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Dr. Mark Galland

Orthopedic Surgery
Wake Forest, NC
33 years experience male

Locations

Office

Wake Forest, NC

Address

PO Box 1107, Wake Forest, NC
Directions

Insurances accepted

No Value

Medicaid

Medicare

Office

wake forest, NC

Office

Raleigh, NC

About

Bio

I serve as an orthopaedic consultant to the Carolina Mudcats, and numerous other local colleges, high schools and athletic programs. I specialize in minimally invasive surgery, partial knee replacement and arthroscopic surgery.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

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1.0K Answers
308 Agrees
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
To be certain, x-ray: Pain, swelling, lack of motion, and/ or tenderness to touch following an injury could indicate fracture, but deformity is a sure sign if the area is a... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Manage Pain, stretch: Are you asking for a definition/description or treatment options? The most common treatments for osgood-schlatters include rest/ activity modification... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
No worries: Sorry that you've been waiting for an answer... I would not worry too much about a contusion that is only two days old, unless there is severe pain. M... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Some is expected...: How long has it been since your procedure? Pain and stiffness are expected to a certain degree in the recovery phases of acl reconstruction. If you ha... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
5th metatarsal: Could you be a little more specific? If it is on the outside it is important that you see a physician & have imaging to determine if you have a (stres... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
UBE & maybe others: W/ a 5th mt fracture treatment options usually consist of crutches, boot/ cast, or surgery. There is a chance that a fifth mt fracture may be a “jones... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
2 possibilities: Pain on the bottom is typically due to plantar fasciitis (www.Drmarkgalland.Com 1/16/13), while pain on the back may come from irritation of the achi... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Generally speaking: W/o more info about your specific injury this is hard to answer in much detail. As an injury heals physical/ occupational therapy will likely focus on... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Need more info, but : May be epicondylitis... Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)/ medial (golfer's elbow) are common overuse inj to the elbow. In order to treat the pain,... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Cardio Mix: You can not target the abdomen specifically for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose, then consider an increase in cardio ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
If heel pain...: Pain on the bottom is typically due to plantar fasciitis (www.Drmarkgalland.Com 1/16/13), while pain on the back may come from irritation of the achi... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Suggestion: Assuming that you suffer from anterior dislocations, i would recommend you look at the thrower's 10 program. Concentrate on the exercises for shoulder... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Start with RICE: Tendonitis (inflammed tendon) commonly results from overuse. Start treatment w/ rice, nsaid, stretch/ strength prog (pt or ot), & consider couterforc... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuri... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Have an x-ray: You can start with price (protect, rice, ice & ibuprofen- if not contraindicated for you, and elevation). You really should have an x-ray, if you have... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Several Options...: "shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, . Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss), stress f... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Expected outcomes...: If symptoms persist w/ >6 wks of diligent rehab & compliance w/ conservative treatment, a more aggressive treatment, such as surgery, may be required.... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Increase in cardio: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercis... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Daily activities: Make your daily activities more difficult - take the stairs, park further away, bike/ walk to work/ store, sit on a swiss ball/ at your desk and stand... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Consult...: With a personal trainer. They will be able to help alter your exercise routine to focus on your personal goals. They also will be able to progress you... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Cardio Mix: You can not target the abdomen specifically for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in car... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress inju... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Consult...: With a personal trainer. They will be able to help alter your exercise routine to focus on your personal goals. They also will be able to progress you... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Cardio Mix: If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exer... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
For weight loss ...: You cannot target specific areas for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio & a bal... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Treatment options: My suggestions to patients w/ tendonitis consist of rice, anti-inflammatories (oral/ topical), strengthening/ stretching. I also may suggest massage o... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Symptoms and Imaging: Stress fractures occur due to overuse. Usual symptoms include pain, swelling, but discoloration/ bruising, & decreased strength/ range of motion aroun... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Cardio Mix: If you have adipose tissue that you can lose (not everyone does) then consider an increase in cardio & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Daily activities: This is a great start! exercise will aid in your journey to fitness goals. To start make your daily activities more difficult. Take the stairs, park f... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Recovery time varies: Sprains & strains are graded based on the # of fibers w/in the structure that are stretched/ torn. This is by no means an exact # of fibers, but a gra... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Pain/ Swell=overuse: Hs strains can be tricky to overcome. To keep your overall fitness during recovery consider upper body/ core circuit training (include ube). Walking m... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
