Published: Aug. 19, 2009
Updated: Feb. 14, 2011
Duke Medical Minute allows Duke specialists to give a brief snapshot into men's health offerings at Duke.
In this episode, Donald O'Malley, MD, discusses innovative treatments offered at Duke Orthopaedics, including locations in Raleigh and Knightdale.
Announcer: We’re talking orthopaedics with Dr. Donald O’Malley. He's here the Raleigh office. Once again, people think Duke, they're inclined to think Durham, but you’re right here in Raleigh.
O'Malley: That’s correct, we have access to all the specialty care of Duke here in Wake County.
I am a general orthopaedist, but I enjoy doing a lot of sports medicine and total joints. My feeling is that sports medicine is not just for the high school athletes -- it's for everyone up to 65 and 70. Sports medicine involves keeping a 60-year-old on the tennis court and the golf course, just as much as it is an 18-year-old playing basketball.
Announcer: Let’s talk about some of the new stuff out there today -- computer-guided knee surgery. For the layman, explain that.
O'Malley: Well, knee replacement surgery has been around for a long time and some of the problems that you have is getting the knee lined up properly. With the use of a computer-assisted navigated system, you use GPS technology to line the prostheses up in the body as perfectly as you possibly can.
In theory, that will allow the knee to function better for a longer period of time. And that’s performed here in Wake County now through Duke Orthopaedics of Raleigh.
Announcer: Once again, Duke Sports Medical Minute, talking orthopaedics with Dr. Donald O’Malley, with offices in Raleigh and in Knightdale.