Dr. Scott Kelley, MD

Dr. Scott Kelley, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
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Dr. Scott Kelley, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia in 1982 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

3609 SW Durham Dr

Durham, NC 27707

Contact Information

(919) 471-9622

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kelley performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hip Replacement
very high
more than 98% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Kelley's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kelley "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."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

73  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Still's Disease
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
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18  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • S U N Y Upstate Medical University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • S U N Y Upstate Medical University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mayo Clinic-Rochester
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kelley has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kelley's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kelley to family and friends
50 total reviews (23 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (50)

  • 5
    (43)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Kelley's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (23)

Dr Kelley performed 2 replacements of the same knee in a 4-month period because of a fall. After I fell a second time Dr. Kelley turned me over to his partner; he never spoke to me again. After a third fall my total was 5 surgeries in 6 months and many courses of IV antibiotics. I went to Mayo...more
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Dr. Kelley has just completed my second knee replacement. I couldn't say enough positives to describe his work. I am grateful every day that I found him. I enjoy an active lifestyle and was on the sidelines because of my knees. I felt cared for and respect by him and his entire team.
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The care and attention that was afforded me by Dr. Kelley and his staff was marked to the highest degree, Dr Kelley and his staff performed their duties with a spirit of excellence. I was made to feel safe and that I was in very capable and caring hands. There was no details left undone, if I...more
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Dr. Kelley provides newer techniques/approaches to hip surgery than some other surgeons in the area. My hip surgery went without a hitch, and I had no problems with recovery.. The frontal approach he used left a minimal scar (almost disappeared after one year) and there was no muscle cut that had...more
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Scott Kelley, MD and Jamie Messersmith, PA-C were an amazing team to have when having my double knee replacement. Not only were they surgically gifted, but kept me well informed both before and after surgery about what to expect. My knees are one year old today and I am enjoying being active...more
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