Burlington Orthopaedics is now a division of Triangle Orthopaedic Associates

Triangle Orthopaedic Associates and Burlington Orthopaedics have joined forces to bring the residents of Alamance County and surrounding areas the most comprehensive orthopaedic services available. Our new Burlington location offers general orthopedic care including hand surgery, sports medicine, total joint replacement and fracture management as well as physical therapy.

Bone Health Recognized by IOF's "Capture the Fracture" Program

TOA's Bone Health department recently applied to be a part of the International Osteoporosis Foundation’s Capture the Fracture Program. This program highlights medical institutions from around the world who are making strides in bone health. After they review each application, they give the practice a “star” based on how well their program is doing in “capturing” and treating osteoporotic patients. TOA was awarded 4 gold stars and is now featured on their website here.

Dr. Romine Lectures On New Minimally Invasive Technique

Lucas Romine, M.D. recently presented research and lectured at the Eastern Orthopedic Association Meeting in Amelia Island, FL. The topic was “Arthroscopic, Anchorless Transosseous Rotator Cuff Repair”- which is a new, minimally-invasive technique for rotator cuff repair that does not require implants like anchors to secure the tendon back down to bone.

Dr. Aldridge Elected President of NCOA

Mack Aldridge, MD was elected President of the North Carolina Orthopaedic Association this past weekend and he will serve this next year. Congratulations Dr. Aldridge!

New Physician: Nicholas Viens, MD

TOA is pleased to welcome new physician Nicholas A. Viens, MD. Dr. Viens is fellowship trained in orthopaedic foot & ankle surgery. He completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at Duke University and is returning to Durham after working at the Lexington Clinic in Kentucky. Dr. Viens will be seeing patients at our Durham, Southpoint, and Chapel Hill offices.

Dr. Dellaero receives Vitals Patients' Choice Award

For the 3rd year in a row, Dr. Dellaero is being honored with a Vitals Patients’ Choice Award. As part of Vitals Awards & Recognition Program, Vitals Patients’ Choice Award honors physicians who provided excellent patient care – as reflected in their near perfect ratings and reviews on Vitals.com. Of the nation's 870,000 active doctors, only 5 percent were accorded this honor by their patients in 2014.

Dr. Gilbert Elected Chairman at Rex Hospital

Dr. Brett Gilbert was recently elected chairman of the department of Orthopaedics at Rex Hospital. Congratulations Dr. Gilbert!

New Partnership with NCO

TOA has joined forces with Northern Carolina Orthopaedics to bring the residents of Roanoke Rapids and surrounding areas the most comprehensive orthopaedic services available! This affiliation, which officially begins on September 8, 2014, will continue to provide excellent care but offer a greater variety of orthopedic services for the residents of Roanoke Rapids. Our Roanoke Rapids location offers general orthopedic care, sports medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, diagnostic imaging services and a walk-in orthopedic clinic.

Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Wilson!

For the third straight year in a row, Dr. Wilson has been recognized as a Patients' Choice physician by Vitals.com. The Patients' Choice award is bestowed upon physicians based on their patients' appreciation and praise for the quality of care they provide. In 2013, of the nation's 870,000 active physicians, only 5% were accorded this honor. Congratulations Dr. Wilson on being the Patients' Choice: A physician who is not only highly regarded, but also recommended, by their patients.

2nd Annual TOA Workers’ Compensation Educational Symposium

The Orthopaedic Surgeons of TOA invite you to a free Continuing Education Program on contemporary Workers’ Compensation topics Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013 from 12-5 at the Archie K. Davis Conference Center. This program is appropriate for Workers’ Comp Adjusters, Case Managers, and employer Risk Managers. Con-Ed credits will be available for licensed adjusters and case managers. To confirm your attendance, call Antonio Lubrano at (919) 281-1607 or email alubranolavadera@triangleortho.com no later than noon on 11/25/13.

Congratulations to Dr. Kushner!

The Intersocietal Accreditation Commision (IAC) has recognized TOA physician Michael Kushner, MD as a member of the IAC MRI Board of Directors representing the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). Dr. Kushner joins 17 Board members representing national medical societies whose members are involved in the performance and/or interpretation of MRI.

