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MARK
KAMALESON, MD

GENERAL ORTHOPEDICS

Internship

University of Tennessee at Knoxville (Knoxville, TN)

Residency

Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)

Fellowship

Maricopa Medical Center (Phoenix, AZ)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Physicians: Mark Kamaleson, MD

JAMES HARRELL - Physician Assistant (PA-C)

PAIGE MINCEY - Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C)

MEDICAL ASSISTANTS: Caroline / Miranda
Office: 912-644-5332    -    Fax: 912-644-5253
APPOINTMENT: 912-644.5300   
As a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, Mark Kamaleson, MD, specializing in General Orthopedics (Hand, Shoulder & Knee) surgery for musculoskeletal injuries at Optim Orthopedics. 

Some orthopedic surgeons found their inspiration in a classroom. Some in a textbook. S. Mark Kamaleson, MD found his on the ski slopes. Unfortunately, it came in the form of a skiing injury and eventual ACL reconstruction.

“The doctor who did my ACL reconstruction was the team doctor for UCLA. When he knew I was interning in medicine, he really took the time to explain the procedure and a get a little more detailed in what he was doing,” said Dr. Kamaleson. “I still love to ski – I just haven’t in a few years.”

While ACL reconstructions were his introduction to orthopedics, he would eventually gravitate toward hand surgery, for which he would earn a fellowship. “Hand surgery, the elbow and everything belowit is probably about 40-50 percent of what I do,” he said.

He and his wife Sara have six children. “So when I get done at work I’m the Uber driver,” he said with a laugh. An active member of Savannah’s Community Bible Church, Dr. Kamaleson is very involved with a charity co-founded by his parents called Bethel Agricultural Fellowship. An orphanage, school and farm run on a family farm in Southern India, Dr. Kamaleson joined the board to not only carry on his parents’ work but to honor his brother. “Two years ago my brother was working in Afghanistan and was killed by the Taliban. When he died, I joined the board and have been involved ever since.”

ELBOW CONDITIONS

Biceps Tendonitis (at the Elbow)
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Elbow Bursitis
Elbow Fractures
Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
Overuse Injuries of the Elbow
Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)

ELBOW PROCEDURES

Fracture Surgery

FOOT, ANKLE, & LOWER LEG CONDITIONS

Achilles Tendon Injuries
Ankle Sprains
Peroneal Tendonitis
Plantar Fasciitis
Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

FOOT, ANKLE, & LOWER LEG PROCEDURES

Ankle Fracture Surgery

HAND & UPPER EXTREMITY CONDITIONS

Animal Bites
Basal Joint Osteoarthritis
Boutonniere Deformity
Boxer’s Fracture
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Colles Fractures
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
Digital Mucous Cysts
Distal Radius Fracture (Broken Wrist)
Dupuytren’s Disease
Finger Dislocation
Finger Felon
Finger Fracture
Fingertip Injuries
Flexor Tendon Injuries
Fractures of the Hand (Metacarpal Fractures)
Ganglion Cysts of the Hand
Kienbock’s Disease
Mallet Finger
Nerve Injuries of the Hand
Osteoarthritis of the Hand
Osteomyelitis
Paronychia
Polydactyly of the Hand
Raynaud’s Phenomenon and Disease
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) of the Hand
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) of the Hand (Arthritis Foundation Approved)
Scaphoid Fractures
Swan Neck Deformity
Syndactyly of the Hand
Thumb Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) Injury
Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Tears
Trigger Digit
Volar Plate Injuries
Wrist Sprain

HAND & UPPER EXTREMITY PROCEDURES

Carpal Tunnel Release
Finger Fracture Fixation
Trigger Digit Release
Basal Joint Surgery
Wrist Arthroscopy

HIP & THIGH CONDITIONS

Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis) of the Hip
Bursitis of the Hip (Trochanteric Bursitis)
Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
Hamstring Muscle Injuries
Hip Fracture Prevention
Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
Labral Tear of the Hip (Acetabular Labrum Tear)
Muscle Strain Injuries of the Hip
Osteoarthritis of the Hip
Snapping Hip

KNEE CONDITIONS

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries in Women
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (ACL Tear)
Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis) of the Knee
Baker’s Cyst
Bursitis of the Knee (Pes Anserine Bursitis)
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Fractures of the Tibial Spine
Hamstring Muscle Injuries
Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury
Meniscus Tear
Osgood-Schlatter Disease
Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee
Osteomyelitis
Patellar Fracture
Patellar Tendinitis
Patellar Tendon Tear
Patellar Tracking Disorder
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
Prepatellar Bursitis (Kneecap Bursitis)
Quadriceps Tendon Tear
Septic Arthritis (of the Knee)
Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)
Supracondylar Femoral Fracture
Tibial Fractures
Tibial Plateau Fracture

KNEE PROCEDURES

Arthroscopy
ACL Reconstruction
Aspiration of the Prepatellar Bursa
Viscosupplementation for Arthritis of the Knee
Fracture Surgery

SHOULDER CONDITIONS

Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Arthritis
Anatomy of the Shoulder
Biceps Tendon Tear (at the Shoulder)
Biceps Tendonitis
Burners and Stingers
Bursitis of the Shoulder (Subacromial Bursitis)
Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder (Degenerative Calcification)
Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder (Reactive Calcification)
Clavicle Fracture (Broken Collarbone)
Fracture of the Shoulder Socket (Glenoid Fracture)
Fractures of the Greater Tuberosity
Fractures of the Shoulder Blade (Scapula)
Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Hill-Sachs Lesion
Muscle Imbalance in the Shoulder
Muscle Strain of the Upper Back (Trapezius Strain)
Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder
Osteomyelitis
Proximal Humerus Fracture (Broken Shoulder)
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) of the Shoulder
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Instability
Shoulder Separation
SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)
Snapping Scapula Syndrome
Suprascapular Neuropathy
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Weightlifter’s Shoulder (Distal Clavicular Osteolysis)
Winged Scapula

SHOULDER PROCEDURES

Arthroscopy
Rotator Cuff Repair
Distal Clavicle Excision
Glenohumeral Debridement
Joint Injection
Subacromial Injection
SLAP Repair

 

SPINE CONDITIONS

Cervical Radiculopathy
Coccydynia
Compression Fractures of the Spine
Degenerative Disc Disease
Facet Joint Syndrome
Herniated Disc (Cervical)
Herniated Discs
Kyphosis
Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
Muscle Strain of the Upper Back (Trapezius Strain)
Osteoporosis
Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Scoliosis
Spinal Stenosis
Spinal Stenosis (Cervical)
Spinal Stenosis (Thoracic)
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis

Trigger Finger Release

JAMES HARRELL - Physician Assistant (PA-C)

James Harrell is physician assistant to Mark Kamaleson, MD for General Orthopedics and Hand, Wrist and Elbow. Harrell earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from The Citadel in Charleston, SC followed by his Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. Harrell is board certified by The National Commission on Certifications of Physician Assistants.

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PAIGE MINCEY, MSN, APRN - Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C)

Paige Mincey, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, is nurse  to Mark Kamaleson, MD for General Orthopedics and Hand, Wrist & Elbow.

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