News and Updates

Young Arms and Curveballs

It’s one of the most popular pitches in major league baseball, and it’s quickly becoming an important part of little league. How…

Realistic Expectations After Total Knee Replacement

There’s an outdated perception of joint replacement procedures that it’s a prison sentence of sorts; that you’ll never again be …

Virtual Tennis Elbow & Other Digital Conditions

It’s called tennis elbow, so you’d naturally assume that you’d have to play tennis to get it. You’d be half right, but in today’…

Injuries in Youth Sports and How to Avoid Them

While athletic injuries in youth seem to occur at the same rate as professional athletes, the types of injuries we see in our yo…

Runner's Injury Series : Runner's Knee

Also known as patellofemoral pain syndrome, runner’s knee is so common among runners it was actually named after them! In simple…

Make Better Joint Health Part of Your New Year's Resolution

Why does it seem that every New Year’s resolution seems to be about taking something away? We want to LOSE weight; we want to ST…

Protect Yourself from Knee and Ankle Injuries this Basketball Season

High school gymnasiums are alive with energy across eastern NC. In our region, that means one thing: Basketball season is in ful…

Two New X-Ray Rooms Debut

When it comes to fast and responsive orthopaedic care, one of the most valuable tools is the X-Ray. It allows us to get a detail…

Cheerleading Safety Month

Let’s face it; the world of cheerleading has changed dramatically since its early days of pompoms, megaphones, a toe-jump and a …

Orthopaedics East & Sports Medicine Center Now Offers Outpatient Joint Replacement.

Electing to have joint replacement surgery is a tough decision for many patients. Some fear that a long recovery and a difficult…

Celebrating Older Americans Month: Making sure you #AgeOutLoud

Every May, the Administration for Community Living celebrates older Americans and here at Orthopaedics East and Sports Medicine …

5 Ways to Take Joint Health More Seriously

When we’re young, broken bones tend to be injuries that we are able to bounce back from fairly quickly. While they’re often pain…

Know Your Risks and the Easy Ways You Can Prevent Slips, Trips, and Falls

June is National Safety Month and one main focus of this year’s message, Keep Each Other Safe, is standing up to falls. Did you …

New Patient Portal

Orthopaedics East & Sports Medicine Center is excited to announce that we will release a new patient portal in October 2017.

Avoiding Youth Sports Injuries

Each year 2.6 million children under the age of 19 are treated in the emergency department due to sports and recreation related …

Meet the Team Behind Your X-rays

Here at Orthopaedics East and Sports Medicine Center, we take pride in the care we provide our patients and the excellent staff …

Patient Portal Now with Mobile Access

Orthopaedics East and Sports Medicine Center has an Integrated Patient Portal, putting our practice right at the tips of your fi…

Partial Knee Replacement

Commonly referred to as Oxford® knee replacement, partial knee replacement is an alternative to total knee replacement when a pa…

Red Cross Blood Drive at Orthopaedics East

Join Orthopaedics East and Sports Medicine Center as we help the community by donating blood on Tuesday, April 23rd, from 10am t…

Regenerative Orthopaedics - Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Regenerative Orthopedics uses the latest in science and technology to stimulate and accelerate the healing process. Depending on…

Physical Therapy Dry Needling Treatment

The Physical Therapy at Orthopaedics East & Sports Medicine Center now offers Dry Needling . Dry Needling is a treatment which …

Memorial Day 2019

We remember and honor those who died in service to our country! Our office will be closed Monday, May 27th for the Memorial …

Thanking Dr. Wilhelmsen for 35 Years of Service

Orthopaedics East & Sports Medicine Center acknowledges the contributions of Dr Bruce Wilhelmsen, who is retiring after 35 years…

Obesity and Joint Replacement

Obesity is a potential risk factor for patients undergoing Joint Replacement Surgery. To help ensure better outcomes and lower …

Happy Independence Day

Orthopaedics East and Sports Medicine will be closed Thursday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day. We wish our patients, st…

Welcome Dr. Robinson

Orthopaedics East & Sports Medicine Center is excited to announce that Dr. Elisabeth Robinson will be joining our practice effec…

Subchondroplasty Procedures for the Treatment of Bone Marrow Lesions

Patients who have subchondral bone defects—also known as Bone Marrow Lesions (BML)—may be candidates for a new, minimally-invasi…

New Physical Therapy Hours

For the convenience of our patients, Orthopaedics East & Sports Medicine Center will begin offering Physical Therapy appointment…

Welcome Our New Providers

Please join us in welcoming our two newest providers to Orthopaedics East and Sports Medicine! We are excited to have them as a…

Preventing Ankle Sprains in Volleyball

Our Physical Therapy Manager, Stacy Krainiak, DPT, is an Volleyball enthusiast, who serves as a coach for the East Carolina Jr. …




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