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Dr. Scott Appell, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Appell

Lemak Health

5018 Cahaba River Rd Vestavia, AL 35243

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Dr. Scott Appell, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Vestavia, AL and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Florida in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.


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Dr. Appell's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Joint Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appell treats Joint Pain more than 99% of his peers

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

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Knee Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revisions
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Minimally-Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Total Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive, Quad-Sparing Knee Replacement
  • Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revisions
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement

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
  • 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
  • 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 Surgery
  • 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
  • Sports Injuries
  • 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

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

Education

1992
University Of Alabama Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1988
University Of Alabama Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1986
University Of Florida
Medical School
1981
University Of Florida
Undergraduate School
1992
1988
1986
1981

Awards

Dr. Appell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Appell

4.4

Based on 56 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
14.285714285714286%
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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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Best orthopedic doctor I have ever used. I highly recommend Dr. Appell
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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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Dr appeal is the best knee doctor ever.if it wasn't for him I would not be walking
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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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Very friendly and genuinely concerned for all of his patients.
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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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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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Outstanding physician! Had total knee replacement and am pain free. Why did I wait so long?
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Dr. Appell is very personable, knowledgeable and thorough. I would highly recommend him and team!!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dr.Appell is great! He listened to me regarding my symptoms, reviewed my prior history, requested the appropriate tests, and gave me the truth regarding my options. I would refer anyone with orthopedic problems to him. He is very thorough, kind, and tells it just like it is. Now I am recovering from shoulder surgery that was long overdue??
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I don't think you could find a better doctor. He is informative and take as much time as you need to explain your problem and how to solve it. He talks to you in terms you can understand and will never talk down to you. It is like visiting a friend instead of a doctors office. Very professional. Dr. Appell has done both of my knees and both shoulders. To say I am satisfied is an understatement. He is the reason I can walk and throw without pain.
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I could not ask for a better caring doctor. I would recommend him to anyone.
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He is kind-spoken, thorough with explanations, answers questions readily.
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