Dr. Scott Appell

Scott Appell

Areas of Expertise

  • Orthopedics
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgical Intervention
  • Arthroscopy of the Shoulder, Hip, and Knee
  • Total and Partial Revisions
  • Pediatric and Adult Fractures
  • Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement

Medical School

  • University of Florida College of Medicine


  • University of Alabama Hospital


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Jefferson County Medical Society
  • Jefferson County Orthopaedic Society
  • Alabama State Medical Association
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons


Dr. Scott Appell, a well-known orthopedic surgeon, specializes in total joint replacements such as anterior hip replacements, shoulder surgical intervention, and arthroscopy of the shoulder, hip, and knee. Dr. Appell is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and focuses his practice on performing total and partial revisions involving hardware as well as the comprehensive treatment of pediatric and adult fractures.

Along with Dr. Lawrence Lemak, Dr. Appell is highly committed to facilitating optimal outcomes for those patients who require either knee or hip replacement procedures. Dr Appell specializes in performing hip replacements using the anterior approach. As head of the Advanced Joint Care Program at Grandview Medical Center, Dr. Appell leads a state-of-the-art patient and family teaching facility that provides educational pre-surgery joint classes, a dedicated inpatient unit, inpatient therapy services and outpatient therapy services.

After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from The University of Florida, Dr. Appell continued his education at The University of Florida Medical School where he ranked in the top percentile of his class. Dr. Appell then attended The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine where he completed his General Surgery Internship, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, and Microvascular Surgery Residency.

When he’s not in the office Dr. Appell can be found spending time with his three daughters and enjoying days with his family. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf and being outside in the beautiful weather.

  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The Jefferson County Medical Society
  • The Jefferson County Orthopaedic Society
  • The Alabama State Medical Association
  • The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • The American Medical Association
Request An