Dr. Scott Appell, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 62
  
Dr. Appell
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Lemak Health

5018 Cahaba River Rd Vestavia, AL 35243

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Dr. Scott Appell, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Vestavia, AL. Dr. Appell has more experience with Hip/Pelvic Bones, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Shoulder/Upper Arm than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Grandview Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Appell to book an appointment.


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Dr. Appell and his staff provide excellent service. My last visit was for a required x-ray of my left hip replacement by Dr. Appell that was done just over one year ago. I have been extremely pleased with my result and the follow up by his office. When my right hip requires surgery, I’ll be back. (In previous years, Dr. Appell also operated on each of my shoulders - both still doing quite well.)
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Jul 23, 2020
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This is my second hip replacement but the first time I have used Dr Appell. Recovery time was much faster. Office staff is very friendly and efficient I never have had to wait over 15 minutes. Your not left sitting in the room for long at all. I would rate him as a very skilled and talented surgeon. He is very carrying and optimistic and if I ever need a orthopedic surgeon again I will use Dr Appell, he even said I could go horseback riding again! I am a happy patient with a new hip!
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Deborah Yates – May 15, 2020
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January 6, 2020 had a consult with Dr. Appell. Based solely on how well he did total knee replacement on my Grandmother (Late 70’s at time). She loved him!!! Dr. Appell REALLY LISTENED to me and understood what would be best for me as a patient. I have a rotator cuff tear. He’s directing me to the best pain management/ physical therapy. While monitoring my progress! He’s looking out for what’s best for me! I’m so grateful for his direction and help. I highly recommend Dr. Appell and his staff for their willingness and friendliness to my positive road to recovery! Thank y’all from the bottom of my heart. God Bless
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Kristie Kessler – Jan 25, 2020
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Very nice and efficient office staff. Very impressed with physical exam and explication of upcoming surgery.
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Jan 09, 2020
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Dr. Appell has performed 5 rotator cuff repairs and a left hip replacement on me. He is the best, absolutely the best orthopedic surgeon EVER. I will NEVER use another orthopedic surgeon.
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Apr 29, 2019
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Best orthopedic doctor I have ever used. I highly recommend Dr. Appell
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Pam Poston in Nauvoo, AL – Oct 09, 2018
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Dr Appell is a very thoughtful and skilled surgeon My total hip replacement and recovery went exactly as he said it would I would recommend him to anyone
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Rodney Holman in Gadsden, AL – Apr 05, 2018
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Dr appeal is the best knee doctor ever.if it wasn't for him I would not be walking
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Sidney Carter in Talladega.Alabama – Mar 19, 2018
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Dr. Appell did a fabulous job replacing my hip. He is proficient with the innovative anterior hip surgery and my recovery was amazingly fast. I have to have the other hip done at some point and wouldn't think of going to anyone else. I was also extremely impressed with Grandview and Dr. Appell's joint replacement classes/program he has in place there.
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Dona Land in Hoover, AL – Mar 07, 2018
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Very friendly and genuinely concerned for all of his patients.
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Jan 03, 2018
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He was so caring and Knowledgeable about my condition, would highly recommend him. His staff was also great to work with.
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vestavia – Jan 03, 2018
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I am 4 months out from a right total hip replacement. I a pain free and walking without a limp for the first time in more than 3 years. I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Appell. His surgical skill, professionalism and compassion made this procedure and recovery very tolerable. I have had an excellent result and am back to work, playing golf and playing with my grandchildren. I saw 2 other surgeons before deciding on Dr. Appell and I can say that made the right choice
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Debi Harrelson in Birmingham, AL – Jul 11, 2017
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Outstanding physician! Had total knee replacement and am pain free. Why did I wait so long?
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Lisa A. Woodard in Montgomery, AL – Jan 10, 2017
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Dr. Appell is very personable, knowledgeable and thorough. I would highly recommend him and team!!
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Phillip Uptain in Elmore, AL – Jan 07, 2017
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I was very satisfied with Dr. Appell and my surgery. He did an excellent job of explaining the procedure and the expected outcome was exactly as he explained it.
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Roy McMillan in Selma, AL – Jan 05, 2017
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Dr. Appell and I hit it off right off the bat. He has a calm, professional demeanor and readily answers any questions.
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JR in Montgomery, AL – Jan 04, 2017
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Everybody wants to know who my doctor is,as my knee looks perfect less than 3 weeks after surgery.already bending 110 in PT.
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Alicia Pope. in Talladega,AL – Dec 30, 2016
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Dr. Appell is approachable with any question I ask. He did not appear rushed during the pre op visit . He is serious and concerned yet has a sense of humor as well. The joint floor at GrandView is geared towards wellness not illness. ( this is amazing). Difficult decision to have an elective joint replacement yet by the time I was at the surgery date , I feel most of my concerns had been handled. One staff member seems overworked and tired and not as approachable yet quite knowledgeable .
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robin in Birmingham, AL – Nov 17, 2016
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From our first meeting Dr. Appell has been so nice caring and encouraging. I was really scared of what was about to happen and recovery. He explained everything so clear. Before and after surgery he was there encouraging me. If I have to any other procedure done. Dr. Appell is my doctor.
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Kathryn Van Horn in Birmingham, Al – Oct 19, 2016
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I have been seeing Dr. Appell for numerous years and I totally trust his opinion and advice. I moved away from the area about 14 years ago and I continue to see Dr. Appell whenever I need a service that he specializes in concerning my health. My family drive over a hundred miles one way just to get medical care from Dr. Appell. This should speak to how I feel about Dr. Appell. He is truly blessed when it comes to his field of specialties.
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Hanna Thompson in Huntsville, AL – Sep 18, 2016
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About Me

As an orthopedic surgeon, I believe that the whole body cannot be healthy unless each part is healthy. I provide surgical musculoskeletal care to athletes at every level of competition as well as non-athlete patients.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1992
University of Alabama Hospital
Residency Hospital
1988
University of Alabama Hospital
Internship Hospital
1981
University Of Florida
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Practice Areas

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Typically treats 82% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appell treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 97% of their peers

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

Hip Replacement
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appell performs Hip Replacement more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Appell performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Pelvic Fracture
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appell treats Pelvic Fracture more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Appell treats this condition more than 75% 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 67% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appell performs Knee Surgery more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Appell performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appell treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Appell treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appell treats Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain more than 97% of their peers

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

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 65% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Rotator Cuff Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appell performs Rotator Cuff Surgery more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Appell performs this procedure more than 83% of their peers

Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appell performs Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Appell performs this procedure more than 80% of their peers

Shoulder Fracture Treatment
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appell performs Shoulder Fracture Treatment more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Appell performs this procedure more than 82% of their peers

Ankle/Foot

Ankle and foot specialists diagnose and treat localized conditions such as arthritis, bunions, nerve damage, and plantar fasciitis through procedures including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Ankle/Foot specialists.

Typically treats 59% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appell performs Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Appell performs this procedure more than 85% of their peers

Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appell performs Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Appell performs this procedure more than 80% of their peers

Foot Conditions
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appell treats Foot Conditions more than 71% of their peers

Dr. Appell treats this condition more than 71% of their peers

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Dr. Appell's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • 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
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • 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 Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • 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 Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement

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Lemak Health

Lemak Health- Cahaba River5018 Cahaba River Rd Vestavia, AL 35243
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    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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