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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) 457-4789; (910) 371-3331

Dr. Thomas Kelso's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Dr. Kelso has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kelso include: Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society and Fellow, AAOS, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Kelso's hospital/clinic affiliations include New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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

Dr. Michael Marushack's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement (arthroplasty), and arthritis. Patients gave Dr. Marushack an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Marushack is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Mark Foster is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, Dr. Foster performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Foster is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients.

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

Eric Jon Lescault DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
509 Olde Waterford Way; Suite 103
Leland, NC
(910) 457-4789; (910) 458-8884

Dr. Eric Lescault's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Lescault graduated from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. Dr. Lescault has an open panel.

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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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