New App for Joint Replacement Surgeries!

NEW BLOG app

 

Are you or a loved one planning to have a shoulder, hip, or knee replacement? Download our free App and be ready for the entire process from beginning to end!  Know what to expect from the first appointment through recovery after surgery, all in a user-friendly design from BeeWell.  We’ve created brand new video content so you can do your physical therapy practices with confidence.  Educate, Prepare, and Engage!

Available on Google Play and the App Store!

Google Play:

HIP REPLACEMENT

SHOULDER REPLACEMENT

KNEE REPLACEMENT 

 

iPhone:

HIP REPLACEMENT

SHOULDER REPLACEMENT

KNEE REPLACEMENT

 

iPad:

HIP REPLACEMENT

SHOULDER REPLACEMENT 

KNEE REPLACEMENT 

Welcome to Chapel Hill, Dr. Takenaga!

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“Dr. Takenaga was the most a personal, caring, and informative physician that I have ever encountered.”

Ryan Takenaga, MD is a General Surgeon who has been with us since  August of 2015.  We are pleased to announce that he will be seeing patients once a week at our Chapel Hill office!

A graduate of John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Takenaga completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. During his time in residency he performed research, published articles, and presented at meetings on topics such as fragility fractures and the long term outcomes of total hip arthroplasty.

Dr. Takenaga enjoys helping patients with general orthopaedic problems and is experience in fracture care, hand surgery, joint replacement, and sports medicine.  Dr. Takenaga patients and their family members are regularly impressed with his caring nature and excellent bedside manner. Dr. Takenaga is talks with you about all of the options, invasive or non invasive. He strives to work together with patients to help them achieve their activity and quality of life aspirations.

Dr. Takenaga is married and resides in Durham with his wife, Nancy, and their son Dylan and two daughters, Sophie and Lizzy. They enjoy various youth sporting activities, camping, and golfing. Together, they have also gone on medical mission trips to Kijabe, Kenya and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Dr. Takenaga is now at two locations, Chapel Hill and Oxford.

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Arthritis Support Group Meeting Monthly in Durham

Arthritis Support Group

Arthritis Support Group in Durham!

Please join us as we share and learn ways of coping and living with arthritis.

 

Downtown Durham

Arthritis Support Group

Third Tuesday of the Month at 7:15 PM

Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church

927 W Trinity Ave (Gregson Street Entrance)

Contact Info: Dott at 919-477-4679.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 20th at 7:15 PM

Speakers: Physical Therapist Eric Chapman, PT, MDT, CKTP, and Occupational Therapist Beth Martin, MSOT, OTR/L, CHT

 

 

EmergeOrtho Rheumatologists and other providers will be attending these meetings, and speaking on a variety of topics.

The EmergeOrtho Rheumatology team treats patients in Chapel Hill, Durham, Southpoint, Raleigh, and Wake Forest.   For comprehensive musculoskeletal care, EmergeOrtho provides on-site resources such as physical and occupational therapy, orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation, laboratory services, infusion facilities for intravenous medications, as well as state of the art imaging.

It’s Wound Care Awareness Week 2017!

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Over 6.7 million people in the United States are living with chronic wounds. Due to the lack of awareness of advanced wound care, the vast majority of these people do not receive the treatment they need and deserve. With this being said, we are excited to announce the fourth annual Wound Care Awareness Week. This week is dedicated to raising awareness of advanced wound care and its benefits to every patient living with chronic non-healing wounds. Through this effort, we will raise awareness of the chronic wound problem and help community physicians identify patients who may benefit from advanced wound care.

The EmergeOrtho Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center is an outpatient clinic based at North Carolina Specialty Hospital. This center has been open since 2013 and provides directed and specialized care for problem wounds that do not respond to a typical treatment plan. These type of injuries might include: Diabetic foot ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, pressure ulcers, non healing flaps and grafts, wounds resulting from past radiation therapy or injury, and persistent wounds associated with bony infection.

The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center has many comprehensive treatment plans which are unique for each patient to coordinate maximum healing in the smallest amount of time to help the patient return to their normal activities. Some therapies that may help a patient include: improving medical comorbidities and nutritional status, advanced dressing care, aggressive debridement programs, negative pressure wound therapy, arterial revascularization procedures, reversal of venous insufficiency, application of dermal skin substitutes and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Dr. Burns is a graduate of Davidson College and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and has worked in general surgery for 12 years. He lives in Chapel Hill with his wife and two children.

Dr. Weeks completed her undergraduate studies at Duke University and obtained her medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Weeks is board certified by the American Board of Radiology and is a member of the Society of Interventional Radiology American College of Phlebology Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, American College of Radiology, and North Carolina Medical Society. She lives in Hillsborough with her husband and four daughters.