Dr. Scott S. Kelley, MD

Dr. Scott S. Kelley, MD

Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics | Male | 59 years old

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I am a third generation surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement. A lot of my patients are coming to me because they are interested in the ABMSparing (Anterior-Based Muscle-Sparing) Hip Approach. Anterior muscle sparing hip surgery has been introduced in many forms but all share similar attributes. Its an operation that avoids cutting muscles so recovery is quicker without the downside of hip instability and special precautions after surgery are not necessary. My approach to patients is weighed heavily toward patient education. We have educational videos to prepare the patient for everything theyre getting into and to understand their disease better.Read more

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in Raleigh, NC |
Dr Kelley is likely one of the best or the best in NC. Though not quite as spectacular nat. renowned Dr. Roy Davidovitch - NYC who Only does hips. Positives: Your hip will be well done so that you can walk well Negatives: The team extreeemely pushy and manipulative about getting you out of hospital too fast, and surgery excellent but bit more rough/invasive than the best of the best can manage. ~ fit age 46 -The first 2 weeks massive tightness/swelling, walking normal up to 1 mile at 6w
in Haw River, NC |
I could not have asked for a better ortho surgeon. He and his staff are outstanding and his reputation precedes him in all associated venues, rehab, PT, etc. He did a total knee replacement for me, and he will be doing my other knee soon.
Durham, NC |
Dr. Kelley is an excellent physician. From the time I entered his office until my last post-op visit, it was a joy. I had a total hip replacement, no pain, no blood thinners, a small incision, and was back at work in 4 weeks with a normal gait - no problems. Due to his excellent surgical skills, his evidence-based knowledge about my condition, and his advice on my PT follow-up, I'm actually looking forward to getting my other hip done.
Roxboro, NC |
In August, 2016, Dr. Scott Kelley did a Total Hip Replacement on my left hip. My procedure and recovery have been a total success. Dr. Kelley does hundreds of procedures a year and my belief after seeing him in action and talking to some who know him is that he seeks perfection in himself and all around him. He was totally professional yet friendly in his relationship with me. And his support staff is skilled and professional. I give Dr. Kelley my highest recommendation.
in Apex, NC |
DR. KELLEY KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING AND DOES WELL. I FEEL HE IS THE BEST IN HIS FIELD.
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Dr. Kelley's Care Philosophy

I am a third generation surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement. A lot of my patients are coming to me because they are interested in the ABMSparing (Anterior-Based Muscle-Sparing) Hip Approach. Anterior muscle sparing hip surgery has been introduced in many forms but all share similar attributes. Its an operation that avoids cutting muscles so recovery is quicker without the downside of hip instability and special precautions after surgery are not necessary. My approach to patients is weighed heavily toward patient education. We have educational videos to prepare the patient for everything theyre getting into and to understand their disease better.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  •  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
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    S U N Y Upstate Medical University Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
    S U N Y Upstate Medical University Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mayo Clinic-Rochester

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Fracture Care
  • 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
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection

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