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If appointment request is for an injury/condition resulting from a Work Injury, do not use this form. Please follow instructions below:
  • For work injuries, call the Duke WC office at 919-684-2848
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Louis C. Almekinders, MD | Sports Medicine & Cartilage Restoration

Louis C. Almekinders, MDDr. Louis C. Almekinders is a native of the Netherlands where he attended Erasmus University (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) for both undergraduate and medical studies. Following the completion of his studies he moved to the USA. While in North Carolina, he completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery and a research fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. In 1989 he joined the faculty of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In the ensuing 14 years worked as a team physician for the varsity athletic teams and became a tenured, full professor at UNC. In addition, Dr. Almekinders spent a considerable amount of his time in basic, orthopaedic research focusing on acute and chronic soft tissue injuries. In 2002 he resigned his position to start the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic in Durham, NC as part of the Duke University Health System. He is a clinical professor in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University and continues to be active in teaching and clinical research. Follow on Facebook.

To visit Dr. Almekinders' American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) webpage click here.

Read about Dr. Almekinders' 2012 trip to Moshe, Tanzania, Africa.

Dr. Almekinders' Surgical Highlight Videos
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
Rotator Cuff Repair

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