Daniel Carpenter, MD
Daniel Carpenter, MD


Shoulder & Elbow and General Orthopedics

Triangle Region


Dr. Daniel Carpenter joined the EmergeOrtho Wilson practice in 2020, serving as a surgeon for the EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region Shoulder, Elbow and Arm, and General Orthopedics Teams. His specialties include the diagnosis and treatment of upper extremity conditions ranging from shoulder and elbow replacement, rotator cuff repairs, shoulder joint dislocations to complex revision surgery, and more.

Additionally, Dr. Carpenter treats patients with general orthopedic conditions, injuries, and upper and lower extremity fractures. As part of his commitment to providing high quality, patient-centered orthopedic care, Dr. Carpenter strives to help his patients achieve their activity goals—whether seeking to return to high-level athletics or completing daily tasks without pain. His main priority is to help each and every patient Emerge Stronger. Healthier. Better.

Education and Expertise

Originally from Louisiana, Dr. Carpenter completed undergraduate and medical school at Louisiana State University. He came to Chapel Hill, NC where he completed a five-year residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of North Carolina. While in residency he was awarded the resident of the year and chief resident teaching awards and participated in multiple areas of orthopedic education and research. From there, Dr. Carpenter completed a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at Washington University in St. Louis with national and worldwide leaders in upper extremity surgery. He was happy to return to North Carolina to start practice after completing his fellowship.

Dr. Carpenter has been an active participant in orthopedic research and has written and contributed to multiple publications and book chapters. He is an active fellow member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES).

As part of his diverse and extensive education and background as a general orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Carpenter addresses a wide range of orthopedic injuries and conditions, which include:

  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Failed rotator cuff repairs
  • Labral tears
  • Shoulder infections
  • Biceps tears
  • Elbow arthritis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Elbow instability
  • Hand and thumb arthritis

To address the conditions listed above (and others), Dr. Carpenter practices multidisciplinary treatment methods to reduce pain, restore range-of-motion, and improve overall functionality. As a board-certified, fellowship-trained shoulder and elbow surgeon, he is able to provide the following services:



  • Arthroscopic labral repairs
  • Shoulder instability surgery including Bankart repair and Laterjet procedure
  • Reverse shoulder replacement
  • Revision shoulder replacement
  • Shoulder fracture fixation


  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Elbow replacement
  • Biceps tears
  • Elbow fractures and ligament injuries
  • Tommy John surgery

General and upper extremity:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome repair
  • Upper and lower extremity fractures

Community Connections

Dr. Carpenter is married to Julie, an emergency medicine physician and Raleigh native, and they have a son. Outside of work he enjoys fishing, hunting, woodworking, church, and time with family.

Request a consultation with Dr. Carpenter now. Or, call us at 984.279.3658 any time to speak with an EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region team member.

A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and hand therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.