Triangle Walk to Cure Arthritis April 30!

Arthritis WalkJoin Team Triangle Orthopaedics!  For the third year, TOA is sponsoring the Walk to Cure Arthritis, an annual fundraising event for the Arthritis Foundation. The walk will be in Research Triangle Park again this year, on the morning of Saturday, April 30.

Walkers pick one of two loops: a 1 mile loop, and a 3 mile loop.  Something new this year: food trucks will be set up at the finish line!

If you can’t make the event, please consider donating to our team.  Or learn more about better living with arthritis at our seminars on March 30 and April 13:

Better Living with Arthritis

Wednesday, March 30: Rheumatoid Arthritis with Tony Ning, MD

Wednesday, April 13: Arthritis of the Hand: Review of Current Trends and Treatments with Marshall Kuremsky MD

Both events are 6pm – 7pm at our Raleigh office, 300 Duraleigh Road, Suite 100.  Free and open to the public! RSVP by calling 919-281-1958.

IMG_9696aDr. Marshall Kuremsky is serving as the Medical Chair for the Walk to CureArthritis for the second year in a row.  Dr. Kuremsky specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, arthroscopy, and sports medicine, with particular interest in elbow, hand, wrist and shoulder problems. With these surgical specialties he is routinely faced with patients suffering from many of the different forms of arthritis as he treats patients in Raleigh and Apex.

IMG_9400aDr. Tony Ning is a rheumatologist seeing patients in our Durham, Southpoint, Raleigh, and Wake Forest-Wakefield offices.  His rheumatologic interests include gout and its impact on the body, rheumatoid arthritis, as well as factors that may influence the development of osteoarthritis.

Wound Care Named 2015 Center of Distinction

 

Wound Care Center of DistinctionThe Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Centerat North Carolina Specialty Hospital has just been named a Center of Distinction by Healogics for excellence in outcomes and patient satisfaction.  The Wound Care Center is collaboratively managed by Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, P.A., North Carolina Specialty Hospital, and Helaogics, Inc. and staffed by Surgeon Dr. Woody Burns and interventional radiologist Dr. Sue Weeks.

The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center was only one of seventeen Healogic facilities in North Carolina to receive this honor, and the only one serving Durham patients and surrounding areas of Raleigh and Chapel Hill.  Criteria for this distinction included outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal.  At the Wound Care Center, each comprehensive treatment plan is coordinated to provide maximal healing in minimal time to allow the patient to return to normal activities as soon as possible.

The Triangle Physician magazine featured the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center and its recent award as their cover story this month!  Read the article on our website here.

Wound Care in Triangle Physicians

As an outpatient clinic of North Carolina Specialty Hospital, The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds.  The Center uses an interdisciplinary model of care, including infectious-diseasee management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, laboratory evaluation, nutritional management, pain management, diabetic education, radiology testing, and debridement to address total patient health.

To schedule an appointment with the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric center, please call (919) 595-8490.

 

 

It’s National Athletic Training Month!

At Triangle Orthopaedics, we have Certified Athletic Trainers throughout our practice!  The National Athletic Trainers’ Association promotes the month of March as a time to recognize all that Athletic Trainers do.  We have office locations in 12 counties of North Carolina, and in many of them, we have Athletic Trainers working local schools.  As part of our Sports Medicine Outreach Program, Athletic Trainers engage with school sports programs in Durham, Four Oaks, Erwin, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Wake Forest, Wendell, and beyond.

We also have providers with an Athletic Training background  maintaining their certification as they work all areas of clinic.  Many ATC’s now bring their expertise to Physical Therapy, as therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapist techs in several offices, including our D1 sports facility in Brier Creek.  Athletic Trainers work directly with our Sports Medicine physicians, as Medical Assistants working with patients and as Physician Assistants helping to treat them.

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As the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) shares on their new website, Athletic training is an academic major or graduate equivalent major program that follows the medical model and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Over 70 percent of Athletic Trainers hold a master’s degree or higher. Certified Athletic trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians in  prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses.  Athletic Trainers specialize in patient education to prevent injury and re-injury, which reduces rehabilitative and other health care costs.

Sports Medicine is not just for competitive athletes, but is a medical specialty that serves any individual with a musculoskeletal injury or pain who seeks to be more active than their medical condition allows.  Triangle Orthopaedics Sports Medicine utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to the prevention of injury, restoring of physical function, and performance enhancement among athletes and physically active individuals. We offer a coordinated program geared toward diagnosis, evaluation, operative/non-operative treatment and education, and Certified Athletic Trainers play a big part in providing the best orthopaedic care for both competitive and non-competitive athletes.

 

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