Louis C. Almekinders, MD Louis C. Almekinders, MD

Louis C. Almekinders, MD

Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon

4.7 out of 5  (469 ratings, 59 reviews)
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919-403-5148 Office number
919-477-1929
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ABOUT ME

Although the primary focus of my practice is sports medicine, I treat many patients who do not consider themselves athletes. By using a sports medicine approach, I aim to avoid surgery but, if needed, can use minimally invasive, arthroscopic techniques in many cases. My previous experience with elite athletes as well as patients from the community allows me to treat a wide range of problems. My research background keeps me on the cutting edge of orthopaedic surgery, and provides patients with the latest scientific information and advances. Specifically with regards to shoulder and knee, I am able to offer the full complement of treatment options such as cartilage resurfacing and transplants, arthroscopic reconstructions and replacement surgeries including total and partial knee replacement as well as traditional and reverse shoulder replacements.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
Dutch, English, Spanish
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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.

Surgeries performed by the sports medicine team
12,352

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

My surgical specialties
  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery
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  • Arthroscopic knee surgery
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  • Knee replacement
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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.

Training
EDUCATION
MD, Erasmus University Medical Faculty (The Netherlands), 1982
RESIDENCY
Orthopaedic Surgery, UNC Hospitals, 1989
FELLOWSHIP
Orthopaedics (Research), Duke University Medical Center, 1983
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Med
Clinical Focus and Research
PUBLICATIONS
View Louis Almekinders's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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OVERALL PROVIDER RATING
4.7 out of 5 (469 ratings, 59 reviews)

 
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.