Wilson Ortho now a Division of Triangle Orthopaedics

We are pleased to announce the partnership of Wilson Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurology Center with Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, P.A. This collaboration will bring a greater access of specialists to the residents of Wilson, Rocky Mount and surrounding communities. Our Wilson location offers Comprehensive Orthopaedics, Neurology, Physical Therapy, and the Region's only Open MRI.

Congratulations to Dr. Phillip Shadduck!

Dr. Phillip Shadduck co-wrote an article that was published by the American College of Surgeons. The article, "Inguinal Hernia: Minimally Invasive, Open, Preperitoneal Repair", was co-written by Dr. Shadduck and Dr. Robert Kugel, the innovator of the technique. Their article was published in the Hernia Surgery Volume of the ACS Multimedia Atlas of Surgery.

New location in Erwin, NC

On March 11, 2013 Triangle Orthopaedics opened the doors to its new office in Erwin, NC. The facility will offer multiple service, including orthopaedic consultations, x-ray imaging and physical therapy. For driving directions, contact information and a list of of physicians and specialties, please visit the Erwin location page by clicking here. Also, please note that upon opening the Erwin facility, the Triangle Orthopaedics Dunn office was closed.

TOSC Welcomes First Patients

TOSC opened in February 2013 as the Triangle's first ambulatory surgery center to specialize in musculoskeletal procedures. Months of preparation have gone into the opening of the 10,000 square foot facility. So far, patients have been impressed with the quality care and accommodations. Browse our website for more information regarding rendering physicians and procedure instructions.

Dr. Kathryn Baerman Elected into The American Society of Breast Surgeons

Congratulations to Dr. Baerman, Surgery Specialist of Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, P.A. for her recent appointment as a member of The American Society of Breast Surgeons. ASBS leads the nation as an advocacy organization for general surgeons who treat patients with breast disease. The society formed in 1995 and today, it has more than 3,000 members worldwide. Dr. Baerman currently participates in a fellowship program centered on breast disease treatment and surgery. She seeks to deliver excellent, individualized care, while accommodating each patient’s needs in a pleasant environment.

The McKenzie Institute: two courses to be hosted by Triangle Orthopaedics

Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, P.A. will co-sponsor courses by The McKenzie Institute. The first of two courses in 2013 will be held on June 21-23, 2013 and is focused on “Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy of the Lumbar Spine.” The second course, “Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy of the Cervical and Thoracic Spine,” will be held on November 1-3. Both of these courses will be held at the AIHF location in North Raleigh. The McKenzie Institute is a prestigious institute for Physical Therapists, PTA’s and ATC’s. It also is an assessment tool for clinicians. Any PT or ATC interested in attending one of these courses can view registration information by clicking here.

Triangle Orthopaedics opens 6th Orthopaedic Urgent Care

A new OUCH Center, or Orthopaedic Urgent Care Health Center, is now operating at the Southpoint location. As a great alternative to emergency room visits, the center accepts walk-ins and patients are usually seen within an hour of arrival. The OUCH center strives to improve accessibility to care and responsiveness to patients’ emergent orthopaedic needs.

New TOA Satellite Offices Opening Soon

Triangle Orthopaedics will open a new satellite location in Dunn, NC beginning December 3, 2012. The office will operate through Spring 2013, at which point it will relocate to Erwin, NC. The state-of-the-art office in Erwin will be a permanent TOA location, and the address will be 133 Professional Drive, Erwin, NC 28339. Click here to view a flyer. Triangle Orthopaedics is delighted to bring more accessible, quality orthopaedic care to eastern North Carolina.

TOA Receives 2012 Acknowledgements

Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, P.A. wins “Best Sports Medicine Practice” and “Best Physical Therapy Practice” in Endurance Magazine’s “2012 Best of North Carolina!” Endurance Magazine is a resource for active lifestyles in the Carolinas. Each month it reaches over 100,000 readers. Endurance Magazine also produces several endurance events and supports hundreds of other life-changing events each year.

Congratulations to Dr. Kuremsky of TOA

Dr. Marshall Kuremsky co-wrote an article, which was published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Vol. 94-A No. 21. The article examines and compares resident education and fellowship training, presenting data from a recent study which surveyed orthopaedic residents. Click here to view the article.

Congratulations to Dr. William Mallon

Dr. Mallon of Triangle Orthopaedic Associates has been appointed to serve as Vice President of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES). Click here to view the ASES website. Additionally, Dr. Mallon serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

Good News For Bad Knees

Learn more about a new option to treat early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee with MAKOplasty®.

D1 Offers Specialized Soccer Training

D1 is a sports training facility located in Brier Creek of Raleigh, NC. A Winter Training and Development Program focused on soccer skill development for boys and girls ages 7-18 will take place five days per week. Click here to view the complete flier including contact information. For more information regarding D1, please click here.

Dr. John Solic Mentioned In Wake Living Magazine Article

In an article discussing the benefits of returning from an injury while physically fit titled, "Fitness: On The Mend," Dr. John Solic and Triangle Orthopaedic Associates were credited for a quick rehabilitation and recovery. Read the article here.

Congratulations to Dr. Kathryn Baerman!

Dr. Baerman has been recognized as a Patients' Choice physician. The Patients' Choice award is bestowed upon physicians based on their patients' appreciation and praise for the quality of care they provide. In 2013, of the nation's 870,000 active physicians, only 5% were accorded this honor. Congratulations Dr. Baerman on being the Patients' Choice: A physician who is not only highly regarded, but also recommended, by their patients.

Adam Hall, MD Published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery

TOA would like to recognize Adam Hall, MD whose article "Advances in Acetabular Reconstruction in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty: Maximizing Function and Outcomes After Treatment of Periacetabular Osteolysis Around the Well-Fixed Shell" was published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The article was featured in the Sept 18 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Volume 95, Issue 18. JBJS subscribers can read the web version here.

Congratulations to Dr. David Dellaero!

For the second straight year in a row, Dr. Dellaero has been recognized as a Patients' Choice physician by Vitals.com. The Patients' Choice award is bestowed upon physicians based on their patients' appreciation and praise for the quality of care they provide. In 2013, of the nation's 870,000 active physicians, only 5% were accorded this honor. Congratulations Dr. Dellaero on being the Patients' Choice: A physician who is not only highly regarded, but also recommended, by their patients.

Congratulations to Dr. Kerner!

Dr. Paul Kerner has been recognized as a Patients' Choice physician by Vitals.com. The Patients' Choice award is bestowed upon physicians based on their patients' appreciation and praise for the quality of care they provide. In 2013, of the nation's 870,000 active physicians, only 5% were accorded this honor. Congratulations Dr. Kerner on being the Patients' Choice: A physician who is not only highly regarded, but also recommended, by their patients.

Best Doctors, Inc. Recognizes J. Mack Aldridge III, M.D.

For the fourth year in a row, Dr. Aldridge has been listed in the NC Business Journal as a Best Doctors doctor. Each year, Boston-based Best Doctors, Inc. lists the states top doctors by specialty. Dr. Aldridge was one of only a few hand surgeons recognized. Congratulations Dr. Aldridge!

Congratulations to Dr. David Musante!

For the third year in a row, Dr. David Musante has been recognized as a Patients' Choice physician by Vitals.com. The Patients' Choice award is bestowed upon physicians based on their patients' appreciation and praise for the quality of care they provide. In 2013, of the nation's 870,000 active physicians, only 5% were accorded this honor. Dr. Musante has also received Compassionate Doctor recognition the past 2 years in a row.

Congratulations to Dr. Brett Gilbert!

Dr. Gilbert is being honored with a Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award. This award is part of the Vitals.com Awards & Recognition Program, where patients rate and review their doctors. In fact, of the nation's 870,000 active physicians, only 3% will be accorded this honor this year.

Physician Spotlight

Dr. Phillip Shadduck recently served as a Conference Program Director at the Asian-American Multispecialty Summit VI: Laparoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery in Hawaii. Dr. Shadduck acted as moderator for three topics on Multispecialty as well as General Surgery Sessions. Dr. Shadduck also instructed a laparoscopic suturing course for residents at the University of Hawaii.

Dr. Dellaero Published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery

TOA would like to recognize Dr. David Dellaero whose article "Adult Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells Delivered via Intra-Articular Injection to the Knee Following Partial Medial Meniscectomy: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Study" was published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The article was featured in the January 14, 2014 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Volume 96, Issue 2. JBJS subscribers can read the web version here.

Physician Spotlight

Hats off to Dr. Bruce! He has been invited to speak on Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Bariatrics at the Carolina Sleep Society's annual spring meeting that will be held in Myrtle Beach on May 15 and 16.

