William E. Garrett  Jr., MD, PhD William E. Garrett  Jr., MD, PhD

William E. Garrett Jr., MD, PhD

Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon

4.8 out of 5  (324 ratings, 50 reviews)
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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I'm an orthopedic surgeon with a primary interest in sports medicine. I treat patients with a variety of knee and muscle injuries, both athletes and weekend warriors. When I meet with a patient, I try to get to know them in order to figure out the best treatment for getting them back to the lifestyle they love. I am careful about relying on a previous diagnosis, so I like to investigate everything myself. I work with the patient to try to come up with the best and least risky option, which is not always surgery. One of the nice things about working at Duke is the ability for clinicians to collaborate with researchers that have similar interests to try to solve challenges.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Experience
Sports Medicine Team

I am part of a sports medicine team that treats joint sprains and strains, arthritis, fractures, tendonitis, and bursitis. When conservative measures aren’t enough, we offer the full spectrum of orthopaedic procedures, including surgery, to treat foot or ankle painknee sprains or tears, shoulder injuries, and elbow injuries. We also offer hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder replacement.

My surgical specialties
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery
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  • Reconstructive surgery of the knee and thigh
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  • Removal of hardware from bones
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Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2017 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes.

Surgeries Performed by the Sports Medicine Team
12,352
Surgeries Performed by the Sports Medicine Team
12,352
My surgical specialties
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery
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  • Reconstructive surgery of the knee and thigh
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  • Removal of hardware from bones
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Procedures I Perform the Most

Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2017 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes.

Training
EDUCATION
BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 1976
PhD, Cell Biology and Anatomy, Duke University Medical Center, 1976
RESIDENCY
Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 1982
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Med
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

Currently my research involves research on knee and muscle injuries. We have a long record of publications in anterior cruciate ligament research. We have presented work on the mechanism of injury, the anatomy and biomechanics of surgical reconstruction and the process of rehabilitation leading to recovery of function and avoidance of reinjury. Our work with muscle has provided insight into the nature of muscle injury and into the contribution of muscle to both creating and preventing knee injuries.

PUBLICATIONS
View William Garrett 's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.8 out of 5 (324 ratings, 50 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.