Dr. Louis Almekinders, MD

Dr. Louis Almekinders, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine  ·  
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Age 61
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Dr. Louis Almekinders, MD is an orthopedic sports medicine surgery specialist in Durham, NC. He graduated from Erasmus University / Erasmus Medical Center and specializes in orthopedic sports medicine, sports medicine, and more.

3609 SW Durham Dr

Durham, NC 27707

Contact Information

(919) 471-9622

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • HealthSmart
  • 9 More

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Top Care Areas

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Joint Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
more than 97% of peers
Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Almekinders "Although the primary focus of my practice is sports medicine I treat many patients who do not consider themselves athletes. By using a sports medicine approach I aim to avoid surgery but if needed can use minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques in many cases. My previous experience with elite athletes as well as patients from the community allows me to treat a wide range of problems. My research background keeps me on the cutting edge of orthopaedic surgery and provides patients with the latest scientific information and advances. Specifically with regards to shoulder and knee I am able to offer the full complement of treatment options such as cartilage resurfacing and transplants arthroscopic reconstructions and replacement surgeries including total and partial knee replacement as well as traditional and reverse shoulder replacements."
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3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

3  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

87  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • 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
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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43  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Erasmus University / Erasmus Medical Center
    Medical School | Graduated
  • New Hanover Reg Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Nc Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Duke University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Almekinders has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Almekinders' Reviews

3.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Almekinders to family and friends
19 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Almekinders' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr Almekinders has been my primary orthopedic surgeon for over a decade. He has provided excellent surgical and non surgical care for shoulder, knee, ankle and foot problems. He uses a common sense approach which is supported by great training and years of experience. He is not knife-happy and...more
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Very rude &abrupt. Went back because of continued issues after Arthroscopic knee surgery by Dr. Almenkinders. My knee had given out &I had injured my wrist. He said very loudly outside my room "What does she want now?". Went to a great practice (Emerge Ortho. W/fantastic Dr.Ralph Leibelt),...more
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Dr. Almekinders has been instrumental in helping more than once, taking my personal situation into account whereas other doctors either misdiagnosed or did not help.
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