Welcome to Buckel Orthopedics

Orthopedic Consultations
Sports Medicine
Arthritis Treatment

  • Call for an appointment: 919-383-9890; currently accepting Medicare, BCBS and Cigna. Aetna and United Healthcare in network approval coming soon*


  • Cortisone Injections:
    These injections are great for quick, temporary relief. The cortisone acts as an excellent anti-inflammatory and can be place directly into the effected joint, tendon, ligament, or muscle. There are very few side-effects from these injections, however they can cause elevated glucose readings in patients with diabetes. Please check with your primary care physician prior to making an appointment for cortisone injection.

  • Viscosupplementation/Hyaluronic Acid Injections (gel injections)
    These injections are a series of shots that help lubricate the joint and provide pain relief for knee arthritis, lasting 6 months or longer. Patients require pre-approval from their insurance company prior to receiving these injections. Insurance companies usually require patients to try NSAIDs (Advil/Aleve), cortisone injection, and physical therapy prior to receiving approval. A 2020 meta-analysis [Phillips, Mark; et al. (2020). "Differentiating factors of intra articular injectables have a meaningful impact on knee osteoarthritis outcomes: a network meta analysis". Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 28 (9): 3031–3039. doi:10.1007/s00167-019-05763-1. PMC 7471203. PMID 31897550.] found that hyaluronic acid injections into knees with osteoarthritis improved both patient pain and function.

  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection
    PRP is a regenerative therapy that concentrates the healing contents of your own blood to repair injured soft-tissue. These injections are used for chronic, soft-tissue problems such as Achilles tendinosis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), rotator cuff tendinosis, and plantar fasciitis, to name a few. This procedure involves drawing blood from the patient’s arm, centrifugation of the blood into layers, and then injection of the patient’s own PRP into the affected area. *These injections are not covered by insurance as of yet; therefore, patients are required to pay for this procedure themselves.*

  • Stem Cell Injection
    These injections work well for chronic, joint conditions like osteoarthritis. Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can develop into many different kinds of cells, determined by where they are injected. Stem cells use the local environment to differentiate into the type of cells that aid in healing. After the stem cells have been harvested from the patient, they are mixed with platelet-rich plasma obtained from the patient’s own blood. This mixture is then injected into the injury site. Approximately 70% of patients are satisfied with this treatment at two years follow-up evaluation. *These injections are not covered by insurance as of yet; therefore, patients are required to pay for this procedure themselves.*

General Health and Wellness

  • At Buckel Orthopedics PLLC, we take an osteopathic or whole-body approach to treating musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Buckel stresses proper nutrition, exercise, sleep hygiene, and mental health techniques. His office is located in a facility that also offers chiropractic care, exercise physiology, massage, laser therapy, extracorporeal shock wave therapy, and ultrasound therapy. Please call our office for an appointment: 919-383-9890.


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You can find us on 3319 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. Durham in North Carolina.

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