ACL Reconstruction: Yes, you can still have an acl reconstruction. Acl tears do not heal on their own & having it replaced can help you maintain a healthy/ active lifesty... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Cardio Mix: You can not target the abdomen specifically for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in car... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Gradual return : You will need to make sure you take a progressive approach. Once your pain and motion have returned to normal, then gradually build strength, and func... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Depends on severity: At home you can use rest, ice, nsaids, to help with pain. Some clavicle fractures can be managed with a sling, while others may require surgery. It is... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Run: Run, cut, pivot, fall; injuries must be treated; the game continues.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Start with RICE: Tendonitis (inflammed tendon) commonly results from overuse. In order to treat the pain, i recommend you start with rice, oral/ topical/ injected an... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Ice skating is a great form of cardio fitness. Accompany this routine with a healthy, balanced diet. Also, don't forget to change up your exercises to... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Increase in cardio: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercis... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Cardio Mix: You can not target the abdomen specifically for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in car... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Complex Joint: The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc).Can cause pain/ weak... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Complex Joint: The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff strain bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, nerve injury, etc) can cau... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Cardio Mix: Agreed, you can not target the abdomen specifically for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose, then consider an increase in... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Recovery time varies: The most common treatments for osgood-schlatters include rest/ activity modification, ice, compression, anti-inflammatories, massage & therapeutic str... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Please see link...: "acl is the medical abbreviation for the anterior cruciate ligament. The acl is one of four major ligaments of the knee and stops the lower leg (tibia... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Graded 1 through 3..: Sprains & strains are graded based on the # of fibers w/in the structure that are stretched/ torn. This is by no means an exact # of fibers, but a gra... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Inflammed tendon, or: Pain below the patella is commonly (not always) due to inflammation of the patella tendon, commonly known as "jumper's knee". Typical treatment option... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Start with RICE: Tendonitis (inflammed tendon) commonly results from overuse. In order to treat the pain, i recommend you start with rice, follow with stretching/ st... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Manage Pain, stretch: The most common treatments for osgood-schlatters include rest/ activity modification, ice, compression, anti-inflammatories, massage and therapeutic s... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
1.1K
Thank you notes
Dr. Anuradha Rao-patel
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse this doctor. As a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and pain management specialist, I have had the opportunity to refer many of my patients to Dr. Galland for various orthopedic condition...Read More
Nov 27, 2012
I have had the pleasure to work closely with Dr. Galland over the course of the last year. He is knowledgable, dependable, and passionate about his work. He goes above and beyond any required duties o...Read More
Sep 14, 2013
Passionate Orthopedic Surgeon with comprehensive knowledge both in and out of his speciality. He is the doctor that other doctors go to for answers.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you, but what if my ring is stuck to my finger? I can't take it off without a great amount of pain... My fingers are to swollen
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I didn't ask this question, but it is a question we want answered. Lol. Thank you for your time!! :)
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Thank you for your answer and I inquired about a brace and my orthopedist said I didn't need one. I feel I may have needed one not sure.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tulane University School of Medicine
Graduated 1994MD

Medical/Graduate school

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

Tulane Medical Center

Residency

Tulane Medical Center

Awards

Navy Commendation Medal, US Department of Defense
Navy Achievment Medal, US Department of Defense
Joint Meritorius Unit Award, US Department of Defense

Affiliations

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Medical Association

Publications

Fixing Pitches with Tommy John Surgery, Athletes with Elbow Injuries Can be as Good as New
Dealing with the Unexpected: How Athletes Can Cope with Season-Ending Injuries
Restoring the Knee After Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury Using the Anatomic
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