Meet Dr. Eskildsen – Total Joint Replacement Specialist in NC

Dr. Scott M. Eskildsen is a board certified orthopedic surgeon, who is fellowship-trained in total joint replacement.

Dr. Eskildsen completed his undergraduate and master’s degree at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. He received his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, VA and during this time he was elected a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Eskildsen completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was presented with the William C. Patton chief resident award. After residency, he completed a fellowship in adult reconstruction of the hip and knee at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH.

At Raleigh Orthopaedic, Dr. Eskildsen specializes in joint replacement and reconstruction of the hip and knee.  While non-surgical care is generally the first option, his surgical interests include:

  • Hip and Knee Replacement and Reconstruction
  • Complex and Revision Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Direct Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement

Dr. Eskildsen has published peer-reviewed research on topics including nonoperative management, joint replacement, and patient satisfaction. He has presented at local and national orthopedic and arthroplasty conferences and currently serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Arthroplasty.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Eskildsen, please call (919) 781-5600.

Additional Information about Dr. Eskildsen

Education & Certifications See Full Details
  • Medical School
    • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Internship
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Residency
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Fellowship
    • Cleveland Clinic (Reconstruction of the Adult Hip and Knee)
  • Board Certification
    • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Eskildsen’s Team See Full Details
  • Medical Assistant — Donna
    • (919) 781-5600 Ext. 5610
  • Administrative Assistant — April
    • Office: 919-863-6864
    • Fax: 919-863-6821
    • Email:
  • Surgery Coordinator — Laura
    • (919) 863-6855
  • Test Coordinator — Christina
    • (919) 863-6929
Advanced Practice Provider – Alex Kroft, PA‑C
Professional Organizations See Full Details
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • American Orthopaedic Association, Emerging Leaders
  • American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons, Candidate Member
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Candidate Member
Publications and Presentations See Full Details
  • Pettett BT, Eskildsen SM, Ostrum RF.  Despite Safety of Preoperative Cefazolin in Patients with Non-Anaphylactic Penicillin Allergy, 20% of Practitioners Avoid Its Use.  Orthopedics, 2019 Jun 11:1-6.
  • Dineen HA, Patterson JMM, Eskildsen SM, Gan ZS, Li Q, Patterson BC, Draeger RW.  Gender Preferences of Patients When Selecting Orthopaedic Providers.  Iowa Orthop J. 2019;39(1):203-210.
  • Eskildsen SM, Berkoff DJ, Kallianos SA, Weinhold PS.  The use of an IL1-receptor antagonist to reverse the changes associated with established tendinopathy in the rat model.  Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 2019 Jan;29(1):82-88.
  • Eskildsen SM, Kamath GV, Del Gaizo DJ.  Age Matters when Comparing Hemiarthroplasty and Total Hip Arthroplasty for Femoral Neck Fractures in Medicare Patients.  HIP International, 2018 Dec 11:1120700018816924.
  • Givens DL, Eskildsen SM, Taylor KE, Faldowski RA, Del Gaizo DJ.  Timed Up and Go (TUG) is predictive of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) physical function in patients awaiting total knee arthroplasty.  Arthroplasty Today, 2018 Sep 1;4(4):505-509.
  • Shapiro JA, Eskildsen SM, Del Gaizo DJ.  Systemic Cobaltism Manifesting as Oral Mucosal Discoloration and Metallic Gustation Following Metal on Metal Hip Resurfacing. Arthroplasty Today. 2018 Aug 16;4(4):436-440.
  • Cairns MA, Moskal PT, Eskildsen SM, Ostrum RF, Clement RC. Are Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement” Bundled Payments Stratifying Risk Adequately?  Journal of Arthroplasty 2018 Sep;33(9): 2722-2727.
  • Eskildsen SM, Laux J, Del Gaizo DJ.  The effect of a door alarm on decreasing operating room traffic in total joint arthroplasty. Orthopedics 2017, Nov 1;40(6): e1081-e1085.
  • Eskildsen SM, Wilson Z, Olcott CW, Del Gaizo DJ.  Acetabular reconstruction with the Medial Protrusio Technique for complex primary and revision total hip arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty 2017 Nov;32(11): 3474-3479.
  • Patterson BM, Eskildsen SM, Clement RC, Lin F, Olcott CW, Del Gaizo DJ, Tennant JN. Patient satisfaction is associated with provider but not clinic wait time in orthopaedic patients.  Orthopedics 2017, Jan 1;40(1); 43-48.
  • Eskildsen SM, Moskal PT, Olcott CW, Del Gaizo DJ.  Cheating the acetabular component horizontally in total hip arthroplasty.  Orthopedics 2016; Nov 1;39(6):e1092-1096.
  • Berkoff DJ, Kallianos SA, Eskildsen SM, Weinhold PS. Use of an IL1-receptor antagonist to prevent the progression of tendinopathy in a rat model. J Orthop Res 2016 Apr;34(4):616-22.
  • Eskildsen SM, Olsson EC, Del Gaizo DJ. Canted seating of the Stryker Modular Dual Mobility liner within a Trident hemispherical acetabular shell. Arthroplasty Today 2016; Vol. 2, Issue 1, p19-22.
  • Eskildsen SM, Moll S, Lim MR. An algorithmic approach to venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in spine surgery: J Spinal Disord Tech 2015 Oct;28(8):275–81.
  • Clement RC, Eskildsen SM, Tennant JN. Technical tip and cost analysis for lesser toe plantar plate repair with a curved suture needle. Foot Ankle Int 2015 Mar;36(3):330–4.Deignan BJ, Iaquinto JM, Eskildsen SM, Woodcock CA, Owen JR, Wayne JS, et al. Effect of pressure applied during casting on temperatures beneath casts: J Pediatr Orthop 2011 Oct-Nov;31:791–7.

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