Carolina Joint and Arthritis

Sports Medicine Specialist, Orthopedic Surgeon & OrthoBiologics located in Wilmington, NC

Carolina Joint and Arthritis
Sports Medicine Specialist, Orthopedic Surgeon & OrthoBiologics located in Wilmington, NC
Carolina Joint and Arthritis
Sports Medicine Specialist, Orthopedic Surgeon & OrthoBiologics located in Wilmington, NC
Carolina Joint and Arthritis

About Carolina Joint and Arthritis

Carolina Joint and Arthritis in Wilmington, North Carolina, is the premier provider of orthopedic regenerative medicine and nonsurgical treatments for musculoskeletal injuries and diseases. 

Orthopedic surgeon Austin Yeargan III, MD, was the first to introduce regenerative therapies in the United States and wrote the first technique guides that have been adopted worldwide. Today, he remains a leader in cellular technology.

Since the beginning, Dr. Yeargan has followed his patients, tracked their results, researched cellular biology, and continued to refine and create new regenerative medicine therapies. He developed advanced techniques that improve the effectiveness of orthobiologics, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and autologous bone marrow aspirate concentrate (ABMAC).

Using the body’s natural healing ability, he took signaling cell therapy to a new level, creating treatments like the Nanoplasty® and Mechanical Axis Deviation Procedure (NAMAD).

Though the team treats arthritis in all the major joints, patients with knee arthritis seek Dr. Yeargan’s NAMAD treatment for its ability to regenerate new cartilage. With NAMAD and other advanced nonsurgical therapies, many patients find an effective knee replacement alternative.

Carolina Joint and Arthritis has helped many patients overcome knee and shoulder pain. In fact, Dr. Yeargan was the first specialist to use cell therapy for rotator cuff tears.

While regenerative therapies are highly successful for treating tendonitis, the team at Carolina Joint and Arthritis also offers other advanced treatments, such as the Tenex Health TX procedure (Tenex) that uses painless ultrasound to remove damaged tendon tissues and stimulate healing.

Carolina Joint and Arthritis takes pride in operating a leading-edge clinic that truly cares for each patient’s well-being and provides evidence-based treatments. Their intensive research and medical skills ensure that their nonsurgical treatments are of the highest quality, safe, and deliver proven results.

To learn more about their services and treatment options for easing orthopedic pain, call the office or use the online booking feature to request an appointment today.

Mission Statement
Our patient’s stories are the reason we revolutionized the practice of orthopedics in 2006 by introducing the field to molecular immunobiologics like PRP and ABMC for rotator cuff tears and joint arthritis. The techniques that we first described have become a treatment standard in some of the best orthopedic sports medicine clinics in the US. We still deliver the same dedication to our patients struggling with joint pain and arthritis because we believe everyone deserves an active and fulfilling lifestyle.

Doctor Yeargan was invited by Doctor Anthony Atala to lecture on orthopedic regenerative medicine techniques at the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Doctor Yeargan collaborates with his peers and colleagues at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado where he completed an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship in 2005. He has frequently served as lead author on published scientific literature contributing to the global knowledge base on orthopedic immunobiologics and regenerative orthopedic surgery. 

Top 67 Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
Becker's Top 10 Orthopedic Surgeons to Know 
  • University of Hawaii Internship in General Surgery
  • Two-year Research Fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine University of Hawaii University of Hawaii
  • Residency in Orthopedic Surgery Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship The Steadman Clinic, Vail, Colorado
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • North Carolina Medical Society American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Global Directory of Who's Who Top Doctor 2022
  • Becker's Top 10 Orthopedic Surgeons to Know
  • Top 100 Orthopedic
  • Spine Leaders Top 67 Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
"Dr. Yeagan is an excellent doctor. He is a caring individual who wants his patients to return to the activities they love."

Kelly G.
"I drive from Raleigh to Wilmington to see Dr. Yeargan. After visiting a local orthopedist and feeling like a number and never being heard, it’s been so refreshing to actually have someone who listens to me as well as explains things. Megan also has been overly helpful and accommodating. I am so grateful to have found you guys. I wish you were closer."

Tina W. 
"Dr. Yeargan changed my life with his procedures. Highly recommend this office. The staffs awesome and Dr. Yeargan really does care about his patients."

Shannon K.
"Dr. Yeargan is an innovative, expert medical resource to turn to if you're looking for an orthopedic surgeon with a caring, "less is more" approach."

Michael M.


We accept most insurance providers. If you have specific questions regarding your coverage, please contact us for additional information.
Golden Rule
Golden State Medicare Health Plan
Optum Health
Palmetto GBA
NovaNet PPO
Colonial Life
United Healthcare Oxford


5725 Oleander Dr. E4,
Wilmington, NC 28403

Hours Of Operation:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
by appointment
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