Physician Spotlight

Dr. Phillip Shadduck recently co-authored an article that was published in the journal Surgical Endoscopy. The article, titled "A comprehensive process for disclosing and managing conflicts of interest on perceived bias at the SAGES annual meeting," was presented at the SAGES (Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons) 2014 Annual Meeting in April.

Physician Spotlight

Dr. Phillip Shadduck's article "Ethical Considerations Regarding the Implementation of New Technologies and Techniques in Surgery" has been accepted for publication in Surgical Endoscopy, the offical journal of SAGES (Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons). Congratulations Dr. Shadduck!

New Physician: Samir Patel, D.O.

TOA is pleased to welcome Dr. Samir Patel to the practice. Dr. Patel specializes in Rehab Medicine & Pain Management. He will be joining the WilsonOrtho team at our office in Wilson, NC.

New Physician: Kate Mitchell, M.D.

TOA is pleased to welcome Dr. Kate Michell. Dr. Mitchell's clinical interests include treating inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and gout, and other connective tissue diseases including Sjogren’s Syndrome. Dr. Mitchell is seeing patients at the main campus in Durham and the Southpoint office.

Dr. Lord Brings Podiatric Medicine to TOA

As a podiatric physician, Dr. John Lord has accrued extensive experience through private practice as well as military service. Dr. Lord completed a two-year podiatric medical and surgical residency before practicing many years in Mercer Island, Washington. Dr. Lord will treat patients in multiple locations of TOA. Visit Dr. Lord's physician profile for more information on his background and practice.

Triangle Orthopaedics Physicians Offer MAKO Seminars

Dr. Brett Gilbert and Dr. Ralph Liebelt will present educational seminars about procedures performed using the MAKOplasty® technique. Five seminars will be hosted at various Triangle Orthopaedics locations as well as at NC Specialty Hospital. Click here for more details and for RSVP information.

New Clayton Office - Now Open!

Triangle Orthopaedics proudly serves the Clayton area. The new office is fully equipped with an orthopaedic clinic and physical therapy facility.

Click here for more information about the Clayton location.

D1 Sports Now Open!

D1 Sports is the place for the Athlete! The new training facility in Raleigh is now open, so register now for a membership! Triangle Orthopaedics partners with D1 Sports and provides physical therapy and athletic training services at the Brier Creek location.

Dr. Brett Gilbert Featured in Triangle Medical News

Dr. Gilbert of Triangle Orthopaedics, who specializes in the treatment of hip and knee arthritis, has been featured in the physician spotlight segment of Triangle Medical News. View the publication by clicking here.

Affordable Sports Physical Event!

To benefit the surrounding communities, Triangle Orthopaedics will hold the Sports Physical Event on October 20, 2011 from 6 - 8:00pm. The cost will be $10 per student-athlete, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to each corresponding school. View the Event Flyer for a complete list of locations.

Rheumatology Services Now Offered at TOA!

The TOA Rheumatology Department consists of six experienced Rheumatologists as well as laboratories for routine screens and infusion procedures. Click on each physician's name for a brief biographical background. Welcome to Drs. Barada, Harrell, Toohey, Belhorn, Klett . Rheumatology services are now offered at the WPP Durham, Southpoint and Chapel Hill locations.

Triangle Orthopaedics Extends a Warm Welcome to Dr. John Solic

Dr. Solic provides care for a variety of orthopaedic problems, most frequently treating shoulder and knee conditions. He will see patients at the Durham, North Raleigh and Raleigh locations, and will perform surgeries at WakeMed North and North Carolina Specialty Hospitals. To learn more about Dr. Solic, click here.

Welcome TOA Surgical Specialists

Triangle Orthopaedics is proud to announce that Dr. Phillip Shadduck and Dr. Kathryn Baerman, formerly of Regional Surgical Associates, have joined the group. The new division, TOA Surgical Specialists, will see patients in our main Durham office and our Chapel Hill office. Please join us in welcoming Drs. Shadduck and Baerman to the group.

Physician Assistant Chip Hedrick Recognized by PAHx

The Physician Assistant History Society (PAHx), established by Duke University Medical Center, aims to preserve the legacy of the physician assistant profession. Among the pioneers of the field is Chip Hedrick, PA-C of Triangle Orthopaedics. Chip was recently honored with the publication of his career biography. Click here to view the publication.

