Mark Kamaleson, MD

General Orthopedics

James Harrell - Physician Assistant (PA-C)
University of Tennessee at Knoxville (Knoxville, TN)
Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)
Maricopa Medical Center (Phoenix, AZ)
Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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.
General Orthopedics

Mark Kamaleson, MD

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

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