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Eastern North Carolina’s Premier Orthopedic Specialists
With a patient-centered approach, Orthopaedics East & Sports Medicine Center specializes in comprehensive orthopedic and musculoskeletal care, from joint replacement and regenerative treatments to advanced diagnostics and physical therapy – all personalized to your needs.
Joint Replacement
General Orthopedics
Sports Medicine
Joint Replacement
General Orthopedics
Sports Medicine

Your Time is Precious!

90% of our patients are seen within 30 minutes of their appointment time.

We Perform

over 1,000 hip and knee replacements annually.

Happiness for Generations!

97% of patients would refer a friend or family member to us!

Just Ask Our Patients

We have a 4.8 average physician rating from over 2,500 online customer reviews.
Total Treatment
Experiencing symptoms? Explore common trouble areas that require orthopedic care and learn the signs and symptoms.
Elbow
ELBOW & ARM
Hips
HIP & UPPER LEG
Ankle
FOOT & ANKLE
Knees - Total Treatment
KNEE & LOWER LEG
Wrist
HAND & WRIST
Shoulder
SHOULDER
Shoulder
Beyond the ball and socket, there are a number of muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the shoulder that can sustain injury, causing pain and/or issues with everyday use:

 

  • Stiffness and reduced range of motion
  • Lack of strength for daily activities
  • Sensation of “slipping” out of place
  • Shoulder joint “popping”
  • Feeling like your arm is sliding out of the shoulder socket
There are a wide variety of small-bone and extremity injuries that affect the many bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and other soft tissues of the hand and wrist. Any of these components can be injured and have a significant impact on a person’s life. Symptoms include:

 

  • Pain, swelling, and stiffness
  • Inflammation or irritation of tendons
  • Tenderness around joints
  • Numbness or tingling
The hip is one of the main weight-bearing joints in the body. It’s made up of a complex mix of components including bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues. You may have a hip injury if:

 

  • Your hip is stiff and doesn’t allow full movement
  • You lack the strength to perform your daily activities
  • You are unable to walk or perform normal functions
  • You regularly experience severe pain
The upper leg contains several muscles and tendons that cross the hip. These structures must function properly to keep the hip stable and able to support our entire body through standing, walking, and athletic activities. When an injury occurs, these structures often require treatment and rehabilitation to restore proper function. You may have an upper leg injury if:

 

  • You lack the strength to perform your daily activities
  • You are unable to walk or perform normal functions
  • You regularly experience severe pain
The knee joint is the largest joint in the body and formed where the thigh bone meets the shin bone. Issues are common in athletics and everyday life alike, and can lead to significant disability if not treated quickly by an experienced specialist. Symptoms of a knee injury include:

 

  • Pain and tenderness around the joint
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Compromised mobility
  • Pain walking and standing
Elbow and arm injuries can come from a variety of causes. Some injuries are due to repetitive use while others are due to trauma. That’s why it’s important to be evaluated as soon as possible by a physician to prevent progression of the issue. Common symptoms include:

 

  • Elbow pain during activities like tennis or golf
  • Elbow pain when throwing or swimming
  • Pain and tenderness around the joint
  • Compromised range of motion
  • Discomfort during everyday activities
Arm injuries are common. Symptoms can develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, or a traumatic injury and can be caused by sports or hobbies, repetitive work-related tasks, or even DIY projects around the house. Arm pain, stiffness or immobility can also be a sign of a more serious issue. That’s why it’s important to be evaluated as soon as possible by your orthopedic physician to prevent progression of the issue.
Our hands serve many purposes. Hands help us eat, dress, write, earn a living, create art, and do many other activities. To function, our hands require sensation and movement in the joints, tendons and muscles. When a problem arises, care must be given to all the different types of tissues that comprise the hand. Examples of common hand conditions include:

 

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Mallet Finger
  • Trigger Finger
The bones, tendons, and muscles of the lower leg connect the knee joint to the foot. Strain and overuse of the structures of the lower leg can cause pain or hinder playing sports or even make such basic movements as walking difficult. You may have a knee or lower leg injury if:

 

  • Your knee or lower leg doesn’t allow full movement
  • Your knee or lower leg lacks the strength to perform your daily activities
  • You are unable to walk or perform normal functions
  • You regularly experience severe pain
The ankle is one of the most common areas for sprains, fractures, and tendonitis. If diagnosed early, many ankle issues can be treated with non-surgical solutions such as splints, casting or injections. When surgery is necessary, our board-certified orthopedic physicians and care teams will ensure a care plan tailored to your needs. You may have an ankle injury if:

 

  • Your foot or ankle is stiff and doesn’t allow full movement
  • Your foot or ankle lacks strength to perform your daily activities
  • You are unable to walk or perform normal functions
  • You regularly experience severe pain
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Meet Our Surgeons
Christopher Barsanti, MD
Christopher
Barsanti
Josiah
Duke
Christopher
Hasty
Michael
McGraw
Philip
Perdue
Anthony
Skalak
Christopher
McDowell
Christopher Barsanti, MD
Christopher
Barsanti
Josiah Duke
Josiah
Duke
Christopher Hasty
Christopher
Hasty
Michael McGraw
Michael
McGraw
Philip Perdue
Philip
Perdue
Anthony Skalak
Anthony
Skalak
Anthony Skalak
Christopher
McDowell
Christopher Barsanti, MD
Dr. Barstanti is a board-certified orthopedic physician and North Carolina Top Doctor, who has been providing orthopedic care in Eastern North Carolina at Orthopaedics East for over 30 years.
Josiah Duke, MD
Dr. Josiah Duke is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Duke has practiced at Orthopaedics East for over 17 years and is recognized as a North Carolina Top Doctor.
Christopher Hasty, MD
Dr. Chris Hasty is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic physician. Dr. Hasty is a recognized national orthopedic keynote speaker, and he has provided care at Orthopaedics East for over 20 years.
Michael McGraw, MD
Dr. Michael McGraw is a leading orthopedic physician, who performed his fellowship in sports medicine at one of the nation’s leading orthopedic institutions, the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY.
Philip Perdue, MD
Dr. Phil Perdue is a board-certified orthopedic physician and North Carolina Top Doctor. He is one of Eastern North Carolina’s most recognizable physicians, having provided care for ECU Athletics as a team physician for over 25 years.
Anthony Skalak, MD
Dr. Anthony Skalak is a leading, board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic physician. Dr. Skalak is a progressive leader in total joint replacement, sports medicine, and general orthopedics.
Christopher McDowell, DO
Dr. Christopher McDowell is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. He completed is medical degree at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and his fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Massachusetts.
Advanced Treatments
Regardless of your age, medical issue or activity goals, Orthopaedics East has the latest expertise, technology and treatments all under one roof to help get you back to a healthier you.
Patient-Centered Care
You’re unique, and that means you need an orthopedic physician who listens and understands your history and your goals. You need an orthopedic physician who tailors your treatment plan to you instead of a one-size-fits-all solution.
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