Dr. Scott Desman, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Scott Desman, MD
Dr. Scott Desman, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Stuart, FL. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Desman is affiliated with Martin Medical Center.

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    in Port Saint Lucie, FL |
    This is my second knee replacement & it went exceptionally well. I had little pain& my range of motion was over 115 degrees before leaving the hospital. Dr Desman & his staff did a excellent job. They were attentive & caring to my needs. Great experience!!!!
    We appreciate the kind words about our team. Thank you for sharing!
    in Stuart, FL |
    Dr. Desman performed my hip replacement. I've always been very physical, and I was very concerned, and a little bit scared. When I went for my first visit, the level of professionalism of all of his staff, and the high level of his equipment brought in an extreme level of confidence. Going through the operation, and now in post op 3 weeks, I walk times better than I did before. I feel like a kid who broke his harm, it totally recovered, so now doesn't know which arm broke in the first place.
    We appreciate the kind words about our team. It's our pleasure to help you get back to doing what you love.
    in Palm City, FL |
    Recently, I had a total hip replacement performed by Dr. Scott Desman. The experience from beginning to end was successful. He performed the surgery with a posterior approach. Two days after surgery, I was discharged from the hospital. The next day I walked two blocks with my walker. Within two weeks, I was ambulating with a cane and progressed to be independent. Within three weeks, I attended church in two inch heels without difficulty. Dr. Desman gave me my life back! He is excellent.
    in Jensen Beach |
    Dr Desman gave me a new knee. The surgery and hospital, pt, everything went great. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Demand and his staff. Actually it was a comfortable experience for a knee replacement surgery.
    We're so glad to hear about your positive experience with Dr. Desman. Thank you for sharing!
    in Port Saint Lucie, FL |
    I had a total right hip replacement by Dr. Scott Desman on October 10, 2017 at Martin Memorial South Hospital, Stuart, Florida. Everything went far better than I expected. Totally Pain Free and doing fantastic, even playing golf again... Also, the Hospital and Rehab care was excellent as well... Thank You Dr. Desman. Respectively, Bob Koterba
    We appreciate the kind words about our team. It's our pleasure to help you get back to doing what you love.
    Port Saint Lucie, FL |
    On the day of my appt the staff office left a message asking to do a health intake over the phone. I called back, no answer & a message. I called 3 more times & never reached a person. My wait time to see the nurse 35 minutes, 30 minutes for x-ray, & 10 mins with Dr. Horrible diagnosis. Also I requested to have my shoulder & knee looked at when I made the appt. The day of appt they stated they can only do 1 injury at a time & I had to make another appt. I guess its their way of make more money.
    We strive to provide the best possible care for every patient, and would like to discuss your experience in more detail so we can find out what happened and how we can improve. Please feel free to call (772) 403-2295 during normal business hours so we may work to resolve your concern offline while protecting your patient privacy.
    in Palm City, FL |
    I have been thinking for about 3 years to have a knee surgery but I was afraid until I finally went to visit Dr Desman and decided to do a makoplasty (partial knee replacement) and I wish I could have done it before on both knees at the same time. The pain did not only go away but I was able to walk the next day with no problem. I only took pain medicine for one day and the recovery time was only 14 days with fully motion and pain free. I'm planning to do my other knee soon. I am so happy.
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! We're thrilled to hear about the success of your visit with Dr. Desman!
    in Stuart, FL |
    Had a total hip replacement in February 2016. Within 1 week was mobile enough on a walker to go out to dinner. Within 2 weeks, I was using just a cane and within 3 weeks I was walking without assistance, was back into a swimming pool, was exercising on a stationary bike, and I was driving before my 4 week anniversary. The office staff is efficient and caring. Between Dr Desman's office & hospital staff, all home care and PT were arranged. Sorry I waited so long to get this done.
    in Stuart, FL |
    Highly would recommend Dr. Desman to anyone who needed a knee replacement, I have never felt better.
    in Okeechobee, FL |
    My Makoplasty (medial knee) has exceeded my expectations. I was able to go home the same day. I was up and around after 3 days without walking assistance. I returned to work in 4 weeks, full duty. The pain was much less than I expected and I have incredible range of motion already. I know I have more improvement ahead, but if all progress stopped here - I would still be very happy.
    in Stuart, FL |
    I had Right Knee Makoplasty surgery in August 2015. The procedure and recovery went just as the Dr informed me that it would, and today I am virtually pain free in that knee. I am more than pleased with the results.
    in Stuart, FL |
    I would NOT recommend Dr. Desman to anyone dealing with sports related injuries. I am a distance runner and have recently had issues with my hip. He apathetically advised that I find a new hobby and take some ibuprofen. After seeing a PT in town and having an MRI, I found out that I have a cam impingement and labral tear (essentially, a bone abnormality and a tear in the cartilage between the femoral head and pelvic bone). VERY disappointed in Desman and his lack of knowledge in this matter.
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    Dr. Desman's Care Philosophy

    We recognize that you have plenty of choices when it comes to orthopaedic care and that's why everything we do is designed to put our patients first. We also offer same day and next day appointments so you can avoid unnecessary ER wait times and expenses.

    Dr. Desman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Ankle Sprains and Strains
    • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Cancer
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brachial Plexus Palsy
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Pointer Injuries
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Limb Cramp
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Lupus
    • Myelopathy
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
    • 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
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger


    • Medical School
      McGill University Faculty Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1982

    • Internship Hospital
      University Of North Carolina Hospital

      Completed in 1983

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of North Carolina Hospital

      Completed in 1987

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Orthopadic and Arthric Hospital

      Completed in 1987

      Rothman Institute

      Completed in 1988

    • Undergraduate School
      McGill University

      Graduated in 1978

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • French

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Arm Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • 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 Replacement With Robotic Assistance
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Steroid Injection
    • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate