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Dr. Austin Yeargan

Orthopedic Surgery
Wrightsville Beach, NC
25 years experience male

Locations

Wrightsville Beach Sports Medicine

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Address

530 Causeway Drive, Suite B3, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Directions

About

Bio

I trained in Chemistry at UNC Chapel Hill and received an MD from ECU School of Medicine. I have practiced general and emergency medicine and I trained in general surgery and orthopaedic surgery at the University of Hawaii. I completed a sports medicine, shoulder, elbow and knee fellowship at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic (now Steadman-Philippon) in Vail, Colorado. I have extensive research experience and was a pioneer in the clinical application of stem cell technology. My knowledge base is extremely broad and I consult for medical device companies and provide support for VC investment in research and development. I am very direct.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Family Medicine

Pediatric Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

Travel Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

84 Answers
30 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Calf/Popliteal rupt: What happened to cause it to begin hurting? How old are you? Are you overweight? take aspirin or other blood thinners? Need more info. How much is it... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
TFCC: You probably have torn the Triangular Fibro Cartilaginous Complex which is a disk like structure over the ulna. It can become torn off of the radius a... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Submental adenopathy: possible a submental lymph node that coud be related to a sore in your mouth or an infection on your skin. Since it comes and goes, it is more likely ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Water soluble: EtOH is water soluble and out of your system in 24 hours. If you are a heavy drinker it can take months for your liver enzymes to normalize. It is lon... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Use common sense: What was the injury? Impact/load or twisting injury? Did it swell right away, could you walk on it? If have a joint effusion wouln't play. See a good ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Xray: Could be periosteal reaction. Get an Xray to start with.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Watchful waiting: This is common in young people and almost certainly will abate by itself.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
No affect survival: Scroll down to medications part. Have to adjust PSA concentration 'manually' depending on how long you've been on 5a-reductatse inhibitor. http://w... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
XRay: Recommend getting XRay if you haven't. If you have, what does it show?
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Sticky: The fracture typically becomes 'sticky' after 10-14 days depending on the health status of the individual (takes longer if you smoke or are unhealthy)... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Autoimmune: Consider have autoimmune disease ruled out. Fungus like athlete's foot could be the cause. Can see in hands too. Depends on your profession and other... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
No: No reason for concern but the location of the mole may be reason to have evaluated. There is a very tiny chance it could be melanoma, which occasiona... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Primary: At your age it would be extremely unlikely to have a cardiac etiology for your chest pain unless you have significant medical issues. Check with your... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Screw Fixation: A true Jones fracture is prone to non-union. In an athletic population, fixation with an intramedullary screw could be appropriate. Depends on the pat... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Tincture of time: It will fade. Sometimes it takes six months.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Unlikely: The two don't go together at all. Even mild osteoarthrosis of the neck would be unusual at your age.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Peroneal nerve: Could be superficial peroneal nerve irritation which usually occurs when the nerve is compressed where it wraps around the fibula near the knee. Usual... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Low yield but useful: While the yield is low for finding significant pathology on routine physical examination in young, healthy adults in this age range, this is the age w... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
It'll fade: It might leave a mark for a while but it's fine. Don't pop the blood or other blister that might ensue. Just let it go away on it's own.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Confused: Need more information to give you a good answer, but that doesn't make sense. Sometimes the MCL can be stretched and injured during the arthroscopy bu... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
May need excision: Could be an ingrown hair follicle that is stuck in the keloid. Have someone take a look at it. Depending on size many need to be drained or 'un-roofed... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Exercise: Exercise is the best approach in my experience. If you think you might be depressed or have other symptoms, try make an appointment to see your primar... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Gout/Hallux Rigidis: Gouty arthropathy can cause significant pain in the absence of any trauma and occurs commonly in the 'great toe'. Arthrosis from prior injury or an in... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Anytime: This can occur at any time. Let your OB/GYN know when you have concerns.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Unlikely: You may have had a C2 fracture that was ACCOMPANIED by a TBI. More likely related to your ENT issues that appear to dominate the clinical picture in ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: Depends on the type of specialist you saw. Obviously you don't want to suffer through your therapy. 'close to my meniscus' means nothing. Did you have... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
