Mooresville, NC (August 21, 2013) — Lake Norman Regional Medical Center is pleased to welcome a new physician member to its medical staff and the greater Lake Norman community. C. Van Sikes, III, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, was appointed to the medical staff in August.
Dr. Van Sikes joins Drs. David Hillsgrove, James McDonald, and Rodney Stanley in practice at Northshore Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center in Mooresville. Dr. Sikes provides comprehensive orthopedic services and has a special interest in total joint replacement/total joint revision. He graduated with honors from UNC-Chapel Hill, in Chapel Hill, N.C., earning a degree in Biology. After continuing his education with a Master’s degree in Biology from East Carolina University, in Greenville, N.C., he attended The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. He remained in North Carolina for his orthopedic residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in Winston-Salem, N.C., and has most recently completed an additional year of subspecialty fellowship training in total joint replacement at Duke University in Durham, N.C.
“I have an interest in utilizing the best available technology to achieve the best result for each patient. Total joint replacement surgery is very rewarding in that we can help keep a person mobile and active by decreasing their pain and improving the motion in a diseased joint,” Dr. Sikes states.
Dr. Sikes specializes in a wide range of orthopedic services and surgery including arthroscopy and innovative new techniques of joint replacement and total joint revision. In addition to providing robotic-assisted surgery techniques like partial knee replacement procedure, Dr. Sikes offers total knee replacement with patient-specific instrument guides. He will be one of the first surgeons in the area to offer total hip replacement through an anterior approach that allows access to the hip between muscles and does not cut through the substance of the muscles surrounding the hip. By preserving the structures behind the hip, patients treated with this approach do not routinely require posterior hip precautions that limit hip range of motion in the early post-operative period.
Dr. Sikes works with patients of all ages and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the North Carolina Medical Society. Married with two small children, Dr. Sikes lives in Mooresville. For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sikes, call Northshore Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center at 704.658.1050 or visit the website at www.northshoreorthopedic.com. Northshore Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center is located at 124 Welton Way, Mooresville.
About Lake Norman Regional Medical Center
Lake Norman Regional Medical Center offers comprehensive medical care to individuals throughout the greater Lake Norman region. Located just off I-77 at Exit 33, the Mooresville medical campus offers complete specialty services from 24-hour emergency medicine and maternity to oncology and advanced surgical services.