Published: Oct. 21, 2010
Updated: Oct. 21, 2010
I began seeing Dr. Nunley in October of 2007; initially, local physicians thought I had torn a tendon or had plantar fasciitis. When I saw Dr.Nunley, he recognized that I had Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome and began treatment for that.
I cannot tell you exactly what all was done, but I know my foot was broken in several places and tendons and ligaments were moved into my ankle to strengthen it.
After a long eight weeks in a cast, I came out and was in a pneumatic boot for an additional eight weeks. My foot is much better than it was, although I still have to wear orthotics and ugly orthopaedic shoes.
I am presently seeing Dr. Almekinders for an injury I received in March when I fell on a business trip in Northern Virginia. I fractured my elbow and scapula and basically bruised my entire left side.
I was initially seeing Dr. Richard for elbow and wrist injuries, but, by the time my elbow and wrist healed, I had developed frozen shoulder. I saw Dr. Tawney and Dr. Almekinders for my shoulder problem, and Dr. Almekinders is doing a manipulation next Wednesday.
So I guess you could say that I would definitely recommend Duke Ortho since I have returned again myself and travel nearly four hours each time to receive this excellent care.
I have found the care at Duke Ortho, in both clinics, to be excellent. The staff and the physicians are extremely courteous and caring.
I have never been dismissed or felt as though my questions were not answered. I have, in some ways, even felt friendly with the staff -- after a while you get to know everyone's names and they recognize you as well. That is a nice thing.
It is pretty cool to be able to say that your physician is one of the best in America; the Duke Orthopaedics team is just that.