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EmergeOrtho: Official Team Physicians for North Carolina Courage

Triangle Region / 14 Jun 2024

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EmergeOrtho: Official Team Physicians for North Carolina Courage

CARY, N.C. (June 14, 2024) — The North Carolina Courage announced today that EmergeOrtho will serve as the club’s official team physicians. The multiyear partnership will deliver comprehensive medical coverage to players, coaches, and staff, and will help amplify EmergeOrtho’s commitment to making a positive impact in the community.

“We are thrilled to embark on this promising partnership with EmergeOrtho. This collaboration is grounded in a shared commitment to enhance the well-being of our players. EmergeOrtho brings invaluable expertise and convenience to prioritize our players’ health, ensuring they receive top-tier medical care that fits their busy schedules. The health and wellness of our players is a top priority for us, and we’re proud to partner with a proven, full-service provider that values our club and athletes,” said Courage Chief Operating Officer Ralph Vuono.

“We are excited to partner with the NC Courage, a winning team in a professional sport that is exploding in popularity. As the official team physicians and orthopedic providers, we are confident we can help the NC Courage continue their success on the field just as our winning team at EmergeOrtho has helped patients in our communities for over 70 years live healthier, more active lives both on and off the field,” said Dr. David Musante, President, EmergeOrtho-Triangle Region.

EmergeOrtho is the largest physician-owned orthopedic practice in the state with upwards of 350 highly trained orthopedic physicians, specialists, and advanced practice providers. Their subspecialty orthopedic teams offer advanced expertise in conditions of the bones, muscles, and joints. EmergeOrtho has over 60 outpatient offices across 28+ counties in North Carolina, including 16 offices in 10 counties throughout the Triangle.

Last month, EmergeOrtho was also announced as the new front of kit partner for North Carolina FC and the official team physician, orthopedic urgent care, and physical therapy provider of both the NC Courage and North Carolina FC, as well as the official orthopedic provider of NCFC.

In addition to the EmergeOrtho partnership, Courage have hired Katie Rosenthal as a second full-time athletic trainer. Rosenthal has worked with the team for multiple seasons in a contracted role.


Since 1952, EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region has been a leading provider of comprehensive subspecialty orthopedic treatment. Our services include spine, sports medicine, joint replacement and reconstruction, hand and upper extremity, foot and ankle, and interventional pain management. In addition to orthopedic care, we offer physical therapy, hand therapy, advanced MRI imaging, and a network of walk-in orthopedic urgent cares open seven days a week. Our 16 offices are located in 10 counties throughout the Triangle and beyond ensuring we are there when you need us. Our ultimate goal is to help our patients Emerge Stronger. Healthier. Better.

ABOUT THE NORTH CAROLINA COURAGE: The North Carolina Courage are in their eighth season of competition in 2024 since beginning play in the National Women’s Soccer League (USSF Division I) in 2017. The Courage were formed after Steve Malik purchased the Western New York Flash and relocated the franchise to Cary, North Carolina, and play their home games at WakeMed Soccer Park. The Courage are the winningest club in NWSL history, claiming seven league trophies as three-time NWSL Shield winners (2017, 2018, 2019), two-time NWSL Champions (2018, 2019), and two-time UKG NWSL Challenge Cup champions (2022, 2023). The Courage also won the 2018 ICC Championship. Follow the Courage on the web at and on social media @TheNCCourage.

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