Dr. Mark Mikles Featured in the News & Observer Discussing Coach K’s Upcoming Surgery

January 4, 2017 | Mark R. Mikles, MD

According to the News and Observer exclusive interview with Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, he will have lower-back surgery to remove a fragment of a herniated disc, a common procedure that will keep him from coaching for up to four weeks.

The article included Dr. Mark Mikles, Raleigh Orthopaedic spine specialist, who said, “Sometimes, if we have severe leg pain and weakness, and you can’t really walk or function well, then those are times when you may need surgery sooner rather than later,” he said.