Reid Draeger

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

Hand & Microsurgery


UNC Orthopaedics (Ambulatory Care Center)
102 Mason Farm Road
Second Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Phone: (984) 974-5700
Referral Fax: (919) 966-7956

Provider Office
Phone: (919)966-7130
Fax: (919) 966-7956

  • MD: University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of North Carolina Hospitals – Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellowship: Orthopaedic Hand Surgery and Microsurgery, Mary S. Stern Fellowship, University of Cincinnati

Special Procedures

  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Cubital tunnel and other nerve decompression surgeries of the upper extremity
  • Thumb basal joint (CMC) arthritis surgery
  • Treatment of complex fractures about the hand, wrist, and forearm
  • Wrist and elbow arthroscopy
  • Treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture with both surgical and nonsurgical methods, including collagenase (Xiaflex) injections
  • Treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis of the hand, wrist, and elbow
  • Arthroscopic treatment of triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tears
  • Microsurgical nerve and vascular repair
  • Flexor and extensor tendon repair
  • Treatment of tendonitis about the wrist and elbow, including DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis and lateral epicondylitis
  • Total elbow arthroplasty
  • Trigger finger release


  • Health literacy
  • Hand, wrist, and elbow arthritis
  • Trauma to the hand and wrist
  • Post-operative pain perception and control
  • Infections of the hand
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Patient-centered orthopaedic care
  • Patient access to orthopaedic care
(see entire list available at PubMed)
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