Meet Dr. Quinlan- Total Joint Replacement Specialist in NC

Dr. Quinlan is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in adult reconstruction and arthroplasty. She provides comprehensive operative and nonoperative management of hip and knee arthritis, including but not limited to osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis. She primarily specializes in partial and total joint replacement of the hip and knee, as well as revision arthroplasty.

Dr. Quinlan is trained in multiple approaches for total hip replacement, including both anterior and posterior-based approaches. She is trained in both navigation-assisted and robotic-assisted total joint replacement. In addition to total joint replacement, she has additional interests in lower extremity and periprosthetic fracture management.

Dr. Quinlan grew up in Blythewood, SC, and attended Clemson University for both her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degrees in bioengineering, receiving multiple scholarships and engineering awards and graduating with honors. She completed her medical school training at the Medical University of South Carolina and her orthopedic surgery residency training at the University of Virginia. She then completed her hip and knee arthroplasty fellowship training at Colorado Joint Replacement, the premier orthopedic practice for joint arthroplasty in Colorado.

Dr. Quinlan has been extensively involved with orthopedic research since her time at Clemson University, participating in studies focused on improving outcomes for total joint replacement, and has received multiple awards over the years. She has published numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed studies in top orthopedic journals and has given many podium and poster presentations at national and regional orthopedic conferences around the U.S. She remains active in reviewing research being performed around the world and is on the editorial review board for the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Additionally, Dr. Quinlan is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Academy of Hip & Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), and the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS), which supports women in the field of orthopedic surgery.

Outside of the office, Dr. Quinlan enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and dog. As a family, they enjoy traveling, being active outside, and college football.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Quinlan, please call (919) 781-5600.

Additional Information about Dr. Quinlan

Education & Certifications See Full Details
  • Medical School
    • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Residency
    • University of Virginia, Orthopaedic Surgery Department
  • Fellowship
    • Colorado Joint Replacement, Centura Health
  • Board Certification
Dr. Quinlan’s Team See Full Details
  • Medical Assistant — Natalie
    • (919) 781-5600 Ext. 5663
  • Administrative Assistant
    • Office: 919-781-5600
    • Fax: 919-863-6821
    • Email: quinlanteam@raleighortho.com
  • Surgery Coordinator — Sarah
    • (919) 863-6938
  • Test Coordinator — Lizzie
    • (919) 863-6841
Professional Organizations See Full Details
  • Women in Arthroplasty, 2021-Present
  • AAHKS Young Arthroplasty Group, 2019-Present
  • American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons, 2020-Present
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, 2019-Present
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2017-Present
  • Orthopaedic Research Society, 2016-2017
  • American Medical Association, 2013-Present
  • MUSC “Sawbones” Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group, 2013-2017
  • Biomedical Engineering Society, 2012-2014
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2009-2012
  • Society of Women Engineers, 2009-2012
  • Clemson University Women in Science and Engineering, 2008-2012
Publications and Presentations See Full Details
Peer-Reviewed Publications
  • Quinlan, ND., Chen, D., Werner, B., Cui, Q. “Outcomes following Total Hip Arthroplasty for Femoral Head Osteonecrosis in Patients with History of Solid Organ Transplant.” Accepted to The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
  • Hoggard, T., Chen, D., Quinlan, ND., Bell, J., Werner, B., Browne, J. “Outcomes Following Total Hip Arthroplasty for Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head in Patients on Hemodialysis.” Accepted to The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
  • Koo, K., Mont, M., Cui, Q., Hines, J., Yoon, B., Novicoff, W., Lee, Y., Cheng, E., Drescher, W., Hernigou, P., Kim, S., Sugano, N., Zhao, D., Ha, Y., Goodman, S., Sakai, T., Jones, L., Lee, M., Yamamoto, T., Lee, Y., Kang, Y., Burgess, J., Chen, D., Quinlan, N., Xu, J., Ahn, S., Park, J., Kim, H., Lee, J. “The 2021 Association Research Circulation Osseous Classification for Early-Stage Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head.” Accepted to Journal of Arthroplasty.
  • Quinlan, ND., Werner, 8., Browne, J. “Prior Non-arthroplasty Surgery Increases Risk of Complication in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty,” Journal of Arthroplasty, 36(7):2445- 2451 (2021).
  • Quinlan, ND., Althoff, A., Chen, D., Werner, B., Brown, T., Browne, J. “Trends in Hospital and Surgeon Charges and Reimbursements for Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty,” Journal of Arthroplasty, 36(7S):S145-S154 (2021).
  • Haug, E., Quinlan. ND., Pottanat, P., Chen, D., Werner, B., Browne, J. “Reimbursements For Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty Have Increased For Hospitals But Not Surgeons,” Journal of Arthroplasty, 36(7S):S160-S167 (2021).
  • Chen, D., Quinlan, N., Browne, J., Werner, B. “Increased Reimbursement for Surgical Fixation of Hip Fractures: The Difference Between the Hospital and the Surgeon,” Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 35(7):339-344 (2021).
  • Quinlan, ND., Werner, B., Novicoff, W., Browne, J. “Are patients more susceptible to viral illness immediately following hip and knee replacement? An analysis of influenza diagnoses using multiple administrative databases,” Journal of Arthroplasty, 36(4):1251- 1256 (2021).
  • Sequeria, SB, Quinlan, ND., Althoff, AD, Werner, B. “Iron Deficiency Anemia is Associated with Increased Early Post-Operative Surgical and Medical Complications Following Total Hip Arthroplasty,” Journal of Arthroplasty, 36(3):1023-1028 (2021).
  • Quinlan, ND., Werner, B., Brown, T., Browne, J. “Risk of Prosthetic Joint Infection Increases Following Early Aseptic Revision Surgery of Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty,” Journal of Arthroplasty, 35(12):3661-3667 (2020).
  • Quinlan, ND., Wu, Y., Chiaramonti, A., Guess, S., Barfield, W., Pellegrini, V. “Functional Flexion Instability in Rotating Platform Total Knee Arthroplasty.” The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 102(19):1694-1702 (2020).
  • Quinlan, ND., Hogarth, D., Chen, D., Werner, B., Browne, J. “Hospital and Surgeon Reimbursement Trends for Femoral Neck Fractures Treated with Hip Hemiarthroplasty and Total Hip Arthroplasty”, Journal of Arthroplasty, 35(11):3067-3075 (2020).
  • Althoff, A., Chen, D., Quinlan, ND., Werner, B., Browne, J. “Urinary Self-Catheterization is Not Associated with Increased Risk of Major Complications Following Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty”, Journal of Arthroplasty, 35(9):2380-2385 (2020).
  • Bell, J., Chen, D., Quinlan, ND., Werner, B., Browne, J. “Hypogonadism is Associated with Increased Risks of Postoperative Complications Following Total Hip Arthroplasty”, Journal of Arthroplasty, 35(9):2495-2500 (2020).
  • Quinlan, ND., Chen, D., Browne, J., Werner, B. “Surgeon Reimbursement Unchanged as Hospital Charges and Reimbursement Increase for Total Joint Arthroplasty,” Journal of Arthroplasty, 35(3):605-612 (2020).
  • Roecker, Z., Quinlan, ND., Browne, J., Werner, B. “Risk of Periprosthetic Infection Following Intra-articular Corticosteroid Injections After Total Knee Arthroplasty,” Journal of Arthroplasty, S0883-5403(19) 31089-7 (2019).
  • Chen, D., Quinlan, ND., Strotman, P., Werner, 8., Browne, J. “Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus is Associated with Increased Risks of Postoperative Complications Following Total Knee and Total Hip Arthroplasty,” Journal of Arthroplasty, 34(9):1914- 1917 (2019).
