Dr. R. Alexander Creighton, MD

Dr. R. Alexander Creighton, MD

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    I am a native of Haddonfield, NJ. While earning my undergraduate degree at the College of William and Mary, I was a member of the Tribe baseball team and was all-conference third basemen my junior and senior seasons. In 1998, I came to Chapel Hill to start my residency in Orthopaedics. I then moved to Chicago to complete my fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder. While completing my fellowship, I helped take care of the Chicago White Sox baseball team, Chicago Rush arena football team, and the Chicago Steel hockey team. After my fellowship, I returned to Chapel Hill as an attending physician in the Department of Orthopaedics. I am now the Chief of Sports Medicine and Yeargan Professor and have been the team physician for the Tar Heels for the past 17 years.

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    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Sports Medicine Specialist

    Education & Training

    Rush-Presby-St Luke'S M C, Sports Medicine-Orthopedic Surgery; Univ Of Nc Hosps, Orthopedic Surgery (Residency)

    Other Degree - VA Commonwealth University School Of Medicine

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Medical Conditions Treated

    conditions treated by an Orthopedic Surgeon, like Dr. R. Creighton, may include:

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    Medical Procedures Performed

    procedures performed by an Orthopedic Surgeon, like Dr. R. Creighton, may include:

    Orthopedic Consultation, Spinal Cord Surgery, Arthroscopy, Orthopedic Follow Up, Spinal Cord Tumor, Spine Specialist Consultation, Spine Specialist Follow Up, Vertebroplasty, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedic Brace, Spinal Cord Minimally Invasive Surgery, Spinal Cord Reconstructive Surgery, Spinal Cord Second Opinion, Laminectomy, Knee Surgery, Hip Surgery, Hand Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Knee Replacement Surgery, Hip Replacement Surgery, Hip and Knee Surgery Consultation, Hip and Knee Surgery Follow Up, Orthopedic Reconstruction Consultation, Hand and Wrist Reconstruction, Orthopedic Reconstruction Follow Up, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Total Shoulder Replacement, Cartilage Transplantation, Elbow Replacement Surgery, Osteotomy, Ligament Reconstruction, Orthopedic Trauma Follow Up, Deformity Correction (Post Trauma), Joint Contracture Release, Limb Reconstruction, Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Surgery, Spine Immobilization, Allograft Reconstruction, Nail Cement Spacer Reconstruction, Prosthetics, Osteotomy, Head and Neck Reconstruction, Fingers Reconstruction, Reverse Shoulder Replacement, Spinal Infusions, Kyphoplasty, Partial Knee Replacement, Casting and Splinting, Revisional Hip Replacement Surgery, Revisional Knee Replacement Surgery, Limb Lengthening and Realignment, Spinal Cord Surgery Consultation, Orthopedic Second Opinion, Independent Medical Exam (Orthopedic), Orthopedic Consultation (Spine), Orthopedic Follow Up (Spine), Diskectomy / Discectomy, Spinal Cord Stimulator Implantation Consultation, Arthrodesis, Arthropathy, Orthopedic Consultation (Ankle), Orthopedic Follow Up (Ankle), Ankle Second Opinion, Knee arthroscopy, Hip arthroscopy, Shoulder Reconstructive Surgery Consultation, Shoulder Reconstructive Surgery Follow up and Viscosupplementation

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    UNC Orthopaedics (Chapel Hill-Carolina Pointe II)

    6011 Farrington Road

    Suite 201

    Chapel Hill, NC 27517

    (984) 974-5700

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is R. Creighton accepting new patients?

    Yes, R. Creighton is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does R. Creighton offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Creighton's office at (984) 974-5700 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does R. Creighton offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Creighton's office at (984) 974-5700 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does R. Creighton speak?

    R. Creighton speaks English.

    Which board certifications does R. Creighton have?

    R. Creighton is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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