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Dr. Louis Almekinders, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Almekinders

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.


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(919) 471-9622

Dr. Almekinders accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Options PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Gateway Health Plan
HealthSmart
Humana
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Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedCost
MedCost PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
POMCO Group
Tricare
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UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Almekinders' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Joint Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Almekinders treats Joint Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Almekinders treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Knee Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Almekinders treats Knee Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Almekinders treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Almekinders treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Almekinders treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain

Dr. Almekinders' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • 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 Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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 Block, Somatic
  • 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 Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement

About Me

Care Philosophy

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...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Education

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

Languages

  • Dutch
  • English

Awards

Dr. Almekinders' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Almekinders

3.6

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
31.57894736842105%
(6)

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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...Read 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),...Read 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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