Dr. Shadduck Receives Distinguished Appointment

Dr. Phillip Shadduck of the Surgical Specialists Division of Triangle Orthopaedics has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the Society for Laparoendoscopic Surgeons during 2012-2013. He has been a member of the Society for many years, and honorably accepts this leadership opportunity.

New Apex Location: Open June 6, 2011

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new Apex office located at 910 W. Williams Street in Apex, NC. This location will offer comprehensive orthopaedic care, physical therapy, and MRI imaging services. For more information, click here.

Dr. Silver Engages in Current Research

Dr. William Silver of Triangle Orthopaedics participated in a clinical trial which sought to evaluate two intra-articular treatments for osteoarthritis. Results of the trial were reported in OARSI: Osteoarthritis Research Society International.

Congratulations to Dr. Rosenblum

Triangle Orthopaedics congratulates Dr. Shepherd Rosenblum on his appointment to serve as Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rex Hospital. Dr. Rosenblum also heads several committees at Rex, and remains committed to helping improve patient care.

Triangle Orthopaedics elected
Partner of the Year

The Durham Bulls recognized Triangle Orthopaedics as Partner of the Year at the First Annual Sponsor Award Ceremony on April 3, 2012. TOA Administration and Medical Staff, including Team Physician, Dr. Richard Bruch, proudly accept this honor. Triangle Orthopaedics looks forward to many successful seasons to come. Click here to view the full press release.

Physical Therapy Services in Smithfield, NC

Patients may now benefit from Physical Therapy services conveniently offered next door to TOA's Smithfield Ortho location. Welcome to Tom Vo, Lead Physical Therapist. The address of the facility is 530 North Street, Smithfield, NC 27577. You may inquire about services by calling (919) 934-6351.

Dr. Bill Mallon featured in Orthopaedics This Week magazine

Learn about Dr. Bill Mallon's story and career development in the article titled The Picture of Success.

Congratulations to Harry Phillips

Triangle Orthopaedics recognizes Harry Phillips for his acheivement in being elected President of the North Carolina Chapter of American Acadamy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.

Welcome to Dr. Richard Slusher

Dr. Slusher comes to Triangle Orthopaedics after completing a Sports Medicine fellowship and accruing several years of work experience. His exposure to a wide range of conditions and diverse clinical settings makes him a well-rounded medical professional. Dr. Slusher will practice at the Smithfield and Clayton locations.

Dr. Mack Aldridge in Leadership

Congratulations to Dr. Aldridge who was elected President of The Duke Hand Club. Additionally, Dr. Aldridge was nominated to the North Carolina Orthopaedic Association executive board, and BusinessNC.com selected him as one of the BEST DOCTORS of 2010 in hand surgery.

Dr. Brett Gilbert interviews on Knee Replacement and Hip Resurfacing Procedures

Tune in to Dr. Gilbert's Knee Replacement and Hip Resurfacing interviews at Rex Healthcare.

Dr. William Mallon Recognized by AAOS

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons acknowledged Dr. Mallon of TOA with a 2012 Achievement Award. With this distinction, the AAOS salutes Academy members for their many contributions to education, research, and advocacy in orthopaedics. Click here

TOA Opens Fifth Urgent Care in Apex, NC

In addition to Orthopaedic, Physical Therapy and MRI services, the TOA Apex location will now provide an Urgent Care clinic with extended hours for greater convenience. For directions, please visit the TOA Apex page.

Johnston Orthopaedic Center Joins TOA

Beginning January 1, 2012, TOA will expand its service area eastward with a satellite location in Smithfield, NC. Welcome Dr. Marc Stevens and staff! TOA is thrilled to provide excellent musculoskeletal care in Johnston County!

Dr. John Solic Co-publishes Research Article

In conjunction with several physicians, Dr. Solic of Triangle Orthopaedics conducted research to determine the effect locking plates have on the repair of distal humerus fractures. Methods and findings were published in the October 2011 issue of the Hospital for Special Surgery Journal.

New Scoliosis Testing

The SCOLISCORE Test is the first clinically validated and highly accurate genetic test for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) curve progression. TOA is proud to offer this new test for our pediatric patients with scoliosis. Read More
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