About William Melton

William N. Melton, MD, graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA, and completed his orthopaedic residency at Prisma Health (Formerly known asĀ  Palmetto USC Orthopaedics) in Columbia, SC. He went on to finish a Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at Beth Israel Lahey in Burlington, MA.

Dr. Melton is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Orthopaedic Association, as well as a candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Academically, Dr. Melton has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific research articles and textbook chapters, and he presents his research at national meetings. Currently, his ongoing research includes nerve identification in elbow trauma and accuracy of telemedicine orthopaedic examinations. Dr. Melton specializes in elbow, wrist, and hand injuries, trauma and fracture care, and wide awake surgical procedures under local anesthesia which mitigate the anesthesia risks and requirements.

Dr. Melton’s Specialties:

Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Surgery

Wide-Awake Surgery

Orthopaedic Trauma and Fracture Care