Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Find exceptional care for your bones and joints with orthopedic and sports medicine services at UNC Health. You and your loved ones get back on track with advanced treatments from experienced specialists.

Orthopedics at UNC Health

Orthopedics is the study of the body’s bones, joints, and muscles. Doctors who diagnose and treat these conditions are orthopedic surgeons, or orthopedists.
At UNC Health, you’ll receive care from orthopedic surgeons skilled at complex surgeries and treatments to heal your body.

Total Joint Care

Your joints are in good hands at UNC Health. We care for your:

  • Elbow
  • Feet and ankles
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Wrist and hand

You’ll work with a skilled orthopedic surgeon if you need total joint replacement. Your care plan includes pre-surgery education and post-surgery support and rehabilitation, as needed.

Orthopedic Conditions

If you’re experiencing pain or injury, turn to UNC Health for treatment of:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain and spinal disorders
  • Bone and soft tissue tumors
  • Broken bones (fractures)
  • Congenital bone or joint abnormalities (conditions present at birth)
  • Misaligned limbs
  • Orthopedic trauma
  • Osteoporosis
  • Strains and sprains

Orthopedic Services & Treatments

Get comprehensive care and treatment for your orthopedic health including:

  • Fracture care
  • Nonsurgical treatment, including pain management
  • Orthopedic imaging and radiology
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Orthopedic walk-in urgent care with UNC OrthoNow
  • Total joint replacement

Sports Medicine at UNC Health

Find outstanding care for North Carolina’s athletes, from school-aged to college and professional sports, at UNC Health. Get services for a range of sports-related injuries, including:

Sports Medicine Services

You’ll work with personal trainers and rehabilitation specialists to help you get back to your athletic potential. You also have access to expert surgical care. You may benefit from:

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Athletic performance training
  • Athletic physicals
  • Balance training
  • Injury prevention training
  • Rehabilitation, including physical therapy
  • Strength training
  • Tenex procedures, treatment for tendon pain

Find a Doctor

Get outstanding, compassionate primary and specialty care from UNC Health. Find a doctor near you to request your appointment and get started.