Dr. Scott F. Duncan, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Boston Medical Center-Orthopdcs 725 Albany St Ste 4B, Boston, MA 02118 Get Directions
(617) 638-5633

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"Dr. Scott Duncan's primary research interests include recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome and joint replacement surgery in the hand, elbow and shoulder. His clinical subspecialty practice involves hand, elbow, and shoulder surgery as well as microsurgery. Dr. Duncan received a Bachelor's Degree in biology from Harvard University, a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Washington School of Medicine and a Master's Degree of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health. Dr. Duncan completed an internship in general surgery at the University of Tennessee in Memphis and residency training in orthopedic surgery at the Campbell Clinic-University of Tennessee. He received his fellowship training in hand surgery, upper extremity surgery, and microsurgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery-Cornell Medical College in New York City. Dr. Duncan worked at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and the Mayo Clinic Health System in Minnesota prior to joining Ochsner where he serves as the Chairman of the Orthopedic Surgery Department. He recently edited the textbook Reoperative Hand Surgery, which will be used as a resource for hand surgeons worldwide for complex cases. Dr. Duncan has served as a leadership fellow for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and as a leadership fellow for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Duncan is a member of the American Orthopedic Association and a Vanguard Member of the American College of Physician Executives. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery. "Read more

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Orthopedics

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • 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
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Finger Amputation
  • Finger Joint Fusion
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fusion
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pyrolytic Carbon Arthroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Arthroplasty Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Reconstruction
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
  • Small Joint Arthroplasty
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Wrist Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Extremity Reconstruction
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Washington School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

    University Of Washington School Of Public Health

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Tennessee Hospitals

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    Campbell Clinic Foundation/University Of Tennessee Hospitals

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cornell U-The New York Hosp

    Completed in 2000

    Hospital for Special Surgery

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1989

  • Other Education
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas

    Completed in 2012

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Duncan's Care Philosophy

"Dr. Scott Duncan's primary research interests include recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome and joint replacement surgery in the hand, elbow and shoulder. His clinical subspecialty practice involves hand, elbow, and shoulder surgery as well as microsurgery. Dr. Duncan received a Bachelor's Degree in biology from Harvard University, a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Washington School of Medicine and a Master's Degree of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health. Dr. Duncan completed an internship in general surgery at the University of Tennessee in Memphis and residency training in orthopedic surgery at the Campbell Clinic-University of Tennessee. He received his fellowship training in hand surgery, upper extremity surgery, and microsurgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery-Cornell Medical College in New York City. Dr. Duncan worked at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and the Mayo Clinic Health System in Minnesota prior to joining Ochsner where he serves as the Chairman of the Orthopedic Surgery Department. He recently edited the textbook Reoperative Hand Surgery, which will be used as a resource for hand surgeons worldwide for complex cases. Dr. Duncan has served as a leadership fellow for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and as a leadership fellow for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Duncan is a member of the American Orthopedic Association and a Vanguard Member of the American College of Physician Executives. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery. "