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Dr. Chad Fortun, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 44

Dr. Fortun

Carolina Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Specialists, P.A.

1717 Shipyard Blvd Ste 350 Wilmington, NC 28403

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Dr. Chad Fortun, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Wilmington, NC and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine in 2009 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and reconstructive orthopedic surgery.


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(910) 799-0110

Dr. Fortun accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Dr. Fortun's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hip Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fortun treats Hip Sprain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Fortun treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Knee Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fortun treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Fortun treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

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
  • 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
  • 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

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
2015
2014
2010
2009
2001
1997

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fortun

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Dr. Fortun was great! Would highly recommend!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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