Reid Wilson Draeger, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

UNC Health Provider

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Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

UNC Orthopaedics
102 Mason Farm Road
Second Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible


Day of the WeekHours
Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

About the Provider


  • Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Hand Orthopaedics

Provider Details

Type: Clinician, Researcher
Gender: Male

About Reid Wilson Draeger, MD

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Hospitals


  • English

Medical School

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003 - 2008


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008 - 2013


  • University of Cincinnati, 2013 - 2014
  • Area: Mary S. Stern Hand Surgery Fellowship

Additional Education

  • Indiana University, 2013 - 2013
  • Area: Microsurgical Training Course-Plastic Surgery


  • Mayo Clinic, 2014
Nerve surgery, Carpal tunnel release, Cubital tunnel release (with transposition), Revision nerve decompression surgery, Radial nerve (including posterior interosseous nerve) decompression, Nerve laceration repair all peripheral nerves, including median, ulnar, radial, and digital nerves, Nerve transfer surgery for brachial plexus palsy or other advanced nerve palsy, Tendon transfer surgery for advanced nerve palsy including radial, median, and ulnar nerve palsy tendon transfer surgery Tendon surgery, Trigger finger release, DeQuervain's release, Lateral or medial epicondylitis debridement surgery, Flexor tendon laceration repair, Flexor tendon reconstruction for chronic injury, Extensor tendon laceration repair, Extensor tendon reconstruction for chronic injury, Wide awake flexor or extensor tendon laceration repair, Extensor or flexor tenosynovectomy, Extensor or flexor tendon transfer for chronic injury or rupture, Distal biceps tendon repair or reconstruction, Triceps tendon rupture repair or reconstruction Trauma surgery, Distal radius fracture surgery, Forearm fracture surgery, Elbow fracture/dislocation surgery, Radial head fracture surgery, Radial head replacement, Coronoid fracture surgery, Elbow terrible triad fracture/dislocation surgery, Hand or finger fracture/dislocation surgery including fractures of carpals, metacarpals, and phalanges, Proximal interphalangeal joint (PIP) fracture/dislocation surgery including dynamic external fixation or hemi-hamate arthroplasty, Scaphoid fracture surgery, Scaphoid non-union surgery, Elbow, forearm, wrist, or hand fracture malunion or non-union surgery Arthritis Surgery, Carpometacarpal (CMC) suspension arthroplasty or LRTI surgery for thumb arthritis, Scaphoid excision and four-corner fusion, Proximal row carpectomy, Wrist fusion, Carpometacarpal (CMC), metacarpophalangeal (MCP), proximal interphalangeal (PIP), and distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint fusion surgery, MCP or PIP joint replacement, Total elbow arthroplasty, Elbow interposition arthroplasty Ligament surgery, Ulnar or radial collateral ligament repair or reconstruction of the thumb (skiier's thumb), Sagittal band repair/reconstruction, Repair of scapholunate ligament tear, Wrist stabilization with ligament reconstruction or capsulorrhaphy , Elbow medial ulnar collateral ligament repair or reconstruction (Tommy John surgery), Elbow lateral collateral ligament repair or reconstruction Arthroscopic surgery, Wrist arthroscopy with debridement, Triangular fibrocartilage complex injury repair or debridement, Elbow arthroscopy with debridement or loose body removal, Dupuytren's Contracture treatment, Surgical fasciectomy or fasciotomy for Dupuytren's contracture, Collagenase (Xiaflex) injection for Dupuytren's contracture Elbow contracture surgery, Open elbow contracture release surgery, Heterotopic ossification excision Microsurgery, Upper extremity microsurgical nerve repair, Upper extremity arterial repair Mass excision surgery, Ganglion cyst excision (primary and recurrent), Elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand mass excision Nail surgery, Nailbed ablation, Nailbed grafting, Nailbed repair, Nail deformity correction Skin coverage surgery, Skin grafting to the upper extremity, Local and rotational skin flap coverage, Pedicled skin flap coverage
Hand, wrist, and elbow trauma ; hand, wrist and elbow arthritis; health literacy; patient-centered orthopaedic care; infections of the hand; patient access to orthopaedic care; factors important for formation and prevention of neuromas; patient pain perception and its relationship to outcomes; surgical simulation for resident education; flexor tendon repair; trauma to the hand and wrist; Dupuytren's contracture; nerve compression syndromes (carpal and cubital tunnel); anatomy of the elbow, hand, and wrist

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
* Coverage for certain behavioral health, Medicare and commercial plans as well as TriCare varies across UNC Health entities. Please call prior to your visit to determine coverage.
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