Dr. Craig Lippe, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 52
  
Dr. Lippe
Accepting new patients

Carolina Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Specialists, P.A.

1717 Shipyard Blvd Wilmington, NC 28403

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(910) 799-0110

Dr. Craig Lippe, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Wilmington, NC and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lippe has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs, Hip/Pelvic Bones, and Ankle/Foot than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University medical school in 2000. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Columbus Regional Healthcare System and New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lippe to book an appointment.


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Dr. Lippe accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Options PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
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Humana
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedCost
MedCost PPO
Medicaid
Managed Care
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
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Navigate HMO
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Background Check

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Practice Areas

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 79% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lippe treats Knee Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Lippe treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lippe treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Lippe treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Knee Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lippe performs Knee Surgery more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Lippe performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Typically treats 87% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lippe treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Lippe treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Hip Replacement
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lippe performs Hip Replacement more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Lippe performs this procedure more than 90% of their peers

Hip Fracture
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lippe treats Hip Fracture more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Lippe treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Ankle/Foot

Ankle and foot specialists diagnose and treat localized conditions such as arthritis, bunions, nerve damage, and plantar fasciitis through procedures including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Ankle/Foot specialists.

Typically treats 63% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Ankle Fracture
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lippe treats Ankle Fracture more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Lippe treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lippe treats Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Lippe treats this condition more than 79% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lippe treats Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Lippe treats this condition more than 74% of their peers

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 58% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Dislocation
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lippe treats Shoulder Dislocation more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Lippe treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Shoulder Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lippe treats Shoulder Disorders more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Lippe treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Glenoid Labrum Tear
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lippe treats Glenoid Labrum Tear more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Lippe treats this condition more than 79% of their peers

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Dr. Lippe's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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I saw David Fox on my visit to the office. David was thorough and professional..
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Dr.Lippe told me he would take care of me and he has all the way.Had total knee replacement went great I’m doing well and now I’m having my right knee done next week.i have complete faith in him He is a great doctor!
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Cathy mckee-Whiteville,nc – Nov 05, 2019
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Have already referred patients. He is a very calming and knowledgeable physician and very attentive to the patient. He really listens and does not jump to doing more than necessary.
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LBS in Southport, NC – Apr 13, 2018
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Dr. Lippe is professional, caring health care provider. He takes the time to explain your condition and the measures he will take to correct your problem. He takes the extra time to answer your questions in a manner that you can understand. I highly recommend him to anyone that needs a TKR.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As an Orthopaedic Surgeon, I see all types of patients with a wide range of orthopaedic conditions. I am Fellowship trained in Adult Reconstruction specializing in arthroscopy, hip & knee replacement and revisions, and complex reconstructive procedur...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Education

2006
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Adult Reconstruction
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Hamot Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2001
Hamot Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2000
Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School
2000
University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
Undergraduate School

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

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Locations

Carolina Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Specialists, P.A.

Wilmington Office1717 Shipyard Blvd Wilmington, NC 28403
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Columbus Regional Healthcare System

Whiteville, NC

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Wilmington, NC

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

NHRMC Orthopedic Hospital

Wilmington, NC