Whether you’ve suffered damage to your upper or lower extremities through sports, work activities and responsibilities, repetitive use, or the aging process, you need a team in the Raleigh-Durham area that boasts specialized expertise to treat your condition.

 Louis C. Almekinders, MD heads up our sports medicine discipline at the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic in Durham. With his extensive experience and proven background, he is ready to work with you in treating your specific condition.

Expert Upper Extremities Treatment in the Raleigh-Durham Area

Dr. Almekinders is adept at handling the unique needs that come along with dislocations, arthritis, tears, stiffness and other conditions. Among the many procedures that the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic in Durham offers are the following:


  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Labral Repair
  • Shoulder Reconstruction (Bankart Repair) for Instability
  • Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • A-C Joint Reconstruction


  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Bicep Tendon Repair
  • Tennis Elbow Repair
  • Collateral Ligament Reconstruction

You’ll Benefit from the Personal Attention That Comes Along with Treating Your Lower Extremities Condition

Our sports medicine team in the Raleigh-Durham area has an extensive background in treating tears, defects, arthritis, instability, dislocations and other conditions common to lower extremities. We will discuss the following procedures and other options to determine the most appropriate course of treatment for your lower extremities condition:


  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • LCL Repair/Reconstruction
  • PCL Reconstruction
  • Meniscal Repair/Reconstruction
  • Meniscal Transplantation
  • Cartilage Reconstruction with Allograft
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
  • Osteochondral Autograft Transfer System (OATS)
  • Chondroplasty and Microfracture
  • Tibial Osteotomy


  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Achilles Tendon Repair
  • Peroneal Tendon Stabilization
  • Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
  • Osteochondral Autograft Transfer System (OATS)
  • Chondroplasty and Microfracture

To get the best treatment and the most attentive personal care for your sports medicine and cartilage restoration treament, be sure to contact the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic in Durham. Give us a call at 919.471.9622 to schedule your personal consultation with our team in the Raleigh-Durham area. As part of Duke Health, our community-oriented specialists, personal touch and state-of-the-art facilities allow us to deliver the treatment you need—with the care you deserve.

North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic is proud to serve Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Apex, Morrisville, Clayton, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Greensboro, Hillsborough, Mebane and surrounding areas.