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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 works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon, orthopedic trauma specialist, and sports medicine specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Kelso attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kelso include: Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society and Fellow, AAOS, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. Dr. Kelso is open to new patients.

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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 is an orthopedist and spine surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Foster graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He 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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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 a sports medicine and orthopedic trauma specialist in Southport, NC, Carolina Beach, NC, and Sunset Beach, NC. Patient ratings for Dr. Marushack average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Marushack include fractures (broken bones), joint replacement (arthroplasty), and arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Marushack attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Southport, NC, Carolina Beach, NC, and Leland, NC. Dr. Lescault 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. He honors Medicare insurance. He is accepting 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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