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Dr. Kenneth Caldwell, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 62

Dr. Caldwell

Dr. Kenneth Caldwell, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Charleston, SC and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Great thorough explanation and attention. Personable and genuinely upbeat and friendly.
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Dr. Caldwell is caring and a very knowledgeable doctor with lots of experience.
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I have been a patient of Dr Caldwell since early 1990’s for various problems. He is very knowledgeable,professional and friendly. He puts patients at ease right away. I’ve often told him I wish he was my family Dr.??
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Rarely does a Dr. take the time to explain as thoroughly the process, and listen to patients. I had successful minor knee surgery 5 years ago, and am about to have the other knee scoped in 3 weeks. I have full confidence.
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I have seen Dr Caldwell for serveral different problems including surgey. He spends the time to inform you of your injury in detail. He is a very likable person. Was in to see him within 10 minutes of my appointment time. He treats me like an old friend.
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I was very pleased all around with this my first visit to Dr. Caldwell who treated me (and my wife) as old friends rather than, and just in my case jis new patient.
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Fully explains his treatment plan while putting the patient at ease. Very pleasant experience.
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Best overall orthopedic surgeon in the Charleston area. His expertise, knowledge, accuracy, staff, and scheduling appointments, are excellent. Dr. Caldwell's bedside manner has consistently been great over the years, he has repaired my knee and rotator cuff, great results.
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Dr. Caldwell takes times to examine and to explain his findings and his recommendations. He also is not quick to go for surgery options. Very friendly and professional!
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Very professional and always takes his time to explain everything to you in an understandable language.
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Dr. Caldwell is a highly skilled and experienced physician who relates well with his patients. I have seen him for two rotator cuff injuries over the past four years- one resolved through physical therapy, and one through very recent surgery. He is very patient and thorough in explaining diagnoses and treatment options, and recommends surgery only as last resort. His staff (PA, nurses, and office assistants) are excellent.
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Thoroughly explains all of your treatment options and does not PUSH surgery on you. Takes the time to make sure you understand your options and the pros/cons of each. Makes sure you ask any questions and express any concerns you might have so that you are comfortable with whatever decision you come to. Amazing bedside manner and down-to-earth guy. I cannot day enough good things about Dr. Caldwell. I would never consider any other doctor when it comes to my knees.
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Dr. Caldwell is one of the most personable doctors I’ve seen. I tore my meniscus working out. I felt like I was talking with an old friend and nothing was rushed. He said that at this point he felt it was a very minor tear and gave me a conservative treatment plan with home care. He also didn’t think an x-ray was necessary at this point. Turns out he was right, the symptoms completely resolved and have been so for years. Sometimes a great doctor knows when to do nothing. Appreciated!
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Dr Caldwell performed surgery on my shoulder over 20 years ago I am extremely active and still place heavy stress on the surgery site, surfing, paddle surfing ,mountain biking and tennis. The range of motion and strength remain amazingly close to post surgery results from many years ago. I never had a chance to thank him for it so I'll do it here! Rating your experience is important but nothing compares to actual procedure results and quality of life down the road. Thank you!
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I feel Dr. Caldwell is an unprofessional Dr, who speaks with patients in a rushed and condescending manner. If your a Worker’s Compensation patient, be very aware that your employer’s Worker’s Compensation Insurance administor selected this Dr for a reason! To provide you substandard care and chart notes in the best interest of the Worker’s Compensation provider (in my opinion). So be knowledgeable and watch him and his staff closely and request a 2nd opinion if you feel unsatisfied!
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Unfortunately my response to Dr. Caldwell is the same. He has to learn to listen. He assumes everyone acts or reacts the same to specific treatment. And can be stubborn to individual. I would not recommend him to anyone until he improve in these areas.
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My recent visit with Dr. Caldwell left me feeling unheard. Dr. Caldwell dismissed my concerns about pain and future mobility of my shoulder. He spent a total of 1 minute listening and then told me to make another appointment, then walked away. I was very disappointed in his lack of empathy.
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Biography

Dr. Kenneth Caldwell, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Charleston, SC and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Hughston Orth Clin
Fellowship Hospital
Nc Bapt Hospital Bowman
Residency Hospital
Nc Bapt Hospital Bowman
Internship Hospital
1983
Medical University of South Carolina
Medical School
1983

Awards

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(843) 958-2500

Dr. Caldwell accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Dr. Caldwell's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Adhesive Capsulitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Caldwell treats Adhesive Capsulitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Caldwell treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Caldwell treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Caldwell treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Caldwell treats Osteoarthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Caldwell treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist

Dr. Caldwell's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • 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)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Roper Hospital

Charleston, SC