way; Suite 103
Leland, NC
(910) 457-4789; (910) 458-8884

(Average of 4 in 5 ratings)

Clinical interests: Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures, Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Marushack is an orthopedic trauma specialist and sports medicine specialist in Southport, NC, Carolina Beach, NC, and Sunset Beach, NC. Dr. Marushack has indicated that his clinical interests include fractures, joint replacement (arthroplasty), and arthroscopic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. Dr. Marushack is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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eric-jon-lescault-do

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery

509 Olde Waterford Way; Suite 103
Leland, NC
(910) 457-4789; (910) 458-8884

(Average of 3 in 2 ratings)

Dr. Eric Lescault's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Lescault is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients.

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common “wear-and-tear” problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.

Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:
  • Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
  • Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
  • Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
  • Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
  • Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part

Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.

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