Dr. Mark Galland

Orthopedic Surgery
Wake Forest, NC
34 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

Doctor Q&A

1.0K Answers
308 Agrees
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 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 34 years experience
Hip: Is this painful? If you are experiencing pain with this "grinding" sensation, you should see an orthopedist for an xray and exam.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Home exercises: This is a unique question... I might suggest that you work at a pace that raises your heart rate. You may also want to invest in some cuff weight that... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Anterior Dislocation: Most dislocations occur when the humerus shifts anteriorly in relationship to the glenoid = anterior dislocation. I suggest a thrower's 10 program (ht... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Low impact: Aquatics, body weight, or resistance bands/ tubing biking, and/or elliptical. Aquatics allow you to perform body weight exercises, but being in water... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Agreed: I agree. Cardio fitness coupled with a healthy diet is best for weight loss. Discuss your goals with a personal trainer; they will be able to put a ro... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Meniscal tears: There are several types of meniscal tears (see pic). Some meniscal tears occur with acute injury and some as degenerative changes (over time). Common ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Recovery: The recovery for an injury varies by patient, severity, desired level of activity, and the specific muscle that has been injured. Rest ice compression... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Finger Fracture: An x-ray and examination by an orthopedic physician is the best and most accurate way to determine this. He/she will be able to determine the appropri... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes, it's possible: Most subluxations/ dislocations occur laterally (moves outward), & if this is the case, then i recommend rehab/ physical therapy focusing on medial (i... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Symptoms and Imaging: Stress fractures usually cause pain, but may also cause swelling and discoloration. The nature of stress fractures can make them very hard to ident... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Start with RICE: Lateral epicondylitis (aka "tennis elbow") is a common overuse injury to the elbow. In order to treat the pain, i recommend you start with rice, foll... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Heel pain: As previously mentioned heel pain can occur for a number of reasons and should be evaluated by a physician to determine the root. However, in most of ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Tendonitis: If your home remedies are not enough to control your pain and discomfort you should see an orthopedist. They will be able to offer a variety of treatm... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Start with RICE: Medial epicondylitis (aka "golfer's elbow") is a common overuse injury to the elbow. In order to treat the pain, i recommend you start with rice, fol... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
I agree: If your pain is compromising your activities of daily living, see an orthopedist for evaluation of your condition.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Start with RICE: Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) or medial (golfer's elbow) are common overuse injuries to the elbow. In order to treat the pain, i recommend you ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Other treatments: Lateral (tennis elbow) or medial (golfer's elbow) epicondylitis are common overuse injuries. In order to treat the pain, i recommend patients start w/... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Low impact: Aquatics, body weight, or resistance bands/ tubing biking, and/or elliptical. Aquatics allow you to perform body weight exercises, but being in water... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Cardio Mix: 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Symptoms and Imaging: Stress fractures are fractures that occur due to overuse. Usual symptoms include pain, swelling, but discoloration/ bruising, and decreased strength/ ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Pain may be from...: "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 member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Orthopedic Appt: You should expect to have a thorough history taken by a health care provider, a physical exam, potentially x-rays and an assessment and treatment plan... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Rest/ immobilize: Ice and anti-inflammatory medications may help control the pain. Unfortunately the best treatment for turf toe is rest. In severe cases, the use of cr... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Treatment options: Begin with rest, ice massage, otc anti-inflammatories, & stretching the foot/ heel throughout the day. Make sure you are wearing shoes with an appropr... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Recovery time varies: Medial epicondylitis (aka "golfer's elbow") is a common overuse injury to the elbow. In order to treat the pain, i recommend you start with rice, fol... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Seratus Anterior : The serratus anterior is responsible for pulling the scapula (shoulder blade) towards the ribs, and therefore it is very important that individuals wi... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
No danger, just pain: 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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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Several Options...: "shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, but can present in the back. Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stres... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Treatment options: Begin with rest, ice massage, otc anti-inflammatories, & stretching the foot/ heel throughout the day. Make sure you are wearing shoes with an appropr... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
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 member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Keep it up!: Sounds like you are doing all of the right things. Keep up your cardio fitness and balanced diet. Be sure to visit your primary care physician every 4... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Not unheard, but...: Certainly has risks. If you elect to play w/ a torn acl you need to speak w/ your physician about your strength & getting the right kind of brace to p... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 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 male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 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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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Testing depends...: "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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Recovery: The recovery for an injury varies by patient, severity, desired level of activity, and the specific muscle that has been injured. Rest ice compression... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Treatment depends...: "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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Which ligaments?: Which ligaments were injured? It sounds like you need a minimum of a splint, but possiblly a cast or surgery (if conservative treatment fails or major... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
RICE & Sling: Bicep injuries can be of varying degrees, but i would recommend you start with rest, ice, compression, & elevation. You may also wish to use a sling t... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Yes, x-rays are a common way to look for arthritis in the knee. When looking at the x-ray the spacing between the bones should look similar to that on... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Depends...: A fracture on the end of the finger can be splinted easier than those close to the hand. The closer you get to the hand the higher your chances for a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 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 member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Most choose surgery: Sugical reconstruction is the most common treatment, although some will elect to only treat with physical thearpy. When pursuing surgery there are man... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Chondroplasty is...: Cartilage is strong connective tissue that helps stabilize & cushion joints. When cartilage is damaged/ frayed due to an injury or condition, such as ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Sometimes: Sometimes low back pain comes from tightness in the upper legs, so always remember to stretch well.
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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!! :)
HealthTap member
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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