Southeastern Orthopedics- Lumberton NC

Keep on movin’

SeHealth’s expert orthopedics team can help you stay active

Fixing fractures. Rejuvenating joints. Helping athletes of any age avoid injury. These are just a few of the orthopedic services offered at Southeastern Health.

“It’s really a range of everything,” says Fordham Britt, director of physician services at SeHealth. If there’s an issue with a person’s bones, joints, ligaments, tendons or muscles, our specialists are on hand to assess and treat it, she says.


That may include:

  • Helping a construction worker with a shoulder injury return to work.
  • Taking care of an older adult’s knee arthritis so he or she can enjoy walking again.
  • Managing an office worker’s carpel tunnel syndrome so that computer keyboards are no longer off-limits.

These and many other orthopedic issues can occur suddenly—or after years of wear and tear. But whenever they appear, SeHealth can help.

 “Whatever your health issue may be, we provide a service to any and all age groups and try to treat any condition that may be out there,” says Henry Edwards, outpatient rehabilitation manager at SeHealth. He oversees 16 licensed physical therapists and 10 physical therapy assistants at six locations.

Physical therapy and other more conservative treatments are typically tried first. But if orthopedic problems require surgery, the experts at Southeastern Orthopedics can provide you with excellent care.

A team of well-trained, experienced surgeons handle a variety of orthopedic procedures. Many are done on an outpatient basis.

Pain relief

Sometimes when knees or hips become so damaged that even minor movement causes major pain, the best option may be joint replacement surgery.

Southeastern Orthopedics has been doing these often life-changing operations for many years. But the program dramatically expanded in 2013 with the arrival of Riyaz Jinnah, MD, “a world-renowned orthopedic surgeon,” Britt says.

“We did over a hundred knee and hip replacement cases last year,” she says. “That’s tremendous growth.” Many of those patients were from the greater Robeson County area. But others came from South Carolina, Virginia and elsewhere, Britt says. “That’s certainly attributable to his reputation,” she says.

Some of those knee surgeries were done with an advanced, minimally invasive joint resurfacing procedure called MAKOplasty. It uses 3-D images and a surgeon-controlled robotic arm to precisely trim diseased areas.

Britt says it can be particularly useful for athletes who want a quick return to competition.

Game-changing care

SeHealth also plays a big role helping high school athletes stay healthy. Licensed athletic trainers—employed by SeHealth—now work at each of Robeson County’s six high schools.

Among other things, athletic trainers attend practices and games and work with coaches and athletes to promote injury prevention. Athletic trainers also help kids recover if they do get hurt.

“We’re in the third year of the program and it’s really growing,” Edwards says. “This area has never had anything like it before.” SeHealth also partners with the athletic department at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Among other things, a SeHealth orthopedist and physician assistant attend UNCP football, basketball, wrestling and other sports contests and offer immediate help if there’s an injury.

Our commitment to you

Overall, our orthopedic teams and services at SeHealth provide ongoing support to help area residents stay active and well, Britt says.

“It’s all part of our mission and vision and commitment to our community.”

If you need to see an orthopedic specialist, call Southeastern Orthopedics at 910-738-1065.


Meet your team of experts

Southeastern Orthopedics has four orthopedic surgeons and two certified physician assistants:

• Riyaz Jinnah, MD, a joint replacement specialist, is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He previously served as professor of orthopedic surgery, chief of the total joint replacement program and medical director of orthopedic replacement at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

• Anastasios Papadonikolakis, MD, began his medical training in his native Greece and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery.

• David Dalsimer, DO, specializes in complex cases involving the shoulder, wrist and hand. He is certified by the American Osteopathic Association Orthopaedic Board and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, and he holds a certificate of Added Qualification in Hand and Upper Extremity.

• Staley Jackson, MD, earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. His residency training in orthopedic surgery was at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital and at New York Medical College, both in New York state.

• Catrina Moore PA-C, a member of the U.S. Army Reserve, received training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha; the William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas; and the Army Medical Department Center and School, San Antonio, Texas.

Matt Davis, PA-C, a native of Bladen County, completed physician assistant training at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, in 2005. 




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