Dr. Paul MacLeod is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery with 25 years of experience caring for people with bone, joint and muscle disorders. A graduate of the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. MacLeod completed his orthopedic residency at Greenville Hospital System in South Carolina. He has practiced for two decades at Altru Health System in Grand Forks where he also served on the clinical faculty of the UND School of
Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. MacLeod's experience includes the full range of surgical and non-surgical approaches, including total joint replacement for hips, knees and shoulders; orthopedic trauma surgery; arthroscopy with a special interest in arthroscopic surgery for knee and shoulder problems, carpal tunnel release and sports medicine; work-related injuries; and hand, foot and ankle problems. He's a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Surgeons dealing with the musculoskeletal system are called orthopedic surgeons. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means in order to treat musculoskeletal trauma, injuries caused by sports , degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, as well as congenital disorders.
Orthopedic doctors specialize in diagnosis and treatment of the musculoskeletal system including any problems with bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves.