William M. Isbell, MD

Specializing In

Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy

Dr. Isbell is a fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine and shoulder surgery.

His areas of expertise include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee with an emphasis on advanced arthroscopic techniques. His clinical and research interests include: arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder replacement, arthroscopic labral repairs, meniscus surgery, and ACL reconstruction. Dr. Isbell has authored and co-authored scientific articles and book chapters on various sports medicine related topics including ACL reconstruction, shoulder arthroscopy, meniscal repair and shoulder arthritis. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Arthroscopy and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He has been the Head Team Orthopedic Surgeon for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes since 2006.

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To schedule an appointment with Dr. Isbell, please call 919-863-6808.

Medical School
James H. Quillen College of Medicine

University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center

University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center

Hospital for Special Surgery (Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery)

Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2003)

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Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic: Edwards Mill Office

3001 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27612


Dedicated to providing specialized bone, joint, and muscle care when you need it, our specialists are available to treat patients full time in Cary. We also offer urgent care hours without an appointment for acute orthopaedic concerns.


Clinic Phone: 919-781-5600
Therapy Services Phone: 919-781-4060


Clinic Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Physical Therapy Hours: 

Monday – Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Clinical Assistant — Brian
(919) 781-5600 Ext.5614 (voicemail only)

Clinical Administrative Assistant — Dayle
Office: 919-863-6843
Fax: 919-863-6821
Email: ddenton2@raleighortho.com

Surgery/Test Scheduler — Maureen
(919) 863-6934

Team Physician

  • Carolina Hurricanes Co-Head Team Physician

Advanced Practice Provider(s)

For more information about Dr. Isbell’s practice, visit: http://isbellmd.com/

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association Of North America
  • Southern Orthopaedic Association
  • Assistant Team physician, New York Giants, 2003
  • Head Team Orthopaedist Carolina Hurricanes

Publications and Presentations


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