Dr. David Howe, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Ortho Carolina Winston 170 Kimel Park Dr Winston Salem, NC 27103 Get Directions
Dr. David Howe, MD
Dr. David Howe, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Winston Salem, NC. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Howe is affiliated with Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (17)
in Yadkinville, NC |
I asked a lot of questions to some of Dr. Howe's patients. I got nothing but rave reviews from them. I talked with a nurse that has been in surgery with all of the orthopedic surgeons at Novant Health and she said that Dr. Howe would be the that they would choose.
in Kernersville, NC |
Doctor Howe has been my ortho for several years, with 2 replacements in one knee. He has always answered my questions and been honest with me and my husband ( Dr. Howe did a knee replacement on him also). He is highly respected by the nursing staff at the hospital. One slight problem: When I saw him Tuesday, Sept. 5, he promised to refill my perscription for Tramadol, 90 tabs, 50mg, and when I checked with my pharmacy today, Gateway in Kernersville, they had not received the order.
in Kernersville, NC |
5 Years ago I had an appointment with another Doctor but he wen out sick and I saw Dr. Howe instead. That was a great stroke of luck. I liked him from the start had a knee replacement and have been well satisfied with Dr. Howe I would highly recommend him. Jay Pearman
in Winston-Salem, NC |
Dr. Howe is a very understanding, compassionate doctor. He did my knee replacement revision on November 29, 2017 and it is progressing very good. I would recommend him t anyone.
in Winston Salem, NC |
I had such a great experience with Dr Howe, and his staff, I have recommended a few people to see him regarding there knee problems. I had surgery August 11,2016 , and was very pleased with the outcome., just saw him for my final appointment and everything is great. He is a wonderful Doctor. Thank You for everything.
in Yadkinville, NC |
My visit with Dr Howe at Orthopedic Specialists in Kimel Park was very good on August 16, 2017. His advice regarding knee replacement was not usually done prior to 6-9 months after hip fracture surgery, giving it ample time to heal. He suggested an injection, which he did, and wanted to see me back in 3 months to see how it was done. He is a wonderful Dr and I trust his advice fully, I would recommend him to anyone for their medical problems in his field.
in Winston Salem, NC |
Dr Howe is a wonderful doctor. Made me feel very comfortable. Answered all of my questions and addressed any concerns I had. Did a great job on my surgery
in Winston Salem, NC |
Dr. David Howe is very professional, thorough and courteous. He explains the medical/surgical problem and offers a solution that is understandable and reasonable. He instills respect and confidence.
Winston Salem, NC |
Dr. Howe is strictly business. He knows his business. He answers questions in an understandable way and with patience.
I was referred to Dr. Howe by several people from outside as well as some from within. Dr. Howe was cordial, but not necessarily overfriendly and talkative. But, I had heard he was a brillant, focused, and highly skilled doctor, just as I wanted. It was a tough decision on choice of Doctors, as I have had good experiences with all doctors at OrthoCarolina. But I made my decision based on some highly complementary comments from people, including patients of his who remarked he is simply brillant
in Lexington, NC |
I couldn't have been referred to a better surgeon by my doctor, Martin Murphy, M.D. Dr. Howe is so thorough, and inspired my confidence from the very first appt. The surgery was smooth and uneventful. Everything is going well, and I'm way ahead in my healing progress. I found that, as busy as his practice is, if I had a question, he made certain that all was explained completely. He never once made me feel like a number, or that I wasn't important to him as my surgeon.
in yadkinville nc |
very professional and cares about his patients very much
Lexington, NC |
Dr. Howe is absolutely the best. He gave me my previous life-style back!
in State Road NC |
Had a consult with Dr Howe and found him to be very pleasant ,professional,open to any questions or concerns,willing to discuss fully planned procedures and post Care along with the entire staff who were equally accommodating. His outstanding reputation proceeded him from many patients and their families . After the consult I felt very confident he is an excellent choice. S.Flynt
in Martinsville, va |
Great surgeon. Came highly recommended and he lived up to our expectation. Very professional.
in Winston Salem |
There are good Drs Then there's Dr Howe a cut above the rest
in New York, NY |
I had total knee replacement 3 years ago. I cannot say anything other than excellence all around in every aspect as far as Dr. Howe as well as his staff. My knee is like new even 3 years out. I am thrilled to say the least and I am sending my husband to him for his hip replacement.
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease


  • Medical School
    Wake Forest University School Of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    Wake Forest University Baptist Med Center

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    Wake Forest University Baptist Med Center

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Anderson Clinic

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    Duke University

    Graduated in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate