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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
  • Once the visits are authorized at this number they will schedule the appointment in our clinic.
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The Physicians

Total Shoulder Replacement

Trust Your Shoulder Replacement Surgery to the Raleigh-Durham Orthopaedic Leaders

A painful or failing shoulder joint is more than just uncomfortable, it’s inconvenient. Shoulder pain as a result of degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis can affect your ability to perform even the simplest daily tasks, and will only continue to get worse if left untreated.

The experts at North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic shoulder pain that may result in a total shoulder replacement. Shoulder replacement surgery team leads Dr. Louis C. Almekinders and Dr. Lee H. Diehl specialize in working with patients whose joint surfaces show damage from wear and tear, injury, inflammation or previous surgeries. A typical surgery will restore the best possible function to the joint by removing scar tissue, balancing muscles, and replacing the destroyed joint surfaces with the latest artificial ones.

We’ll Help You Decide if Total Shoulder Replacement is Right for You

Dr. Almekinders and Dr. Diehl will take the time to meet with you and get your overall medical history, as well as discuss your symptoms and other treatments you may have had. From there, all surgical and non-surgical options will be presented to allow you to make an informed decision.

To get the best treatment and the most attentive personal care for your condition, be sure to contact the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic in Durham to learn more about your shoulder replacement surgery options.


Give us a call at 919.471.9622 or submit the appointment form on this page to schedule your personal consultation with our team in the Raleigh-Durham area. As part of Duke Medicine, 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.