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.

Better Living with Arthritis Seminars

EmergeOrtho and the Arthritis Foundation are hosting our annual seminar series, Better Living with Arthritis.  All events are free and open to the public! RSVP to 919-281-1958.

Arthritis Seminar

Tony Ning, MD, Rheumatologist
Thursday, April 6 at 6PM
Durham | 120 William Penn Plaza

Marshall Kuremsky, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon
Wednesday, April 12 at 6PM
Raleigh | 7850 Brier Creek Parkway

Michael Merz, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon
Wednesday, April 19 at 6PM
Durham | 120 William Penn Plaza


New Rheumatologist: A Warm Welcome to Dr. Samya Mohammad!!!

We are very pleased to introduce Samya Mohammad, D.O., a rheumatologist seeing patients in Raleigh and Southpoint. With 9 rheumatologists, we are the largest physician-owned rheumatology practice in the state of North Carolina!


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.

Pros and Cons of a Hip Arthrodesis

Considering Hip Arthrodesis

For some patients with severe arthritis or a hip injury, an artificial hip may become worn out over time from hard labor after surgery.   As a result, your Triangle Orthopaedics surgeon may recommend a hip arthrodesis.  A hip arthrodesis is the fusion of the thighbone to the pelvis.  Metal screws and metal plates are used for the fusion to lock the hip in the correct position.

The main goal of a hip arthrodesis is to alleviate pain for the patient.  Post-surgery, the patient will walk with a limp as the joint is removed during the hip arthrodesis surgery.

During a consultation with our Triangle Orthopaedics specialists, you will learn more about the hip arthrodesis procedure and find out if the surgery could be a good solution for your hip pain.  Typically, this surgery is only recommended for patients who have explored all other pain management options, including:

  • Pain medications
  • Splints
  • Normally-indicated treatments
  • Hip replacement surgery

A hip arthrodesis is not the best solution for every patient. To learn more about your own hip condition and if a hip arthrodesis is the best fit for your individual needs, please contact Triangle Orthopaedics today.

Learn More about Triangle Orthopaedics

To learn more about the Triangle Orthopaedic difference, please do not hesitate to contact our North Carolina clinics.  We will schedule you for a consultation with one of our physicians that can best address your individual needs.

Considering a hip arthrodesis is a major decision, but with our Triangle Orthopaedics team, you are not alone with all of the surgery’s considerations.  Call Triangle Orthopaedics today at 800-359-3053 to learn more about the hip arthrodesis and other hip procedures we offer at our North Carolina clinics.



Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy and Triangle Orthopaedics

When an injury becomes painful or disabling, many individuals wonder if they will ever be able to regain strength or if the area will ever be pain free again.  This is where the Triangle Orthopaedic team of rehabilitation medicine physicians can help.  Our team is able to treat any disability ranging from various diseases to sports injury, all without surgery. (more…)