Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic’s Team Doctors Provide Care for NC State Women’s and Men’s Basketball Teams During Final Four Runs

April 19, 2024 | By: Raleigh Orthopaedic Team
Young basketball player holding injured knee

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic physicians had a busy March as primary orthopedic provider of medical support and expertise for the esteemed athletes of NC State Athletics. As both of the NC State basketball teams exhilaratingly advanced to the Final Fours during this year’s March Madness, Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic’s team doctors have been tirelessly ensuring the health and well-being of the players.  This responsibility includes traveling with the team and providing sideline care for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams throughout the post-season.

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic’s sports medicine specialists serving as the team doctors for NC State Athletics include: Dr. Joseph Barker, Dr. Matthew Boes, Dr. David Boone, Dr. Edwin Cadet, Dr. David Dare, and Dr. Robert Wyker.

The collaboration between Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic and NC State Athletics underscores a commitment to excellence and the highest standards of care. With a shared dedication to athletic performance and player welfare, the partnership has proven instrumental in maintaining the peak physical condition of the NC State basketball team throughout their remarkable journey in the NCAA tournament.

“Working with student athletes who have been injured is a rewarding experience because of their determination to return to a sport they have so much passion for,” shares Dr. Dare. “A lot of NC State athletes have a lot on their plate with class and their sport commitment; however, they never stop working hard and I appreciate that perseverance in my patients which benefits them in the classroom, the playing field or court, and their lives after sports.”

The specialized care provided by Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic encompasses a comprehensive range of orthopedic services tailored to the unique needs of athletes. From injury prevention strategies to rehabilitation protocols, the clinic’s multidisciplinary approach ensures that athletes receive personalized attention and support at every stage of their athletic endeavors.

“College basketball in March is a very exciting time of year and I am truly excited to be a team physician for the NC State men’s basketball team. I have had six previous knee surgeries personally due to basketball injuries, so I believe I bring a unique combination of understanding and experience to treating basketball players,” says Dr. Barker.

As the excitement of college sports continues to captivate fans nationwide, Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic remains steadfast in its commitment to supporting NC State Athletics and helping athletes achieve their full potential. By delivering expert medical care and innovative treatment solutions, the clinic exemplifies its dedication to promoting athleticism, excellence, and well-being within the community.

For more information about Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic and its services, visit www.raleighortho.com.

About Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic:

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic is a premier provider of comprehensive orthopedic services, serving patients in the Raleigh, NC, area and beyond for over six decades. With a team of fellowship-trained board-certified orthopedic surgeons and specialists, the clinic offers advanced treatment options for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including sports injuries, joint disorders, and spine conditions. Committed to delivering exceptional care and restoring patients to an active, healthy lifestyle, Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic is recognized for its expertise, innovation, and dedication to patient satisfaction.