Read stories from patients about their experiences with care and caregivers at Duke Orthopaedics.
Total Knee Replacement Patient Story: Julianna Olsen
Dr. Wellman did a total knee replacement because my knee had such severe rheumatoid arthritis. It's only been a month, and I'm already up and walking.
Sports Medicine Patient Story: Ernestine Swart
Thanks to Dr. Dean Taylor's skill in repairing my torn Achilles tendon, I was able to participate in the National Senior Games in Houston in tennis singles, mixed doubles tennis, and doubles badminton.
Orthopaedics Patient Story: Mildred Cooke
When Dr. Liu examined me I was so afraid that she could not do anymore than had already been done through rehab. After reviewing my case, she took my hand, looked me in the eye, and assured me that she could help.
Total Ankle Replacement Patient Story: Gay Wiley Shook
My new ankle was installed by James DeOrio, MD, and I knew at some point during those initial three weeks post-op in the big cast when I was "toes above the nose" that this surgery was going to be very good. And, it has been.
Orthopaedics Patient Story: Rukmini Balu
Ella stayed on the phone with me for about half and hour calling every satellite Duke Medicine office with an orthopedic practice until she found one.
Free Vascularized Fibular Graft Patient Story: Chase Thompson
Dr. Ruch was great in the office. He directed most of his conversation to Chase and spoke on a level that he could understand.
Orthopaedic Trauma Patient Story: Iraq War Veteran
My experience with Duke ortho trauma was outstanding. Every single faculty member that I dealt with, from the nurses in my room to my surgeon, was absolutely professional.
Orthopaedics Patient Story: Jennifer Parkhurst
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.
Ankle Replacement Patient Story: Barbara Collier
I am nearing my two-year anniversary with my new ankle, and I couldn't be more pleased with the results and the care I received prior to, during, and after my ankle replacement.