Dr. Chad Fortun, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 45
  
Dr. Fortun

Carolina Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Specialists, P.A.

1717 Shipyard Blvd Wilmington, NC 28403

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Dr. Chad Fortun, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Wilmington, NC and has over 11 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Fortun has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine medical school in 2009. He is affiliated with medical facilities Columbus Regional Healthcare System and New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fortun to book an appointment.


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Dr. Fortun accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 63% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Dislocation
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fortun treats Shoulder Dislocation more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Fortun treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Shoulder Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fortun treats Shoulder Disorders more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Fortun treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fortun treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Fortun treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 60% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fortun treats Knee Sprain more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Fortun treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fortun treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Fortun treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Knee Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fortun treats Knee Disorders more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Fortun treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 62% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Sprain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fortun treats Elbow Sprain more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Fortun treats this condition more than 72% of their peers

Elbow Injuries
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fortun treats Elbow Injuries more than 53% of their peers

Dr. Fortun treats this condition more than 53% of their peers

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Dr. Fortun's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Michael – Aug 30, 2018
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Dr. Fortun was great! Would highly recommend!
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Kate – Aug 30, 2018
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I wish I could post the photos I took from my OPEN Weber C fracture dislocation with syndesmosis disruption but I can’t. Long story short is that I had surgery, ORIF. Once I went full weight bearing my pain level exploded. I was ignored and told to walk more. Meanwhile my bone was infected, Osteonecrotic and collapsing over many weeks. I was bedridden for 18 months, lost our business (couldn’t walk), house and more. Now I am disabled. He saw my CT and acted like nothing was wrong- OSTEONECROSIS!
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Dead Ankle in Wilmington , NC – Aug 26, 2018
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Dr. Fortun helped me awhile back with knee and hip pain. He has excellent bedside manner, witty, knowledgeable, thoughtful, caring, and attentive. He listened to what I wanted and worked with me. I was well after a very short time.
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Mari Ann in Winnabow, NC – Jun 23, 2018
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I'm an Infantry Marine who was injured in combat in Afghanistan. I endured great pain for 7 years before seeking treatment. I will be forever grateful to Dr Fortun and the expert care I received at his extremely skillful hand. His professionalism, and that of his team were unmatched. I've already recommended him with confidence to several others in the Marine Corps and will continue to do so. If whoever reads this has any influence over his retention or promotion, you should do so at all costs.
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John Dober in Cape Carteret, NC – Jun 09, 2018
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Dr Fortun and the staff I've encountered at Carolina Sports Medicine are very professional and caring. The staff and Dr Fortun are prompt and respectful of my time as a patient. Dr Fortun is very conservative in his treatment and takes time to explain your diagnosis and plan of care in terms that are easy to understand. Being in healthcare myself, I would definitely recommend over any other orthopedic provider in the area!
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LA in Southport NC – May 30, 2018
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I am a 72 yr. old avid tennis player and developed a hip problem that could not be resolved with PT. Dr. Fortun, and his staff, have been awesome to work with on my evaluation, planning for surgery, and post op appointments for hip arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Fortun evaluated my MRI, recommended a plan for repair and was excellent in reviewing what was done and how I might progress. Four months after my surgery, I played in a tennis tournament!! Thank you, Dr. Fortun!!!!
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Carol in New Bern, NC – Feb 28, 2018
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Dr. Fortun is not only an excellent surgeon, but he is also a really nice guy. He performed a hip arthroscopy in August 2017, in order to repair a labral tear and femoral acetabular impingement. I was back to running, albeit slowly and for brief increments, just 3 months later. I just went for my first post-op 5+ mile run a few weeks ago and it felt great! I am pain free, which is amazing considering that even prolonged sitting could cause discomfort before the surgery. He is my miracle worker!
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Abby Saunders in Hampstead, NC – Jan 21, 2018
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Dr. Fortun was very respectful of my time. He was straight to the point and never made me wait too long in the waiting room or in his office before he was available. Dr. Fortun treated me for a tear in the cartilage of my hip. No other doctor in Wilmington provided this service. I had surgery in September and was back to running 3-4 miles by end of February with no set backs or issues.
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Wilmington, NC – Mar 21, 2017
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Dr. Fortun is knowledgeable and caring about his patients. He spends sufficient time to explain the situation and possible solutions. He answers all questions so his patients can make an informed decision about their healthcare. He remembers his patients from visit to visit and is personable and genuine. I am very pleased with the results of my shoulder surgery and will not hesitate to engage Dr. Fortun for any future orthopedic needs.
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Robert L'Esperance in Wilmington, NC – Mar 10, 2017
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Dr Fortun was recommended to be by someone who had the same surgery that I needed. I tore my rotator cuff and was in pain just walking. Since the surgery, I haven't been in pain at all. The surgery itself was painless. From hearing recovery stories from others who went to different surgeons, I was expecting the worst but was happily surprised. No Pain At All! Four months after surgery I was back on the tennis courts . Life is Good!
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Shelley in Southport, NC – Mar 02, 2017
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Underwent rotator cuff surgery with Dr. Fortun. Had next to no pain during recovery and during PT. Was back playing competitive tennis in 4 months. Recommended Dr. Fortun to my girlfriend who needed rotator cuff surgery a year later. She had similar results and we are headed out to play some tennis now.
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Barry Bruderer in Southport, NC – Mar 01, 2017
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Dr.Fortun performed surgery, on my triceps, fantastic job, before during and after , actually came out to my wife, sat down and talked to her, and explained everything ,about the surgery and the needed recovery . My wife commented, about how none of the other doctors even came out to the others that were sitting out there. If you need a great doc that you can trust he is your Man.
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Grubbs in Hampstead NC – Jan 30, 2017
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He is extremely thorough; spends time with his patients and encourages them to ask questions. Excellent diagnostician and very proactive in his care and treatment.
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Pat P. in Wilmington, NC – Aug 26, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I am very passionate about providing individualized patient care and educating patients regarding treatment and outcomes.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2015
Southern California Orthopaedic Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2014
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2010
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Internship Hospital
2009
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Medical School
2001
Cleveland State University
Undergraduate School
1997
University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Undergraduate School

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Locations

Carolina Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Specialists, P.A.

Wilmington Office1717 Shipyard Blvd Wilmington, NC 28403
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Columbus Regional Healthcare System

Whiteville, NC

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Wilmington, NC

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)