Dr. Gilmer interviewed for Hyco Lake Magazine

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Our Roxboro location is in the first 2016 volume of Hyco Lake Magazine!  Dr. Gilmer was interviewed on the role of Orthopaedics in all age groups.  With Dr. Gilmer and Dr. Takenaga in Roxboro, comprehensive Orthopaedic care is available for the whole family.  ”We are a general Orthopaedics practice, so we see everything,” explains Dr. Gilmer, “from children to the elderly,” describing basics for Osteoporosis prevention, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, bunions, and other conditions treated by Triangle Orthopaedics in Person County.  Dr. Gilmer and Dr. Takenaga have years of experience in Orthopaedic Surgery and see patients in the Roxboro office.

“Most people have a fracture at some point in their lives.  At Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, we see patients promptly, do x-rays quickly, put on casts, and schedule surgery if necessary.  All of this is done in a state-of-the-art, cost-effective way by experts in the field.”

Check out the full spread in Hyco Lake Magazine or just read the article!

Tips for Foot Health

It is National Foot Health Awareness Month! As the seasons change, it’s a great time to think about your feet.  As you unpack your warm weather footwear, are you practicing good foot hygiene? Many foot problems can be prevented with good habits. Here are a few tips:

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While the causes of foot pain and ankle pain vary, many cases can be treated without surgery. We can often manage conditions that cause swelling and pain using traditional methods such as rest, ice, orthotic braces, anti-inflammatories and cortisone injections.

IMG_9859a John Lord, DPM, is a podiatric physician specializing in problems of the foot and ankle.  Dr. Lord sees patients at Triangle Orthopaedic offices in Apex, Clayton, Durham, Southpoint, and Raleigh.  His special interests are diabetic foot problems, skin and nail disease, and Sports-related injuries.  Dr. Lord is part of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).

If extensive injury or malformation of the foot or ankle occurs, more severe surgery may be necessary. Surgery can effectively re-establish the position of bones, ligaments, tendons, and nerves.  While all of our General Orthopaedic providers have expertise in the foot and ankle, we have two surgeons who specialize in foot and ankle surgery.

Dr. Paul Kerner completed a fellowship in Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Brown University and is part of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.  Dr. Kerner’s main interests are in Sports Medicine in addition to Reconstructive Surgery of the foot, ankle, knee, and shoulder, and he sees patients in Durham and Raleigh.

Dr. Nicholas Viens completed his fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, the Steadman Clinic & Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, Colorado.  He is part of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.  Dr. Viens performs surgery with open and arthroscopic techniques and is proud to offer total ankle replacement as a potential treatment option to patients.  Dr. Viens sees patients in the Chapel Hill, Durham, and Southpoint offices of Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, P.A.

April is Occupational Therapy Month!

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At Triangle Orthopaedics, we offer Occupational Therapy as one of our services to treat musculoskeletal problems.  Our Occupational Therapists are Certified Hand Therapists, specializing evaluation and treatment of upper extremity injury and disease.

Individualized rehabilitation programs consist of modalities for pain relief, supervised exercise programs, custom splint fabrication, and a variety of evaluation tools to provide objective information and up-to-date progress results. Home program participation is highly emphasized. Our Certified Hand Therapists work in tandem with our Hand Surgeons providing excellent Hand and Upper extremity care in multiple locations across the greater Triangle area.

Our hand therapists utilize specialized evaluations and treatment for upper extremity acute, post-traumatic, and repetitive strain injuries for Workers’ Compensation patients injured on the job, dedicated to helping businesses and industry control the frequency and resulting costs of on-the-job injuries.

Dr. Hage Travels to Kenya for Medical Mission Trip

Dr. William Hage returns after two weeks of Orthopaedic surgery at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya.  Read on to learn more about his experience!

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“We are so thankful to have had the opportunity through Samaritan’s Purse to serve at Tenwek Hospital in Bomet, Kenya for two weeks this winter.  Tenwek Hospital is a 300 bed teaching hospital with the mission of providing Christ centered medical care including surgical, medical, maternity and pediatric services. It provides primary health care to 600,000 people within a 32 kilometer radius and serves as a referral center for a much larger region.  In our time at Tenwek I was able to work alongside Dr. Kiprono Koech along with orthopedic residents treating a variety of orthopedic and traumatic injuries.  My wife Penny worked with Tenwek’s Physical Therapist Solomon Rop to provide therapy to general inpatients and outpatients in a pediatric Special Needs Clinic.  We were able to faciltate the development of a special seating system for a little boy with Athetoid Cerebral Palsy who is unable to sit up independently.  Our family was also able to serve in the community by helping to mud a house for a family in need and to make a home visit to a little girl with Spina Bifida.  We are so blessed to be able to share this experience back in the United States.  It was truly a life changing one for our family.”  

Dr. Hage specializes in Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, Fracture Care, and general orthopaedics.  He is also the medical director of Triangle Orthopaedics Surgery Center (TOSC),a physician-owned surgery center for outpatient orthopaedic procedures.  Dr. Hage sees patients in the Raleigh and Apex offices of Triangle Orthopaedics.

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