  • Quinlan, ND., Chen, D., Werner, B., Barnes, L., Browne, J. “Patients with Multiple Sclerosis are at Increased Risk for Postoperative Complications Following Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty,” Journal of Arthroplasty, 34(8):1606-1610 (2019).
  • Casp, A., Browne, J., Durig, N., Werner, B. “Complications After Total Knee Arthroplasty with Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis,” Journal of Arthroplasty, 34: 36-39 (2019).
  • Casp, A., Durig, N., Cancienne, J., Werner, 8., Browne, J. “Certificate-of-Need State Laws and Total Hip Arthroplasty,” Journal of Arthroplasty, 33:2020-2024 (2018).
  • Panigrahi, P., Durig, N., Alvarez, E., Harman, M. “Damage from unintentional metal­ metal articulation of CoCrMo, TiAIV, and oxidized zirconium knee replacements following polyethylene insert failure,” Wear, 324-325:1-9 (2015).
  • Durig, N., Pace, T., Broome, B., Osuji, 0., Harman, M. “Clinical Outcomes of Tibial Components with Modular Stems Used in Primary TKA,” Advances in Orthopedics, In Press.
  • Geevan, G., Durig, N., Lee, S., Tanner, S., Snider, R., Pace, T. “Clinical and Radiographic Comparison of Oxidized Zirconium and Cobalt Chrome Femoral Components of a Single Design Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty: Is the Cost Difference Justified Based on Patient Outcomes?” ISRN Biomaterials, vol. 2013, article ID 174298 (2013).
  • Durig, J., Zhou, S., Zhou, C., Durig, N., “Structural Parameters, Vibrational Spectra and Centrifugal Distortion Constants of F(CN)C=NX (X=H, F, Cl, Br) and CH2(Y)C=NH (Y=CN, H), “Journal of Molecular Structure, 967:1-14 (2010).
  • Durig, J., Zhou, S., Durig, N., Nguyen, D., Durig, D., “Vibrational Spectra and Structural Parameters of Some XNCO and XOCN (X=H, F, Cl, Br) Molecules, ” Journal of Molecular Structure, 917: 37-51 (2009).
  • Durig, J., Zhou, S., Garner, A., Durig, N., “Structural Parameters, Centrifugal Distortion Constants, and Vibrational Spectra of F2C=NX (X=H, F, Cl, Br) Molecules, “Journal of Molecular Structure, 922:11-18 (2009).
Conference Podium Presentations
  • Quinlan ND, Althoff AD, Chen DQ, Werner BC, Brown TE, Browne JA. “Trends in Hospital and Surgeon Charges and Reimbursements for Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty.” American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. August 2021.
  • Quinlan ND, Althoff AD, Chen DQ, Werner BC, Brown TE, Browne JA. “Trends in Hospital and Surgeon Charges and Reimbursements for Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty.” Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Isle of Palms, SC. July 2021.
  • Haug, E., Quinlan. ND., Pottanat, P., Chen, D., Werner, B., Browne, J. “Reimbursements For Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty Have Increased For Hospitals But Not Surgeons.” Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Isle of Palms, SC. July 2021.
  • Quinlan ND, Althoff AD, Chen DQ, Werner BC, Brown TE, Browne JA. “Trends in Hospital and Surgeon Charges and Reimbursements for Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty.11 Young & Carol Shen Resident Research Day. Charlottesville, VA. June 2021.
  • Quinlan ND, Althoff AD, Chen DQ, Werner BC, Brown TE, Browne JA. “Trends in Hospital and Surgeon Charges and Reimbursements for Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty.” American Academy of Hip & Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX. November 2020.
  • Quinlan ND, Chen DQ, Browne JA, Werner BC. “Surgeon Reimbursement Unchanged as Hospital Charges and Reimbursements Increase for Total Joint Replacement.” Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. White Sulfur Springs, WV. July 2020.
  • Quinlan ND, Chen DQ, Werner BC, Cui Q. “Outcomes of Total Hip Arthroplasty for Osteonecrosis in Solid Organ Transplant Patients.” Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. White Sulfur Springs, WV. July 2020.
  • Quinlan ND, Roecker Z, Browne JA, Werner BC. “Risk of Periprosthetic Infection Following Intra-Articular Corticosteroid Injections in Total Knee Arthroplasty.11 Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. White Sulfur Springs, WV. July 2020.
  • Althoff AD, Chen D, Quinlan ND, Werner BC, Browne JA. “Urinary Self-Cathertization is Not Associated with Increased Risk of Major Complications Following Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty.” Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. White Sulfur Springs, WV. July 2020.
  • Hoggard TM, Chen DQ, Quinlan ND, Bell J, Werner BC, Cui Q. “Outcomes following Total Hip Arthroplasty for Osteonecrosis in Patients on Hemodialysis.11 Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. White Sulfur Springs, WV. July 2020.
  • Sequiera S, Chen DQ, Bell J, Quinlan ND, Browne JA, Werner BC. “Hypogonadism js Associated with Increased Risks of Postoperative Complications Following Total Hip Arthroplasty.11 Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. White Sulfur Springs, WV. July 2020.
  • Chen DQ, Quinlan ND, Werner BC, Browne JA. “Surgeon Reimbursement Unchanged as Hospital Charges and Reimbursements Increase for Surgical Fixation of Femoral Neck Fractures.” Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. White Sulfur Springs, WV. July 2020.
  • Quinlan ND. “Risk of Prosthetic Joint Infection Increases Following Early Aseptic Revision Surgery for Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty.” Young & Carol Shen Resident Research Day. Charlottesville, VA. June 2020.
  • Roecker Z, Quinlan ND, Browne JA, Werner BC. “Risk of Acute Infection Following Intra-Articular Corticosteroid Injection after Total Knee Arthroplasty.” American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. March 2020.
  • Quinlan ND, Chen DC, Browne JA, Werner BC. “Surgeon Reimbursement Unchanged as Hospital Charges and Reimbursements Increase for Total Knee Arthroplasty.” American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. March 2020.
  • Chen DQ, Quinlan ND, Werner BC, Browne JA. “Surgeon Reimbursement Unchanged as Hospital Charges and Reimbursements Increase for Total Hip Arthroplasty.11 American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX. November 2019.
  • Quinlan ND, Chen DQ, Werner BC, Browne JA. “Surgeon Reimbursement Unchanged as Hospital Charges and Reimbursements Increase for Total Joint Arthroplasty.” International Congress for Joint Reconstruction South Hip and Knee Course. Key Largo, FL. July 2019.
  • Quinlan ND, Chen DC, Werner BC, Browne JA. “Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Increases Risk of Post Operative Complications following THA.” Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Amelia Island, FL. July 2019.
  • Quinlan ND, Chen DC, Barnes CL, Werner BC, Browne JA. “Multiple Sclerosis Increases Risk of Post Operative Complications following Total Hip Arthroplasty.” Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Amelia Island, FL. July 2019.
  • Quinlan ND. “Surgeon Reimbursement Unchanged as Hospital Charges and Reimbursements Increase for Total Joint Arthroplasty.” Young & Carol Shen Resident Research Day. Charlottesville, VA. June 2019.
  • Durig N, Kew ME, Cohen-Rosenblum A, Brown TE. “Non-opioid Pain Management after Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: A Comprehensive Review and Multidisciplinary Approach.” American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. March 2019.
  • Durig, N. Wu, Y., Drew, J., Pellegrini, V. Polyethylene Insert Subluxation in a Rotating Platform TKA: The Role of Flexion/Extension Gap Laxity. MUSC Orthopaedics Department Siegling Day. Charleston, SC. June 2016.
  • Durig, N. Wu, Y, Harman, M, Yao, H, Pellegrini, V. Impact of Flexion/Extension Gap Laxity on Polyethylene Insert Subluxation on the PFC Signma Rotating Platform TKA. MUSC Orthopaedics Surgery-Clemson University Bioengineering Research Summit. Charleston, SC. November 2015.
  • Durig, N. Wu, Y, Pellegrini, V. Quantification of margin of error for the flexion/extension gap laxity in the prevention of polyethylene spinout of the PFC Signma Rotating Platform TKA. SHP Summer Research Symposium. Charleston, SC. 2014.
  • Panigrahi, P, Durig, N, Alvarez, E, Harman, M. Failure mechanisms from unintentional metal-metal articulation after polyethylene wear-through: Analysis of explanted knee prostheses. International Conference on Biotribology. Toronto, Canada. 2014.
  • Durig, N. Innovations in Knee Arthroplasty: post-market surveillance and explant analysis. Clemson University Bioengineering Graduate Seminar. Clemson, SC. 2013.
  • Durig, N. Surface Roughness of Unicondylar Knee Replacements Retrieved After 1 to 18 Years of in vivo Function. Clemson University Bioengineering Undergraduate Research Day. Clemson, SC. 2012.
  • Durig, N., Alvarez, E, Harman, M. Characterizing Metal-Polymer Bearing Couples: Assessment of Knee Replacement Prostheses Retrieved After In Vivo Function. University of Memphis Biomaterials Day. Memphis, TN. 2012.
Conference Poster Presentations
  • Quinlan ND, Werner BC, Barnes CL, Browne JA. “Patients with Osteopetrosis are at Increased Risk for Early Postoperative Complications following Primary Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty.” Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Isle of Palms, SC. July 2021.
  • Quinlan ND, Hogarth D, Chen DQ, Werner BC, Browne JA. “Hospital and Surgeon Reimbursement for Femoral Neck Fractures Treated with Arthroplasty Procedures.” American Academy of Hip & Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX. November 2020.
  • Quinlan ND, Werner BC, Browne JA. “Prior Non-arthroplasty Surgery Increases Risk of Complication in Primary TKA to Varying Degrees.” American Academy of Hip & Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX. November 2020.
  • Quinlan ND, Werner BC, Brown TE, Browne JA. “Risk of Prosthetic Joint Infection Increases Following Early Aseptic Revision Surgery of TKA & THA.” American Academy of Hip & Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX. November 2020.
  • Haug E, Chen DQ, Quinlan ND, Werner BC, Brown TE, Browne JA. “Reimbursements For Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty Have Increased For Hospitals But Not Surgeons.” American Academy of Hip & Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX. November 2020.
  • Quinlan ND, Chen DC, Werner BC, Browne JA. “Surgeon Reimbursement Unchanged as Hospital Charges and Reimbursements Increase for Hip Fractures.” American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. March 2020.
  • Quinlan ND, Chen DC, Werner BC, Cui Q. “Outcomes following Total Hip Arthroplasty for Osteonecrosis in Patients with History of Solid Organ Transplant.” American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. March 2020.
  • Durig, N. Wu, Y., Chiaramonti, A. Pellegrini, V. Polyethylene Insert Subluxation in a Rotating Platform TKA: The Role of Flexion/Extension Gap Laxity. Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Hilton Head, SC. July 2017.
  • Durig, N. Wu, Y., Chiaramonti, A. Pellegrini, V. Polyethylene Insert Subluxation in a Rotating Platform TKA: The Role of Flexion/Extension Gap Laxity. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. March 2017.
  • Durig, N, Alvarez, E, Harman, M, Characterizing Metal-Polymer Bearing Couples of Knee Replacement Prostheses Retrieved After in vivo Function. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. 2012.

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