What is the question: LIkely unrelated. If you're concerned re: your mid brachial (arm) pain, please provide as much detail as possible. At your age it's likely nothing if... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Dep on Deformity/Sx: While physiologic alignment is typically 7.2º valgus, many individuals have varus alignment (bow legs). If the treatment is subtle and there are no s... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Not likely: if your fingers are really 'crooked' you could see your MD to ensure you don't have early autoimmune disease like RA.
A female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
PLC blowout: Poss post traumatic arthritis of the patellofemoral joint but more likely scarring of the superior patellar pouch and intra articular aspect of the kn... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Poss ganglion cyst: More specifics. When did it arise? How did it arise? where EXACTLY is it. Is it mobile? which side of the hand is it on. Probably a ganglion cyst.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
No: wouldn't worry about it unless it bothered me for more than 6 weeks.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Ear muffs: typically a 'pop' in a joint is a nitrogen bubble coming out of suspension. Avoid negative pressure within the joint. At your age don't worry about ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Prob not cardiac: Unlikely cardiac given your age. Depends on your level of activity etc. Need more information. Breast cancer and pain typically do not go together if ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
None: Useful for massage. No scientific evidence of any genuine benefit has ever been shown. Probably feels good. Do it if it feels good to you and you fee... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Concern for cardiac : Possibly an arrhythmia like afib. See your primary care md first. Cardiac cause needs to be excluded.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Zoster: Sounds like shingles do you have a rash? Standard narcotic drugs do not work well for 'nerve pain'. (radicular pain) Membrane stabilizers and neuroact... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: All narcotic medications bind the same receptor with different affinity making some more efficacious at lower doses. The Oxycodone should be fine and... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Cramp: unlikely significant at your age. wait a few days and see if it persists. if so follow up with primary md
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
See MD: Have an MD examine this. could be hidradenitis suppurativa. Any other lympadenopathy in other anatomical locations?
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Unlikely dangerous: Unlikely to be anything to be concerned about if it has only been there a few days. Will likely vanish on it's own. If it persists or worsens, have so... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
DM: Any wound in a diabetic must be taken seriously. Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment 2% is an excellent option in the setting of mild disease.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Nocturnal Bruxism: Could represent an irritation of the TMJ (which is located in front of the ear canal or 'external auditory meatus') from grinding teeth at night. Coul... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Anatomic: Not if the repair is anatomic and you didn't suffer an injury to the articular cartilage of the talus at the time of the injury. It's usually impossib... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Endless poss.: Follow up with your primary MD. Need more details to even begin to guess what the differential is in this setting.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Fake: You're not the only one to be taken by a product like this. They're everywhere. Calories in and calories out. Simple as that.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
It can: it can cause basically any dystrophic change in the lower extremity although what you describe is not specifically pathognomonic for CRPS. Has someone... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
No: anything that irritates the sciatic nerve
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
6-24 months: The time to union of the osteotomy is approximately 8-12 weeks in a non-smoking male your age. Recovery takes place gradually after that and the tissu... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Yeargan iii is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Yeargan iii is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! It is just in my right armpit. I think cat scratch disease is highly possible. I have 2 bite holes that hasn't healed on my right forearm. Stray kittn
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) You are the first one to say anything different than just muscle pain.
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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :) exactly...I guess he stretched it??? just asking is this common.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

East Carolina University School of Medicine
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

University of Hawaii-Queens Medical Center

Residency

Queens Medical Center
Completed 2004

Residency

UHI QMC
Completed 2004

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honors Society
2011 Top 67 Shoulder Surgeons to know
2011 Top 100 Orthopedic Surgeons to know

Affiliations

American Academy Or Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
AOA
AAOS, AANA, AOSSM, SOMOS
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