John Peter Birkedal, M.D.
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Fractures, Open; Arthritis, Infectious; Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary; Femoral Fractures; Knee Joint
Academic: 336-713-4089 | Department: 336-716-8200
Survey of conventional and complementary and alternative therapy in patients with low back pain. O'Gara T, Kemper KJ, Birkedal J, Curl W, Miller N, Abadie B.. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2016;25(1):27-33.
(Sample) size matters! An examination of sample size from the SPRINT trial study to prospectively evaluate reamed intramedullary nails in patients with tibial fractures. Bhandari M, Tornetta P III, Rampersad SA, Sprague S, Heels-Ansdell D, Sanders DW, Schemitsch EH, Swiontkowski M, Walter S, Webb LX, Teasdall RD, Birkedal JP, Martin DF, Ruch DS, Kilgus DJ, Pollock DC, Harris MB,.. J Orthop Trauma. 2013;27(4):183-189.
Risk of septic knee following retrograde intramedullary nailing of open and closed femur fractures. Halvorson JJ, Barnett M, Jackson B, Birkedal JP.. J Orthop Surg Res. 2012;7():7.
Outcomes assessment in the SPRINT multicenter tibial fracture trial: adjudication committee size has trivial effect on trial results. Simunovic N, Walter S, Devereaux PJ, Sprague S, Guyatt GH, Schemitsch E, Tornetta P III, Sanders D, Swiontkowski M, Bhandari M, Webb LX, Teasdall RD, Birkedal JP, Martin DF, Ruch DS, Kilgus DJ, Pollock DC, Harris MB, Wiesler ER,.. J Clin Epidemiol. 2011;64(9):1023-1033.
Use of both short musculoskeletal function assessment questionnaire and short form-36 among tibial-fracture patients was redundant. Busse JW, Bhandari M, Guyatt GH, Heels-Ansdell D, Mandel S, Sanders D, Schemitsch E, Swiontkowski M, Tornetta P III, Wai E, Walter SD, Webb LX, Teasdall RD, Birkedal JP, Martin DF, Ruch DS, Kilgus DJ, Pollock DC, Harris MB,.. J Clin Epidemiol. 2009;62(11):1210-1217.
Randomized trial of reamed and unreamed intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fractures. Bhandari M, Guyatt G, Tornetta P III, Schemitsch EH, Swiontkowski M, Sanders D, Walter SD, Webb LX, Teasdall RD, Birkedal JP, Martin DF, Ruch DS, Kilgus DJ, Pollock DC, Harris MB, Wiesler ER, Ward WG, Shilt JS,.. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008;90(12):2567-2578.
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Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Orthopaedic Traumatology and Rehabilitation, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures, Cervical Disc Arthroplasty, Cervical, Lumbar, Thoracic Degenerative Spinal Disorders, Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Injuries and Reconstruction, Orthopaedics
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Dr Birkedal took special care to take the time I needed from his very busy schedule to explain the complex nature of my spinal problems and to discuss in detail the several surgical options open too me and the post op care each would require. He took the time necessary to make sure that I understood. I felt then and still do feel that Dr. Birkedal is an exceptional competent and caring Dr. birke
Very good experience.
I can not put into words my gratitude to Dr Birkadal. His experience, education and dedication to his career has change my life. Wake Forest Medical Center is blessed to have this fine Doctor on staff.
*Doctor Birkedal is the man, very original guy, great guy!
Dr. Birkedal is very friendly and very courteous, he is the type of doctor i wish i had for all my medical needs, he is very attentive, he listens and advises and is a great surgeon, the best doctor i ever came across in my opinion. That's a cool dude right there, with a great personality, the best, in my experience. For the type of profession he is in, he definitely knows what he is doing and explains everything very well. If i ever need him for my surgical needs ever again, he will definitely be the one i will be seeing. He is the man, that's all i have to say about that!
I never have no problems and keeps a checkup on me sense my operation.
Dr Birkadall was great. Very thorough and patient. He carefully explained all the options to us and did not push us to make an immediate decision.
Dr. Birkedal only spent about 5-10 minutes with me and when he did there were 4 to 5 interns in the room with us.
Extensive discussion of forth coming spine surgery.
_____ took his time, but did not seem to fully understand my complaints or sympathize with my situation.
After working with a difficult doctor though 2 back surgeries, it has been such a comfort and relief to find *Dr. Birkedal and totally trust him to care for me as he would for his wife. He is so careful to be sure I know and understand everything that is going on. He has already done one major surgery on my back and was adamant with my family about my post operative care.
This was my first an only surgery and and hospital stay. I could not imagine a better experience anywhere else.
Very good have no complaints.
I can not express enough my gratitude to Dr John Birkadal for his excellence in caring for me. My entire life has resumed back to a normal status. I can walk and walk without pain. The opportunitys offered to me during my months of care has excelled all expectations. I am grateful for this quality of care. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to express myself. Helen Gwyn
The Doctor I had was very good and explained thing to us we need to know.
In general this provider hasn't listened to my concerns. And has a very distasteful demeanor. Did not want to hear I was in pain and told my to "eat" Tylenol for the excruciating pain in my back. Finally got an intern to listen to me about the pain.
Dr Birkadale has seen my husband and did surgery on him. He is very kind and understanding toward his patient and when my caregiver suggested I see a spine doctor I asked if I could see him. I was very impressed with his care with my husband and felt very sure he could help me in a care plan for my upper spine issue. I would definitely recommend him and his staff.